Yesterday Apple released security patches for the iPhone, iPad, Macs and other devices. Many users are worrying if updating devices from home will affect battery life, performance. In this post, you will get some tips to upgrade your device safely.
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped a lot of things but it hasn’t stopped Apple pushing out updates. Yesterday Apple pushed out iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4, updating almost every device in Apple lineup in one stretch.
This might be a good option to fill some hours for people locked at home and are looking for something to do. However, if we look at another group of people who are encouraged to work from home and to self-isolate will updating the OS be a good option? What if the update is faulty and the device you are relying on for work no longer works. Also, Apple Stores are shut in this situation.
It is not the case that all the updates are fine. In the past, Apple has released several updates that were terrible. In 2019 many users have reported about being stuck on boot loop after the update. So it is better to take some precautions before updating your device.
On the brighter side, the latest update doesn’t seem to have issues regarding battery, performance and boot loop. All devices are doing fine after the update. Following is the list of things to do before updating a device.
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You must have a backup of the system either in the cloud or local storage. Also, make sure you know how to recover from the backup. If you fail to do the backup there might be a situation where you need to backup from scratch which will waste time and effort.
Don’t rush on updating your devices. Delay the update if you have any work pending or update when you have finished the work.
START WITH LESS IMPORTANT DEVICES
Avoid updating multiple devices at a time. Also, update devices according to their priority (lowest first).
If you have days then you can wait and let other people test the update to find if it is faulty or not. And if it is wrong with the update the Apple would solve the issue by releasing another update.
IF THINGS GO BAD, TURN TO SUPPORT
If something goes wrong with the update then google on how to fix it or contact support.
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