So, as usual the iPod was left out when it came to the compatible devices for Google’s G+ app. For those who don’t know, Google+ is the search giant’s own spin on social networking.

It is currently in a limited beta testing stage–this means invite only–but with friends inviting friends inviting friends and so-on, there are already over 10 million users. G+ is, in my opinion way better than Facebook so you all should make the switch, but I digress.

As for the G+ app, it was recently approved by Apple and has been made available to iPhone users only. Luckily, a smart reader over at Redmond Pie figured out a way to work around this issue. So, for those of you who don’t want to wait any longer for improved compatibility, here are the steps.

Step 1: The first thing you have to do is download the iPhone Configuration Utility. You can find the links down below.

Step 2: After the download finishes ( it only takes a few minutes) install it like you would any other program.

Step 3: Now would be the time, if you haven’t already, to connect your iPod or iPad.

Step 4: You are going to need a copy of Google + so hit the link at the bottom for that.

Step 5: Launch iPhone Configuration Utility, in the sidebar to the left, you should see your device. Once you locate it, click on it.

Step 6: On the tabs you see on the top of the screen where it is showing your device information, navigate to “Applications”.

Step 7: Now up top click on the Add+ button and browse for the Google+ .ipa file which you downloaded in the previous step. (Link below).

Step 8: In the “Applications” list, you should see the Google+ app, and right next to it should be an “Install” button, simply click the install button and in a matter of seconds the Google+ app will appear on your iPad or iPod touch. And that is all there is to it. You can now view your stream and share with your circles till your heart is content.

Now of course, because something ALWAYS goes wrong for me, I cant show you it on my iPod touch, so you will have to let me know if it works for you in the comments below. And as always, be sure to follow me on Twitter or circle me on G+

Update: So it appears that it is windows that causes the error. However, it works fine on the Mac. If anyone has gotten it to work on windows, let me know.

iPhone Configuration Utility for Windows

iPhone Configuration Utility for Mac

Google+ App (iTunes)

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