iOS 8.1 is an upgrade from Apple for all iOS devices. If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini you should install iOS 8.1. The update is simple. Go to settings, choose general, and then upgrade the software. Usually, the new upgrade fixes many issues but often causes new ones. That is exactly why each update has its good and bad sides. In this article, we will share 5 advantages and disadvantages of iOS 8.1.
5 advantages and disadvantages of iOS 8.1
Advantages of iOS 8.1
1. Apple Pay
It is something completely new and it allows you to pay in the stores and confirm the transaction by fingerprint. Available only on the iPhone 6 and 6 plus devices and on the new iPad.
2. Camera Roll is back
With the launch of the iOS 8.0 Apple removed the Camera Roll, but with this update Camera Roll is back.
3. iCloud improved
This upgrade brings the iCloud Photo Beta version that brings some changes. The main advantage is that all your pictures and videos are stored online in the Cloud at iCloud.com, and you can access it all from all your Apple devices.
4. iMessage improved and SMS available on your Apple computer
An interesting option that allows you to reply to SMS messages directly from your Mac computer (only available if you are on the Yosemite operating system).
5.Better performance on certain devices
iOS 8.1 extremely improved performance, especially on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad 3.
Disadvantages Of of iOS 8.1
1. Certain devices cannot be updated
The older iPhones, iPads or iPods simply can’t update.
2. Battery life
Many users complain about battery life and a considerable drop after installing Apple’s new software.
3. It is a demanding software
iOS 8. 1 is very demanding, which is why older devices may struggle to run it. Applications are opened much slower, and the navigation is lazy.
4. Downgrade is not possible
This means that users are no longer able to return to an earlier version of the software or to restore a previous version.
5. Emulators Don’t Work!
If you were using one of the great game emulators on iOS 8, these will no longer work on iOS 8.1.
With these 5 advantages and disadvantages of iOS 8.1, you can easily see that the update has some not as great, and some amazing sides. Will you perform the update is completely up to you.
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