When I choose an app for my iPhone it says download. So I go and try and download it and it says that an update is required, this app requires i0s 5!? But when I try and update anything, it says everything it is already updated.
This free tool helps search the app store for games and apps which are compatible with older devices like the iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 1st and 2nd generation under iOS 3.1.3 and 4.2.1:
To install or download apps to your iphone you have to get itunes and do the regulasr stuff.
But if you think itunes is not meant for you then search google for kuaiyon ... it's in chinese but there are tutorials online .. this can get u any app .. even paid .. no jailbreak required eve.
The other way is to get ifunbox which is another apple devices managing easy to use3 software ... get apps from internet .. search for them and install through ifunbox.
Hope this helps!!
@Michelle Kemp before downloading any app you would need to install iTunes to your mobile phone or ur MAC PC, here are some tips to choose apps according to age.
The highest possible for the iPhone 3G is iOS 4.2.1.
iOS 5.1 Software Update
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
You Can Now Install iOS 5 On iPhone 2G/3G And Old iPods Without Jailbreaking
You Can Now Install iOS 5 On iPhone 2G/3G And Old iPods Without Jailbreaking : Great link ha14. Thanks a ton!!! Do they have anything similar for iOS 6 ?
perhaps with Whited00r as above can do that
How to Setup iOS 6 on iPhone 3G / 2G Using WhiteD00r 6
Install iTunes in your MAC or PC (free sofware) and update your iPhone firmware via it. Also you can access the iTunes store via the iTunes software too to download your apps. Double purpose served.
BTW just realised that you are using iPhone 3G for which the OS can go upto as far as iOS 4.2.1. No wonder you must already be having that version of iOS so the phone says it is up to date, however the apps are not downloading and installing as those particular apps requires minimum iOS 5 as mentioned by you. So this is the Apple trap, to constantly try to upgrade you to their latest offering. Vicious cycle Ma'am. :(
So you can only now download and install apps which are compatible upto iOS ver 4.2.1 :(