I am trying to install an app in my lumia phone because the app size is greater than 100 MB i chose to download it from PC. I usually download and install big file apps of windows phone using this method. But now I cant find Download and install manually button. I only get a Get the app button and it doesn't work when clicked. Any idea how to download windows phone apps file to PC.

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    Yes you are right Get the app for mobile devices on Windows store is currently disabled btn btn-default disabled, so clicking on it wont work unless even desktop version is there where it opens up Desktop store app.
    – Jerin
    Oct 30, 2015 at 11:18
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    I'd have to double-check to be sure, but I think Microsoft has disabled this ever since Windows 10 was released.
    – RareNCool
    Oct 30, 2015 at 15:49

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You cannot download windows mobile apps from a PC.

The option to download the offline app setup for windows phone has been disabled by Microsoft ever since the merger of Windows phone store with the windows store.

Here is a article from techmesto.com whaich says,

Microsoft has recently merged the Windows Phone and Windows store. The manual download options seems no longer available .................... We will update the post if things change.


although there is no windowsphone.com , we still can download apps from www.appx4fun.com or you could use following steps.

  • First go to the store, open an app which you want to enquire.
  • Copy the link.
  • Next open the link i provided on browser & Paste the Store URL of the required app and hit submit button.
  • Now u can download the file.
  • Rename it to *.appx or *.xap and copy to sd and install.

LInk: http://winphonehub-apps.appspot.com/

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    It does not work for PC-onl or UWP only apps. It works for apps that are in WP8.1. The best part is I could see the last updated date.
    – Kolappan N
    Jun 10, 2016 at 7:09

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