How to Get Older Versions of Apps on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Feeling unsatisfied with the updated apps? Feeling disappointed and thinking there is no way to get the old versions of apps back? There is still a worthy method on how to get older versions of apps for you to give a try.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Sep. 29, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 29, 2018
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Q: The new Spotify look is absolutely HORRIBLE, and I cannot understand why the hell they don’t give us the option to choose between the new look and the old one, so the only solution I can think of is to go back to the previous version, but I don’t know how to do so. Help downgrading?

— A User from Spotify Community

Just like what this user has encountered, the update of apps may not always be a good news for us. It couldn’t be more disappointed than facing a frequently used app in a messy user interface, un-user-friendly redesign and so on. In this case, you would find out how good the old version of this app could be. However, as we all know, App Store is the only app for iOS users to download and update apps, which cannot help us to get the old versions of apps back to our iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

In this case, does it mean there is no available method on how to get older versions of apps? While, there is still a worthy method for you to get the old app back. Keep reading to know how to achieve it in a way easier than ever.

How to Get Older Versions of Apps

With the update of iTunes 12.7, the apps section is totally removed from this tool, which means iOS users have no access to get the older version of apps via iTunes. However, you don’t have to worry about it now. There is an alternative which can help you do more things than iTunes – AnyTrans for iOS, a professional and efficient iOS data manager, which is capable of make your own app library and get the older versions of apps in it to your iPhone.

AnyTrans for iOS – iOS App Downloader

Thinking there is no available way for you to get older versions of apps? Well, AnyTrans can be your helper, which can help you backup apps and reinstall them to your iOS device at any time. Download it now and have a try!

Get AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac now, and follow the below steps to know how to get older versions of apps.

Step 1Click the button in the middle of the top bar > Choose Device Manager in the drop-down menu > Switch to Category Management > Apps.

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2Select the apps you want to save to your app library > Click on “Download to App Library” button.

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

You can also download apps to your app library from App Store directly:

Step 3Choose App Downloader in the menu > Sign in with the same Apple ID on your device > Search for the desired app > Click the download icon.

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Get Older Versions of Apps with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Then you can easily install the old versions of apps to your iOS device if the app update disappointed you.

Step 4Under App Downloader, click App Library > Select the app/apps you want to install > Click “Install to Device”.

How to Get Older Versions of Apps

How to Get Older Versions of Apps

The Bottom Line

As you can see in this guide about how to get older versions of apps, for iOS user, downgrade apps would never be a hard thing with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. It can also assist you to make a custom ringtone or arrange your home screen apps with ease. Download it now and enjoy your simpler app management!

Alexis Hay

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.