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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14.8 & 11 Reasons You Should

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Don't Install If Your Situation is Fluid or You're Traveling

Don't Install If Your Situation is Fluid or You're Traveling

If you're hunkered down at home trying to weather the pandemic, if you're a first responder that uses your phone, or if you are you unable to spend time on the phone with Apple if something goes wrong after the update, you should wait to install this update until a later date.

There's a good chance iOS 14.8 works fine on your iPhone, but it takes a while to install the update and there is always a chance something could go wrong.

You might not want to deal with 1) waiting an hour for an update to install, 2) finding help with Apple Stores closed, and/or 3) dealing with apps or services that aren't working.

If any of these things concern you, you might want to hold off until we know more about iOS 14.8 and its performance.

If you are preparing to go on a trip or if you're in the middle of a trip, you might want to hold off on the installation. 

iOS 14.8 has the potential to cause problems and that's probably the last thing you want to be dealing with on a trip with your family or on an important business trip. 

If you're going to be away from home and away from your backups, we highly recommend holding off on an upgrade.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Richard Rod

    12/08/2020 at 7:57 pm

    XR 14.2 Just noticed Dish Anywhere & My Dish won’t allow sign in. Can’t sign in Dish as my tv provider either.(sign in error. authorization svc.unavail. try later) Tried via wyfy & data. Reboot phone; delete & reinstall apps after update 1 app. Also I can access Dish Anywhere on laptop (win 10) but cannot connect to Dish anywhere or myDish with apps on iphone OR browsers: chrome, opera, and safari on iphone. also I tried dvd.netflix.com on 3 browsers on iphone and get same message ‘page not found” but can do fine on laptop on any browser. Called DISH, T Mobil, Apple and they all point fingers at the other. These always worked in previous versions but I cannot tell you exactly what one was last version working. Why does a web page work on laptop but not on iphone but all other websites work fine on the iphone. going nuts…please help

  2. James

    02/15/2021 at 10:04 am

    My experience – IOS 14.4 is a nightmare for an Iphone7! Immediately following the upgrade, email would no longer open (“connecting” forever). Also, the iphone weather app deleted all weather stations and is similarly “connecting” forever. Deleting a text message, already a ridiculous multi-step process, now requires: select edit; CHOOSE WHETHER TO EDIT TEXT MESSAGES OR OTHER APPS??????; select each text to be deleted; then delete. (Why is there no “delete all” for texts?) Additionally, service bars (inside my house) suddenly dropped from three to one and on the utilities app, I can no longer display the complete serial number. Thank you so much for providing information and assistance to consumers.

  3. Deb

    02/15/2021 at 3:59 pm

    I’m so confused as to what to do? I have an iPhone 7 Plus and not a whole lot of storage left and I need the apps I have now to work so what do I do? I can’t risk loosing anything? Thank you

  4. Jay Wright - iPhone X.

    05/24/2021 at 12:02 pm

    Is iPhone X battery health 89% okay to update?

  5. larry cowan

    07/20/2021 at 12:46 pm

    iOS 14.7 is the worst disaster ever in iOS history, from bad battery, camera, stability issues bad data connections etc the lis goes on, im done with apple… 14.7 I never seen a iOS update go as high as .7 on iOS the highest was iOS 12.5.3 just b4 iOS 13, this goes to show iOS is going down hill fast too many updates in iOS 14, im going back to android…apple dropped the bomb on us

  6. Robert

    09/16/2021 at 7:32 am

    Kinda sounds like Windows. Is Bill Gates involved with Apple production/design? If so, Apple and privacy are done!

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