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Check Now to See Which of Your Apps Won’t Work on iOS 11

Ben Stegner 25-07-2017

September is near, which means that a new version of iOS is on the horizon. We’ve rounded up the biggest new features coming to your iPhone in iOS 11 What's New in iOS 11? The New Features Coming to Your iPhone Here's everything coming to your iPhone and iPad with the arrival of iOS 11 later in 2017. Read More , but there’s an important bit to note too: with the 64-bit-only iOS 11, old 32-bit apps What's the Difference Between 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows? What's the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows? Here's a simple explanation and how to check which version you have. Read More won’t work any longer.


In the current iOS 10, you may have already seen a warning that certain apps may slow down your system. That was a gentle push, but in iOS 11, they flat-out won’t run unless the developer updates them to comply with new standards.

Thankfully, you can check and see which of your apps are affected.

Head to Settings > General > About > Applications. You’ll see an App Compatibility page that shows any apps on your phone that won’t work on iOS 11 in their current state. If you don’t see any apps here, fantastic! You don’t have anything to worry about for iOS 11. However, there’s a good chance that at least a few apps won’t be 64-bit ready.

Make sure to open the App Store and check the Updates tab for any new versions of installed apps. As iOS 11 gets closer, active developers should publish updates for compatibility. If you open an app’s page on the App Store and scroll down, you can tap Developer Website to visit their page and find the dev’s contact information. You could politely ask them if they’re planning to update their app for iOS 11.

Apps that haven’t seen updates in years are likely abandoned and won’t see an update for iOS 11. Such is the nature of app development, unfortunately. While you’re still using iOS 10, check out the most important settings you should change 10 New iOS 10 Settings You Should Change To activate some of iOS 10's new features, like sending read receipts in Messages or having Siri announce calls, you'll need to tweak a few settings. Read More .


How many of your installed apps aren’t ready for iOS 11? Which ones were you surprised to see listed as incompatible? Tell us down in the comments!

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