Apple’s iOS 10.2 update brings some huge changes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 10.1.2 update on your device today, others might want to skip it for the time being.
As we make our way into 2017 the iOS 10.2 update continues to reign as the company’s official version of iOS 10.
Like all milestone iOS updates, the iOS 10.2 update comes with a mix of new features, tweaks, bug fixes, and patches. It’s worthy of your attention and an update worth considering even as we push toward the release of new iOS 10 updates.
iOS 10.2 is a big update if you’re coming from iOS 10.1.1. If you’re on something older, it’ll be even larger thanks to iOS 10.1.1 and Apple’s previous iOS updates. You’ll get features and fixes from older iOS updates baked into your version of iOS 10.2.
There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 10.2 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 version of Apple’s iOS 10.2 update today.
Install iOS 10.2 If You Want Better Security
If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.2 update on your iPhone or iPad.
The iOS 10.2 update brings 12 known patches for potential exploits including one where an "attacker with an unlocked device may be able to disable Find My iPhone."
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.
If you skipped the iOS 10.1.1 update and/or the iOS 10.1 update, know that iOS 10.2 brings their security patches with it.
If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.2 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.
If security is important to you, iOS 10.2 is probably worth a download right now.