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Want to Know Which Apps You have that will Not work with iOS 11
Here’s how to find out.
Submitted by Scott Davert on 7 July, 2017 – 17:15

With iOS 11 abandoning all support for 32 bit devices and apps, people may
be wondering what apps will and will not be supported. The official Apple
article linked to above states: “As a reminder, new iOS apps and updates
submitted to the App Store must support 64-bit. Support for 32-bit apps is
not available in iOS 11 and all 32-bit apps previously installed on a user’s
device will not launch.” To that end, here’s a quick way to determine what
apps you have on your device that you will have to leave behind along with
iOS 10 itself. This information is available with iOS 10.3 and later.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Go to General.
3. Double Tap the About button.
4. Scrol down/flick to the Applications button and double tap it.
5. At the top of this page will be a heading called “compatibility”
followed by a list of apps which contain a 64-bit update, and below that, a
list of those apps you may have to let go if the developer doesn’t update
At this time, there are a total of 22 apps on my phone which do not have
64-bit support. If you have apps in this category which you hope to be able
to use with iOS 11, I highly encourage you to contact the developer of those


Resources to Help Make Your Apple iOS Knowledge Grow
This excellent article was written By Darrin Cheney
Also, I have also included some other resources that are helpful in using
your iDevice.
Here is a start for using a keyboard to control your iPhone.

iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple now has a dedicated line for accessibility issues – you can reach them
at 877-204-3930. The number is also listed on the general contact
page .
AppleVis Accessible iOS apps, news & guides for blind and vision-impaired
VoiceOver users
Mosen Consulting Blindness technology eBooks, tutorials and training
tutorial based website for both new and existing VoiceOver users, sighted or

APPetizers: Byte size tidbits to help master your iDevice
By Darrin Cheney
Places to Go to Help Make Your iOS Knowledge Grow
It’s finally summer and a good time to rest, relax, and explore your
iDevice. I want to share some of my favorite places to Learn more about iOS.
As you find helpful articles, remember to add them to your Safari Reading
List. Select this option under the “share” button.
Hadley Institute Instructional Videos:
The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired has developed
iFocus, a series of instructional videos that teaches you how to use your
iDevice. Douglas Walker does a super job taking you through each step. I
found the “Placing and Receiving Phone Calls” video very helpful. It helps
to practice while listening to the video.
Another helpful video is searching for an item in the iOS Settings app.
Normally, you’d have to go through each menu. What a time saver! Each
instructional video comes with a link to download the .MP3 file or a text
( is one of my favorite resources to learn more about my iDevice
and Mac. Get started by entering a topic in the search box. Or choose from
Apps to Blogs to Podcasts to Guides and much more! I found the BARD mobile
app podcast very helpful. Scott Davert did a great job guiding me through
the app and saving me a ton of time trying to learn it on my own.
I just found a podcast that describes a free app that will tell me when
sunrise and sunset are each day. You can register and sign-up for the free
monthly newsletter.
National Braille Press:
The National Braille Press is a great place to buy books about technology,
braille, and much, much more! You can buy books in braille, DAISY download,
eBraille, or in Word format. I’m reading “iOS 10 Without the Eye” by
Jonathan Mosen ( Jonathan does a
great job highlighting the changes in iOS 10.
I just heard about an interesting book, “Go Where You Wanna Go: Using GPS on
the iPhone” by Judy Dixon. Judy explains how to explore and create routes
using GPS apps on the iPhone. NBP has a robust list of other technology
FlyingBlind, LLC:
Flying Blind, LLC is an assistive technology company that sells technology
and provides training solutions. I’ve talked with Larry Lewis, the founder,
and he is most kind and is very knowledgeable about braille and assistive
technology. Larry shares their weekly eNewsletter called “TopTech Tidbits”,
which is a great resource to help keep up with current trends, issues, and
solutions for blind users.
Click on the link on the FlyingBlind, LLC website to subscribe or click on
the archives button to read back issues.
You can also check out their EyePod TechnoCast Archive.
Final Thoughts:
Pick one of the websites above and explore. Begin reading, learning, and
playing with the app. Create reminders on notecards or on your iDevice.
Finally, consider teaching or sharing what you learn with a friend. One of
my summer projects is to learn more about using “Spotlight” on my iPhone and
how I can customize the searches based upon the apps I use and the places I
go the most.
Happy Learning!

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