Needless to say, Google’s default applications are currently playing a great role in productivity tasks on many mobile devices, both Android and iOS. Apparently, the web giant Google is shutting down legacy versions of its G Suite apps, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The company will stop supporting older versions.
Here is the full list of Android bad iOS apps, which will cease to function after April 3, 2017-
- Google Drive for Android (prior to version 2.4.311)
- Google Docs for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
- Google Sheets for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
- Google Slides for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
- Google Drive for iOS (prior to version 4.16)
- Google Docs for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12204)
- Google Sheets for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12208)
- Google Slides for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12203)
The users stuck on older versions of these applications, they will be getting prompts to update the application starting March 1, 2017. The prompt will appear like below-
Many of the legacy users stuck on a given version due to many reasons like a hardware issue, a case of not necessarily using an official, complete or current version of Google Play Services. It can be many reasons but its good to have the latest version on your device of any application. The legacy users with very old versions will be forced to upgrade when they receive the above prompt. Starting from April 3, 2017, Google will pull the plug on these legacy versions for good. This goes both for the iOS and Android versions of the G Suite apps.
If you are using any of these unsupported versions, we would like to encourage you to download and install the latest version of that mobile application.
Note: Corresponding web and desktop applications will not be affected by this change. On most devices, you can find an app’s version type in its settings menu.