lc79112 wrote:LDS Tool no longer works on my older IPhone. Requires newer version than is available for my device. Very sad, not everyone can afford the latest $1000 phone.
I do not know the availability or cost of iPhones, but when most of my apps stopped working on my Galaxy S4 (Android), I was looking at nearly $1,000 to continue using the newer Galaxy line of phones. At that point, I needed the other apps. Interestingly, Member Tools (formerly LDS Tools) was still working at the time.
I complained to some of my tech-savvy children who said I should consider a new phone for under $300 like the ones they were using. I pressed them for details and wound up with a new Motorola Moto g6. It has been an excellent selection for me, and there were other options to consider, as well.
One of the realities of being in a connected world is that as operating systems are upgraded, other software either upgrades or becomes obsolete. Older versions of Member Tools were maintained and security features were added until they would no longer work on older systems. Those changes were required because of changes to the Apple and Android operating systems. The Church has no control over those systems. Neither do the developers of other apps.
I am not saying you should go out and buy the type of phone I now have. My children were just telling me to shop around. I realize that, in your case, you may be looking at an even bigger change if there are no iPhone options that are less expensive. Those are decisions you will have to make. And, of course, it is hard to live without Member Tools once you get used to having it.
But it is possible. And these changes, and the decisions that come with them, are a reality of the world in which we now live.