- 4 months, 2 weeks agoMidnight42@midnight42
How do I get the original Angry Birds for my iPhone 7? I’ve searched in the App Store, and I see lots of Angry Birds variants, but not the original. Is it not available anymore?
I’ve also looked online. I’ve found a number of links that will supposedly download it; they all result in “App unavailable”, and most of them lead to iTunes rather than the App Store.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
@midnight42 That is a very good question.
TL;DR: I don’t know.
Recently, a majority of the older games were removed from the iOS App Store. If you had purchased/downloaded games previously, the respective games were available for download in your Purchases section.
Initially, Rovio stated the removal was temporary, and, a short time later, the games were added back to the Store. (see following thread: Is AB Seasons off the App Store?)
Unfortunately, a few days ago, the games disappeared again. However, this time, my Purchases section lists all my previously purchased/downloaded Rovio games except the original Angry Birds. Both the iPad and the iPhone versions are absent.
I reviewed several articles on installing older iOS apps devices, but with Apple’s change to iOS synching, it is becoming more difficult to find a workable and/or acceptable method to do so (i.e., installing backups, etc.)
After the previous game removal, I downloaded every Rovio game to all my iOS devices just to be safe. So, I don’t have any devices to test alternative methods, but I did find copies of older Angry Birds app versions in my Backups. I may give it a go to see if there is a way for those who do have old versions available.
Currently, I believe the best option is to convince Rovio to add the game back to the Purchases section. Hopefully, other more tech savvy Nesters will have better advice. In the interim, I will do my part and send Rovio a customer service request to add the original game back the Store or at least to Purchases. If they receive enough requests, maybe they will add it back.
It’s v2.2.0 it’s the only one I can find with power Ups and old birds
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