Barclays Bank will be the latest one to join in the ‘apps leaving Windows Phone’ list. They’ve decided to discontinue their Mobile Banking app for the Windows Phone users.
From the coming February, the user’s will not be able to log into the app from Windows Phone. They’ve amde this decision because of the potential security issues that may come up in Windows Phone since Microsoft is not actively supporting it
In an email recevied by the customer, they said:
We’re making some important updates to your mobile banking app. From February you’ll no longer be able to log into your app from your Windows phone. We’re sorry for any disruption this may cause.
Why are we making the change?
We’re committed to providing you with the best, most secure version of the app. With these devices we’re no longer able to meet the extremely high standard that we set ourselves and that you deserve. We hope that the options below will allow you to continue carrying out your banking quickly and easily.
Other ways to manage your account
- Online and Telephone Banking or Branches – You’ll still be able to manage your account via online banking. If you’re not registered for online banking you can visit our website and click ‘register’. If accessing the site via your mobile click ‘Login’ and then ‘Register now’. As always, you can also call us or visit one of our branches.
- Use the app on another device – If you have an Apple or Android smartphone or an Apple tablet, you can still use the app. Simply download the latest version from your app store and follow the steps to register your new device. Please note.
- iOS must support Operating System 9.3 or above
- Android must support Operating System 4.4 or above
With the latest version of the app you can now:
• Update your details – You can let us know if you’ve changed your address or phone number
• Control your cards – Report cards lost or stolen, view your PIN and apply a temporary freeze
• Opt in for Rewards – Such as Barclays Blue Rewards and cashback
• Discover Products – Explore our range of mortgages, loans and insurance products.
Your monthly statements
If you receive your statements electronically, don’t worry, these will still be stored on the cloud, however you’ll only be able to access them through online banking.
If you’d now like to receive paper statements by post, you can change your preferences in online banking using the drop-down menu under your name, or by calling us.
We’re here to help
If you have any queries or concerns about how to manage your account, please give us a call.
Your Barclays Team
Microsoft seems to have abbandonned hopes on Windows Phone and Mobile platform completely. EA, WeChat, Flipboard all have recently pulled out their apps from Windows Phone store because of the low user base compared to the high upkeep of the apps. Even Microsoft discontinued Skype for Windows Phone for the same reason.
With all the apps ultimately leaving the Windows Phone store, this might be high time to move on to other platform.