How to Find 32-Bit iPhone and iPad Apps That Won’t Work in iOS 11

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 31 Aug 2017

iOS 11 App Compatibility

iOS 11 is the final nail in the 32-bit coffin. iOS 11 just won’t run any 32-bit apps on iPhone and iPad. For most of us, this shouldn’t be a big problem. Apple has been taking steps toward this move for two years now and all the major apps are already updated for a 64-bit system. But of course, are are some outliers.

iOS 11 will disable around 200,000 apps. It’s possible that one of those apps is something you really care about. In that case, it’s time to check which apps won’t support iOS 11.

How to Check for 32-Bit Apps in iOS 10.3 and iOS 11

iOS 10 still lets you run 32-bit apps. Even though you do get a warning that the app might slow down your iOS device. iOS 11, on the other hand, will just throw a pop up saying the app is incompatible with iOS 11 and won’t let you use the app.

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Let’s check if there are any apps that you absolutely rely on that won’t work in iOS 11. So you can be prepared before you update to the new OS.

The steps for finding a list of 32-bit only apps on iOS 10.3 and iOS 11 are the same.

Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to General.

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Step 2: Select About.

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Step 3: Select Applications.

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Step 4: You’ll now see a list of applications that aren’t 64-bit compatible. If you can’t open the Applications list, this means you don’t have any 32-bit only apps on your device.

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So Now What?

So now you know which apps won’t work with iOS 11. If you don’t care about the app, you can just delete it and move on with your life.

If you find the app useful, try searching for an alternative on the App Store. If you just can’t find anything else, try contacting the developer to urge them to update to a 64-bit version. You can do this by tapping the Developer Website section from the app’s listing on the App Store.

If you’re still running iOS 10 and you can’t find an alternative to the 32-bit app you rely on, consider sticking with iOS 10 until you can figure it out.

Are you affected by this 32-bit boycott? Is it something that will stop you from updating to iOS 11? Share with us in the comments below.