In iOS 11, which will be officially launched in later 2017, iPhones and iPads will no longer support the 32-bit apps. There are apps currently displaying a “need to be updated” message and that means they won’t run unless you make an update. So to help you find which apps are 32-bit on your device, here is how to check it.
How to Check for 32-Bit Apps On iOS Device
When you open one of these older 32-bit apps on your iPhone or iPad for the first time, you will see a warning. From iOS 10.3, the warning says “[App Name] Needs to Be Updated” and “This app will not work with iOS 11. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”
Coming back in 2015 when iOS 9 was released, where the warning was slighter as it says “[App Name] Mya Slow Down Your iPhone or iPad” and “The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”
But there is now a quick way to check which of your installed apps will no longer run on iOS 11. Simply go to Settings > General > About > Applications. Here you will see a list of apps that are only 32-bit only that won’t be able to run on iOS 11. If there is not any apps here, that means all your installed apps will continue functioning after updating your device to iOS 11.
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What could you do if your favorite app is still 32-bit?
The answer is that it depends on the developers. If they update their apps, you can easily use it without worrying.
However, you should pay attention at the description of the app on the App Store and check when the last update was rolled out. If you notice there has not been any update in a fairly long time, it is possible that the developers have stopped supporting that app. Although there is nothing certain, we still recommend you to take a look at any news from the developers to see if they are still working on their apps.