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Should you immediately update your phone?

We all get excited with new updates for phones or tablets, but should you immediately update you phone? Or is it wise to wait a while?

Phones updates can be very exciting, especially if it’s a big update. But the question is, should you immediately update, or should you wait some time, to see if there are any problems with the new version?

Well, it depends. This relates to iOS, Windows Phone and Android. If you have a small update, for example, upgrading from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, then it is recommended to update as soon as possible. These types of updates are usually quick and small, like minor bug fixes to your OS.

However, major OS updates, like upgrading from Android 4.4.4 to 5.0, or from Windows phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1, it might be a bright idea to hold on for a while, at least 48 hours.

Now, you might be wondering, why should I wait?

Well, take this for example: when iOS 8 came out, some iPhones and iPads got bricked because of the update. Or, when Android lollipop came out for Nexus devices, some users reported problem with Wi-Fi and battery. Or, when the Nexus 7 recently got the Android lollipop update a few days ago, some of them got bricked. And, apart from bricking your device, there are many more issues a new update can bring.

So, when you get the chance to update, it might be a bright idea to wait a while, and see some reports on the Internet, and see if there are any problems with the new version.

If you receive an official update, that is, if you are not using a modded OS, then you generally shouldn’t have any problems at all. However, if your device is rooted, and you are using a modded OS, you are more likely to run into problem during the update, and may have problem with the new version, after the update.

 

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