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Is iOS 11.2.2 Worth Downloading?

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Many have criticized Apple for rushing in November with the iOS11. The new iOS 11.2.2 is deemed necessary because it brings fixes for vulnerability issues for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. However, many iOS 11 users are wondering if this new update will bring along only fixes, and not other security issues.

More on iOS 11.2.2

The iOS 11.2.2 update can be used on iPhone 5S and other recent phones, iPad mini 2 or later and starting with the 6th generation iPod touch. The update might get installed automatically.  The iOS 11.2.2 update weights only 60 to 85 MB. Those who have not updated their device since iOS 10, when installing iOS 11.2.2, the whole iOS 11 update will also be installed and it will weigh several gigabytes.

How to install iOS 11.2.2

This update can also be installed manually, for those who do not enjoy automatic updates. To do so, navigate to Settings, and then go to General, choose Software Update and install iOS 11.2.2.

Disadvantages of iOS 11.2.2

This recent update is not for those who enjoy jailbreaking. The most recent jailbreak available is for iOS 11, not for iOS 11.2.2

In terms of stability, so far, there have been mixed reviews. Apple declared that the vulnerability issues fixed with the iOS 11.2.2 update do not bring major performance impact. On the contrary, some users wrote o SNS that ever since they updates with iOS 11.2.2, their iPhones performances slowed down a lot. Others are talking about major declines in benchmark results of 20% (even more according to some users).

Battery issues?

Lately, many iPhone users on iOS 11 have been complaining about bad battery life. Those who are not satisfied with their battery are advised to buy a new one.  Apple is not offering discount battery replacement pricing.