The iPhone 5s has received the iOS 8.2 update. Of course, the update doesn’t come without its share of software problems like common bugs, connectivity problems, speed issues, and third-party apps you may not want to own.
There is one app that you can’t remove from your iPhone 5s: the Apple Watch app. This black square has been appearing on recent iPhones a few weeks ago since the iOS 8.2 release, according to Slate.com. The Apple Watch won’t debut in stores until April 24, but that hasn’t stopped the tech giant from advertising this device.
However, not every iPhone 5s owner will not become an Apple Watch owner, so the app will frustrate some users. The app has been compared to an advertisement. CNET said that the Apple Watch app is “the cold stare of capitalism urging [you] ever-closer to a multi-hundred dollar accessory purchase.”
Not to mention, the iPhone 5s doesn’t contain a lot of storage space for users. It starts at 16 gigabytes and goes up to 64 gigabytes. The iPhone 5s was offered at three price points at launch (including service contracts): “$199 (16GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB),” according to the same Slate article.
iPhone 5s users may also experience connectivity problems, according to Gotta Be Mobile. Some have reported problems with AT&T LTE, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. If you come across connectivity problems with LTE, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi on your iPhone 5s, you should look at this list of fixes for common iOS 8.2 problems. These problems are likely to happen at any time on any device and any OS, so it’s good to have this list on hand when it does happen.
The iOS 8.2 update also comes with its share of bugs and issues, according to that same Gotta Be Mobile report. The update is reportedly bug free, but it may not stop some iPhone 5s users from coming across problems. That are some users that have reported problems with the new software, so iPhone 5s users are advised to look at this list of fixes for common iOS 8.2 problems.
Some have wondered if the iPhone 5s iOS 8.2 update is worth installing. You may want to install it if you have experienced problems on iOS 8.0-iOS 8.1.3. Gotta Be Mobile says this software update comes with its own bug fixes and new features for apps like Mail. You should also install the update if you plan to buy the Apple Watch and use it with your iPhone 5s, or if you want to use the Apple Watch with Apple Pay.
The iOS 8.2 update could also address some problems and include updates to the Health app. It will also keep all of your information on your iPhone 5s secure.
Also worth noting is some speed problems associated with iOS 8.2 on the iPhone 5s. You may not want to install it if you have a jailbroken phone or if you had no problems with iOS 8.1.3 and below.
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