The latest iOS version (4.3.2) can’t even install the new app library on an iPhone 4S, according to AppleInsider.
The bug was first reported on September 4, when an iPhone user noticed that an app called My Music could not be installed.
AppleInsider reader Ryan Meeks posted an image of the app’s icon showing a problem that AppleInsiders describe as an “iPad issue” and a workaround: To fix the issue, you’ll need to delete the app library that the app is linked to and replace it with a fresh one.
To try the fix, open Settings and tap General and then tap About this device.
Tap the Apple icon in the top right-hand corner and select About this Device.
If you’re prompted to delete your old app library, simply tap Delete, and then re-enter it.
If you’ve got an iPhone with iOS 7.0.2 or earlier, the problem should resolve itself.
If your device has iOS 7 and iOS 8.0 and you can’t install an app, here’s how to get your device to install an Apple app.
AppleInsiders says it can’t reproduce the issue with all versions of iOS, but some people have reported that older versions of iPhone and iPad can install apps on newer iPhones and iPads.
While the new iOS version is supposed to be able to install apps from the new Apple Music app library (a.k.a. iTunes), some users have reported problems installing apps from an app library from a new version of iOS.
Some people are reporting problems installing a new app from an older version of iTunes.