Should I Update to iOS 10.0.3 on my iPhone 7 or Wait for iOS 10.1?

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Do I really need iOS 10.0.3 for my iPhone 7 or should I wait for iOS 10.1? If you’re still waiting and wondering if you should get on the new update to iOS 10, here are some thoughts on why you would or wouldn’t need this particular update. Remember, it’s exclusively for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so it won’t be available on any older version of iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. We’ve also shown you what to do if you have an older device or iPad.

Apple specifically stated that this update fixes bugs with cellular connectivity. After several instances of people having their LTE connections drop and default to 3G or just drop altogether, Apple quickly pushed this update as a fix. The reports first started coming in from Verizon users, but after a while AT&T and T Mobile users joined the chorus, as it were. Since then it seems to have been happening in other countries as well, with users in China reporting similar issues.

So, if you’ve been facing such issues, you really need the iOS 10.0.3 update. But other than that, are there any reasons to get the update? What if you don’t have that issue? Do you still need it? The latest word on this update is that it is safe to install even if you don’t have that problem, but other than that it doesn’t do much.

But the bigger issue here is that people using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have also been reporting these issues. There’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that iOS 10.1 is already on its fourth beta, but the bad news is that since beta versions are typically for developers and public beta testers, it may not be a good idea trying to install that on your older iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches unless you’re okay with potential bugs ahead of the actual release.

There is also speculation that Apple may well push an iOS 10.0.4 to fix connectivity bugs for other iPhone models as well as other, older devices currently running on iOS 10. If you have an iPhone 6 variant then that might be the one you actually need.

Overall, it seems that the connectivity issue will only go away permanently with iOS 10.1, which also brings the portrait mode functionality on the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera. Other fixes should include Voicemail bugs and Wallet issues, as well as Touch ID not responding.

If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that’s dropping its cellular connection, the iOS 10.0.3 update might be just what you need. If you have an older device or an iPad, it’s probably better to wait for iOS 10.1.

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