4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.2 & 8 Reasons You Should

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.2 & 8 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Apple’s iOS 11.2 update is a huge milestone upgrade and it could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. While many of you should install the iOS 11.2 update today, others might benefit from waiting a few more hours, a few more days or, in some cases, a more few weeks.

Many iPhone and iPad users have been dealing with iOS 11 problems and Apple’s latest update comes with a long list of bug fixes and performance enhancements. iOS 11.2 also comes with a nice list of features.

iOS 11.2 is a milestone release which means it’s a large download for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. If you’re coming from iOS 11.1.2, your update is several hundred megabytes. It’s over 400MB for both the iPhone X and iPhone 7.

Your iOS 11.2 update will be even bigger if you skipped iOS 11.0, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, or iOS 11.1.2. The fixes and features from those updates are baked into your version of iOS 11.2.

iOS 11.2 is a massive update and it could have a tremendous impact on your performance. Some of you could see a boost while others have the potential to run into problems. The iOS 11.2 update fixes some frustrating issues, but it’s also causing problems for some iPhone and iPad users.

If iOS 11.2 starts causing problems you can try dropping back down to iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, or iOS 11.1.2. Unfortunately, Apple’s permanently closed off iOS 10 and iOS 11.0 and Apple’s decision to close off these updates puts an even greater importance on your move to iOS 11.2.

There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 11.2 right now. That said, there are also some reasons why you might be better off holding out. Temporarily or permanently.

If you’re on the fence about upgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS, allow us to walk you through the best reasons to and not to install it right now.

Install iOS 11.2 for Better Security

Install iOS 11.2 for Better Security

Apple hasn't outlined the security patches on board the iOS 11.2 update, but we expect those details to emerge soon. We expect it to have new patches for potential exploits. 

If you skipped iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1 and iOS 11.1, you'll probably want to download the iOS 11.2 update today or sometime in the near future.

The iOS 11.1 update delivered eight security patches including a fix for a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack. KRACK is an exploit that targets the common WPA2 encryption protocol.

If you're just now making to move from iOS 10 (or whatever you're on) to iOS 11, your iOS 11.2 update will come with additional security features.

Apple's first iOS 11 update delivered several patches for potential exploits. iOS 11 also comes with new security features aimed at keeping your data safe. Elcomsoft recently discovered a change to the way iOS deals with trusted devices.

In iOS 11 you can't establish trust with a PC using fingerprints alone. You'll also need to put in a full passcode in order to gain that trust.

If you skipped older versions of iOS, your iOS 11.2 update will come with an even longer list of security patches.

Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update delivered 24 security patches addressing potential issues with Contacts, Messages, Notifications, and Safari. It also included a patch for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi exploit called "Broadpwn."

If you skipped iOS 10.3.2 you'll get 23 additional patches in iOS 11.2. And if for some reason you missed iOS 10.3, you'll get 60 security patches with your version of iOS 11.2.

If you want to protect the data you store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you should make your move to iOS 11.2 soon.

This is particularly important for those of you running older versions of iOS.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.2 & 8 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.