Apple’s iOS 10.1.1 update delivers a key change to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 10.1.1 update on your device today, others might want to skip the update entirely.
On Halloween, Apple released a brand new update dubbed iOS 10.1.1. The iOS 10.1.1 update is a small bug fixer that takes care of an annoying data issue on the iPhone.
In addition to the bug fix the iOS 10.1.1 update’s brought an assortment of problems to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Even tiny updates like iOS 10.1.1 can be problematic.
With iOS 10.1.1 problems swirling and with an iOS 10.2 release likely in the cards for December, many people are trying decide if the iOS 10.1.1 update is worth a download.
iOS 10.1.1 is a small update if you’re coming from iOS 10.1. If you’re on something older, it’ll be much bigger thanks to iOS 10.1 and Apple’s previous iOS updates. You’ll get features and fixes from older iOS updates baked in with your version of iOS 10.1.1.
There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 10.1.1 on your device today but there are also some reasons why you might be better off waiting a few days or even a few weeks before committing to a new piece of software.
This guide will walk you through these reasons and help you make a decision about your iOS 10.1.1 update today.
Install iOS 10.1.1 If You Want Better Security
If you failed to make the move to iOS 10.1 before the iOS 10.1.1 release and you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider the iOS 10.1.1 update.
If you failed to download iOS 10.1 know that iOS 10.1.1 brings iOS 10.1's 12 security patches along 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 10.1.1 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 Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.1.1 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 10.1.1 is probably worth a download right now.