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If Chinese literacy is your goal, iHanzim (Hanzi Master, iPad Edition) is the app to help get you there. iHanzim is an offline interactive visual dictionary and flashcard viewer for learning the relationships between Chinese characters, radicals, and compounds. It will help you learn Chinese and memorize hanzi faster. Seeing the relationships empowers your memory with the "system" behind the characters.

You can use English, French, German, or Russian word definitions, or English for Cantonese dialect. iHanzim also includes character mnemonics, historical development, study lists, and many ways to search. No internet connection is required to run after the app is installed and run for the first time, and no subscriptions are needed.

An in-app upgrade is required to access some of the functionality.

What’s New

Version 3.2.3

Bug fix for "Upgrade check failed" error.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

matt@24:14GNoTK ,


I purchased the App towards the end of last year, was working fine, till last week the App ask me to upgrade or restore.

1) Tried restore the App as directed, but failed.

2) I tried deleting the App and downloaded it from the Apple AppStore, still it asks me to do the same and restore failed.

3) Made sure I have latest IOS installed and deleted the App, shut down the iPad and after starting my iPad, installed the App, still ask me to purchase or restore. Selected restore and signed in to Apple store, message says “Upgrade check failed“.

I have sent a request through developer website: using my Apple email id a couple of days now, but yet to get a response:
Hanzim Support / Feedback

How can this problem be fixed?



Dated April 20, 2018

Thank you for fixing the glitches, the update now allows the app to restore the upgrade.


Developer Response ,

Our apologies, our support site was on the blink for a while and we missed a couple of messages. Fixed now. Also 3.2.2 had a problem with verifying in-app purchase. This should be resolved in 3.2.3. If not please contact us (direct email is hanzim@hanzim.com). Thanks.

Loonapp ,

Impressive Software

For a little app on my iPad, this is impressive. The sheer volume of information on Chinese and the clever ways of slicing and dicing it are very helpful. I was trying to learn some Chinese radicals and could not find a straight forward way to learn them. This product lets me research them as a group as well as see/understand them in each character.

WMaxsen ,

No longer works

This app no longer works. I try to launch it, but it doesn't do anything. And the link to App Support takes you nowhere. Disappointing because it was a wonderful app.

Note: thank you for responding, but I cannot follow your instructions because the app does not allow me to do so. As soon as I launch it, it disappears from the screen. If I double click the iPad home button, I see it is still there, running, but when I click on it to bring it to focus, it disappears again.

*edit: Okay, I adjusted the settings as you instructed and tried to launch iHanzim several times. I guess that's enough for you to get these technical info. Should you need anything else, please let me know

**edit again** This is probably the worst piece of coding I have ever seen. Now iHanzim tells me that I have the "free" version and asks me to either Restore a previous purchase or Buy the license for the whole thing. I try restoring, it says it was not able to do it. I try purchasing a new license because I really wanted to have it working again, but not even that works. So I am stuck with a free version again, having paid for the full version years ago. I wouldn't mind paying for it again, I just want to app working for my studies with Hanzi, but it is pointless.. What a piece of bad coding... I'm sorry to say this, but it's ridiculous. And I have sent emails to support, but they won't even answer them. This is really sad because the app has such a big potential and I don't know any other that has similar features.

Developer Response ,

Sorry, while fixing one issue we introduced a new one in 3.2.2 with the in-app purchase verification. 3.2.3 should fix it. If not, please email us again (we've fixed the broken site where messages were being dropped, but hanzim@hanzim.com always works too).


Natural Designs Software, Inc.
63.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. iHanzim Pro Upgrade $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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