New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 19, 2023) follows:

The excitement of upgrading to the latest iOS 17 update quickly turn into frustration for Geometry Dash fans as a number of players immediately started reporting crashing issues.

With each iOS update, Apple introduces new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. However, sometimes these updates inadvertently cause compatibility issues with certain platforms.


And Geometry Dash seems to be one of the casualties of iOS 17.

Geometry Dash crashing or not working after iOS 17 update

A growing number of players have reported encountering issues with the game, primarily crashes and inability to launch (1,2,3,4,5,6).


Geometry dash not working? I got iOS 17 and now I can’t play geometry dash. Anybody know why I can’t play anymore?

@RobTopGames geometry dash is completely broken with ios 17 you can’t even open gd @today_gd idk if you wanna report on this

The core issue behind Geometry Dash’s malfunction on iOS 17 is the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit apps. Apparently, Apple has dropped support for 32-bit apps in iOS 17, rendering them incompatible.

And Geometry Dash, unfortunately, falls into this category. As a result, it cannot run on iOS 17, which only supports 64-bit applications.

32 bit apps are discontinued and gd is a 32 bit app
edit: more context + spelling

This has understandably left many fans of the game disappointed and eager for a solution (1,2,3,4,5).

Fix incoming with v2.2 update

The good news is that there is still hope for Geometry Dash players. According to some, a fix for the iOS 17 compatibility problem will be included in the upcoming v2.2 update, which is expected to be available next month.


While Geometry Dash players eagerly await the upcoming update, you may also try Geometry Dash Lite.

2.2 is fixing this bug ffs. Download gd lite and check if it works

In the meantime, players can stay informed, contact support if needed, and keep an eye on potential updates.

We’ll also keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article accordingly.

Update 1 (September 25, 2023)

12:33 pm (IST): There’s still no official date for the release of new version that fixes this issue. And in the meantime, users are sharing memes on this issue.

Update 2 (September 26, 2023)

06:33 pm (IST): Besides iOS 17, GD also does not work in iOS 15, and people complained about this a few years ago as well (1,2,3).

Interestingly, GD works perfectly fine in iOS 16, so if you don’t want to wait for the v2.2 update or use GD Lite, you can try downgrading your iPhone from iOS 17 to iOS 16 to keep playing.

Update 3 (September 28, 2023)

06:26 pm (IST): A number of people are speculating the release date of Geometry Dash 2.2. Some believe that it will be released on Oct. 14, while others claim that it’s going to be released on Oct. 31.

Update 4 (October 2, 2023)

05:25 pm (IST): Fortunately, some players (1,2) are able to run Geometry Dash on iOS 17 based devices.

Update 5 (October 11, 2023)

05:25 pm (IST): According to one of the players, this is due to an issue with the Everplay SDK.

This will be fixed in 2.2, it’s an issue with the Everyplay SDK

Update 6 (October 17, 2023)

10:35 am (IST): One user believes that it opens fine in spin-off games because they are based on the 2.2 code base, and will be rectified with the 2.2 release.

Geometry Dash
Credits: u/underkirby / Reddit

Update 7 (October 23, 2023)

08:34 am (IST): Users are still reporting crashes, thus the problem has not yet been resolved. Hopefully, update 2.2, which is slated for release in November, will address the issue.

Update 2.2 is the upcoming twelfth major update of Geometry Dash, currently set to release in November 2023.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Gaming section so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Geometry Dash

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