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Question: I have an iphone 4 I can't download facebook and messenger because I don't have in iphone iOS 8 what can I do

I have an iphone 4 I can't download facebook and messenger because I don't have in iphone iOS 8 what can I do

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Use this information to see if there is a compatible version available. That is up to the developer. With an iPhone 4, you will not be able to update higher than iOS 7.1.2. Install an app on an earlier version of iOS or OS X - Apple Support


If that does not work, you can always contact Facebook to see what they have to say. It is up to them what versions of their app they make available.

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Nov 13, 2016 3:00 PM in response to Lisaveta. In response to Lisaveta.

Use this information to see if there is a compatible version available. That is up to the developer. With an iPhone 4, you will not be able to update higher than iOS 7.1.2. Install an app on an earlier version of iOS or OS X - Apple Support


If that does not work, you can always contact Facebook to see what they have to say. It is up to them what versions of their app they make available.

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Aug 13, 2017 11:11 AM in response to null In response to null

Johnny101142 wrote:


So to be clear

Apple block firmware updates on older phones to force people to buy new ones then blame app developers for using latest firmware

Classic apple

No, to be clear, at some point, the hardware on particular devices will no longer run the newer software. The latest iOS the iPhone 4 can run is iOS 7.1.2. That is the way it is. The decision to no longer support the older firmware is that of the developer themselves. No blame game, just the way it is. In technology years, the iPhone 4 is ancient. It was released in 2010. The processor just cannot handle the newer iOS. Time to upgrade, seven years is plenty of life for an electronic device.

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Question: I have an iphone 4 I can't download facebook and messenger because I don't have in iphone iOS 8 what can I do