Not Updating Due to 32 Bit Apps No Longer Working?

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  1. AnimAlu macrumors member

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    I would like to know how many out there are not going to update at this time due to the fact that their 32-bit apps will no longer be working? I have a host of favorite apps, especially on the iPad, which have not yet been converted to 64-bit even though the warning to do so has been around for quite a while. I'm hoping that the release of iOS 11 will push these app authors to convert, but I suppose the reality is that many won't. Just wondering if there are any others out there with these concerns, and what your plans are at this point?
     
  2. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    I think depending important workflow or usage on abandoned apps is not a wise choice anyway. I am considering to delete all those 32-bit apps if they are not being updated in a few weeks.
     
  3. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm updating my phone but not my iPad for this reason. Nothing mission critical, but won't update that until it's required for other app updates.
     
  4. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I was thinking it might be a good way to clean house as well. Of course if I delete a 32-bit app, I won't be notified if a 64-bit replacement becomes available, which is a problem...
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    Yes, that's where I think I'm heading as well...
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    I have few useful 32 bit apps, they are all discontinued. So, no chance to get any update. I just deleted them all few minutes ago and ready for the iOS 11.
     
  6. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    You are brave! :)
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I’ve checked and have a few apps that I will be bummed to lose, but it’s time for things to move forward.
     
  8. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ phone will be staying on 10.3.3 for my 32 bit apps, and will become my ‘iPod touch’ once I get the new X. I have 12 games that have never been updated that I have had since iPhone 4 days, and I want to keep them around.
    They don’t need internet, so it will stay in airplane mode with all connectivity turned off and signed out of iCloud.
    As a stand-alone device it should be safe, and it can charge just about anywhere (unlike a retina iPad mini that will no longer charge from the usb on my work monitor). I even have 2 good solar panels that work great on it.
     
  9. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    It's a bit sad to delete some good 32 bit apps, but have to move on one day, why not now :D
     
  10. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a great strategy I think!
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    Part of me is feeling this way as well. But I'm still thinking about it...
     
  11. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    Purchased an iPad mini 4 and moved all my 32bit apps on to it. No reason to update that to IOS 11 so those are safe in case I do need them at some point.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    It depends on the apps you must have. For me, I've been eagerly waiting for iOS 11 to hit the streets. I can live with the small minority of apps that I have that won't run.
     
  13. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm wondering if this issue will slow down the iOS 11 adoption rate, but I guess we shall soon see!
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    Smart way to do it...
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    For me there's quite a few :(
     
  14. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I decided to go ahead and update...as a few of you said here, you've got to move on!
     
  15. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    All 5s, 6+, 6s+ updated, definitely worth the update, can totally forget about the 32 bit apps now. I really like the iOS 11, those small changes make the big difference.
     
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  17. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

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    Developers have known about this requirement with the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit for 2+ years (there was a first mention of it in 2014!) and if they haven't updated their apps at this point, how many do you think will now ? Odds are many have been abandoned....
     
  18. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, that would be great!
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    You're probably right...
     
  19. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

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    I don't know the diff between 32 and 64 bit but wouldn't devs want to update their apps to work on the new iOS? or is this more for apps that no longer get support
     
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    That’s me!!! Already in the Beta for my iPad Pro, but the phone and iPad Mini4 will stay on iOS 10. Have several vertical market apps that I can’t lose. I’m amazed at how many developers are unresponsive, since these are apps that are industry centric and exist to help employees solve unique problems. The people who designed them use them every day.
     
  21. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    You would think they would want to update, but many stopped updating long ago, and so mostly likely won't be converting to 64-bit...
     
  22. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Unless the apps automatically delete themselves, I don’t have a single 32-bit app. I also don’t have all that many on my phone since I’ve cut down on the nonessential ones.
     
  23. AnimAlu thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a number, but am dealing with it and hoping many will update :)
     
  24. LizKat macrumors 601

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    I still have an iPod touch 5th generation that can't use iOS 11, so it's perfect for putting a handful of favored 32bit apps on while I still have them handy on a laptop via sync to iTunes 12.6.6.20. The device is getting pretty long in the tooth now anyway but the apps are even older so they're a good match for each other.

    When I ordered my newer iPod touch, I must have known there was going to be some reason not to give the 5th gen device to one of the kids down the road who usually get offers of my hand-me-down gear. Looks like I'm gonna wear this one out myself.
     
  25. Dremmel macrumors member

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    IOS 10.3 works great for me. I haven't seen anything compelling in IOS11 to convince me to bin off the functionality of my 32bit apps. I won't be updating.
     

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