Technical Specifications

FileMaker Go 16

System requirements

FileMaker Go 16 is a single, universal app that is designed for both iPad and iPhone and is available on the App Store.

FileMaker Go 16 is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 10.2 minimum and requires iTunes 12.x.

Language support

FileMaker Go 16 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 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 later can be opened and used with FileMaker Go 16.

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 16 apps.

Host Connection limits
FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14


FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14 Advanced
Allows for up to 5 simultaneous client connections.
FileMaker Server 16 Allows up to 500 User Connections*
FileMaker Server 15, and 14 Allows up to 100 User Connections*
FileMaker Cloud 1.15.1 minimum Allows up to 100 User Connections*

*User Connections are required to access custom apps hosted by FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server from FileMaker Go. Connections are limited only by hardware, app design, operating system, or license agreement. FileMaker Server comes with one User Connection for testing purposes.

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.