Current IOS Version Recommendation

This page contains the most current Senior Tech Club recommandations about IOS updates.  Look to this page for insight and our recommendations about the latest IOS updates.

The recommendations are simple:

  • Wait – Indicates that the recommendation is to wait before updating.  This recommendation can change with either a fix release or more information from the marketplace
  • Upgrade – Indicates that an upgrade or update is recommended.  Enjoy the new features and stability.

The tabs below identify our current recommendations on IOS and iPadOS updates.

 

IOS Upgrade Principles

The Senior Tech Club has two principles that guide our recommendations on IOS upgrades.

  1.  IOS Upgrades are good and will bring new features, bug and security fixes that are important.  We want to upgrade when possible.
  2. IOS Upgrades will occasionally bring bugs and other unintended flaws and interruptions.  We generally like the idea of letting the marketplace judge an upgrade before we upgrade.  It’s good to wait a few days before upgrading.  This means turn off Auto-Upgrade.   See How to turn Off Automatic IOS Updates

IOS & iPadOS Recommendations

IOS 13.3 – Recommended

IOS 13.3 is the eighth release of IOS 13.  It was released on 12/10/2019. 

We continue to recommend IOS 13 for Senior Tech Club users. This release includes new parental controls and a number of fixes.

A full list of the features and fixes included in IOS 13.3 can be found on the Apple website.

See the Additional Resources below for our installation checklist or other IOS recommendations.  

iPadOS 13.3 – Recommended

iPadOS 13.3 was released on 12/10/2019 and is the software upgrade specifically for iPads.  It corresponds with the  the iPhone’s IOS 13.3 update.

Eligible iPads are found on the iPadOS User Guide

We continue to recommend IOS 13 for Senior Tech Club users. This release includes new parental controls and a number of fixes.

A full list of the features and fixes included in iPadOS 13.3 can be found on the Apple website.

See the Additional Resources below for our installation checklist or other iPadOS recommendations.  

 

 

IOS 12.4.4 – Recommended

This IOS update is for older devices and includes important security fixes that could allow malicious code to run on the device.

The devices that can support this update are:   iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

 

Additional Information

Apple Support:  About IOS 13 Updates

Apple Support:  About iPadOS 13 Updates

 

 

The Senior Tech Club has extensively covered the topic of IOS Versions and upgrades.  The table below lists our Recipes and Nuggets on this topic:

Related Senior Tech Club Recipes and Nuggets

NumberTitle
How to Perform an IOS Software Update
014How to Perform an IOS Software Update
What Version of IOS am I running?
013What Version of IOS am I running?
How to turn Off Automatic IOS Updates
N36How to turn Off Automatic IOS Updates
Current IOS Version Recommendation
N32Current IOS Version Recommendation
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