Sunsetting Anki 2.0 support

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Damien Elmes

12 Nov, 2019 08:43 AM

Hi all,

From Jan 1 2020, Anki 2.0.x will no longer be able to connect to AnkiWeb. This means you will not be able to sync in Anki 2.0, or download add-ons from within the program.

Syncing with Anki 2.1.x will continue to function. If you have not updated to Anki 2.1.x yet, upgrading is as simple as installing it on your computer, as Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x use the same file format. You can even switch back and forth if you install 2.0 and 2.1 in separate locations.

If you do not wish to upgrade, Anki 2.0.x will continue to function on your current computer, but you will no longer be able to use it with AnkiWeb, so you will need to use Anki 2.1 for syncing.

For information on the changes in Anki 2.1, please see

You can download Anki 2.1 from

For the technically inclined, these changes are being made because AnkiWeb is dropping support for older, less secure SSL versions. Anki 2.0.x does not support TLS1.2, so it will fail to connect when AnkiWeb is updated.

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