How to check if your apps will work in iOS 11

App Compatibility

The 32-bit apocalypse is right around the corner. In case you missed the memo, Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11. This means 32-bit apps will not open on devices running iOS 11 or later. Instead users will see a pop-up informing them that the app needs to be updated to 64-bit for it to work on their device.

While most apps will not be affected, and some developers have promised to issue updates, other developers like Plants vs Zombies creator PopCap have announced they will be pulling older titles from the App Store. Apps deleted from the App Store will still appear on your device however, so you may want to check which ones will become useless in a few weeks when Apple is expected to launch iOS 11.


DIY iPhone 7 repair with Fix Kits

iFixit Fix Kit iPhone 7 battery

Anyone interested in repairing an iPhone has probably heard of the extensive DIY resources available at iFixit. Now the same site that offers a multitude of tutorial videos, repair guides and device teardowns offers iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Fix Kits. Fix Kits are packages which include all of the needed tools and parts for a specific repair.

How to use Background App Refresh

How to manage background app refresh on iPhone and iPad.

Starting with iOS 7, iPhone and iPad apps have been able to run in the background, refreshing even while not in use (prior to this only location services and music playback would run in the background). This allowed apps to update often instead of only updating when opened, so for example, you could get notifications from apps like Twitter and Facebook Messenger without having to launch them.

How to connect AirPods to the iPhone

Pairing AirPods with iPhone 7

AirPods are incredibly easy to pair with any iPhone running iOS 10 or later. Apple continues to tout the simplicity and reliability of the AirPods' built-in W1 chip. As the availability of AirPods improves, more Apple fans will give them a try. Follow these steps to connect AirPods to your iPhone for the first time:

How to use the new Camera filters in iOS 11

How to use camera filters in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

While lens filters for the iPhone's Camera app have been around for several iOS generations now, iOS 11 not only changes the available filters, but changes the user interface as well. Apple touts them in its iOS 11 preview:

"New professional-quality filters take the camera on iPhone to another level. Portrait photos are more expressive. Skin tones more natural. There are even filters for applying classic looks to your portraiture photography."


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