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Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Abiodunspectre(m): 5:16pm On Feb 12, 2019
Software upgrades, which have now become synonymous with smartphones, are essentially little updates for smartphone's operating system that allows the device to perform at its optimal level.

But, many smartphone users today do not trust these software upgrades and they think that updating their devices software might actually corrupt the device or can harm the data that has been saved on the device's memory.

Stability

Smartphones are just like computers that run software, which is your operating system, on its hardware. When any changes to the software are made it affects the performance of the whole system. These changes can be caused by any application or any additional service like Adobe Flash that is being used by most smartphones today.

So in order to counter any ill effect, the developers and manufacturers of the devices work in tandem testing out applications and software which might cause instability to the device and release software patches in the from of software upgrades, helping the operating system stay in the best possible shape and enhancing device's stability as well.

Bug fixes

Many a times, certain versions of operating systems found to be causing troubles for smartphones, leading to a bad user experience. Such problems are even found in newly launched handsets.

A classic example of it would be the iPhone 4S which received an upgrade just after the launch of the device.

Apart from battery, there are hundreds of components inside a smartphone that need to operate optimally to perform well but it anything malfunctions, it can be corrected through software upgrades or at least some basic repair work can be attempted by the company.

Security

One of the biggest concerns that smartphone users have today is the security of the data that is saved by these devices automatically and also by the users while doing multiple things like financial transactions and online purchases.

Today cyber criminals are exploiting smartphones in everyway in order to find out a loophole in the security so that they can steal the confidential data for their gain. This is precisely why handset manufacturers also invest in legitimate hacking of the devices in order to find loop holes that need fixing.

So as and when a loophole is found out, a security patch is released by the company as an individual upgrade or as a part for a bigger update file in order to safeguard users from such attacks.

For example, Android has been in the news for such security issues, but security upgrades for the Android devices have also been released from time to time to protect the users.

Hardware issues

Just like software, a smartphone's hardware is another component that sometimes malfunctions and it can be caused by the some error in the operating system or due to some upgrade that was released for the device recently.

For example, the hardware volume rocker or control key on the iPhone 4 stopped working after the operating system was upgraded. But, Apple promptly issued an upgrade to resolve the issue.

Although such issues are rare but there are possibilities as developers and device makers keep experimenting with various options for the benefit of users so there are always possibilities of such happenings.

Additional features

Software upgrades also bring in additional features to smartphones as well.

Source: http://bbs.tecno-mobile.com/forum/general/298262-reasons-why-it’s-important-to-update-your-software-regularly

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Ennyholar: 5:18pm On Feb 12, 2019
We all know system update is important..

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Realboygenius(m): 5:20pm On Feb 12, 2019
Space booked
Cc lalasticlala
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by iPhonebabe: 5:26pm On Feb 12, 2019
Ennyholar:
We all know system update is important.

What kind of animal is this?? God

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by fruqy(m): 6:37pm On Feb 12, 2019
Nice one.

Always make a factory reset after system software updates to enjoy new features and improve system stability together with battery optimizations.

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by mytime24(f): 6:38pm On Feb 12, 2019
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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by jamaicabakare(m): 6:38pm On Feb 12, 2019
Nice
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by CheapDataGuy: 6:39pm On Feb 12, 2019
Na tru sha.
But not planning to even upgrade my gionee jarey
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by koskilala: 6:40pm On Feb 12, 2019
Nice one, no doubt updates really make sense but there should be a way to reverse the updates if you don't like it, don't you think??

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by MrImole: 6:41pm On Feb 12, 2019
When is 9.0 pie coming to Infinix note 5, we are tired.
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by frowland(m): 6:44pm On Feb 12, 2019
Beware of updates. They are all 'monitoring spiritz'. From windows updates to Android to iOS.
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by HarkymTheOracle(m): 6:45pm On Feb 12, 2019
mytime24:
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Masun

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by mytime24(f): 6:46pm On Feb 12, 2019
HarkymTheOracle:

Masun
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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by ddjay: 6:47pm On Feb 12, 2019
Abiodunspectre:
Software upgrades, which have now become synonymous with smartphones, are essentially little updates for smartphone's operating system that allows the device to perform at its optimal level.

But, many smartphone users today do not trust these software upgrades and they think that updating their devices software might actually corrupt the device or can harm the data that has been saved on the device's memory.

Stability

Smartphones are just like computers that run software, which is your operating system, on its hardware. When any changes to the software are made it affects the performance of the whole system. These changes can be caused by any application or any additional service like Adobe Flash that is being used by most smartphones today.

So in order to counter any ill effect, the developers and manufacturers of the devices work in tandem testing out applications and software which might cause instability to the device and release software patches in the from of software upgrades, helping the operating system stay in the best possible shape and enhancing device's stability as well.

Bug fixes

Many a times, certain versions of operating systems found to be causing troubles for smartphones, leading to a bad user experience. Such problems are even found in newly launched handsets.

A classic example of it would be the iPhone 4S which received an upgrade just after the launch of the device.

Apart from battery, there are hundreds of components inside a smartphone that need to operate optimally to perform well but it anything malfunctions, it can be corrected through software upgrades or at least some basic repair work can be attempted by the company.

Security

One of the biggest concerns that smartphone users have today is the security of the data that is saved by these devices automatically and also by the users while doing multiple things like financial transactions and online purchases.

Today cyber criminals are exploiting smartphones in everyway in order to find out a loophole in the security so that they can steal the confidential data for their gain. This is precisely why handset manufacturers also invest in legitimate hacking of the devices in order to find loop holes that need fixing.

So as and when a loophole is found out, a security patch is released by the company as an individual upgrade or as a part for a bigger update file in order to safeguard users from such attacks.

For example, Android has been in the news for such security issues, but security upgrades for the Android devices have also been released from time to time to protect the users.

Hardware issues

Just like software, a smartphone's hardware is another component that sometimes malfunctions and it can be caused by the some error in the operating system or due to some upgrade that was released for the device recently.

For example, the hardware volume rocker or control key on the iPhone 4 stopped working after the operating system was upgraded. But, Apple promptly issued an upgrade to resolve the issue.

Although such issues are rare but there are possibilities as developers and device makers keep experimenting with various options for the benefit of users so there are always possibilities of such happenings.

Additional features

Software upgrades also bring in additional features to smartphones as well.

Source: http://bbs.tecno-mobile.com/forum/general/298262-reasons-why-it’s-important-to-update-your-software-regularly

Oga u have to be lucky with the right device that Updates its phones. If unfortunate is your case like some of us using infinix note 5, a wuru wuru coy, then sorry na one chance you enta. Android one phone but last security patch was December and no official news of stable Android 9 (except for rumors). All we do is watch Nokia and xiaomi enjoy regular updates due it by Google as an Android one phone

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Justbeingreal(m): 6:48pm On Feb 12, 2019
undecided

Update so my rooting will disappear... I ignore the updates tho..
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by 11Anonymous(m): 6:56pm On Feb 12, 2019
fruqy:
Nice one.

Always make a factory reset after system software updates to enjoy new features and improve system stability together with battery optimizations.
You don't need to do a factory reset before anyone who updates can enjoy new features.

Don't misinform people in this forum.

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by devbojj: 7:12pm On Feb 12, 2019
Update ....this will be a good thing ...?
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by fruqy(m): 7:14pm On Feb 12, 2019
11Anonymous:

You don't need to do a factory reset before anyone who updates can enjoy new features.

Don't misinform people in this forum.


Lol oh, really? What do you do when you are trying to operate new features after system updates and you get the unfortunately youknowwhat program has stopped? Restart? I'm recommending based on experience. If you know nothing about phones, don't come here to mislead people. Factory reset is always recommended even by those pushing out the updates unless it's security updates.

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Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by olatunjithomas(m): 7:32pm On Feb 12, 2019
I upgraded my Tecno camon cm and some of the features disappeared...
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Mims2016(m): 8:02pm On Feb 12, 2019
I updated my Tecno Camon CX Air sometime last year and my hot-spot kept malfunctioning. It went off every 5mins. All possible solutions seemed ineffective. I sent it to a CarlCare centre and it returned with the same problem.
Amazingly I saw a new update today from Tecno and after downloading and installing it, the problem has been fixed.
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Pabloosas(m): 8:25pm On Feb 12, 2019
One reason not to update... bugs (at least Apple confirmed that some time last year)
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Dailyfavour(m): 8:26pm On Feb 12, 2019
Please how can I get update for my Tecno W2?
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Abiababe(f): 9:16pm On Feb 12, 2019
please how can i upgrade my gionee m6
Re: Five Reasons To Update Your Phone Software Regularly by Jaymaxxy(m): 9:32pm On Feb 12, 2019
That's why I chose a Nokia. I receive monthly security updates and I can always upgrade to the next android version with ease.

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