Unfortunately, it won’t restore battery life for those older i Phones hampered by the latest update.
But according to Apple, “i OS 11.2.2 provides a security update and is recommended for all users”.
This is because the update is designed to mitigate the effects of Meltdown and Spectre, the security flaws that can cause problems for i Phone users.
While it sadly won’t fix the issues completely, it will help to protect your i Phone from malware.
Apple has said that forthcoming i OS 11 updates will do more to address users’ concerns, but as this bug is a developing issue, it will likely take Apple engineers a while to get on top of the problem.
So, if you’ve already downloaded i OS 11, updating to i OS 11.2.2 is a pretty sensible move.
There are two ways to update your i OS device but before you begin, make sure you prepare your device for i OS 11, namely backing up your device and creating enough space to download the update. The first order of business is to update i Tunes to version 12.7.
You can do this by going to Settings Profile and selecting i OS Beta Software Profile, then choosing Delete Profile and entering your passcode to confirm the change.
But in the wake of Apple’s admission that it uses software updates to deliberately slow down older i Phones, many users are thinking twice about downloading it.
So what are the pros and cons to updating your i Phone?
In this article we show how to download, install and run the latest version of i OS on your i Phone and i Pad, as well as how to fix any problems you may encounter.
(If these issues prove especially tricky, take a look at What to do if you can't update i OS.) We'll start with some important preparation steps; but you can jump to the update process if you prefer.