Apple’s iOS 10.1 update delivers some big changes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 10.1 update on your device today, others might want to wait a few more days before making the move.
In June, Apple confirmed the successor to its iOS 9 update. iOS 9’s reign is over and the iOS 10 update is now available for select iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Popular devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 stayed behind on iOS 9.
The iOS 10 update delivers some impressive changes to Messages, Apple Music, and Apple Maps but it’s also causing problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.
Apple’s addressed some of those issues with small bug fix updates but the big one is finally here. The iOS 10.1 update is finally out of beta and it’s now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models capable of running iOS 10.
iOS 10.1 will be a large update if you’re coming from iOS 10 or iOS 10.0.1. If you’re on something older, it’ll be even larger thanks to iOS 10. You’ll get the iOS 10 update’s various changes baked into your version of iOS 10.1.
There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 10.1 on your device today but there are also some reasons why you might be better off waiting a few days or a few weeks (or indefinitely) before installing Apple’s latest update.
This guide will walk you through all of these reasons and help you make a decision about the iOS 10.1 update today.
Install iOS 10.1 If You Want Better Security
If you value your security, you'll seriously want to consider downloading the iOS 10.1 update for your device right now.
The iOS 10.1 update brings 12 security patches with it. These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. Most people do.
Apple's iOS 10.1 update comes with those patches and it also brings the patches from Apple's previous versions of iOS 10. If you haven't downloaded iOS 10 yet, you'll get all of those baked in. This is important, particularly for those of you on something older than iOS 9.3.5.
If you failed to install the iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.1 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered earlier this year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.
If security is important to you, iOS 10.1 is probably worth a download today.