Is iOS 16.2 Safe – Should you Upgrade?

By | January 9, 2023

Apple announced the iOS 16 software update in June 2022 at the WWDC event. From introducing new features to upgrading the customization options, iOS 16 created a breakthrough for several features on iPhone.

However, what shocked the iOS users were the succeeding minor updates that followed the launch of iOS 16. The official public release was in September 2022, following which Apple released iOS 16.1, and iOS 16.2 and is currently beta testing iOS 16.3 as well.

This article will explore everything you need to know about the iOS 16.2 version and whether or not you should upgrade.

Who is the iOS 16.2 for?

If your iPhone was compatible with the iOS 16 software update, you’d be able to upgrade to iOS 16.2 as well.

So, if you are sitting there wondering if the new update will be available on your iPhone, we’d recommend you follow this path – Settings > General > Software Update. 

Once you notice the iOS 16.2 update available, you can go ahead and download and install it to your iPhone if you have enough storage available in the device.

What is new in iOS 16.2?

With Apple releasing so many consecutive mini software updates, it isn’t surprising that users are a bit confused about the new upgrades.

When you update to iOS 16.2, here’s what you get:

  • Access to Freeform
  • Apple Music Sing
  • Advanced data protection
  • New lock screen settings
  • Game center
  • Apple TV connectivity, etc.

If all of this sounds enticing to you, we’d recommend that you go ahead and install the new iOS 16.2 update to your iPhone to sort things out.

Is iOS 16.2 safe?

Apple ensures that all of its software updates are developed to improve the security and data privacy features of the iPhone.

So, if you are worried about the authenticity of the iOS 16.2, be assured that there’s nothing you need to worry about at all. The update is available officially, so there are no risks of viruses or malware.

However, you might experience some kinds of software glitches or the new update might need a few bug fixes, which Apple will eventually fix with the iOS 16.3 update.

If your iPhone is compatible with iOS 16.2 and you have enough storage in your iPhone, we’d recommend you go ahead and install the latest software update before Apple ends up releasing iOS 16.3 in the upcoming few weeks.

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