With Foxit PDF Editor or Reader version 12.0, Mac users can run PDF Editor/Reader natively on Apple M1 processors for better performance, or use Rosetta emulation mode to support certain features that are not available in native mode.
Does Foxit PDF Editor/Reader natively support Apple Silicon devices?
Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Reader support Apple devices with Apple Silicon M1 processors. You can now choose to run Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Reader in either native Apple Silicon mode or (the default) Rosetta emulation mode.
What is native mode on macOS?
Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Reader can now run directly on the new ARM architecture of Apple Silicon computers without any intermediary translations. This state of the application is referred to as the native mode. This mode allows better performance on these processors.
Some features are not available in native Apple Silicon mode. These features can only be used in the Rosetta emulation mode. If you use either of these features, you should leave PDF Editor/Reader in emulation mode.
- OCR tools in Foxit PDF Editor are incompatible with the Apple Silicon native mode. All OCR functionality in the Ribbon and Preferences will be disabled.
- RMS tools are incompatible with the Apple Silicon native mode. When Mac users try to open a RMS protected PDF with Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader in native mode, an error message will appear.
How can I set Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader to run in native mode?
To use the native Apple Silicon mode, do the following:
- Go to File > Preferences.
- In the Preferences window, choose General, and then select Enable native OS mode for optimal performance in the Application Startup section.
- Click OK. Quit Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader, and then relaunch the app.
To disable native mode and return to Rosetta emulation mode, simply uncheck this option.