Updating your Operating System

By Affinity Cellular - 2019-04-05

Operating System Updates

When was the last time you updated your phone or computer? Do you ever think to yourself, “this can wait” or “I’ll just do it later”? Having an up-to-date operating system on your electronic devices is very important, and doing it now will make your experience with technology much easier!

What exactly does updating your operating system do?

Many things! First, it fixes any bugs that may be on your current operating system, and it improves the general operations of your device. It can make your device operate faster and more efficiently. Larger updates may change the layout or appearance of your device slightly to make it more functional and easier to use. It can also improve your battery performance and make sure your battery lasts longer and runs at its greatest potential. New computer programs and apps are designed to function best with the most recent operating system. They may not work properly or effectively on devices that are not up to date. Overall, updates to your phone or computer make them easier to use and process, and there are many benefits to take advantage of.

What could happen if you don’t update your operating system?

Ignoring device updates often comes with some very negative consequences. Besides not receiving any of the benefits mentioned earlier, your device is more prone to freeze and crash if it is not using the most recent operating system. The biggest issue of not updating your device is its effect on your security. Our phones and computers contain large amounts of data on our lives, some that is very personal and private. Outdated operating systems leave your device more vulnerable to hackers and viruses that may attack and try to steal your information. Hackers often look for devices that are not updated because they are more vulnerable and easier to steal information from. By updating to the most recent operating system, you can ensure that you are getting the latest and best security updates to protect your personal information.

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How hard is it to update your operating system?

It’s actually very simple! Most devices will notify you when there is an update available. From there, you can select when you want your device to download the newest operating system. Many updates require you to keep your device charging during the process, especially ones that may take longer. The easiest time to update is during the night, when you can leave your device plugged in while you sleep and will not need to access it. If you are unsure if you have an update available, you can go into the settings on your device and check under software updates. The location may vary depending on your specific device. You can also check to see if your device lets you set up automatic updates. That way your device can do all of the work for you whenever there is a new operating system available!

Operating system updates are designed with the user in mind. They make using our devices faster, easier, safer, and more effective.  It’s time to stop putting off updates and make sure your phones and computers are functioning at their greatest potential!