Apple’s new iOS 14.0.1 update could have a huge impact on your iPhone’s performance. While some of you should install the point upgrade, others are better off waiting a few hours or perhaps even a few more days before moving up from iOS 14.0 or iOS 13.
iOS 14.0.1 is available to download right now and the firmware is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the iPhone SE 2.
The second version of iOS 14 is much smaller than the initial version of iOS 14 as it brings a short list of bug fixes for some of iOS 14’s initial problems.
The iOS 14.0.1 update requires a small download. It’s around 170MB for iPhone owners moving their device up from iOS 14.0. It will be larger for those of you moving up from older versions of iOS. That’s because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked in.
Those of you dealing with issues on iOS 14.0 could see a huge turnaround after installing iOS 14.0.1 We’re already hearing about positive changes. That being said, we’re also hearing about various bugs and performance problems.
If you do run into an issue, you can try downgrading back to iOS 14.0. However, you can no longer downgrade to iOS 13. Apple has stopped signing on iOS 13.7. The company isn’t signing on older versions of iOS 13 either.
This means that those of you having a great experience on iOS 13 need to approach the iOS 14.0.1 upgrade with caution. Once you make the move there’s no going back.
If you’re currently debating a move to iOS 14.0.1, allow us to walk you through the best reasons to install the software today and the best reasons to hang around on iOS 14.0 or iOS 13 for a little bit longer.
Install iOS 14.0.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14 update right away.
iOS 14.0.1 doesn't bring any known security patches to the iPhone, but if you skipped iOS 14.0, you'll get its security updates with your upgrade.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to your iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 13.7 or any older versions of iOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 14.0.1 update.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
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