Technical Specifications

FileMaker Go 17

System requirements

FileMaker Go 17 is a single, universal app that is designed for both iPad and iPhone and is available on the App Store.

FileMaker Go 17 is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 11.2 minimum and requires iTunes 12.x minimum.

Language support

FileMaker Go 17 is available in the following languages: Worldwide English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Using FileMaker Go

FileMaker Pro Advanced is required to create or to modify custom apps. Custom apps cannot be created or modified with FileMaker Go.

File compatibility

Custom apps created using FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced minimum can be used with FileMaker Go 17.

Learn more about converting your pre-12 FileMaker apps.

Host compatibility and connection limits

The latest updates must be applied to the software listed below before hosting FileMaker Go 17 apps.

Host Connection limits
FileMaker Pro 17, 16, and 15 Advanced


FileMaker Pro 16 and 15
Allows for up to 5 simultaneous client connections.

NOTE: This feature will be deprecated in the next version of FileMaker Pro Advanced. Peer-to-peer sharing is recommended for testing purposes only.
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FileMaker Server 17 and 16 Allows up to 500 users*
FileMaker Server 15 Allows up to 100 users*
FileMaker Cloud 1.17 and 1.16 Allows up to 100 users*

*A user license is required to access custom apps hosted by FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server from FileMaker Go. The number of FileMaker Go connections may be limited by hardware, app design, operating system, or license agreement.

Deprecated and removed technologies

FileMaker, Inc. continually invests in the latest technology in order to keep making improvements to the FileMaker Platform. As a result, some features and operating systems are deprecated and will be removed in future versions of FileMaker software. See a list of deprecated technologies.