2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2014 5:27 PM by Tom Gewecke
dancingpurple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPad 2. How can I download the iBooks app without upgrading to ios7?

iPad 2
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,405 points)

    You can't.


    See the chart below to determine whether you can upgrade your device and what you can upgrade to. If you do not have a Software Update option present on your iDevice, then you are trying to upgrade to iOS 5 or higher. You will have to connect your device to your computer and open iTunes in order to upgrade.


    IPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad iOS Compatibility Chart


         Device                                       iOS Verson


    iPhone 1                                      iOS 3.1.3

    iPhone 3G                                   iOS 4.2.1

    iPhone 3GS                                 iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 4                                      iOS 7.1.x

    iPhone 4S                                    iOS 7.1.x

    iPhone 5                                      iOS 7.1.x

    iPhone 5c                                     iOS 7.1.x

    iPhone 5s                                     iOS 7.1.x


    iPod Touch 1                               iOS 3.1.3

    iPod Touch 2                               iOS 4.2.1

    iPod Touch 3                               iOS 5.1.1

    iPod Touch 4                               iOS 6.1.x

    iPod Touch 5                               iOS 7.1.x


    iPad 1                                          iOS 5.1.1

    iPad 2                                          iOS 7.1.x

    iPad 3                                          iOS 7.1.x

    iPad 4                                          iOS 7.1.x

    iPad Mini                                      iOS 7.1.x

    iPad Air                                        iOS 7.1.x



    Select the method most appropriate for your situation.


    Upgrading iOS

       1. How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

       2. iPhone Support

       3. iPod Touch Support

       4. iPad Support


         a. Updating Your iOS from iOS 5


              Tap Settings > General > Software Update


         If an update is available there will be an active Update button. If you are current,

         then you will see a gray screen with a message saying your are up to date.


         b. If you are still using iOS 4 Updating your device to iOS 5 or later.


         c. Resolving update problems


            1. iOS - Unable to update or restore

            2. iOS- Resolving update and restore alert messages

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (75,725 points)

    dancingpurple wrote:


    I have an iPad 2. How can I download the iBooks app without upgrading to ios7?


    It may be possible, see