(NEXSTAR) – Apple rolled out its latest software update on Monday, bringing a slew of new features for Apple fans, including changes to voicemail, FaceTime, and more. But installing that update may not be easy for some iPhone users.
Despite all the talk about FaceTime messages, live voicemail transcription, and standby mode, there are several reasons not to upgrade right away.
The first is something simple: storage. Please note that the download will require several gigabytes if your device is low on storage.
Following the release of a major software update, Apple also pushes subsequent updates (iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15.0.2, etc.). These updates often include bugs and security fixes. For that reason, some people may choose not to update to iOS 17 immediately on release day.
According to CNET, this update may also cause your battery to drain faster than usual. This could be because your device is working in the background indexing your files so that the fancy new features included in iOS 17 can work properly. The tech website says it’s not uncommon for the battery to drain during the first few days as the iPhone processes the update.
Another reason is that some of the developers behind the apps on your phone haven’t released updates for iOS 17, which could be draining your battery life.
For iPhone owners with older model phones, it’s also worth bearing in mind that some features will no longer be available with the update. Have you been looking forward to using Apple TV to transfer his FaceTime calls to your TV? To do this, you need at least an iPhone XS, iPhone XR or newer.
Other features advertised on Apple’s website (such as the Journal app) aren’t actually available right now, but will be available as part of a future update.
Also, if your phone is too old, the iOS 17 update isn’t even an option as those devices are no longer supported.
Some people may have reasons to delay or refuse to update to iOS 17, but for most people, it’s probably a good idea. iOS 17 brings a long list of features like AirDrop for contacts, live voicemail transcription, standby mode that turns your phone into a bedside smart clock, and new ways to interact with Siri, plus the latest security protections. We also provide .
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