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    I keep getting a pop up to update my iPhone's software to iOS 11 but I haven't. I tried to a few times but it keeps saying you can't update at this time try again
    later but is it necessary to update it? Is it free? What will happen if I don't update and what happens if I do update it?
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    (Original post by s817)
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    You should update it. Any bugs are usually fixed and the software generally runs better. But you should update it whilst its connected to itunes on the computer so you get a clean update.

    After a while, apps lose compatibility for older software versions. So soon your whatsapp will stop working for example
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    (Original post by s817)
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    No


    Unless you're interested in new features.
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    Na, i have had my iphone 6 two years and not updated once, keep getting notifications saying my phone has not been backed up in 98 weeks and stuff.

    i should note that my old ipod 4th gen became useless when i eventually updated it as it wiped half the old versions of apps to install the new ones but could't as they were not compatible, yay.
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    (Original post by trippieblue)
    You should update it. Any bugs are usually fixed and the software generally runs better. But you should update it whilst its connected to itunes on the computer so you get a clean update.

    After a while, apps lose compatibility for older software versions. So soon your whatsapp will stop working for example
    It's probably not a good idea if you have iPhone 6s and below

    The new software makes these phones run slower and drains their battery faster - it's not purposefully bad intentions; it's just the old hardware can't keep up
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    It's probably not a good idea if you have iPhone 6s and below

    The new software makes these phones run slower and drains their battery faster - it's not purposefully bad intentions; it's just the old hardware can't keep up
    Apple themselves admitted a long time ago like in November or December that they intentionally slowed down Iphones because of a battery issue via a software update, but apple have been doing this for a whole anyway and a lot of people know that.
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    (Original post by Iahmed512)
    Apple themselves admitted a long time ago like in November or December that they intentionally slowed down Iphones because of a battery issue via a software update, but apple have been doing this for a whole anyway and a lot of people know that.
    Not OP apparently
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Not OP apparently
    Yeah I know, I'm quoting you because you not the OP said that about apple slowing down and"it's not purposefully bad intentions" but it is.
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    (Original post by Iahmed512)
    Yeah I know, I'm quoting you because you not the OP said that about apple slowing down and"it's not purposefully bad intentions" but it is.
    No really - if it didn't, the phone would shut down

    I think you'd rather have a slow phone than a non-usable phone
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    (Original post by s817)
    I keep getting a pop up to update my iPhone's software to iOS 11 but I haven't. I tried to a few times but it keeps saying you can't update at this time try again
    later but is it necessary to update it? Is it free? What will happen if I don't update and what happens if I do update it?
    It isn't necessary but if automatic updates are on it will update itself so you should ensure it is off. It might be slower not just because of apple slowing it down but because of the hardware. Software updates are always supposed to have less bugs and be more secure but major software updates like IOS 10 to 11 have extra features but some of these may not apply to older phones anyway.
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    No really - if it didn't, the phone would shut down

    I think you'd rather have a slow phone than a non-usable phone
    Sorry can you explain the first part it's not clear, are you saying the phone would shut down if it didn't get updated
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    (Original post by Iahmed512)
    Sorry can you explain the first part it's not clear, are you saying the phone would shut down if it didn't get updated
    Yes, according to Apple


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...Rjn_6l9fziYsr1
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Yes, according to Apple


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...Rjn_6l9fziYsr1
    Oh wow, don't know why, I thought you weren't being serious, but it really is true then. So the OP probably does need to do the software update then.
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    (Original post by Iahmed512)
    Oh wow, don't know why, I thought you weren't being serious, but it really is true then. So the OP probably does need to do the software update then.
    I think it's a balanced approach

    You'll probably get a new phone soon if your phone is old, so maybe not worth doing the update

    and if your phone is old, but one of the new models, again, maybe not worth it
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    I think it's a balanced approach

    You'll probably get a new phone soon if your phone is old, so maybe not worth doing the update

    and if your phone is old, but one of the new models, again, maybe not worth it
    But if the phone shuts down if not updated then you don't really get a choice?!
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    (Original post by Iahmed512)
    But if the phone shuts down if not updated then you don't really get a choice?!
    The decision you make is based on the assumption that the event is unlikely
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    The decision you make is based on the assumption that the event is unlikely
    Oh right, don't even know why I'm saying all this stuff, don't even have iPhone.
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    It's probably not a good idea if you have iPhone 6s and below

    The new software makes these phones run slower and drains their battery faster - it's not purposefully bad intentions; it's just the old hardware can't keep up
    If you have a 6 or newer you can get a £25 battery replacement from Apple during 2018, I did this recently and it's like having a new phone again.

    The batteries are going to age over 3 years regardless of whether you have new software or not, and you'll be pushed onto it eventually for compatibly etc.
 
 
 
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