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Finding older versions of Autodesk SketchBook

Are you looking for older version of SketchBook? Do you have a machine that can’t be updated, so its specs aren’t compatible with the latest version of SketchBook? Though the older versions don’t have the speed, latest tools, and all the other bells and whistles, they might work on your device or machine, if you can find them.

If you’re having issues with an older version of SketchBook, please check the SketchBook Forum for solutions.

Finding older versions of SketchBook for Mobile

If you are on a mobile device and the app is no longer listed on the App stores, you can only download an older mobile version, if you originally downloaded it, while it was still on the store.

Restoring a previous version of SketchBook onto your Android device

Read this article, HOW TO DOWNGRADE TO OLDER VERSION OF APPS ON ANDROID, for instructions.

Finding previous versions of SketchBook on iOS

On your device, in iTunes, tap Purchased (found in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen). This will list all purchased and free apps.

Finding previous versions of SketchBook on iOS

  • If you backed up your device to the cloud, all previous versions of SketchBook that are not the subscription version will be listed here, along with the current version.
  • If you backed up your device only to your computer, connect your device to it and all previous versions of SketchBook that are not the subscription version will be listed here, along with the current version.

For how to recover old drawings from older versions of SketchBook, please see this article on the SketchBook Forum.

Restoring a previous version of SketchBook onto your iOS device

If you are trying to update to 4.0 and have a 32-bit device, a message appears letting you know the app isn’t compatible with your device. In this case, the version you were using yesterday will be the same version you will have today (since an update wasn’t possible).

Restoring a previous version of SketchBook onto your iOS device

If you want to reinstall an older version of SketchBook, which is not a subscription version (anything before version 3.0):

  • If you backed up your device to the cloud, in iTunes, tap Purchased. Tap the iCloud icon next to the version you want to reinstall it.
  • If you backed up your device only to your computer, connect your device to it. On your computer, in iTunes, tap Apps. In the Apps section, find the app you want and drag it onto the image of your device (to the right) to reinstall it.

Desktop

The links below are for older versions of SketchBook. However, to download and run them, you need a serial number and product key from a purchased version of SketchBook prior to 2015. Click here to get the latest version of SketchBook and receive a discount for upgrading.

Mac/Windows (7.2.1)
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-sketchbook-pro-721.html

Windows (6.x)
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-sketchbook-627.html

Mac (6.x)
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/sketchbook-pro-626.html

Windows (5.x/2011)
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-sketchbook-pro-2011-service-pack-4-552-for-windows.html

Mac (5.x/2011)
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-sketchbook-pro-2011-service-pack-5-556-for-mac.html


If you have found a different version of SketchBook and are thinking of using it, here some important articles to read. They will instruct you on what you might need to do to ensure you don’t lose or damage your files.

If you aren’t sure what version you have installed, check out What version of Autodesk SketchBook am I running?

Once you have downloaded the version you need, if you are looking for the documentation for it, such as the user guide, readme, or system requirements, check out SketchBook Documentation for All Products.

Updated on May 7, 2018

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