Apple has finally released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, after a long beta period. According to The New York Times, the patches will be available on Monday, and although we don’t have a precise time, we do know that the OS will include a number of new features, including new Siri voices and a fancy new Face ID feature that allows you to use your iPhone while wearing a face mask.
Although it may be tempting to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to the new Apple apps, being an early adopter of something, even official OS updates, will result in more problems and headaches than it’s worth. It could be smarter to wait a few days before upgrading to iOS 14.5 rather than jumping on the bandwagon right away.
The two key reasons why you should hold off on pressing the update button on your iPhone or iPad are outlined below. If you don’t want to wait, make sure you have a current backup of your Apple computer until installing iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5 when it becomes available.
Not all developer will be ready
Apps that aren’t optimized for the upgrade are the most common problem with any new software update. Apple makes improvements to the iPhone or iPad’s underlying code that developers must adapt to, and most of the time, if the developer spends some extra time making sure all of his or her changes function, there aren’t any issues.
However, this is just a general concept. There are occasions when OS updates completely destroy an app, and you could be stuck waiting unless the developer has an iOS 14.5 optimized apps ready to go.
You can reduce the chances of problems by giving developers a few days to push out their respective updates.
There might be a disastrous bug
It doesn’t happen much, however, there have been a few iOS patches that have effectively destroyed iPhones and iPads for those who installed them as soon as they were available.In 2016, Apple’s iPad Pro was bricked for some users after an update. The same year, another update rendered some repaired iPhones useless. It’s not easy to go back to iOS 14.5 after you’ve updated.
After the update is available, wait a few days, if not a week, before installing it. That way, any first-or second-day problems would have had time to surface, causing Apple to either uninstall the update and replace it with a patched version or release a second update with bug fixes.