How to re-install Logic Pro on MacOS Catalina via the App Store
Recently I did a full factory reset of my 2012 Macbook Pro and discovered that I could not download Logic Pro from the app store anymore due to my version of MacOS being incompatible. It turns out, I was not the only one this happened to because I found a bunch of threads of people complaining about this very issue. Now a couple of things up front: Before I did my reset, I was using the paid version of Logic Pro (purchased through the App Store) and my paid for Mac. No cracked apps or funky shenanigans here. I paid for my application and expected to be able to just download it again from the App Store like any other app I purchased. This was not to be the case though. Not in the usual way at least.
Apple had updated Logic Pro to v10.7 which is no longer compatible Catalina 10.15.7 which is the last MacOS my ol’ faithful Mac can install. I found this out using my normal App store “search and download” which proved fruitless. After searching in the App Store for Logic Pro, I would get a “incompatible MacOS version” message when I clicked the download button
Very frustrated with Apple since I had paid for the app and now could no longer download it, I turned to the internet to see if I could find a downloadable of Logic Pro v10.6.3 which is the last compatible version for my version of MacOs. I found a bunch of posts about this same issue but my search only turned up cracked versions (which I have no interest in) and just really shady downloads in general. Why would Apple do this too me? I thought. Pretty defeated with how this was going, I turned back to the App store to see what, if anything, I could dig out.
As it turns out, the solution to my problem was actually in the App Store, just not where I would normally look. I was digging around further in the App Store and accidentally hit the “My Account” section (circled in red) and viola, the downloadable version of Logic Pro (v10.6.3) was now available to me. Works like a charm too. I guess this makes some kind of sense since it was a purchased application but still, me (and many other folks based on the online complaints about this situation) just expect to search for the app and have the compatible version show up in the App Store.
On to the next…
In conclusion, I hope this helps others who are in the same situation I was in. This walk through of where to find the old downloadable version of Logic Pro after loading an older version of MacOS did not show up in any of my searches and the apple forums weren’t helpful at all for me so hopefully, this proves useful to someone else.
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