Since Apple is in no mood to play the waiting game anymore, 32-bit apps may soon become the past on iOS devices. Despite having been warned since December 2014 that all updates to software must include 64-bit support, a ton of apps are yet to comply with the Apple's instruction.
iOS 10.3 features an identification tool that allows you to find out all the 32-bit apps. If you have installed some apps which haven't been updated for quite some time, it's time to identify them as future iOS updates may completely invalidate them. Let me show you how it's done!
How to Identify All the 32-Bit Apps Installed on iPhone
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Now, tap on About.
Step #3. Next up, you have to tap on Applications.
Step #4. All the 32-bit apps will be listed on the screen.
As compared to 64-bit apps, 32-bit apps are less secure and don't run as smoothly as you would expect on a 64-bit device like iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Being responsible for the security of iOS devices, Apple no longer wants the outdated apps to still exist in the App Store. If various reports are to be believed, iOS 11 will have its door opened only for the 64-bit apps.
From the users' perspective, the tech giant is right in ensuring that only fully compatible and updated apps run on iOS devices. With the news of security breach, hacking coming in the news every now and then, it's better to have secure apps that are able to safeguard personal information, isn't it?
It would be better if Apple allows users to easily find out the 32-bit apps both in App Store and iTunes. It would help users in avoiding to install the outdated apps. What's your take on it? Share your feedback in the comments below.