Skip Nav
Tech Tips
Here's How to Fix Some Problems You Might See in iOS 10
Digital Life
Shh! 5 Websites to Start Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Digital Life
10 Vines About Christmas That Will Leave You Laughing For Days

Do You Always Get Your Firmware and Software Updates?

Sometimes if I'm out of time, I'll get that pop-up to update an application and ignore it for a while if I'm otherwise busy. But sometimes I'm so excited for an update, like the iPhone's 2.0 update, that I'll go to great lengths to download it. In that case, I was so eager for the App Store that I manually applied it to my phone, rather than waiting for the official go-ahead, which would have been infinitely easier (and was a semi-waste since I bought the new iPhone the next day, but it was still worth it!).

Gizmodo's got a great list of historical firmware updates that turned out to be epic failures in many cases, and an explanation of why it never hurts to wait a few days to update. This is kind of why I haven't done the iPhone 2.0.1 firmware update yet (that, or laziness).

But as for you, I want to know: Do you always update when you get prompts or when you know they're available? Or do you wait, or sometimes — gasp! — never get the update?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
my itunes updated itself the other day (it got tired of reminding me) and it messed up my whole library!! i have duplicates of files, 'missing' songs (they have the lil ! next to it)... messy messy... this is why i dont update and i never update AIM
neko neko 8 years
I always wait to upgrade software or firmware, especially on the iPhone. I wait for reports from other users first.
jjschiffer jjschiffer 8 years
There was one time I didn't wait - and that was the iPhone 2.0 firmware update. My phone was a brick for 5 hours while the iTunes servers were down because I couldn't connect to reactivate. I waited until today for the 2.0.1 update, hahah.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
It depends on if I have to restart my machine or not- or how bad I've been waiting for the update. Currently I think I would do immediate installs of any Leopard or iPhone updates... I can wait on Quicktime or Java.
angieee angieee 8 years
I don't update right away, because my iPod touch is jailbroken. *grin* Only after I find a suitable way to jailbreak the newest firmware, I will get the update. Currently my iPod Touch has firmware 2.0. Heard that 2.1 is a relatively minor update, so I'm not in a hurry for that one.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
i wait
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
sometimes updates aren't better. ask the people who updated IE!
mckena mckena 8 years
if i get a prompt, i'll update. sometimes i don't even notice what is different, haha yeah so..
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 8 years
If it's a critical update, yes. It can wait if it's negligible.
malexa malexa 8 years
I think it's more laziness, or something of the sort, but I always put it off for awhile. Even if it doesn't involve me doing anything but clicking "Yes," if I'm doing something else and my computer wants me to shut down because of an update, I get super frustrated with it. How dare you ask me to shut down while I'm in the middle of something.....?like surfing www.geeksugar.com Ha! :]
o0o0o o0o0o 8 years
I usually wait with Itunes because I worry that my ipod won't sync to my last.fm page :/ Idk, it has happened before
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I usually do, unless I hear of a bug in the update.
School Controversy Over Project With Photo of Stillborn Baby
Keurig Announces Campbell's Soup K-Cup Pods
Is It OK to Propose During a Wedding?
A Do or a Don't: Kissing on a First Date
Stan Smith Adidas Sneaker Shopping
SAG Awards 2015 Buns Trend
SAG Awards 2015 Mens Beards

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds