Sometimes you just don't want to buy the latest, coolest gadget; or upgrade to the latest OS. Sometimes you're very happy with what you have, and that's completely ok.
But then sometimes you get left behind and, although your gadget still works fine; and you're not using pastels on a daily basis, not all apps remain available for your trusty friend.
If you're using an older Apple device and can't, or just don't want to upgrade to the latest operating system, but you really love Spotify (of course you do, otherwise you would have stopped reading long before getting here (thank you, btw)), then you still have options.
Not too long ago Apple enabled everyone with an older device, running iOS 4.2 or later, to still get those apps they love; that includes you!
Both options should work for everyone, but we've had reports of folks in some countries not being offered the previous version. If this happens to you, you can try making a US Apple account and following the same steps, above.
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I'm sorry but it doesn't work this way. To register for an American Itunes account, you have to provide accurate information and address details. It also asks for payment options.
You don't have to actually, though Apple does try and force you to enter in payment info. I'm not sure of the way to do it via a mobile device, though if you have iTunes installed on a desktop, go to the iTunes store, and you can switch to the American store. Make sure you sign out of your account in the store. Find the app, go to download it, it will prompt you to sign in. Click the link to register an account, and fill out the form. Because it's a free app, the option to provide no payment info will appear. Select that, and just make up some random US address.
The app will then download, and you can sync it over to your device.
As of a recent update to iTunes for computer, the second option no longer works. There is no way to purchase apps on the aforementioned new iTunes. (If there is a way, I simply do not see it.) It was stated that the computer version is "shifting to a focus on music," and thus we are without a method of downloading older apps to legacy iOS versions without buying or owning an Apple device that is compatible with the up-to-date version of the app in question. If you, dear reader and/or author, know of a work-around to install older app versions that does not involve jail-breaking- please leave a reply.
Download itunes 12.6.3 from this link by clinking on the button that says 32-bit. This version of itunes still has the app store Ignore the fact it says this version is for enterprises. You can still download it anyways. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208079