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Topic # 223212 19-Sep-2017 14:50
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Wow, I'm glad I stumbled into this before clicking on the next iPhone update to iOS 11 due in the next few days.

It seems that 32-bit apps won't work in the new version. I have a number of apps I use regularly which haven't been updated to 64-bit due to the developer being taken over, and I'll lose access them if I update to iOS 11. In fact, I'm not even sure I'll be able to reinstall them if I lose them or have to reset my phone.

Just posting this so others are aware - check for 32-bit apps by going to Settings --> General --> About --> Applications which will list the 32-bit apps if you have any installed.

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  Reply # 1868645 19-Sep-2017 15:06
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wow incredible!


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  Reply # 1868647 19-Sep-2017 15:11
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This has been know about for a long time. But I thought there was some warning prior to updating that will tell you which apps won’t work. I only had a few apps that didn’t including some banking ones. People don’t need to update though, although ios11 has some great features, especially on the iPad, and I have been using it since beta 2. I don’t know why some of the iPad features haven’t been copied to the iPhone such as the new dock and the swipe up to access the dock from in an app.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1868653 19-Sep-2017 15:17
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I have one App that wont work, a Vodafone App





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  Reply # 1868671 19-Sep-2017 15:28
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If you backup you phone to your pc via iTunes including apps that should retain a local copy of the app.

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  Reply # 1868674 19-Sep-2017 15:29
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Developers have had since December 2014 to include 64bit support in their apps...

 


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  Reply # 1868715 19-Sep-2017 16:18
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mattwnz: If you backup you phone to your pc via iTunes including apps that should retain a local copy of the app.

 

Umm, no.


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  Reply # 1868716 19-Sep-2017 16:18
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Only app I've got that won't work with the update is the Vodafone TV app, have asked them on twitter and only really got a "we're looking at it" reply


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  Reply # 1868719 19-Sep-2017 16:20
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Some of my paid for older games may not work, so I'll hold off iphone6 for now.

I'll update Apple TV, and hope I can still air play TVNZ, but guess if banking applics stop on phone, I might be forced to.


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  Reply # 1868722 19-Sep-2017 16:25
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Wait for the week long Stuff expose` on this!


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  Reply # 1868796 19-Sep-2017 18:10
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mattwnz: If you backup you phone to your pc via iTunes including apps that should retain a local copy of the app.

 

As of iTunes 12.7 a few days ago iTunes does not have anything to do with apps. No App Store, not local apps.


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  Reply # 1868822 19-Sep-2017 19:30
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I have 6 apps that show won't work.  Nothing I can't live without or that don't have alternatives.  

 

Yes also discovered that iTunes no longer manages apps and is now focused towards music and on-line content.  Not quite sure how I will now manage app content such as VLC which you could load files to directly using iTunes.  I am sure there is a way and will cross that bridge when I come to it. 

 

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  Reply # 1868824 19-Sep-2017 19:35
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@scuwp you can still manage files that are used by apps, so you should be OK - you can drag and drop them in and out still.


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  Reply # 1868831 19-Sep-2017 20:06
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mattwnz: If you backup you phone to your pc via iTunes including apps that should retain a local copy of the app.


As of iTunes 12.7 a few days ago iTunes does not have anything to do with apps. No App Store, not local apps.



That sucks. iTunes used to save apps locally as I have a lot backed up. I wonder if using old versions of iTunes will do it , but I guess that will only work with older devices using older versions of iOS. Can’t stand the newer dumbed down iTunes software.

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  Reply # 1868854 19-Sep-2017 20:42
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Interesting.

 

on my phone:

 

Apple Remote

 

Stopwatch

 

SimpleResize (photo resizer, quite handy)

 

BookMyShow (going to NZ movie theatres)

 

VodafoneTV (no surprises there)

 

Tower Madness (tower defense game, shame about this one as I really enjoy it)





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  Reply # 1868855 19-Sep-2017 20:45
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I am a bit sad...I expected a revamp of itunes including how it looks and feels as part of the 10 year thing. Even IOS 11 is same old. 


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