Why it's important to update your smartphone: a few rules that everyone should know

The smartphone requires regular updates to improve features

Gadget companies are constantly sending new updates to users of their technology. But many Ukrainians think that after that the smartphone may work worse, so you should not rush to install the update and study the reviews. Or better yet, do not install the update at all, staying on the original firmware.

Androidinsider told what happens to the gadget if you stop installing updates.

Why a smartphone needs to be updated

The main purpose of software updates is to add new features, external changes, and bug fixes. It is worth noting that the latest versions of software for Android and iOS do not have dramatic changes in design. But they are worth installing.

The expert found that immediately after the update animations became faster, and some features, such as notifications, Apple made smaller to free up space on the screen. A similar situation with iOS 16, where the interface is faster than a year ago. It turns out that Apple has made a serious optimization of the software.

The developers of the operating system add not only new features, but also move existing ones to other subsections to save screen space. But those who skip updates are harder to help - because the user just gets confused in the menu.

The same goes for UI updates: Google introduced the Material You design specifically to make sure all apps follow the same style. Not everyone adheres to the same design, but things are slowly moving towards the same denominator.

Android bug fixes

The recently released Pixel 7 was not as good as expected. Users were simply thrown out of the program when they were editing photos. Considering that the gadget came out not so long ago, the developers promptly eliminated this problem, as well as other minor flaws.

More often than not, new and convenient features are raw, so it takes some time to debug them. Especially if the smartphone has only recently appeared on the market. Developers are also adding features to the system that used to require a separate program to install, which can save time, phone memory, and possibly money.

Developers are also making updates for the phone, which improve security. Usually the programmers write in the note about fixing bugs, which are related to the security system. This update is installed quickly and unnoticed by the user, so the difference in the work of the smart phone and the person does not notice. The phone will be safer than without the update.

Is it worth updating your gadget

Sometimes it seems that there is no point in updating. After all, the smartphone after downloading the update is the same as it was. But everything is learned by comparison: some elements of the two versions of the system are becoming much more practical. Think for example of the same curtain, which a few years ago was not so convenient. At the same time, we should not forget that users who do not install updates, deprive themselves of quick access to some functions, because of that need to make unnecessary presses.

Also updates make the user's smartphone faster. Benchmark rankings show this well: in 2018, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S10 scored 326,000 points in the synthetic test, and now almost 496,000 points. The latest version of the OS in it is Android 12, so thanks to it, the gadget shows good results even several years later. This will also be the case with other smartphones, so it doesn't hurt to update your phone.

It is a misconception that the smartphone performs less because of updates. Recent tests of iPhones on the latest version of iOS 16 have shown that smartphones have started to run decently longer. Some of them have never shown such good results of battery life - the developers managed to please the users. So updates do not always reduce the operating time.

At the same time we should not forget that even if after the update something went wrong, you can always roll back to the previous version. But it is useful to install an update, because your smartphone will become more useful.

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