Things To Keep In Mind Before You Update IOS On Older iPhone

by nativetechdoctor
2 minutes read

Considering updating the latest iOS for your iPhone is a wise choice as it introduces new features, fixes software errors, and installs security patches. However, it’s worth noting that over time, the performance of older iPhones may slow down. This factor often makes users hesitate before hitting the update button. Here are some important points to keep in mind when updating iOS on older iPhones.

Battery life

Typically, when old iPhones are updated with new software, they require more power from components like the chip and battery, resulting in increased power consumption. While software design aims to improve energy efficiency, applications also demand more and more energy. Additionally, the lithium-ion battery naturally degrades over time, which can further worsen battery life and accelerate the impact of software updates. If the iPhone’s battery is significantly degraded (below 80%), it should be replaced.

Missing new features

When a new iOS is announced, users will notice several improved features that become available. However, after installing the new version, they may find that these features do not appear on their phone due to hardware and compatibility issues. Additionally, with each new operating system release, Apple introduces new problems that can impact the user experience. These problems, called bugs, are usually present in the test versions but are eventually resolved through appropriate patches

Some common examples of these issues include apps unexpectedly closing, battery problems, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection drops, and camera malfunctions. That is why users should wait until these problems are fixed before updating their iOS.


Back in 2017, Apple admitted to deliberately slowing down iPhones in order to prolong battery life, much to the unawareness of users. Consequently, whenever an update is installed, the performance of the iPhone diminishes significantly. The reason behind this is that new operating system updates are primarily designed to optimize the latest hardware, making them incompatible with older devices.

To wrap up, it’s a good idea to update your IOS to ensure security. If you’re experiencing any issues with your iPhone, consider getting a replacement or replacing the battery if it drains quickly. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Apple’s event on September 12, 2023, and join our Telegram channel @infotechfamily for live commentary!

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