August 31, 2017

IOS 11 Stops Supporting 32-bit Apps – Why?


At WWDC 2017 Apple announced iOS 11, Along with that they announced that 32 bit application is no longer supported in iOS 11.

With the launch of iOS 10.1, Apple started warning customers that older apps “may slow down your iPhone.” And in iOS 10.3 beta featured an even more serious message when launching a 32-bit app, which specifically read “This app will not work with future versions of iOS.”

iOS 10.3 Apple give surprised and includes a new alert for users when they open 32 bit application the notification popup appear that The developer of this app need to update it to work with ios 11.

You can’t search 32-bit apps in the new version of the App Store, and from Purchased tab you can’t installed previously downloaded 32-bit apps.

For the Mac, Apple told developers that mac OS High Sierra would be the last version of its desktop operating system to support 32-bit apps ‘without compromises’.

Why apple Dropping support?

  • For Improving the performance of iPhone.
  • 32 bit app takes more battery, performance, as well as the memory compare to 64 bit app.

Generally, most of the 32-bit applications in gaming category are especially those without a free-to-play business model. Around 1,88,000 apps that are not updated to 64-bit.

How to check app is 32 bit or 64 bit?

  • For check, open Settings -> Tap on General -> Tap on About and select Applications. This app listing is 32-bit app which is installed in Device.

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