Iphone 4 IOS 8

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tomasmikula39, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. tomasmikula39 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2017
    Today i bought Iphone 4 and i found out that i cant download any apps because my iphone has IoS 7.1.2 and i have to have IOS 8 if i want to download anything and i dont know what to do. Please help me :(
  2. chscag macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You can not install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4. You would need at least an iPhone 4s. I have to ask... why did you buy such an old model iPhone? You could have easily purchased an iPhone 5 or 5c that would not have been expensive. If you can, return the iPhone 4 and get your money refunded.
  3. tomasmikula39 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2017
    I just needed cheap phone for work and i dont need to upgrade Ios i just want to know if there is way to download apps now because last week my friend bought the same one and she doesnt have any problem.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    The iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s look identical. But only the 4s can run anything higher than iOS 7.

    Your friend probably has a 4s.

    It is impossible to get iOS 8 on an iPhone 4. Your only options are to return it and get your money back or live with it and get a phone that can run iOS 8 or higher.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like your friend got a 4s most likely. There are still games and apps that should work with iOS 7, but certainly less and less of them over time. Have you tried downloading different ones?
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    Yep. iOS 7 is it. Sorry but the 5 or even better the 5s is the best bet for a cheaper iPhone.
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    That is wrong. Just go to the app store like with every other iOS/iPhone since 2.0.

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