Apple has recently released iOS 11.2.5 which comes as an updated for the iOS 11.2.2. However, users of the new iOS version have already reported a bunch of issues. These being said, should you upgrade to the newly released iOS 11.2.5?
What changes does iOS 11.2.5 bring?
According to Apple’s official announcement of the release, iOS 11.2.5 included minor bugs fixes, security updates, introduces the ability for Siri to read the news in the US, the UK, and Australia, and adds support for HomePod.
iOS 11.2.5 compatibility
iOS 11.2.5 is compatible with iPhone 5S or above, iPad Mini 2 or above, iPod 6th Generation or above.
How to install iOS 11.2.5?
Usually, the iOS version already installed on your Apple device will prompt you to install newer versions of the software. Same is applicable when it comes to iOS 11.2.5.
However, if this isn’t happening, you’ll have to manually force your device to search for and install the new version.
Go to Settings → General → Software Update.
iOS 11.2.5 update has a regular size of 178 MB. However, if your device is running iOS 9 or iOS 10, Apple will firstly install iOS 11, then the 11.2.5 update which may sum up to several gigabytes.
iOS 11.2.5 issues
Those who have already updated their Apple devices’ software to iOS 11.2.5 reported some stability issues and no change in the battery life drop issue characteristic to the iOS 11 version.
Reported problems include ringtone bugs, lock screen problems, poor WiFi, CarPlay bugs, and several performance drops.
The conclusion: Wait for the future iOS 11.3 release!
iOS 11.2.5 version is bringing more issues than features and improvements, therefore, you should definitely wait for the future release of the iOS 11.3 version.
The iOS 11.3 version will bring detailed diagnostics for the battery, offering to users control on how iOS 11.3-powered devices operate as their batteries degrade and also will give notifications on when to replace the battery.
In conclusion, you shouldn’t upgrade to the newly released iOS 11.2.5! Just wait for the 11.3 version!