Apple’s iOS 9.3.5 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a tiny update that focuses on one thing in particular. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 9.3.5 upgrade today, others will be better off waiting.
In March, Apple rolled a major iOS 9.3 update bringing new features, fixes and problems to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
These problems forced Apple to roll out an immediate iOS 9.3.1 update though the update only tackled one issue. Lingering problems have pushed Apple to release four more iOS 9.3 updates including iOS 9.3.2, iOS 9.3.3, iOS 9.3.4, and its brand new iOS 9.3.5 update.
The iOS 9.3.5 release is now available. It arrived three weeks after the arrival of iOS 9.3.4 and just a few short days before the arrival of iOS 10.
Update: For reasons to and not to install Apple’s new iOS 10 update, head here.
iOS 9.3.5 is a small update for iOS 9.3.4 users but it’ll be a little bit bigger for those of you stuck on an older version of iOS 9. Remember, if you haven’t installed iOS 9.3/iOS 9.3.1/iOS 9.3.2/iOS 9.3.3/iOS 9.3.4 yet, you’ll get their features and fixes with iOS 9.3.5. They’re baked in.
While there are reasons to consider installing the iOS 9.3.5 update right now (including a way to get circular folders), there are also some reasons to consider waiting. Some of you might want to hold off for a few more days at least.
This guide will walk you through all of these reasons and help you make a decision about the iOS 9.3.5 update today.
Install iOS 9.3.5 If You Want to Improve Your Security
Apple recommends iOS 9.3.5 for all iPhone and iPad users. Here's why.
The iOS 9.3.5 update delivers three security patches that take care of serious security problems that expose calls, contacts, texts, and emails. If you value your privacy, and you should, it would be a good idea to move to the iOS 9.3.5 update right now.
If you failed to make the move to Apple's iOS 9.3.3 or iOS 9.3.4 update, you'll also get their security patches with iOS 9.3.5.
iOS 9.3.4 patches up an exploit discovered by iOS jailbreak developers. The iOS 9.3.3 update brings several patches for potential security risks and these are going to be important if you store sensitive data on your device.
Apple's website lists 26 patches for potential security issues. This is a huge number, particularly for an update of this size.
If you skipped the iOS 9.3.2 update, iOS 9.3.1 update or iOS 9.3 update, you'll get a lot more than the patches listed above.
If you value your security and privacy, you'll want to think about installing the iOS 9.3.5 update on your device(s) today.