9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2013 4:56 PM by greenmind
Nominome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My ipod 4.2 won't install words with friends. It says I need 4.3 to download but the weird thing is that it was on my ipod until my son deleted it. I dont inderstand why it dowloaded it at first but now it wont.


iPod touch, iOS 4.2
  • 1. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    It sounds like your iPod Touch is running iOS 4.2.1 and the app Aerox requires a newer version of iOS (4.3 in this case) in order to be installed and ran on the iPod Touch.  If you have a 2G iPod Touch, I'm afraid you cannot update to a high version of iOS.  If it's a 3G iPod Touch, you should be able to update to a later version of iOS (5.1.1) if you are running the latest version of iTunes.

     

    Use this article to help you determine what generation iPod Touch you have.

    Identifying iPod models

     

    B-rock

  • 2. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    Connect the device to your computer and iTunes will ask you to update to the most recent update. If you have a 2nd generation iPod, you can't update to a most recent version and you can't install this application

  • 3. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    Nominome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is running 4.2.1. Thanks. Why do u think it installed an app that requires 4.3?

  • 4. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    The developers have updated the app to use APIs and functionality that only exists on later versions of iOS.


    B-rock

  • 5. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    Nominome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! Well this was given to me and now it seems useless to me since i cant update it. It wont download hardly anything.

  • 6. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    Depends on how and what you use it for. I'm sure somebody else may find good use out of it.

     

    B-rock

  • 7. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    Nominome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like I will be giving it to my kid! Now I have a reason to get a new one.

  • 8. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    That's some good thinking

     

    B-rock

  • 9. Re: Ipod 4.2.1
    greenmind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is a problem that macs have lately. With very update, they destroy the functionality of something. I have a mac, have been using them since the 80's, and used to love it. Now, not so much anymore. Since Steve Jobs death everyhing is going into the toilet. Look at the knew iTunes, Lion, the new mouse, macs vulnerability to viruses. If they really want to turn the mac into a PC, go ahead, but stop charging an arm, and a leg. Also I would like a refund, on what I paid.