Should I upgrade to version 8.1.3?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thedwolfe, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. thedwolfe macrumors member

    thedwolfe

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    I Have a 5s iPhone running 8.1, says capacity 12.16 GB, 988.3 free on iTunes, and available 906 MB on phone.

    Can I and should I upgrade to 8.1.3?

    Not having any issues and am always low on space for music and pictures.
     
  2. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Typically the latest release is going to be the most secure and more often than not the most stable.

    Unless you're interested in jailbreaking your device I recommend the upgrade.
     
  3. Jase718 macrumors member

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    If your phone is working fine I say leave it alone.
     
  4. thedwolfe thread starter macrumors member

    thedwolfe

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    Leave it alone will be what I plan to do, thanks.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    I am very bullish on iOS 8, but I can't see why this isn't good advice. Unless you really want one of the features iOS 8 offers, or unless you're having trouble updating or installing apps that you want, if it's running well, leave it be.

    I did that once with a 4S - it was on 5.something when all my other devices were on 7.1.2, and it got to be very frustrating. Every time I synced to update apps I'd get this list of three dozen apps that couldn't update because of the iOS version, and there were lots of apps that I couldn't install at all. But that was two full versions behind, not one.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    For the _._.x releases I'd need to be told a damned good reason not to upgrade. The 3rd digit usually means critical bugs and security flaws were fixed and not much else. (Otherwise they'd just have waited until 8.2 to come out.)

    Thus far I've not seen anyone give a good reason not to upgrade so my default advice would be "absolutely."
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Well you're just leaving yourself open to publicly-disclosed security flaws that were patched in 8.1.3.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    any actually been exploited in the real world?
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    my dads 5S has been on 7.0.4 since we bought it for him a year ago. If I remember correctly that was the one SSL bug or something. Not one thing has happened to his phone security wise.

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    Yeah seriously. Have not read one thing about someone in the real world being affected by these security exploits lol.
     
  10. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    More like tweaks and polish.
     

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