Technology iOS 14.5 arrives next week. 2 reasons you should wait to update your iPhone or iPad
Apple seeds iOS 14.5 beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 to developers
It came much later in the day than usual, but Apple rolled out the latest iOS and iPadOS developer betas on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after the last betas were released. We're still waiting to find out what exactly iOS 14.5 beta 3 brings to the table, but we know that iOS 14.5 is primed to be one of the bigger releases of this cycle. Previous betas have revealed that iOS 14.5 will include an "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature that allows ApplePrevious betas have revealed that iOS 14.
After a lengthy beta, is finally ready to launch . The , and while we don't have an exact date yet, we do know that it will include several additional features such as new , and a feature that makes it possible to use your while wearing a face mask.
While it's tempting to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest and greatest software Apple has to offer, being an early adopter of anything, even official OS updates, can cause more issues and headaches than it's worth. Instead of jumping on the iOS 14.5 bandwagon right away, you might find it better to wait a few days before updating.
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Below are the two main reasons you should wait before mashing the update button on your iPhone or iPad. If you're feeling brave and don't want to wait, just before when it launches.
Every once in a while, there's a disastrous bug
It hasn't happened often, but there have been a few iOS updates that have all but crippled the iPhones and iPads for those who installed them the second the update was available. For example, an for some owners. Another update that same year from working at all. Once you update to iOS 14.5, the process of rolling back isn't easy.
Apple rolls out iOS 14.5 public beta 3 with new Find My Items tab
Less than 24 hours after seeding the latest iOS 14.5 beta to app developers, the third iOS 14.5 public beta is now available. The most significant change in iOS 14.5 beta 3 appears to be the addition of an "Items" tab in the Find My app which will allow users to track even more devices from an iPhone or iPad. It also suggests that we're even closer to the debut of the AirTags, which should be featured at Apple's spring event this month. Previous betas have revealed that iOS 14.
My advice? Wait a few days, maybe even a week, after the update is available before installing it. That way there will have been time for any first or second-day issues to crop up, prompting Apple to either remove the update and replace it with a fixed version or issue a second update with bug fixes.
Not every developer will be ready on launch day
The issue you're most likely to run into with any new software update is apps that aren't optimized for the update. Apple makes changes to the iPhone or iPad's underlying code that developers have to adapt to, and if the developer takes some extra time to make sure all its changes work, most of the time there aren't any problems.
But that's just a general rule. There are times when OS updates break an app entirely and unless the developer has its iOS 14.5 optimized app ready to go, you could be stuck waiting.
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By giving developers (and for that matter, the App Store review process) a few days to push out their respective updates, you're reducing the chances that you'll run into any problems.
After you decide to install , we'll . Once you've installed iOS 14.5, check out how to use the new with your Apple Watch . Then check out .
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