Before Apple officially unveiled the latest version of its operating system, iOS 15, the 9to5Mac website found that Apple was working on a new way to Provide alternative security updates to iPhone and iPad users. The company later confirmed that it was offering iOS 14 security packs for users who were not ready to upgrade to iOS 15, but it looks like the US tech giant will no longer follow suit.
For unknown reasons , The American company has reversed its decision and will no longer allow users to stay on iOS 14 with security updates. Instead, Apple has decided to return to the previous way of updates, in which users are forced to install the latest version of the operating system (which is iOS 15) to get newer security packs. As we discussed earlier, this change took effect after the release of iOS 15.2 in December 2021. For example, Apple released iOS 14.8.1 for devices that did not have iOS 15 installed on October 26, 2021 (November 4), but this update is no longer available to users.
9to5Mac news website was able to confirm that devices running iOS 14.8 or earlier versions of the operating system can no longer run version 14.8.1 Update iOS. Instead, the Software Update menu only shows the iOS 15.2.1 update. Previously, iOS 15 was shown as an optional update, and users could install iOS 14 security packs without installing the latest version of iOS.
Although this can only be a software bug , But there are still reasons not to call it just a bug, as the company has not released any other security packs for iOS 14 users since October. Earlier today, Apple first revealed the numbers of users who installed iOS 15, and it turned out that their number is lower than usual.
This could be the result of not forcing the latest version of Apple's operating system Allows users to stay on iOS 14. iOS 15, which was released to the public on September 20 (September 30) with not-so-dramatic and revolutionary changes, did not persuade many Apple users to upgrade and receive it.
According to reports published in this Again, after the official release of iOS 15, it was seen that only 8.5% of users have installed it, which is much less than installing iOS 14 in the same period last year. According to last year's figures, about 14.5 percent of users installed iOS 14 in the same period, which shows a huge difference. Although the company has not confirmed or denied anything, it may change its decision about alternative updates for users who do not want to upgrade to the latest version of iOS.
Now, if you want to get the latest security updates on your iPhone or iPad, you need to have iOS 15 installed. It should be noted that Apple last month released the second major update to iOS and iPadOS 15, iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2, with new features and upgrades for some Apple users. iOS 15.2 introduces new features to users, including the "Security Reporting App". This app lets you know how often other apps access your restricted information, such as camera and microphone information.
Source: 9to5macTags: apple, longer, allow, users, stay, ios, security, updates