How to restore older versions of iOS apps

It's not easy, but you can restore old versions of apps on iOS.

Usually, an app update is a good thing. But sometimes, things go wrong: An update does the opposite of what you expect it to do. In that scenario, you want to roll your apps back, but unfortunately, at least on the iOS and Mac App Stores, Apple makes that seemingly impossible.

But it isn’t impossible — just a little tricky. Here’s how to roll your iOS apps back to an older version when things go wrong.

Over on Medium, Kenny Yin posted a list of instructions on how to legally download any previous version of an App Store app through iTunes.

There’s a lot of steps, so we’ll let you check it out there. But if you’d rather follow a video walkthrough, Jeff Benjamin  has put together a useful explainer of the process.

This isn’t a process most people will need to undertake, but in the off chance you’ve installed an update that has broken your workflow, this could be a real lifesaver.

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Apple releases 12 Days of Gifts app for iPhone and iPad, will give you free apps, iBooks, movie rentals, TV episodes from December 26 to January 6.

Apple releases 12 Days of Gifts app for iPhone and iPad, will give you free apps, iBooks, movie rentals, TV episodes from December 26 to January 6

Apple has just released this year’s 12 Days of Gifts app for iPhone and iPad. Download this free app, and every day at midnight local time, between December 26 and January 6, you’ll get offered a free gift from iTunes. Gifts can include apps, iBooks, music, movies and movie rentals, and TV show episodes. The exact content and availability will likely vary by region, but hey – presents and presents, right?

Full FAQ below, and grab the app now via the link below!

Source: iMore.

iTunes Movie Trailers app updated with video quality selection and Fandango ticket purchasing.

iTunes Movie Trailers app updated with video quality selection and Fandango ticket purchasing

Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers app for iPhone and iPad has been updated with the ability to switch between standard and high definition video during playback, while also adding the ability to purchase tickets through the Fandango app.

Users will now see a small icon on the left-hand side of the playback controls, which, when tapped, allows users to change the video quality they see. This allows users with lower-resolution devices to watch trailers more quickly, without having to wait for a larger video to load. Speaking of loading, Apple has made some speed improvements to the app, with trailers now taking less time to start playing.

The In Theaters section of the app now includes the ability to redirect users to the Fandango app in order to purchase movie tickets. While the app has long included movie showtimes for local theaters, this update takes that one step further. In the timeline display, find the correct showtime for you movie and tap the corresponding blue dot to make the “Get Tickets” button popup. Tap the button to be redirected to the Fandango app’s ticket purchasing screen for that movie at that time.

The update is currently available on the App Store, so go get it and tell us what you think.

Source: iMore.