When iOS 15 debuts in September, iPhone devices running iOS 13 or lower won’t receive updates for the Outlook app. These handsets will still be able to continue using the older version of the Outlook app initially.
However, this is just a brief respite as the Outlook app running on iOS 13 devices or lower will eventually stop syncing emails and calendar data.
There is one simple way to make sure you will have access to Outlook updates and support going forward. If your iPhone or Apple Watch is eligible, make sure you download and install at least iOS 14 and WatchOS 7 respectively. Microsoft has also advised Apple device owners to not delay and update their device’s OS as quickly as possible.
The news comes after earlier this week millions of people were put at risk from being blocked from the Microsoft 365 range of apps.
The Microsoft 365 offering includes essential working from home apps such as Outlook, Word and Powerpoint. And – thanks to a change announced last year – millions of people could have been left unable to use these services from this week.