iPhone Do I really NEED iOS13?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by KhunJay, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:55 AM.

  1. KhunJay macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2013
    Im on iOS 12.1.3

    everything is working ok.

    Do I really need to upgrade to 13? I really don't want to get involved
    with fixing broken apps and updating stuff any more than I have to.

    Same for my laptop...Im on early Mojave...do I need the Catalina OS that bad
    or can I just chug along the way I am?

    what says the forum?
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Right now, no.

    But you should really update to 12.4 and 10.14.6.

    The usual advice is: install minor releases as soon as possible. Install major releases when you have time.
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    The latest updates contain very important security updates amongst other improvements & features. Apple really needs to make updates mandatory...
  4. upandown macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2017
    This and.. even as a beta it’s working very well. It will only get better. Of course you don’t HAVE to but if you care enough to ask the question then you probably should just upgrade.
  5. Phogro macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2015
    Boston, MA
    Do you need iOS 13 - no you can wait for that to settle down.

    Should you be on 12.4? Yes absolutely. It fixes a number of security risks and bugs in previous versions of iOS 12.
  6. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Enterprise users and tons of people who are still using older version of software or obsolete software will be unhappy.

    Ok, ok, I get it, “a very small number of users”.
  7. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    If you find yourself not willing to jump the gun and use iOS 12, there is absolutely no problem for that, as long as you are diligent enough to keep yourself from being accidentally updated to whatever version is the latest. I certainly can relate.
  8. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2017
    If you don’t want to get weekly updates and deal with bugs, no, you don’t need iOS 13. However, once 13.1 or even 13.2 releases to the public you might want to install it then (unless you dislike the update which is fine, iOS 12 works just fine, just be sure to install 12.4) But no, you don’t need to update. Only if you want to.

    As for your computer, I’d definitely recommend you to update to 10.14.6 for security reasons if you don’t want to install Catalina.
  9. MisterSavage macrumors 65816


    Nov 10, 2018
    If you're concerned then wait until iOS 13 is officially released.
  10. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    You certainly don’t need iOS 13 right now as it is still in beta, but I would highly recommend updating to iOS 12.4 right now, as aside from the security, bug and feature updates, iOS 12.4 even improves battery life slightly compared to earlier versions of iOS 12. There’s really no good reason to hold out on iOS 12.1.3.
  11. KhunJay thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2013
    Thanks for the advice....I'll get the iOS 12.4 then.

    For my laptop, Ive activated the auto instal of system data files and security updates...so hopefully that
  12. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2017
    Given the current state of them, I would greatly advise no. They are a disaster, and won't be approaching anything close to stable until 13.2 or 13.3.
  13. jagolden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2002
    Fake News: while Catalina has a lot of problems, iOS13 and iPadOS 13 are running very stable.
    Though I agree thread starter should stick with 12.X since he’s happy with 12.
  14. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2017
    The irony of this post is astounding.

    No, they are not very stable. Not at all. Not even close.
  15. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    13 was ok for me other than annoyances until this last one. Now apps that worked before are having FaceID issues and crashing.

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