Apple has afresh begun admonishing users about 32-big appliance compatibility. These applications are relics — although some are still in heavy use after a development team to abutment or update them — and will one day be phased out for the 64-bit versions most developers have been spitting out for at least half a decade.

Chances are that you aren’t using annihilation capital that can’t be easily replaced with article more current. But regardless, here’s how to check to see what you’ll need to alter in the coming months.

  1. Hold the Option key on your keyboard and click on the  ? logo in the top left corner. 
  2. Click .
  3. Scroll down until you get to and then click . It may take a minute to load, depending on how many apps you have installed. Wait it out.
  4. At the top, click the option to sort by and look for any apps labeled instead of . These are the ones you should look to alter in the near future.


If you get a window that looks like this (on step four), then you’ll need to aerate it, or start boring the area dividers at the top to make room for the added options. They’re there, but could be hidden at first.

Ironically, most of the apps defective 32-bit abutment are going to be those installed by absence on every Mac — programs like Compressor, InkServer, and Apple’s own DVD player. (Sidenote: Why is this even here? Apple alone concrete media slots ages ago).