Home » Millions of Fitbit owners warned app will stop working on older iPhones – are you affected?

FITBIT is about to stop working on Apple’s older iPhones, the company quietly announced in a blog post.

The fitness tracker firm has raised its minimum requirements for iOS devices.

iOS 15 is currently supported on all iPhones and iPads since the iPhone 6s


iOS 15 is currently supported on all iPhones and iPads since the iPhone 6sCredit: Alamy

This means some users might be locked out of the Fitbit app forever.

The company decided earlier this month that its app required iOS 14 or higher to operate.

However, tides have changed.

Now the app needs iOS 15 or higher in order to function.

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Luckily, Android users have been left unaffected, with there being no change to the minimum required software version.

Fitbit currently only works on Android 9.0 or higher.

This was actually made more accessible last year when the company updated its app to suit phones just below Android 10.

“To make full use of the Fitbit products and services, you must use an account with the Fitbit app, which requires a compatible iPhone or Android device,” Fitbit wrote in the post.

This higher Apple iOS version requirement for Fitbit should not have a major impact.

iOS 15 is currently supported on all iPhones and iPads since the iPhone 6s.

To update your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Head to Settings > General, then tap Software Update.
  • If you see more than one software update option available, choose the one you want to install.
  • Tap Install Now. If you see Download and Install instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, then tap Install Now.

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