How long do you think I could stay on 10.3.2 on my iPhone 6S before I would need to upgrade software

Hieveryone

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It's running very fast and smooth and I don't want to change a thing.

How long could I be on it before I'd need to upgrade for one reason or another?

Is it true Apple will stop signing off at some point for security reasons or something so iMessage etc won't work?
 

Hal~9000

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You could stay on it forever really :)

You don't have to update and if the reminders bug you simply delete the update under Settings -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Storage -> Whatever IOS update you have on your device.

Only issue I see if you staying on 10.3.2 is eventually some apps you have might drop support for iOS 10 and say you need to update to use the app (this happened to me once on a previous iOS long ago with my banking app).

Also if you delete the iOS update so you don't keep getting the reminder, when you plug in your phone and forget to turn off wifi before turning off the screen it will redownload the update again.
 

Gathomblipoob

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If you really don't want to even accidentally upgrade, just install the TvOS Beta Profile on your iPhone. You'll never be prompted to upgrade again unless you remove the profile.
 
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Hal~9000

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If you really don't want to even accidentally upgrade, just install the TvOS Beta Profile on your iPhone. You'll never be prompted to upgrade again unless you remove the profile.
The guide online says to download the TVOS profile from a github link that no longer works.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/08/18/how-to-stop-iphone-asking-to-install-ios-updates/

I've tried searching for a more recent one but can't seem to find one that has a valid TVOS profile link. Any ideas?
 

Hal~9000

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Check your PMs.
Damn... guess having the TVOS beta profile on my phone tricks my carrier (Sprint) into thinking it's a TV so I can't create a wifi hotspot, making it a no-go for me. Thanks for your help though Gathomblipoob, appreciate it :)
 

Gathomblipoob

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Damn... guess having the TVOS beta profile on my phone tricks my carrier (Sprint) into thinking it's a TV so I can't create a wifi hotspot, making it a no-go for me. Thanks for your help though Gathomblipoob, appreciate it :)
Are you sure it's the profile doing that? That's the first I've heard of any issues using the profile.
 

Hal~9000

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Are you sure it's the profile doing that? That's the first I've heard of any issues using the profile.
Yeah, unfortunately :(

I tried it two different iOS versions to be sure (10.3.1 and 10.3.2) and both times the "Personal Hotspot" section directly underneath "Cellular" part in the settings app was no longer there. Instead I clicked on Settings -> Cellular -> Personal Hotspot but as soon as I'd click on it a blue message would pop up saying something to the effect of "This service is unavailable for this device. Please call Sprint or log into your account at m.sprint.com."

Both times as soon as I deleted the TVOS profile and restarted the device the option for personal hotspot was there and worked as it should. Could just be a Sprint issue, not sure. Def annoying though as I would have liked to block iOS updates :oops:
 

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OP, does 10.3.2 work faster than 10.2 on your 6S?
I can't be 100% sure it is faster or not but I absolutely love 10.3.2. It seems more fluid and snappy than ANY iOS I've used on ANY iPhone and I've been using iPhone since 3G, but there's no way for me to know for sure if it is faster or not.
 

Hieveryone

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So basically I can stay on 10.3.2 for a long time?

What about security? Can I still use banking apps etc?
 

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So basically I can stay on 10.3.2 for a long time?

What about security? Can I still use banking apps etc?
As long as the banking apps you use continue to support iOS 10, you're good.

Obviously you will miss out on security updates if you don't update your phone too.
 
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Hieveryone

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As long as the banking apps you use continue to support iOS 10, you're good.

Obviously you will miss out on security updates if you don't update your phone too.
Ok and what does that entail? Like what could happen if I don't update my iOS and there are security updates?
 

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Like said above if you want to stay on 10.3.2 you can without having to update to a higher firmware version.
But if something happens and your phone needs to be restored you will have no choice but to restore to the latest ios version that Apple signs for your device.
If you encounter any software bugs or other issues or hardware faults and bring it to Apple the first thing they will have you do is restore. If you need to replace the battery you'll have to restore also.