Flappy Bird was once one of the most popular games on iOS. At its prime, the game had over 50 million downloads and it was estimated to fetch the developer about $50k per day. Even today, phones with Flappy Bird on it can sell for a couple of thousand dollars.
However, the popularity of the game and media pressure led the developer to remove the app from the iOS store. However, the app had developed many fans and even today people wish to know how to download Flappy Bird on iOS or Android to experience how it felt like playing the game.
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In this post, you will learn several ways of downloading the game. Please note that the game isn’t maintained by the developer and most of the existing versions may have been modified. With that in mind, here are 3 main ways of downloading Flappy Bird.
Check the iOS purchase history
If you had purchased Flappy Bird before its removal from the iOS store and you have deleted it, you can recover it on your device.
To do so:
- Open the App Store
- Tap Updates
- Select Not on This iPhone
- Enter ‘Flappy Bird’ in the search box. You should see the app.
- Tap on it to install
You can still download it using this method using a friend or family member’s Apple ID as long as they had purchased the app earlier.
Use software download sites
The next method you can use, if you hadn’t downloaded the app earlier or you don’t know anyone who had it either, is by downloading it from software download sites. While there are many, the one we will use in this example is Softonic.
Visit flappybird.softonic on your device. You should be redirected to the appropriate download page for your device. Click the download icon on the green button. Install the app and enjoy the game.
You can also play Flappy Bird online right from your iPhone or Android device. Even better, you can make the site appear like a downloaded app right on your iPhone’s home screen. To access and play Flappy Bird online, follow these steps:
- Open Safari on iPhone or any browser you are using on Android
- Enter Flappybird.io on your browser. You should be able to play a browser-based version of the app.
- To save the app to your home screen, tap that bookmark icon
- Close the app and go to your device’s home screen
- Tap to open the app. The app should open in full screen allowing you to play seamlessly
Now that you’ve known how to download the app, you can now enjoy gaming one of the most popular, yet most difficult game on Android or your iPhone or iPad.