iOS 10.3: How to See Which Apps Are Still 32-bit

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Apple is making it very clear the days of 32-bit app support on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are coming to an end. Lots of developers are working to make sure their apps are 64-bit, but there’s a chance some of the titles you depend on haven’t made the move. If you want to see if any of the apps you’re using are still 32-bit there’s an easy way to check on your iPhone and iPad. Follow along to learn how.

To see if any of the apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch are 32-bit without a 64-bit update available do this:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General
  • Select About
  • Tap Applications
App Compatibility shows which iOS apps are still 32-bit

You iOS device’s General settings (left) can show which apps are still 32-bit (right)

Now you’ll see the App Compatibility list showing all of the installed apps that are 32-bit and don’t have a 64-bit update. In my case that’s Solar Monitor and Jabra’s app for controlling its Bluetooth earpod settings.

Unfortunately, Soloar Monitor was last updated in July 2012, so I’m not holding out much hope for that. Jabra, however, needs to hop to it before customers lose some earpod functionality.

4 Comments Add a comment

  1. NewfieM

    When I follow the instructions provided, and tap ‘Applications,’ nothing happens. I tried it on my iPad and my iPhone, both recent models (iPad Mini 4 and iPhone 7+). There are not yet updated to iOS 10.3, however.

    It would probably be a good idea to indicate that to make this check of Applications 32-bit vs 64-bit, the device needs to be updated to iOS 10.3.

    If that’s what the problem is when attempting the ‘tap Applications’ step.

  2. It would probably be a good idea to indicate that to make this check of Applications 32-bit vs 64-bit, the device needs to be updated to iOS 10.3.

    When you posted your comment, did the title of this tip not start with “iOS 10.3:” ?

    Unless the title of the tip was indeed edited after your post, I do believe they’ve already done exactly as you suggest. 🙂

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