Apple has removed support for older 32-bit applications in the new iOS 11, which has been hinted at in iOS 10 with messages warning certain apps need to be updated by the developer. The first 64-bit processor iPad was the iPad Air, released in 2013 and since then Apple has been warning developers of it's move away from 32-bit architecture.
What does this mean for us? Some of the apps you love to use in your classroom will not work on iOS 11. So how do we find out which apps won't run on iOS 11?
Follow these steps to find out:
- Make sure your iPad is up-to-date on iOS 10.3 or later
- Open Settings > General > About > Applications where you will find a list of apps that will not work with iOS unless the developer updates the app soon. (Note: if you can't click on Applications then you don't have any 32-bit apps installed on this iPad)
You may want to contact the developer of the app to encourage them to update their app so it will work on iOS 11. If enough of us make contact, they might update the app.