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Friday, March 17, 2017

Google Apps for Mobile Devices are updating. Are you prepared?











On April 3, 2017 Google will be shutting down their legacy Google apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive) for Android and iOS devices.    At this time G Suites has notified me that some of are users are still using the legacy apps that will be closing down.  Please make sure you check your version and update!

Google states: "To prepare users for this change, the legacy versions of the Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps will show to affected users one of these following messages this month:

  • "Version too old: Sorry, this version of Google Drive is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a newer version."
  • "App update required: This version of Google [app name] is no longer supported. Update to the latest version."
  • "System update required: Google [app name] no longer supports this version. Go to device settings to check for a system update." "
In an article from G Suite Updates they give the following information for the versions impacted and what to do:
  • "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)

This month, users of these legacy versions will begin seeing the below prompts to upgrade. Please note that after March 1, some users with very old versions will be forced to upgrade when they receive the prompt.


If you are using any of these unsupported versions, we encourage you to download and install the latest version of that mobile application. Note that corresponding web and desktop applications will not be affected by this change.

To check your app's version on an Android device:
  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Choose the app: Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

OR
  1. Go to the app: Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Go to Help and Feedback > Version info.

To check your app's version on an iOS device:
  1. Open the app: Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Go to Settings > About.

OR
  1. Open the app: Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Go to Navigation Drawer > Settings > About.
  3. Scroll down."