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The following model of Apple’s cellular working system, iOS 15, will arrive on Monday, Sept. 20. (This is how you may obtain and set up iOS 15 when it seems.) Apple revealed the date throughout a launch occasion earlier this week, at which the tech big additionally unveiled the iPhone 13, new iPads and the Apple Watch Collection 7.
Whereas the brand new software program for iPhones (and iPadOS for iPads) is stuffed with brand-new options just like the means to FaceTime Android homeowners, retailer your driver’s license in your digital pockets and some main Apple Maps upgrades, you would possibly wish to contemplate ready an additional week or two earlier than putting in iOS 15.
Positive, you possibly can run headlong into the brand new working system and play with all the brand new options as quickly as they’re obtainable. That is the enjoyable of it, proper? However there are some good causes which may keep your hand from clicking the Replace button when it pops up.
Why iOS 15 will not be excellent at launch
The beta launch of any model of iOS is meant to assist builders establish and squash bugs earlier than the working system turns into broadly obtainable. Nevertheless, some bugs are more likely to slip by way of to the launch model. Simply take a look at final yr’s basic launch of iOS 14, which reverted customers’ default browsers and mail apps each time they restarted their gadgets, amongst different glitches.
Bugs and points similar to which have cropped up within the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas, and will nonetheless be an issue within the preliminary basic launch. And even when these points do not fully cease you from utilizing your iPhone or iPad, the bugs will nonetheless probably be annoying and disruptive.
Based mostly on our experiences testing the iOS 15 beta, the third construct was worse than those that got here earlier than it. Apps always crashed for no motive, and the keyboard would randomly cease engaged on the iPad Professional. Once more, Apple’s improvement crew probably caught and addressed most of these bugs. However should you obtain on Day 1, you are setting your self as much as be the dwell model of a beta tester.
How lengthy ought to I wait earlier than downloading iOS 15?
Going again to the iOS 14 instance, the problem with default apps was taken care of every week later. That is the window it’s best to search for: Wait every week, perhaps two if you wish to be tremendous cautious, after which obtain the brand new iOS. By that time, a lot of the early bugs within the total OS and particular person apps must be labored out.
Do not wait too lengthy, although
Whereas a certain quantity of warning may also help you keep away from complications, you should not be overcautious. Delaying updates to your working system for too lengthy also can depart you weak to safety flaws. Any working system updates which are associated to safety points — just like the iOS 14.8 replace launched earlier this week — are essential to put in as quickly as potential to maintain your gadget safe.
The launch of a brand new working system like iOS 15 hardly ever falls into that class, nevertheless it’s an essential distinction to make. Everytime you resolve to replace to iOS 15, be sure that your gadget is prepared first. It is tough to revert again to the earlier working system, however it’s potential.
For extra protection of the iPhone 13 occasion, take a look at all the pieces Apple introduced and why the largest iPhone 13 characteristic is its trade-in gives.