Reddit for iPhone and iPad now requires iOS 13 or later to work

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What you need to know

  • The latest Reddit iOS and iPad app requires iOS 13 and later to run.
  • The move means the Reddit app will no longer work on anything older than an iPhone 6s.

Reddit has released a new update for its iPhone and iPad app which removes support for iOS 12. That means users will need to have iOS 13 or later installed in order to continue using the app.

As a result, anyone using a device older than iPhone 6s is now out of luck, although we'd suggest it's probably a good reason to treat yourself to a new iPhone 12 if you find yourself in that camp. Failing that, here are the best iPhones available today.

Developers often remove support for older versions of iOS to allow them to make better use of newer APIs, something that is likely the case here as well. Removing support for iOS 12 isn't the only change in this update, though, with bug fixes the order of the day.

  • Moving forward, we will only support iOS 13.0 and above
  • New Functionality: Now you can double tap on images to zoom in
  • Bug Fix: The "Add new Custom Feed" button doesn't overlap other elements on the custom feed screen anymore
  • Bug Fix: Saving a video post won't freeze the video anymore

Users can download the updated Reddit app from the App Store now. It's free and you don't need a Reddit account, either.

Oliver Haslam

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.