Version 4 Mobile SDKs end-of-support FAQ

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End of support for the version 4 Mobile SDKs

Support for the Mobile version 4 SDKs will end on September 30, 2020.

After September 30, 2020, customers can continue to download and use the version 4 SDKs, but there will be no Customer Care support or access to forums. The Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDK (previously referred to as v5) will exclusively support upcoming Adobe Experience Cloud features and functionality.

We recommend that you migrate to the new Experience Platform Mobile SDK when feasible.

End-of-support considerations

Here are the end-of-support considerations for the version 4 SDKs:

  • 4x SDKs will have continued Adobe Customer Support and access to forums until September 30, 2020.

  • Adobe will release final updates for Version 4 SDKs to facilitate compatibility with upcoming OS releases such as iOS 13/Xcode 11 and Android Q.

  • Customer issues will continue to be addressed by impact through September 30, 2019, after which Adobe may, in its sole discretion, develop new fixes for problems of high technical impact or business exposure for customers. Based on the customer input, Adobe will determine the degree of impact and exposure and the consequent activities.

  • Starting October 2020, no new fixes, OS-related updates, or support for 4x SDKs will be provided. Customers will be expected to use the new Experience Platform Mobile SDKs.

Frequently asked questions

Why is the support for the version 4 SDKs ending?

The version 4 SDKs were first released in September 2013 to support mobile app implementations for Adobe Analytics (including Mobile Services), Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe Target, and Adobe Campaign. These performant, well-tested SDKs provided rich functionality and are used in well over 18,000 apps across app stores.

Spurred by customer feedback for more control, performance, and functionality over the years; and to support future product enhancements, we released the re-architected Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs in September 2018. The new Experience Platform Mobile SDKs replaces the version 4 SDKs and provide support for new features such as flexible configuration through Experience Platform Launch, modular Adobe and partner extensions.

Solutions such as Target Visual Experience Composer, Adobe Experience Platform Location Service, and Project Griffon are exclusively available on Experience Platform Mobile SDKs.

Where do I learn more about upgrading/migrating to the Experience Platform Mobile SDKs?

To upgrade to the Experience Platform SDKs, see Upgrade to the Experience Platform SDKs.

Can I still download and use the version 4 SDKs?

You can continue to use the version 4 SDKs after the end-of-support dates. However, as mentioned in End-of-support considerations, no support will be provided.

SDK downloads through GitHub and other locations will be available through May 30, 2021.

Whom do I contact for more information the end-of-support for Version 4 SDKs?

To discuss your specific situation and receive advice on the best next steps, contact Adobe Customer Support .