How to download older versions of iPhone apps




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Have you ever wanted to download an older version of an iOS app? Now you can using the handy Charles Proxy app for OS X. Note: Use at your own discretion. Be sure to close and remove Charles after you’re finished downloading your apps. Original credit goes to: & Those tutorials were primarily Windows-oriented, so I took it into my own hands to create a tutorial for OS…

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37 thoughts on “How to download older versions of iPhone apps

    twentyONE 貮十壹

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Still working in 2018 THANKS

    cee em

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    you should tell us what version of itunes youre using as well…alot of versions dont have the same features for downloading anymore. more specifics thx

    Shayneby Shaynebi

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    I can't do this with iMovie app. I have been trying. it works, dowloads but doesn't show up in my iphone.Even after syncing. It shows as "remove", after the download, meaning it has copied, but doesn't show show in my iphone. Can anyone help please? I am literally stuck on this for days now wondering WHY??? ME!

    Gorast Cvetkovski

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Some known fix for certificate error? None here works.

    Guillaume A

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Something else with iTunes (but not 12.7!!) :
    Download an app from App Store
    After that, go to the App Store on the iPhone and clic on update, then purchased.
    the App you download on your computer appears, clic for download and it will say : your iphone is too old but you can download the last compatible.
    It's done ! I've just download garageband and firefox with my ios9.3…

    Daniel Fdo Valderrama

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Does anyone know if this Still works 2018?

    Horus

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    man this method totally rocks!!!!, many others around Youtube didn't work for me, iOS 11.2/iPhone 8 when trying to get rid of awful new Skype version 8.x

    For Windows users couple of tips:
    – It will only work with iTunes ver. 12.6.3 or below, but this version supported iOS 11.x and still managed Applications
    – Go to Help->SSL Proxying -> Install Charles Root Certificate . Make sure you select custom location -> Browse… -> Trusted root certificates (or similar) …
    – Use XML Summary File (.chlsx) when exporting buyProduct, use Notepad++ for editing
    – Some menu names within Charles Proxy differ from video (i.e. Compose instead of Edit)
    – Try different times the requests for App download until you get the right version

    Victor Brandon

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    The goddamn YouTube app is forcing me to update to the latest version of YouTube which only supports iOS 9 and I'm on iOS 6 and the only options that it gives me is Quit or Update….why does YouTube have to be like this, It's just so frustrating!!!!

    heart ache

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    I can’t see response or request when I click on buy product ☹️

    ACE112ACE112

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    How to do this on PC?

    UnboundGodz

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    If you receive SSL network errors while trying this on latest iTunes you need to setup Charles SSL Certificate on your machine. It should resolve that issue…

    zheng yfa

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    can i use for mac app store ? i need to downgrade an mac os app. Plzzzz

    Eirik Havre

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Is it possible to do this with Apple TV apps? I can’t stand the new version of the YouTube app.

    D.R. Ahir

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    And yeah I'm doing it for GarageBand. BTW

    D.R. Ahir

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    My xml file doesn't show the app versions

    unknown creature

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Still working ,2018 ??

    Ovidiu I

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    this worked great using iTunes 12.6.3.6 and Charles v3.11.2. I also had to install Charles Root Certificate from Help -> SSL Proxying

    barnuner

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Holy crap thank you! I got it to work. Been trying to get an old app for a while.

    OnceyLer

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Does it work?

    OnceyLer

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Can u do it on Windows?

    Warhorse26

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Man… I have no other words to say, but I LOVE YOU for doing this!!! You have no idea the frustrations I have with these newer apps… IT DRIVES ME INSANE! So thank you sooooo much for making this! Wish I knew about it sooner XD

    Allison Leonard

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Oh my god. You have no idea how thankful I am for finding this video. One game creator ruined their game with screwing up the cloud save. So my data was there, but couldn’t get to it. Through this, I went back literally one update and now I have my data once more. You saved me because they refuse to listen. They claim it’s Apple, when this definitely proves, no it’s them. Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

    Hitesh Sharma

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    hey can you pleaseee do a video on downgrading "snapchat" App !! The new update is pathetic && the new itunes software update is also different to the itunes you used in this video so could you use the updated version of the itunes while you make the video for downgrading "snapchat" !! cheers thanks

    Music Headset

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Is this for computer -.-

    Triclentt

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Can you do this for ipad/iphone/iPod NOT jailbreak

    TheMaleKirlia - DankMina

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    I get "Could not purchase app name A secure network connection could not be stablished.

    Here from esoteric

    Hso Zote

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    It says the certificate for this server was signed. I'm using windows PC so i have no clue how to have keychain access. Any love for windows?

    Kutay ÖZKESKİN

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    its not working anymore.. Do you have any solution ?

    Alex Yao

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    No IOS app store function on new iTunes anymore…

    Juski

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    apple removed the app store from itunes because of this.

    The Zanel

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

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    Morty Smith

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    someone please help me, on itunes i cant search up apps. can someone please give me an explanation!

    Flamiez

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    iDB I really feel like marrying u rn im so happy <3

    Geek Ceylon

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    Watch how to install unsupported apps in i phones / i pads ( installing older versions of apps )

    Watch the full video here
    https://youtu.be/9yzynQoYItM

    TheGamingGecko

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:30 am)

    I cant do this my wifi is stuffing up Charles keeps on restarting omg

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