Some Apps Will Not Work On iOS 11. Here's How To Find Out Which Ones Before You Upgrade
Apple's iOS 11 finally comes out today, bringing a new slew of features and upgrades to iPhone and iPad users
Some of the notable features include new emojis, a new customisable control centre, a smarter Siri, and a specialised keyboard designed for one-handed typing.
iOS 11 is also introducing a Do Not Disturb while Driving mode, which is aimed at removing the temptation for motorists to look at their device when behind the wheel.
However, with all major iOS updates, some apps will stop working once you transition to iOS 11
For iOS 11, all old 32-bit apps, which includes some of the first apps and games you downloaded onto your iPhone and iPad, are incompatible with the new iOS unless the apps are updated to 64-bit.
Apple has favoured the more superior 64-bit chip in 2013 after the company launched the iPhone 5s. At that time, Apple pressured developers to start taking advantage of the faster chip technology, but still allowed 32-bit apps to be developed and brought to its App Store.
Nonetheless, there are still developers who have yet to update their apps to 64-bit. Here's how you can find out which apps won't work on iOS 11:
First spotted by a Twitter user, Apple has added a section in Setting where you can view which apps are not compatible with iOS 11.
On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > About, and then look for Applications in the list.
If you don't have any applications that are 32-bit then tapping Applications will do nothing. But if you see an arrow on the right side of that section then tap on it and you'll be presented with a list of all the 32-bit apps on your device.
Another thing to note is that you can still update to iOS 11 even if some of your apps are not compatible. The apps won't disappear; instead, they'll remain inactive and unusable.
Essentially, there's nothing much you can do but to wait for an update from the developers.
Have you updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11? What do you like (or dislike) about it? Let us know in the comment section below!
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