How to Reinstall Older App Version on iPhone/iPad

Some of your favorite apps have been updated to newer versions with new features. However, it no longer works with the iOS version currently on your iOS device. So, how could you re-install the older version of the app on your iPhone/iPad?

Installing an older version of an iOS app is not difficult. All the process is slightly under the wraps. So, there are not many folks that are aware of the important feature. Here is how to get it to work.

Steps to Re-install Older Version of iPhone or iPad Apps

Before getting started, you should note that this trick would only work with the apps that are compatible with the iOS version running on your phone. For example, Facebook supports the iOS 8 version and higher. So, you can still download the app even when it doesn’t support that iOS version. To do so:

Step 1: Open App Store on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Search for the app you want re-install.

Step 3. After you have found the app, tap to install it as usual.

Step 4. You will now see a popup that is something like, “Facebook requires iOS 9, or later. You can still download the older version of the app.”

Simply tap on the Download prompt to confirm your choice. After that, let your iPhone/iPad complete the download process. When it’s done, open the app, log into it and start using it just like other apps.

Also see: Forget Passcode? How To Restore iPhone/iPad Without Losing Data

If the new version of the app is compatible with your iPhone, but you still want to use the older version, simply follow these steps below

  • Launch iTunes on your computer
  • Plug your iPhone/iPad into it and pause any syncing process automatically.
  • The, delete the buggy app from your iPhone.
  • In iTunes window, click on “Apps” link from its sidebar. You will then see the apps available in the last backup.
  • Find the app whose older version you want to install on your iPhone and then drag it on your device section in the sidebar.
  • Finally, simply click on Sync your iPhone with iTunes.

That’s done!



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