32 bit apps will go obsolete for iOS 11


Apple is going to conduct its largest event of 2017 this month. The Cupertino-located tech major is all geared up for the launch of iPhone 8, its 10th anniversary version (also rumored to be named as iPhone X).

Apart from this, rumors also recommend the roll out of 2 more handsets, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 7S. Also in the list is, the latest variant of the mobile operating of the company—system iOS 11—and the 3rd edition of Apple Watch.


With iOS 11, Apple is anticipated to fully withdraw backup for 32 bit apps and move the consumers to 64 bit ones. This shift is claimed to impact as many as 200,000 applications present on the App Store. The firm began displaying warnings to both iOS developers and users, asking them to move to 64 bit apps from 32 bit apps from April.

If you need to verify which applications on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch are still utilizing the 32 bit framework, you can do it through iOS settings.

  1. Open your iPhone and go to the Settings and click the option of General menu
  2. Click on About
  3. Click on Applications

Here, you will be allowed to view which applications are 32 bit and do not have an update path to 64 bit. The top of the section has a text that reads, “These apps may slow down your iPhone and will not work with future versions of iOS, if they are not updated. If no update is available, contact the app developer for more information.”

Even though Apple has not verified the decision yet, developers and analysts have verified that the firm will be moving towards 64 bit apps this year more forcefully.

iOS 11 was revealed at the annual developers conference of the company, WWDC 2017, in June 2017. The OS since then has been in beta mode. The OS will transmit a swing of new aspects comprising a new Portrait Mode, refreshed lock screen, and changes to Notifications and Control Centre. The OS is also anticipated to bring some huge changes in software to the iPad, this comprises more options of split-screen.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here