Microsoft confirms Teams will no longer support iOS 13 soon

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Microsoft Teams iOS (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has confirmed to iMore that Teams will not support iOS 13 once iOS 15 arrives.
  • Users with iOS 13 devices will still be able to use teams, but they won't get new updates.

Microsoft has confirmed to iMore that its Teams app will no longer support devices running iOS 13 once iOS 15 arrives — likely next month.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed via email that Teams supports "the latest two versions of iOS, and with iOS 15 shipping next month, support for iOS 13 will end." Those who are using devices with iOS 13 installed can either update to iOS 14 or iOS 15, or continue to use the app as-is. They won't receive any updates, though.

Microsoft also confirms as much on its Teams requirements page (opens in new tab).

Support is limited to the two most recent major versions of iOS. For example, when a new, major version of iOS is released, the iOS requirement is the new version and the most recent versions that preceded it.

The news could potentially impact people whose kids are learning remotely, with many using older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches that may not be able to update to iOS 14 or iOS 15. The news that the app will continue to work is of course welcome, but any new features schools and businesses want to make use of will not trickle down to older devices.

Those looking to upgrade to a device that does support newer versions of iOS should check out the latest iPad Air, arguably the best iPad you can buy for the money right now.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.