32-bit Support

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Fernandez21, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

    Fernandez21

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    So, i put the beta on one of my backup phones and discovered I have around 60 apps that do not support 64-bit, and I can't use them on iOS 11. Anyway to be able to keep using them? Some might get updated, but most probably won't.
     
  2. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    No longer supported means that you can't use them on that OS, there is no work around. If you want to use them, you will need to go back to 10.
     
  3. pacorob, Jun 9, 2017
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    pacorob macrumors 68000

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    As daflake also indicates you will no longer be able to use those apps in iOS11 if the developer doesn't update their app to 64bit. That is quite a lot of apps you have there.
    I also approached a few developers and two also recently updated their apps to 64 bit as well.

    See also the below two recent topic about 32bit.
    - Legacy 32 bit apps
    - Old apps
    - iOS10.3 Legacy apps won't work with future versions
     
  4. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I didn't have as many as 60, but I contacted every developer from the ones affected on my device and asked whether they were underway with plans to update their apps.

    The majority replied that they were.

    Worth a try for those you would be particularly disappointed to lose.
     
  5. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. 60 32-bit apps is a crazy high number. I think I had 3 or 4 and none of them were critical to me. Apple has required 64-bit support for any apps updated after 6/1/15, so that means that you are using 60 apps that haven’t been updated in more than 2 years.
     
  6. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    It's surprisingly easily done if you've owned iPhones for a while.

    I've been solely using iPhones since the 3G model came out, so a long time now.

    When the announcement was made over the lack of support going into iOS 11, I also had over 60 apps that were 32-bit as there were some really good free apps that came out in those early days that I had no reason, until now, to either replace or delete.

    After doing a purge of these apps recently, I then contacted the remainder of the developers of the apps I'd ideally like to keep.
     
  7. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve been using an iPhone since the 4, so I’m not too much behind you, but after I got a 6 plus I started purging older apps that never got upgraded to support it’s screen.
     

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