Apple Has Officially Ended 32-Bit App Support In iOS 11

The new Files app, which is also available on iPhone, is very similar to the All My Files feature found in macOS. The developer preview for the operating system is now available for download on, so go ahead and get your version running if you're a developer, or just want to play around maybe.

Ahead of Apple's WWDC 2017 event, there were a bevy of clues that suggested the company might drop support for 32-bit apps in iOS 11. To access your software update page, simply choose Settings General Software Update.

The "Do Not Disturb While Driving", which is expected to roll out later this year, will block any messages from the iPhone or iPad with an updated iOS 11. The Cupertino giant talked about improvements to iMessage, its native messaging client, but forgot to mention an interesting new and useful feature that's making its way to the same - Business Chat. Unfortunately, if you don't have an Apple Developer account which costs $99 United States dollars per year, you can't gain access. However, this year's iOS 11 will focus on iPad productivity the most, as far as Apple announced. Games now have a dedicated section, with recommendations, new releases and collections picked by Apple staff.

Apple has also made it easier to annotate documents using the Apple Pencil, and Control Centre gives a more Mac-like view of our open apps and documents.

Apple has improved the multitasking abilities in iOS 11. And, of course, it'll only work if your visitor has an iPhone, so keep that scrap of paper around for any Android users you know. You can also sort conversations by the amount of storage they take up, and delete them on an individual basis.

Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications.

IOS 11 is now available as a beta for developers, with a public beta due out at the end of the month, and a general release expected in the Autumn.

  • Arturo Norris