Phone Updates: A Necessary Evil

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It sometimes feels that every time we wake up or go to bed, an update for our phones is pushed out. It usually requests that you set aside your phone for up to 15 minutes while the update occurs. It even notes that you would be unable to make any Emergency 911. This can be a pain, especially when you cannot risk missing that important phone call or the latest update on social media. In fact, it can probably be agreed upon that it is just flat out inconvenient.

 Not only is it inconvenient, but it is an absolute hassle when things look and operate differently compared to what you were using before. Sometimes after an update occurs, you do not even recognize the phone you have been using for months, if not years. It may even feel like you have a completely different phone. Now, you must learn it all over again.

Even though next time you may feel hostile towards that notification that says a new software update is available, it is important to understand that there is more good than harm when comes to updating your cellphone.

Yes, you risk being introduced to a new interface with flashy features that you probably may never use, but you risk your phone data from being hacked if you do not update the software on your phone. Even though flashy features are often installed on your phone after an update occurs, so are important and crucial security updates.

By not installing these security updates, you risk your data from being stolen. This data can be used against you in many ways. Pictures and private conversations, along with potential banking or medical information may be at risk. Cyber-Criminals are getting more and more clever and can use the smallest amount of information to wreak havoc on your life.

Don’t give hackers a free pass into your life. Update your phones as soon as possible.

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