MILLIONS of iPhone owners still haven’t updated to the latest iOS software, a new report warns.
The numbers mean Apple fans are exposing themselves to unnecessary danger.
When a new iOS update comes out for your iPhone, it usually introduces new features and bug fixes.
But it usually closes dangerous security holes that hackers can use to take control of your device — or your private data.
The latest major iPhone update is called iOS 16, and it’s important that whoever is able to download it does just that.
But only 68.95% of iPhones run iOS 16, according to a new study by Mixpanel.
Analysis of apps using Mixpanel technology shows that almost a third of iPhone users have not yet updated.
Around 24.78% of iPhones run on iOS 15, with the rest using older software.
The upside is that it’s still very high that nearly 70% of eligible iPhone owners are using iOS 16.
Google update numbers for Android are almost always far lower.
However, if you don’t update to the latest version of iOS, you are putting yourself at risk.
Apple said, “Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to keep your Apple product secure.”
Here is a list of all devices supported by iOS 16 (and iOS 16.1.1):
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14Plus
- iPhone 14 pro
- iPhone 14 pro max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 pro
- iPhone 13 Pro max
- iphone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 pro
- iPhone 12 pro max
- iphone 11
- iPhone 11 pro
- iPhone 11 Pro max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)
Before you update
Before any major iPhone update, you should back up your phone.
That’s because it’s easy to go wrong with an update and you don’t want to lose your valuable data like photos or videos.
To do this, simply go to the iCloud settings on your iPhone and turn on the “iCloud Backup” feature.
Alternatively, connect your phone to iTunes and select the “Back Up Now” option.
How to update iPhone wirelessly
The easiest way to update your iPhone is wirelessly – just follow these simple steps:
- Plug your iPhone into a power outlet and connect to a Wi-Fi network
- Tap Settings > General > Software update
- Tap Download and Install.
- Tap Download & Install to update instantly, or plug in your phone overnight to automatically update while you sleep.
- You may need to enter your passcode
If you don’t have enough space on your phone for the update, Apple may ask you if some apps can be temporarily removed from your phone.
But don’t worry: Apple will reinstall all deleted apps, including any data you have stored in those apps.
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