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How to Download and Install Older Version iOS Apps

iOS 8 comes with many improvements and plenty of new features such as Continuity, Apple Pay and SMS Relay. Sadly, many of these features will not work on older Apple devices, like the iPhone 4, due to limitations. Worse still, many apps now will require at least iOS 7 to run smoothly. Trying to install an app will probably prompt a notification like this:

9gag Install

However, that doesn’t mean you cannot get a compatible version of the app installed. Here’s how to do it. First of all, you will need to login to the App Store through iTunes in Mac. Search for the app you would like to install. In this case, I am trying to install the 9Gag app.

Once the app is installed, the app will be added to your Purchased history but it won’t turn up on your iPhone if you don’t have it connected to your Macbook (which is fine because keep in mind that although the app has been "installed", it needs iOS 7 to run and thus can’t function on your iPhone 4).

Now, to get the latest compatible version of the app on your phone.

On your iPhone, launch the App Store and go to the Purchased page via the Updates tab. Try installing the app. Your device will notify you that the current version of the app requires iOS 7 or later. Then, it will offer you the option to install a previous version that is compatible with the iPhone you are holding.

Here’s what you will see:

iPhone install previous version dialog

At this point, tap Download to proceed.

app installed successfully

And you should now have the compatible version of the app installed and functioning.

app is working

You can try installing other apps this way too but note that this only works with apps that have been around since iOS 6. Only then would there be a version built for iOS 6 aka the "compatible version" you can fall back on.





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Apple files another request to ban older Samsung phones and tablets

Apple is once again seeking a sales ban on over 20 different Samsung smartphones and tablets that were found to violate its patents last year. Though such a ban was initially rejected, last month Apple was given another chance to argue for one when an appellate court vacated the earlier ruling. Apple filed its renewed request for a permanent injunction yesterday, arguing that Samsung’s ability to sell the infringing devices puts a potential burden on its smaller lineup of smartphones and tablets. Though Samsung has ceased selling all of the devices in question — such as the Galaxy Tab and AT&T’s Galaxy S II — Apple argues that a ban is still important for preventing Samsung from selling them again in the future.

This time around,…

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Ancient clam killed by scientists was even older than previously thought

Back in 2006, scientists removed an ocean quahog, or deep sea clam, from the seas, and discovered it was a whopping 400 years old — eventually it made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Unfortunately, the scientists also put it in the freezer, as is standard practice, killing it — they only found its age out after the fact. Adding insult to injury, Bangor University recently concluded some follow-up research on the quahog (known as Ming the mollusc), and found that it was even older than they initially realized. Ming lived for a remarkable 507 years before the scientists ended his life.

However, the University specifically pointed out that it didn’t purposefully kill the this incredible specimen. “The longest-lived clam was…

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ITC bans older Samsung phones for infringing Apple patents

The International Trade Commission issued a ruling today banning certain Samsung devices for infringing upon Apple’s patent portfolio. The import ban is subject to a 60-day veto period, where President Obama could elect to veto the decision. The patents in question cover scrolling behavior and headphone jacks.

Developing…

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How To Reinstall Older Version App For iPhone [Quicktip]

Here’s the situation: the new update you have gotten for your favorite app keeps crashing the app, rendering it useless. You’ve made the issue known to the developer (by your countless app reviews) but they tell you they need two weeks (or more) to get a working version up. In the meantime, deleting the app and reinstalling it doesn’t help.

If using the app is real important for your work or for your sanity, you will need a quick solution.

Restore Apps

Well we have one but it will only work if you backed up your iPhone before the update. We’re going to show you how to reinstall the app to its pre-update version. Remember that the previous version is no longer available on the app store.

Quick Reminder

Here’s a quick reminder of how to back up your iOS apps before the update.

Connect your iOS device to your computer, right click on your device and select Transfer Purchases. What this does is back up the current version of your apps to your computer.

Transfer Purchases

In the event that you update an app that keeps crashing your device, you can still revert to the old version that has been backed up into your computer.

Restoring Older Version iOS Apps

If you haven’t deleted the faulty app, delete that annoying bug-ridden sucker on your iOS device. Then connect your device to iTunes and drag the backed up app from iTunes into your device. After that, click "Sync" button.

Restore Apps

Alternatively, if you desperately need that app then you can ask someone who has made a backup to email you the app file.

Phone A Friend

The person can do this by right clicking on the app on iTunes and then selecting Show in Windows Explorer or Show in Finder for Mac.

Show In Explorer

There will be an .ipa format file. This file can then be used to install the older version app, just download it and drag it into your iOS device.

IPA File

We hope this gives you another reason to practice frequent backups of the apps in your iOS devices. Lastly, before you download the ‘fixed’ update or another new app update, remember to back up your apps.

    


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How To Reinstall Older Version App For iPhone [Quicktip]

Here’s the situation: the new update you have gotten for your favorite app keeps crashing the app, rendering it useless. You’ve made the issue known to the developer (by your countless app reviews) but they tell you they need two weeks (or more) to get a working version up. In the meantime, deleting the app and reinstalling it doesn’t help.

If using the app is real important for your work or for your sanity, you will need a quick solution.

Restore Apps

Well we have one but it will only work if you backed up your iPhone before the update. We’re going to show you how to reinstall the app to its pre-update version. Remember that the previous version is no longer available on the app store.

Quick Reminder

Here’s a quick reminder of how to back up your iOS apps before the update.

Connect your iOS device to your computer, right click on your device and select Transfer Purchases. What this does is back up the current version of your apps to your computer.

Transfer Purchases

In the event that you update an app that keeps crashing your device, you can still revert to the old version that has been backed up into your computer.

Restoring Older Version iOS Apps

If you haven’t deleted the faulty app, delete that annoying bug-ridden sucker on your iOS device. Then connect your device to iTunes and drag the backed up app from iTunes into your device. After that, click "Sync" button.

Restore Apps

Alternatively, if you desperately need that app then you can ask someone who has made a backup to email you the app file.

Phone A Friend

The person can do this by right clicking on the app on iTunes and then selecting Show in Windows Explorer or Show in Finder for Mac.

Show In Explorer

There will be an .ipa format file. This file can then be used to install the older version app, just download it and drag it into your iOS device.

IPA File

We hope this gives you another reason to practice frequent backups of the apps in your iOS devices. Lastly, before you download the ‘fixed’ update or another new app update, remember to back up your apps.


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