ibooks 3.1.1

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  1. Forrest Trenholm

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    Hi folks,
    New to forum and to the iPad. I have been using Macs since the early 1990's and just recently decided to pick up an old iPad 1. I was aware that Apple was not supporting this any longer (but they should be)

    I got a 64GB wifi 3G in great condition, the PO wiped everything off the machine as expected.

    My problem is loading in Apps. I heard that the App Store will recognize that if an app won't work on iOS 5.1.1 it will let you download an older version, but all I get is a prompt that I need to update the iOS.

    Right now I'm trying to get ibooks and having no luck, tried thru my iMac, it downloads v3.2.

    -Forrest
     
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    In order to download the latest compatable version of an app for your iPad 1, you had to have previously purchased the app. You then go to your App Store purchased page and tap the download button. If the app supports the feature, you'll see a pop up asking if you want to download the latest compatable version of the app. Agree, and the download will start. If you've never purchased or downloaded the app before, this option is not available to you. Here's the Apple Support page. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5919
     
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  3. Forrest Trenholm

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    What if it is free, like ibooks is?
    thanks, Forrest
     
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    It still has to already be in your App Store purchased list, free or not.
     
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    Here's something that might work. Go to your Mac and open iTunes, then open the iTunes Store. Now open the App Store and find and download the iBooks app. Once downloaded, go to your iPad and see if the iBooks app now appears in your App Store purchased list. If it does, attempt to download it. If the popup about downloading the latest compatible version appears, agree and start the download.

    Let us know if this works.
     
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    I tried that. The Mac downloads the latest version of ibooks. 3.3 which will not run on 5.1. It does not appear in my purchased list.

    Now I was able to get Grageband on the iPad by downloading on the iMac, and I'm not sure exactly what I did because I just kept trying things.

    I have two different apple id's, one for the iMac, one for iPad. Is this the right thing to do?

    Thanks, Forrest
     
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    Apps are tied to the Apple ID that was used to download them. That is why an app downloaded on your iMac with one Apple ID will not show up on the purchased list on your iPad which is connected with your other Apple ID. Sign out of the App Store on your iPad and sign back in with the Apple ID you use on your iMac. The iBooks app should show up in your purchased list. Then try downloading the latest compatable version.
     
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    Yes it worked with my iMac apple id. (?)
    Thanks for the help.
    -Forrest
     
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    Thanks for letting us know that we could help. It's always nice to hear about the successes.

    This may help others with the same problem.

    BTW, make sure to switch back to your iPad Apple ID in order to update apps that were downloaded to your iPad using that Apple ID.
     
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    That's not necessary. To update apps that were downloaded with a different Apple ID, all you have to do is enter that Apple ID's password - a popup will appear where you have to enter it.
     
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