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5 reasons you shouldn't download iOS 8 update tonight

Later tonight Apple will release iOS 8, the latest operating system version for its mobile platform. The new version comes with a plethora of features and improvements. But there are a lot of reasons

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Later tonight Apple will release iOS 8, the latest operating system version for its mobile platform. The new version comes with a plethora of features and improvements. But there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn t download and install it on your device right away. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for it

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While a vast majority of the apps will run fine on your device, a lot of them aren t ready for the new operating system just yet. Take Dropbox’s iOS client for an example. It is not able auto-backup photos to the cloud due to some bug. Furthermore, a lot of apps just won t feel optimized for the new update.

No jailbreak

Many users are running the jailbreak edition of iOS 7. By doing so, they get access to several features that Apple won t offer otherwise (not as simply, anyway). Once you download the iOS 8, it is almost certain that you will lose the jailbreak access, as the new update will patch it. If you prefer the jailbroken software stay away from the official iOS 8 release. But fret not, history suggests it won t take a lot of time before someone finally jailbreaks it.

Buggy experience

You should be more cautious about this. While the new operating system is likely to be much stable, odds of you running into crashes, lags, and other annoyance is still very high. Wait it out for others to install it and report if there are any significant bugs that could affect some apps that you regularly use or any unintended issues like excessive battery drain or Wi-Fi connectivity, both of which have happened in the past.

Slow downloads

Apple s servers will be jam-packed tonight, even worse than what happened during Apple’s iPhone 6 event s live stream. With millions of users requesting for the download file, these requests could also cause massive internet traffic jams. Also last year, the download stopped abruptly for many users.

Older device, performance woes

The new update is compatible with several old devices including and especially the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. And while these handsets are as eligible to snag the update as any, you are likely to see performance issues after getting the update. Perhaps it is in your best interest to not download the updated software at all, or instead wait for the jailbroken edition so that you have the ability to tone down a few settings to match your handset s capability.

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  • Published Date: September 17, 2014 5:44 PM IST


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