Surfshark drops legacy iOS and macOS support

If you’re using a legacy Apple OS, the title of this article might worry you. Yes, we will no longer support older iOS and macOS releases, so what are you supposed to do? Well, there’s no need to panic. We’ll answer all your questions below.

Why did we decide to make this change?

Because we want to encourage everyone to use the safest devices. And since the newest systems receive the latest security updates – they’re also the safest ones. 

Sadly, that’s not the case with legacy operating systems. On the contrary, they’re vulnerable to many unknown (or very recent) threats, and you should do everything you can to avoid the risks they bring.

Besides improved security, we’ll be able to focus on future updates and provide you with:

  • New features and technologies (especially the ones not supported by the older operating systems);
  • Better quality interface and app performance;
  • Smoother and faster update process.

What versions will be supported?

From now on, Surfshark will support the four latest iOS (and soon macOS) releases. This means that once a new macOS or iOS version is out, we’ll be dropping official support for the oldest and start supporting the freshly released one. 

For iOS, from now on, we will continue supporting iOS 13 and all newer operating systems. For macOS, the oldest supported system will soon be Catalina (macOS 10.15). Here’s a list of the supported iOS versions starting today (and macOS in the near future):

iOS versions

iOS 16
Fully supported
iOS 15
Fully supported
iOS 14
Fully supported
iOS 13
Fully supported
iOS 12
No longer officially supported
iOS 11
No longer officially supported
iOS 10
No longer officially supported

macOS versions

macOS 13 (Ventura)
Fully supported
macOS 12 (Monterey)
Fully supported
macOS 11 (Big Sur)
Fully supported
macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Fully supported
macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
No longer officially supported
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
No longer officially supported
macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
No longer officially supported

The supported systems will change with the new Apple releases. This information was provided in September 2022.

So, what should you do now?

First and foremost – update your device. New updates come with security improvements. Get them.

If updating your macOS device is not an option, you can still use Surfshark by trying these solutions:

And if your iOS device can’t get the newest system updates, Surfshark will be available to you via:

If you have any more questions or need help setting up your device, contact us via email or live chat! We’ll be waiting for you 24/7.