With the release of the new iOS 7 for the iPhone and iPad, millions of Apple product owners have been diligently upgrading their devices. If you’ve yet to do so, now’s the time to focus on whether or not the new upgrade is for you.
There are a few things Apple owners should consider before downloading the new iOS 7. Consider the following seven items.
1. A different look and feel
One of the first considerations is the fact that the iOS 7 is going to change the entire look and feel of your operating system. Even the icons on your phone will change.
This is the biggest shift in the Apple operating system since the debut of the iOS about six years ago.
2. It saves time
Ever spent a few precious moments unlocking your iPhone in an attempt to get to your calculator or flashlight app, so you could do what you needed to do as quickly as possible? If so, you know it can be time-consuming.
The new iOS 7 saves time using these apps. It offers shortcuts to commonly used features such as your camera, flashlight, calculator, time, and even airplane mode.
3. Notifications are more streamlined
If you use your Apple device often, you know that you now have to check your notification application to see what’s in store for the day. It’s a busy screen with a lot going on, including stock market readings, small calendar updates, and a minimal weather logo.
The new notifications settings make it easier to see your entire day, the weather, and even what’s in store on your daily commute. It’s faster, more streamlined, and more efficient.
4. Little re-learning
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of the iOS 7 update is the fact that while it’s better and more streamlined, it won’t take you long to figure out how to use it. The updates are efficient but they aren’t complicated.
5. Downside of not updating
If you choose not to update your phone right away, you won’t notice anything. The only difference between your phone and someone with the update is the overall look and the access to some cool new devices. But if you haven’t had them, you won’t miss them.
In the long run, however, many different apps will start supporting the iOS 7 update only, and will no longer work on your outdated iOS settings. This won’t happen for a while, though, so there’s no need to panic.
6. Easier mobile content
By now you know that mobile content marketing is more popular than ever. You can see it easily when you click on a website on your mobile device and view it as either a regular version or in mobile format.
Because so many people use their mobile devices to search the Internet, read the paper, visit websites, and even shop, there’s a growing need for mobile content marketing — something worth learning more about.
7. Making the change
While it’s not going to hurt you to wait, this kind of update requires you to save your data, spend time backing up everything, and relearn some of your phone functions. Many experts recommend waiting a few months until Apple releases the first updated version of the iOS 7, which will be free of the glitches and bugs that will undoubtedly occur on this introductory version.
There’s always something to consider when making a big change in your Apple device, but these seven tips will help you decide whether or not the upgrade is worth taking now or waiting until the updated version is released.
The choice is personal, but it’s rarely a mistake to have the latest and the best upgrades and updates available on your mobile devices, especially when they’re Apple products.