Time to upgrade to iOS 14 if you'd like to keep getting Microsoft Teams updates

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Microsoft Teams iOS (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will no longer support iOS 13 after October 2021.
  • Phones running iOS 13 will still be able to use Teams after the cutoff but won't receive any new app updates.
  • As of June 3, 2021, 90% of iPhones from the last four years are running iOS 14 and won't be affected by the upcoming change.

Microsoft Teams will drop support for iOS 13 in October 2021. Details about the change were sent out in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center (via OnMSFT). In October, Microsoft will also drop support for any versions below iOS 13. The change is expected to start toward the beginning of October 2021 and should wrap up by the end of that month.

Any iPhones running iOS 13 will still be able to use Microsoft Teams after October, but they won't receive any updates for the app. This also includes security updates, which are particularly important on Microsoft Teams. After the change, new installations of Teams will not be allowed on unsupported iOS devices.

"We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 13 and below," says a message in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. "Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year,"

This change probably won't affect many people. According to Apple (opens in new tab), as of June 3, 2021, 90% of iPhones from the last four years are running iOS 14.

Sean Endicott
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1 Comment
  • Guess it is nice to be able to target only the current version of an OS. I guess by Oct it is really the current and one previous. Couldn't do that on Android, or even Windows without leaving a lot of people behind.