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How to download 32 bit apps for older iOS devices
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OreoCookie
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Dec 1, 2019, 09:16 PM
 
I have an old iPhone 5 and an iPad 2, and I am thinking those are perfect devices for our toddler. I have reset the iPad 2 (which was originally my parents's device, but they have gotten a new one from us, and they were more than happy to part with the old device). Is there a way to download old 32 bit apps from the app store?
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Dec 1, 2019, 09:59 PM
 
See if this article helps.

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Dec 1, 2019, 10:02 PM
 
If they are previously-purchased apps, you might be able to re-download them, But I don’t think it’s possible to get “new” apps to install. Have you tried to go into the App Store just to see what happens?
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Dec 23, 2019, 01:21 AM
 
Thanks for the post and sorry for not replying earlier.
I've tried to access the app store, and I can access it alright. But as soon as I try to download an app, it tells me that my device isn't compatible with the app. What a bummer.

My iPhone 5 is still perfectly usable … but I am still logged in as myself. And I don't want our daughter to start playing with the apps and inadvertently deleting or modifying things.
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Dec 23, 2019, 04:05 PM
 
do you still have a version of itunes that allows app control? you might have the old apps in itunes media.
     
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Dec 24, 2019, 10:21 AM
 
Puh, I don’t know. I have updated all my machines and since the iPad was my parents’s I don’t have a backup. Bummer. It’d be really nice to get an old version of GarageBand on there, my daughter likes music. And she’s too young for me to buy her a new(er) iPad. The option to use a free hand-me-down would have been nice here.
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