Recent SketchBook updates and iPad 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C users

Administrator/ June 8, 2017/ Common questions

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Since SketchBook 4.0, we’ve read through your iTunes comments and have really taken them to heart. We are grateful for the feedback and have made changes where they made sense. The recent SketchBook updates address many of the issues raised. See below for more details.

SketchBook 4.0.4

The release of 4.0.4 introduced the Pixel Preview preference to address the confusion many of you had when we added the Pixel Preview mode in 4.0. Now, when you want to increase rendering speed, while zooming in an out of the canvas, you toggle it on, creating a pixelated look. When you just want to draw and want to see the smoothness of the strokes, you could toggle it off.

Recent SketchBook updates: General Preferences in SketchBook for iOS

SketchBook 4.1 (iOS 10)

In 4.1, we have updated the app to support iOS 10 and above. This update means iPad 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C devices are supported once again. If you have a 64-bit iOS device, but haven’t upgraded to iOS 10 and want 4.1, please do, since it’s free. To see the full list of what was added, check out the What’s new.

SketchBook 3.7.4 (iOS 9)

With the introduction of 4.0, some users tried to upgrade only to find that their device (32-bit iOS) wasn’t supported. This left them in one of three boats:

  • they didn’t know about the update, so they still had SketchBook v.3.7.4
  • they still had the app on their device, but couldn’t access a usable version of SketchBook (3.7.4)
  • they deleted the app

We didn’t want to alienate users with 32-bit devices, however, the introduction of 4.0 did. So, we did two things:

  • for iPad 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C devices running iOS 10, SketchBook v.4.1 is available
  • for 32-bit or 64-bit iOS devices running iOS 9, we worked with Apple to make it possible for SketchBook v.3.7.4 to be available again

For users who deleted the app, all your work is gone, unless you saved it to iCloud. With the iOS version of SketchBook, we added the iCloud feature for this very reason. You can retrieve your drawings from iCloud (that you backed up from your device) and restore them to your device. See Transferring files via iTunes for how.