Apple iOS 8.1 Goes Live: 5 Reasons to Keep Away From it For Now

By Prarthito

Apple's newest iOS 8.1 operating system, an improvement over the previously released iOS 8, is already alive and kicking. The new update's release was set for October 20, and it's now slowly reaching out to all its users.

Its hasn't been long since Apple first introduced the new updated operating system. Back in September, a week after the iOS 8 was already made live, Apple released iOS 8.1 beta. However, the company never really revealed details for it leaving most of the users in dark.


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However, with the new updated platform now live, there will be a rush to get it onto your handset as soon as possible. While Apple stresses on the fact that the update will be rolling out in phases, some users might get the update a little later than others.

But it's better to keep away from the update for the time being, we believe. There's no point entering a mad rush only to get it later than you expect. Here are 5 reasons why it's okay to skip the updating process for now.

While Apple's main aim here remains to offer a platform that will be updated from all sides with fixes for some old existing problems, it's goes without saying that it might also come with a problems of its own. There have been stories in the past how iOS updates create mischief on few Apple devices including problems with Wi-Fi. We recommend you wait it out a bit before making that final plunge.

Make sure you give it a rest if you are traveling as a bew update might create issues that could affect files on board. Chances are slim that you will not have all your important data backed up. And it doesn't take much time for things to fall out of their place.

Don't Tread into Unfamiliar Territories

A little knowledge is always welcome when taking up a new venture. And updating to the new Apple OS isn't any different. It's good to read up a bit on the new iOS before you download the final thing onto your handset. It's always better to know what you are dealing with first hand.

There are a host of apps that you have on your phone that might be among the ones you need for your day to day use. And while most developers have started updating their apps for the same, there will still be chances that some might get affected in the process. Wait it out and see how it goes, and take the required step.

For those who have a jailbroken device on iOS 7, it's better to avoid the iOS 8.1 update. And if you update it, you will lose your jailbreak. And if you are looking for a jailbroken version to that, wait for a few days.

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