iPhone 3G and 3GS Owners Can Now Download Older Versions of Apps From the App Store

iPhone 3G owners can finally stop threatening to throw away their phones. Users with older iPhones can now download legacy versions of apps that no longer support their device. For example, the iPhone 3G only supports iOS 4.2.1, and iPhone 3GS users will not be able to download iOS 7 when it is officially launched on September 18th. This causes a problem for users with older phones because most apps currently require iOS 4.3 or later to work.

App Store Legacy App

As you can see from the screenshot above, the App Store will now give you the option to install the "last compatible version" of an app. So if you're stuck at iOS 4.2.1, but the app you want to install now requires iOS 4.3 to work, you can now download the 4.2.1 version of that app.

This is great news for people with jailbroken devices and older devices like the original iPhone. It is also good to know that you can now hold onto your iPhone even longer than before, and can ignore future iOS updates if you choose too.

Also don't forget, this does not mean you will have access to every app in the App Store. It will only work with apps that originally supported your current version of iOS.

Comments

Great - This is just what I need but how do I download/get an older version of an app without updating my iphone to the latest ios in iTunes. Thanks.

To install older version of apps, First go to your iphone and enable Automatic download of Apps (Settings/App Store). After that go to your computer and start to buy the apps you want from itunes using the same account you have in the iphone, then the compatible version of the app for your iphone 3GS will automatically appears downloading.

sir... iam using iphone 3gs but i cant able to use watsapp.... messenger ,,, facebook.... please help me

I cant able to use messenger facebook

Sir,

Am using my Iphone 3gs i used 4.2.1 and jailbreak it but i can use my Skype. there looking for an lower version... How can i download lower version of skype that fits to iphone3gs. is it possible il used the lower version of itunes?

Pls help.

Yes I " not use this any application pls help me icant download this files bcoz this phone is iOS 7and how can update my iPhone 3g pls help me

Please I am whats apps massenger not use please my phone updating

I am using whatsapp updating

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How do i get fix for my browser disabled on my 3g iphone version 4.2.1?

I cnt download faceboo and Whatsapp

Am having problems when installing whatsaap messenger as well as facebook messenger,it needs latest vision iOS

I want to install Facebook but it needs iOS 4.7

Dear sir, I can't use facebook, massenger etc. due to low version, pls help me to upgrade iOS 7, I've 6 version.

i cnt download whatsapp and messenger it said i need ios latest version

Carter

Can I get what's app on 3G please?

What's app

I can't download whatsapp in my I phone 3G it say that I have an old verson I want to download the old verson of whatsapp or I will remove this phone in the dustbin

I m using I phone 3

Carter

Can I get what's app on 3G please?

I do not using apps fb my I phone 3GS . Pls help me

i have iPhone 3GS,facing problem

I would like to install compatible version of FACEBOOK for IOS 6.1.6. I have proceed to install the app as per the mention in your message. i followed it by word to word but i could not get success in it.
so please its my humble request to you to explain the procedure in detail.

looking for quick reply.

I would like to install compatible version of FACEBOOK for IOS 6.1.6. I have proceed to install the app as per the mention in your message. i followed it by word to word but i could not get success in it.
so please its my humble request to you to explain the procedure in detail.

looking for quick reply.

thanx it works me to download facebook but i still cant download messenger plz helpe me to donload. thanx in advance.

Yes I done

Thank you bro :D

i tried this metheod but it did not work

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