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    Today we wiped our original iPad clean, as we are giving it to my mother-in-law. The problem I now realize is any apps that were originally on it such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. can no longer be downloaded from the App store, as they require at least IOS6.

    Any recommendations on how to get around this, i.e. is there any way to download the older versions that will work with IOS5? If not, do you have a recommendation for another 3rd party IOS5 app that will integrate with Facebook.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Steve
    12-23-2013 03:14 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Today we wiped our original iPad clean, as we are giving it to my mother-in-law. The problem I now realize is any apps that were originally on it such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. can no longer be downloaded from the App store, as they require at least IOS6.

    Any recommendations on how to get around this, i.e. is there any way to download the older versions that will work with IOS5? If not, do you have a recommendation for another 3rd party IOS5 app that will integrate with Facebook.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Steve


    Why does the ipad have to be on iOS 5? Can't you update the OS to 6.0 or even 7?
    12-23-2013 03:45 PM
  3. steevrh's Avatar
    It's an original iPad. IOS5 is the highest it will run, as 6 and 7 are not even available for download.
    12-23-2013 03:53 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore Steve

    According to this article dated Sept 2013. It should be available to download from the iOS 5 App Store.

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/17/ios-ap...-and-software/
    12-23-2013 04:13 PM
  5. steevrh's Avatar
    I read the thread thanks and it looked promising. However, when I try to download Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest from the app store, it tells me I must upgrade to IOS6. There is no option to download an older version. The original iPad is running IOS 5.1.1 and says it is up to date when you try to update it.
    12-23-2013 04:40 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I read the thread thanks and it looked promising. However, when I try to download Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest from the app store, it tells me I must upgrade to IOS6. There is no option to download an older version. The original iPad is running IOS 5.1.1 and says it is up to date when you try to update it.
    It's up to the app developers on which older versions, if any, they support.
    12-23-2013 04:42 PM
  7. steevrh's Avatar
    I did back up the ipad to iTunes before I wiped it clean. I wonder if I should just restore it and then delete all the apps she doesn't need and then switch it over to her new apple id.
    12-23-2013 04:45 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I did back up the ipad to iTunes before I wiped it clean. I wonder if I should just restore it and then delete all the apps she doesn't need and then switch it over to her new apple id.
    That sounds like your only option.
    12-23-2013 05:07 PM
  9. steevrh's Avatar
    That did the trick.

    Thanks and Happy Holidays!!!
    pkcable likes this.
    12-24-2013 10:08 AM

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