Why You Shouldn’t Update Your iPhone

Simple Alpaca
3 min readAug 30, 2021

Well everyone, as most of you know I spent a lot of time on my channel talking about a lot of different updates with software, but I’ve also spent a bit of time specifically with iPhone software, and there are many reasons why you may not want to go and update immediately when a new version of iOS comes out.

Now, if an iOS update has been out for several weeks and everyone says it’s stable, then I would recommend updating, but if there is a pretty major release (Ex: iOS 14.7, iOS 14.8) especially if it’s a major release (Ex: iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13), I would definitely recommend waiting it out, why do I recommend this? Mainly for one reason, stability, Personally, I like having a stable phone, I don’t want problems/issues when using my device, and most of the time I actually do install the update, I do find a few issues within the first few days (which tend to go away), so what’s the point of waiting? Well, you essentially get to “wait” out the problems, and if there is a major problem with an update, Apple will release an update to your phone within a short period of time.

From my experience, sticking with the older versions of iOS can almost guarantee that you’re at least on a somewhat stable version of the software. Now, if there’s some crucial virus going around, and Apple actually pushed out a software update, I would go and install it, but if I’m already on a very stable version of the software I would probably recommend sticking with it rather than going and updating my phone immediately.

On the other side, it’s also not that good of an idea to be severely outdated in software either, if you’re a full OS update behind (Ex: you’re on iOS 13 when iOS 14.7 is out), that is a massive issue too, I’m especially talking about being only one or two software updates behind. It’s good to have a balance, but…

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