How to Un Update an App on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Feeling unsatisfied about the latest update of your favorite app? Thinking there is no way to help you get the old app back without iTunes? Well, you don’t have to be upset now. This guide will show you a perfect solution to solve your problems on how to un update an app on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Sep. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 12, 2018
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Q: How do I un update an application I updated to the older version? I downloaded the Facebook messenger application a while ago, and I updated it but I liked the old version better. Is there any way I can get the older version of the Facebook messenger back?

— A User from Apple Community

Just like the problem encountered by this user, there always has this kind of situation – when we update an app, we found that the whole thing is different once we open it. The unsatisfying UI design, increased in-app advertising, unfamiliar problems that suddenly occur, all of these factors make us feel regret and want to get the old version back.

At one time, we were able to use iTunes to backup apps and restore the old versions easily. However, after another sad iTunes update – iTunes 12.7, it has removed the app section, which means that you can’t directly make a backup and restore the old versions of apps back. But for now, you don’t have to be upset and resist using the app you don’t like now. We have prepared a great method to help you out on how to un update an app.

How to Un Update an App with a Powerful Tool

To manage apps on your iPhone, there is still an effective tool for you aside from iTunes – AnyTrans for iOS. As a powerful iOS data manager, it assists you to make your own app library and download the old versions of apps you’ve been installed at any time. Know more about this useful tool:

AnyTrans for iOS – App Downloader & Downgrader

Want to get your favorite app back in the old version? Don’t worry! AnyTrans for iOS can be your great helper. You can simply download apps you like and restore them at any time! Download it now and get the older version of app back on your iDevice.

Back Up Apps to App Library 

Step 1Download AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Plug your iDevice to the computer > Enter Device Manager > Switch to Category Management > Click Apps.

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2Select apps you want to download as a backup > Click on “Download to App Library” button.

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Click the button in the middle of the top bar > Choose App Downloader > Click App Library > Click on the Refresh button to check your apps.

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Un Update an App with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

You can also directly download apps by searching in the App Store:

Step 4Under App Downloader, click Search in App Store > Search for the app you want to download as a backup > Click the download icon to save it to your App Library.

How to Un Update an App on iPhone - Step 4

How to Un Update an App on iPhone – Step 4

Downgrade an App on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

If you update an app but feel unsatisfied with it, you can easily downgrade the app by installing the old version once saved in your App Library on AnyTrans.

Step 5Select the app > Click on Install to Device option in the pull-down menu > A pop-up window would show up, click OK to start downgrading app.

How to Un Update an App on iPhone - Step 5

How to Un Update an App on iPhone – Step 5

Make sure the Apple ID you sign in with on AnyTrans for iOS is the same one signed in your iOS device.

The Bottom Line

As you can see in this guide, with AnyTrans for iOS, you can get the simple method on how to un update an app on iPhone. You can back up the apps you like and restore the downloaded old versions of apps at any time. Download it now and get your favorite apps like it used to be.

Alexis Hay

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