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How To: Install iPhoto For iOS On The Original iPad

by on March 11th, 2012

At the new iPad’s unveiling, Apple also introduced a $4.99 iPhoto for iOS app in the App Store to compete with apps like Adobe’s Photoshop touch, bringing multi-touch photo editing to iPhone and iPad in a breakthrough way. Despite the fact that iPhoto app is a universal binary and has been optimized to work on both iPhones and iPads, it supports only the iPad 2 and the new iPad, leaving out support for the first-gen iPad. Luckily for the original iPad owners, there is a workaround for installing iPhoto.

** Note: If you sync your iPad with iTunes after installing iPhoto using this method, it will be removed from your device.

Step 1:

Purchase and download iPhoto app from the App Store using iTunes on your desktop computer.

Step 2:

Also download the free iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple.

Step 3:

Sync your iPad with your computer using the USB cable. Once done, leave your iPad connected and launch the iPhone Configuration Utility.

Step 4:

Now click on Applications section in the left hand pane and choose Add from the top bar. Look up the downloaded iPhoto app on your computer and select it.

Step 5:

Once done, click on your iPad in the left hand pane and select Applications.

Step 6:

Select iPhoto from the list of Applications and click install.

That’s it. Enjoy iPhoto on your original iPad!

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Posted under: App Store, Tutorials

  • Mark

    Problem being is that now when I sync my iPad, iTunes says this computer is no longer authorized to for apps that are installed on my iPad and asks if I want to authorize again.  I say yes, enter my password for iTunes and it says it’s already authorized.  Then the initial msg pops up again and round and round we go.  

    Next I de-authorized my computer and then re-authorized it.  Still getting the same msg.

    So essentially I’m unable to sync my iPad now with iTunes.  I suppose I can remove iPhoto, sync and then install iPhoto as described, but I would have to do that every time essentially.  Really dumb that the original iPad can not run iPhoto natively.

    Any ideas? 

  • Mark

    Seems this is a known issue from what I just read online…that’s really too bad!