iOS 7 is the product of Jony Ives, the single most overhauled version of iOS in the history of the company. Many of you, if you haven’t done so already, will be getting ready to download it. But, if you haven’t done so yet, you might want to take a step back and wait. Here we are going to tell of you 5 reasons why it might not be such a good idea to download iOS 7 just yet:
Some of Your Apps May Not Work
Most developers have been on the case, working to get their particular apps ready to support iOS 7. However, there are some developers who are not ready and there is a good chance that some apps simply won’t be compatible with iOS 7 at the time of download. If you have any apps on your device that are critical to you and that haven’t undergone recent updates, you might want to wait until they have been updated before downloading iOS 7.
Your Jailbreak Will Be Lost :
If you are still running an iOS 6-6.1.2 device and have the evasi0n jailbreak, upgrading to iOS 7 will wipe this off. Evad3rs are working on updating evasi0n to support iOS 7 but there are no guarantees of success. Even if they do manage to come up with one, it won’t be for a while yet so if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak don’t upgrade until there’s a new one available. If you want, you can always download these tweaks to give your iOS 6 device an iOS 7 feel.
Your Device is an Older One :
Only a certain number of devices are compatible with iOS 7 and even they will not be able to get all of the iOS 7 features. If you are considering downloading onto an older device, such as an iPad 2 or an iPhone 4, you might want to think very carefully before you make that move. These older devices do not have such high spec hardware and may struggle to cope with all the extra features that are included in iOS 7. All you will be doing is slowing down your device and decreasing performance.
iOS 7 May Be a Bit Buggy :
There are bound to be bugs and glitches that raise their heads after the public release, despite extensive testing beforehand. If you are one of those that really needs your device working smoothly, you may want to hang on until Apple has released a couple of updates first. It probably won’t surprise you to know that Apple are already working on updates – back in August weblogs revealed hits from devices running iOS 7.0.1 with 7.0.2 and 7.1 appearing just recently. There have also been hits recorded from iOS 8 although all of these are recorded as being from IP addresses at Cupertino HQ.
You Haven’t Backed up Yet and Need all Your Data “
Obviously, you don’t want to be upgrading to a brand new firmware without first backing up all of your data. Make sure you go through everything on your device, including text messages, photos, videos, music and other important stuff. Do your back up through iTunes or iCloud – Instructions can be found here. As a secondary backup, use Google Drive, Dropbox, or another similar service to make doubly sure you have everything safe. Then, you can go ahead, download iOS 7, and enjoy.