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And that should be enough to get you to upgrade to Apple’s latest iPhone OS, but there’s always a reason or two to hit the pause button for a while and stick with the OS you’re currently using.
If you haven’t updated to iOS 16 yet, here’s why you might want to wait, for now.
However, if and when you are ready to enter, here it isAnd .
Your iPhone battery may drain faster than usual
There really isn’t a single general reason why battery drain occurs right after a major software update like iOS 16, but to some people it happens pretty much every year.
If the health of the battery is already in poor condition (Settings > Battery > Battery status), you may want to refrain from updating to iOS 16 for a while.
Here are a couple of reasons why iOS 16 may drain the battery:
- Your phone is working overtime in the background. You may need new features to index files to work properly, such as the improved search function and the .
- Your apps don’t support iOS 16. Developers have plenty of time to update their apps to the latest update, but otherwise, the apps may be draining more battery because they are out of date.
And of course, there are always software bugs that could consume battery life in the background.
Even if you wait for future iOS 16 updates, you may still experience battery drain for the first few days, but it generally disappears once your iPhone has settled with the software update.
You may encounter bugs that can cause problems on your iPhone
No matter how refined a software update may seem, some bugs are bound to slip through the cracks. That’s why Apple sometimes releases a “timely update” shortly after a major update, to fix issues like:
- Discharge the battery
- Forced closing of apps
- Restart the phone
- Unusable features
There seems to already be ato fix some activation and photo issues, even if the phone is not officially released yet.
If you’re worried about issues like these, you may want to wait for most of the major bugs to be fixed in subsequent iOS 16 updates.
You can prevent others from not sending text messages
One of the biggest new features of iOS 16 is the ability to do this. You have two minutes to recall a text message and 15 minutes to edit an already sent text message, but if you’re on iOS 15, the feature won’t work as expected, which might be a good thing for you if you’re not a fan. unsent and modified messages.
If you’re using iOS 15 and a person running iOS 16 tries to recall a text message they sent you, they won’t be able to. Instead, they will get a message saying “You have canceled sending a message. They may still see the message on devices where the software has not been updated.”
Essentially, they won’t be able to cancel sending text messages as long as you stay on iOS 15.
Staying on iOS 15 also affects the text message editing feature, albeit not by much. Instead of editing the message, it simply sends additional texts for each individual change made.
You may not get all the new iOS 16 features you want
And not all iPhones with iOS 16 will have all the new features, like the battery percentage icon in the status bar or real-time subtitles for FaceTime videos and calls.
Unfortunately, older iPhone models, such as iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone XR, will not receive all the new features available in iOS 16. If you want to see the full list of unsupported features and devices,.
Apple has already released a developer version of iOS 16.1, which adds support for the battery percentage feature to iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone 13 Mini. If this is a feature you are looking forward to, you may want to wait until iOS 16.1 is released to the public.
For the most part, you should probably upgrade to iOS 16
Regardless of any hesitation you may have, if you want to get in, there are plenty of reasons to go ahead and upgrade to iOS 16. Aside from all the new features you might take advantage of, Apple’s major software updates could fix bugs and other issues in iterations. previous.
Note: Apple has released iOS 15.7, which fixes several security issues without having to upgrade to iOS 16.
However, major updates not only fix the issues, but also bring new privacy and security settings that improve your security and better protect your personal information.
On iOS 16, you have some important privacy and security features to expect:
- Security control: Helps people in domestic abuse situations by quickly limiting the access they have granted to others.
- Authorization for the blackboard: Apps must now request clipboard access when copying and pasting between apps.
- Quick security response– Install important security enhancements faster.
- : Provides better protection for those targeted by mercenary spyware.
And then there are all the new accessibility features, which can be incredibly beneficial for people with disabilities:
- Live subtitles: It transcribes telephone conversations and provides real-time subtitles to hearing impaired people.
- Door detection in the magnifying glass: Helps the visually impaired by allowing them to use the camera to locate a door, read instructions or labels around the door, and get instructions on how to open the door.
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