Apple update threat

Unexpected Apple update threat

Are you an ipad or iphone user? Due to an unexpected update, owners of iPhones and iPads are being warned that some apps may experience glitches. Apple only gave a day’s notice of the release of a major update to its mobile operating systems.

In a recent BBC article, James Clayton and Leo Kelion investigates the Apple update threat.

Chief executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 would launch on Wednesday. Last year, Apple announced the release date more than a week in advance.

Apple update threat

Owners of iPhones and iPads are being warned that some apps may experience glitches because
Apple only gave a day’s notice of the release of a major update to its mobile operating systems.

Developers complain

The Apple update threat has caused havoc with developers. They have complained they do not have enough time to check for bugs and submit their products to the App Store. They include big names such as Nintendo, which has warned gamers that its Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp app will not launch after the update.

Pocket Camp commented on Twitter “We have confirmed that you cannot start the application after updating the iOS device to iOS 14. We are planning to fix this issue in an upcoming update within this month. We do not recommend you to update your device to iOS 14 until we have fixed this issue”.

How to prevent iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 installing

Some people’s devices are set to auto-install Apple’s mobile updates. In general, this can be a good idea to ensure that the latest cyber-security protection and features are automatically added when a device is plugged in overnight and connected to wi-fi.

However, this facility is limited to “point releases” and not the major “round-numbered” updates, like the move from iOS 13.7 to iOS 14. In this case, the new code will still be downloaded in the background on devices running versions 13.6 and above, but will not install without first seeking the user’s express permission, which can be declined.

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Contact the LIS Help Desk to discuss your aches and pains of your IT system. Consider us your IT doctor. We will diagnose your problems and prescribe solutions. Think of us as a part of your team – we might not be onsite; but we are always there for you.

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