- Apple’s new macOS Catalina is ditching 32-bit app support, which means some apps may not work in the new update.
- MacOS Catalina will only support 64-bit apps.
- There’s a quick and easy way in macOS Mojave to see if your current apps are 32-bit or 64-bit.
- Even if your apps are 32-bit in macOS Mojave, the app’s developers might have a 64-bit version ready for macOS Catalina, especially if the developer is recognized by Apple.
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For the new macOS Catalina update, Apple is ditching certain low-powered versions of apps, know as “32-bit” apps, which don’t take full advantage of a Mac computer’s power.
Instead, macOS Catalina will only support “64-bit” apps that can make better use of your computer’s power.
For most people and the apps they use, this shouldn’t pose much of a problem. But just in case, there’s a quick and easy way to see if your apps are already 64-bit in macOS Mojave.
In some cases, you might find an app isn’t 64-bit, but that doesn’t mean that it’s outright incompatible with macOS Catalina — the app’s developers might have a 64-bit version of their app ready for macOS Catalina, especially if they’re recognized by Apple.
Here’s how to quickly and easily check which apps may or may not work with macOS Catalina: