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Warning before upgrading. There is more to consider than Sonos compatibility with S2...

  • 28 June 2020
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The S2 upgrading and dumping S1 devices has been a disaster.

I realised before upgrading that my play 5 would have to remain on separate S1 system. That's seemed annoying and odd but OK as is separate from rest of house so have both apps for just there. Odd the upgrade wouldn’t just make the old device ungroupable with newer ones...that would have been sensible thing to do and least impact to customers….but money racket meant that didn’t happen.

However the kids have old iphone 5 that does not install S2. Had not spotted thatn. That means some sonos in house needs to be S1 too to use sonos in their rooms on their old iphone as they were. Swapped around phones to upgrade one phone and now S1 will no longer install on anything less the ios 11 despite working before swapping around. So all expect the new phone are useless.

Total disaster, how are the kids able to control their sonos now as can't install S1 on iphone 5 anymore either. 

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Best answer by pwt 28 June 2020, 19:43

You may want to look at SonoPhone, which works with iOS 8 or above. For $2.99 you may be able to avert ‘total disaster’.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sonophone-for-sonos/id815251931

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You may want to look at SonoPhone, which works with iOS 8 or above. For $2.99 you may be able to avert ‘total disaster’.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sonophone-for-sonos/id815251931

Just so you know the sonos system requirements are here. They are always worth referring to from time to time.

Sonos System Requirements

Some old iOS controller devices (iPhone 5) are 32bit and no longer supported for a good many Apps, so it’s maybe time to consider upgrading those (now rather old) mobiles perhaps? I seem to recall that Apple did ask all developers to move their Apps over to 64bit, so that maybe part of the issue.

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/app_and_environment/updating_your_app_from_32-bit_to_64-bit_architecture

You may want to look at SonoPhone, which works with iOS 8 or above. For $2.99 you may be able to avert ‘total disaster’.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sonophone-for-sonos/id815251931

Great thanks - a happy child again! Installed on iphone 5, automatically detected all devices S1 and S2 all on the same network...all working very well so far…. and kids reckon better than the official app!….only 20 minutes of use so far but might end up installing for all! Thanks for great tip!

Tip for others...another option if you are able to borrow a newer iphone...

  • Log old phone out of app store / icloud.
  • Login a newer phone to same account. Install all the apps you would like including S1 (install other apps that are no longer installable like Spotify etc).
  • Logout borrowed phone.
  • Login back into old phone and it will prompt that can’t install apps but can to install the last version of S1 that was supported on the phone.

Sorted! Happy kids on old hand me down phones!

Although kids still prefer SonoPhone and can use S1 and S2 devices from the same app!

 

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