iOS 15 is on its way, but you might not want to install it right away.
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The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system,, is now generally available. (That’s how it works .) Apple announced the release date on September 20th Earlier this week, the tech giant also saw the , and the .
While the new software for iPhones (and iPadOS for iPads) is full ofhow , save your and , you might want to wait an extra week or two .
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Sure, you can walk right into the new operating system and play with all the new features as soon as they become available. That’s the fun of it, isn’t it? However, there are a few good reasons that could prevent your hand from clicking the refresh button when it appears.
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Why iOS 15 won’t be perfect at launch
The beta version of each iOS version is designed to help developers identify and fix bugs before the operating system becomes generally available. However, some bugs will likely slip into the launch version. Just look at last year’s general release of iOS 14, which had users’ default browsers and email apps reset every time their devices restarted..
Bugs and issues like these have surfaced in the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas and could still be a problem in the first general release. And even if these issues don’t completely stop you from using your iPhone or iPad, the errors will likely still be annoying and annoying.
Based on our experience testing the iOS 15 beta, the third build was worse than the previous ones. Apps kept crashing for no reason and the keyboard happened to stop working on the iPad Pro. Again, Apple’s development team has likely identified and fixed most of these errors. But if you download on Day 1, prepare to be the live version of a beta tester.
iOS 15 includes a lot of new features like focus mode, but it is possible that there are some bugs at first.
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How long should I wait before downloading iOS 15?
Going back to the iOS 14 example, the default apps issue was fixed a week later. This is the window to look for: wait a week, maybe two if you want to be very careful, and then download the new iOS. By this point, most of the early bugs across the operating system and individual apps should be fixed.
But don’t wait too long
While a certain amount of caution can help prevent headaches, you shouldn’t be over-cautious either. Delaying updates to your operating system for too long can also leave you vulnerable to security breaches. Any operating system updates related to security issues – like the– It is important that you complete the installation as soon as possible to keep your device safe.
The introduction of a new operating system like iOS 15 rarely falls into this category, but it’s an important distinction. If you decide to upgrade to iOS 15,. It’s hard to , but it’s possible.
For more information on the iPhone 13 event, seeand why .
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