In today’s fast-paced digital world, our iPhones and iPads are indispensable communication, productivity, and entertainment tools. However, ensuring these devices are updated with the latest software is often overlooked but crucial. Let’s delve into why updating your iPhone and iPad is not just recommended but essential and the potential consequences of neglecting to do so

1. iPhone and iPad Security

Enhanced Security: One of the most critical reasons to update your iPhone and iPad is to bolster security.

Each software update typically includes patches for known vulnerabilities and exploits, safeguarding your device against potential cyber threats. Hackers are constantly on the lookout for security loopholes to exploit, and failing to update your device leaves it susceptible to malware, phishing attacks, and data breaches.

2. Stability & Performance Improvement

Optimized Performance: Over time, software updates also include performance enhancements designed to optimize the functionality of your device.

These improvements may include bug fixes, stability enhancements, and optimizations that help your iPhone and iPad run smoother and faster. Ignoring updates could result in sluggish performance, frequent app crashes, and overall frustration with the usability of your device.

If your device is much older and does not have storage space, it is not recommended to you upgrade.  Make sure to check if your iPhone or iPad is on the support device.

3. Support for latest Apps and Services

Compatibility with Apps and Services: As developers release new versions of their apps and services, they often require the latest software to function correctly.

By keeping your iPhone and iPad up to date, you ensure compatibility with the latest apps and services, enabling you to access new features, improvements, and content. Failure to update could lead to compatibility issues, rendering certain apps unusable or limiting your access to essential services.

4. New Features and Updating iOS Device

Stolen iPhone Protection

Access to New Features: Apple regularly introduces exciting new features and functionalities with each software update. From enhanced privacy settings to innovative tools for productivity and creativity, updating your device allows you to take advantage of these new capabilities. Whether it’s improved Siri functionality, advanced camera features, or enhanced accessibility options, staying up to date ensures that you’re not missing out on the latest innovations from Apple.

iOS 17.4 Useful Features

  • 🚨 Stolen Device Protection, with this feature turned if your device is stolen, it will lock the device if stolen.
  • 📢 Apple Podcasts will auto-generate transcripts when you listen.
  • New emojis 🤔 add funs and joy to your messaging
  • 🪐Safari Private Browsing – improve the browser privacy features.


Despite the clear benefits of updating your iPhone and iPad, some users may hesitate to do so due to concerns about compatibility issues, storage space, or simply inconvenience. However, the potential impact of not updating your device far outweighs any perceived drawbacks. From compromised security to degraded performance and limited access to apps and services, the risks of neglecting updates are significant.

How to update iOS software:

  • Have it connected to WiFi Internet, connected to power cord or 70% charged
  • Go to Settings > General >> Software Update
  • Enter the device PIN
  • It will download, update it and restart the device

NOTE: After the iOS update, check if your apps need to be updated too. Do this now!


In conclusion, updating your iPhone and iPad is not just about staying current with the latest software; it’s about protecting your device, your data, and your digital life. By making a habit of regularly checking for and installing updates, you can ensure that your device remains secure, performs optimally, and continues to provide you with the best possible user experience. So, don’t delay – keep your iPhone and iPad up to date and enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’re safeguarding your device and data against potential threats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

eSudo is a local managed IT & Cybersecurity services (MSP/MSSP) company that helps businesses make technology seamlessly work over the last 22+ years in Silicon Valley. What sets eSudo apart is we focus on security first, and IT support happens to be part of the security services.

Our team of experienced and certified computer engineers understands that no two businesses are alike, that’s why we partner with our clients to develop efficient and cost effective computer networks, cloud solutions, network security, and phone solutions that help you run your business.

As a local Microsoft Partner and Cloud Technology Specialist, eSudo has the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help you implement modern technology solutions that match your exact business needs.

Our goal is to Keep your IT Systems running and data Secure (KISS) so you can focus on running your business safely!

We specialize in working with professional service organizations like law firms, accounting firms (CPAs), and wealth management. However, eSudo have helped other business such as non-profit organizations, manufacturing and other small businesses after we have reviewed their needs and determined if they are good fit for our services.

eSudo is not a traditional IT support company; we focus on security first, and IT support happens to be part of the security services.  In the dynamic landscape of network security, a proactive approach is key to safeguarding your business. It’s not a one-time event but an ongoing commitment to keep your systems resilient against evolving threats. With the rise of a mobile workforce and the omnipresence of phishing attempts or social engineering or AI, educating your employees, continuous monitoring and proactive support are vital to prevent data breaches.

If your business is looking for break-fix support or hourly IT services, we may not be for you because we cannot fully manage your risks and more importantly, it creates a trust issue in our relationship. Under a “break-fix” model, there is a fundamental conflict of interest between your business and eSudo.

“Over 97% of American businesses in 2023, operating in a digitally-driven landscape, heavily rely on the Internet for essential functions such as productivity, performance optimization, streamlined communication, bolstered sales, and various other facets of their daily operations. This heightened dependence on digital infrastructure, however, comes with a notable caveat: more than 87% of small businesses are entrusted with customer data that could be potentially compromised in the event of a cyberattack.”

We keep your IT Systems  running and data secure with our proven  IT Strategy, Managed Security, and Proactive Support & End User Management.  Our Strategy focuses on identifying, prioritizing, and recommending the right technology for your organization.  Our Managed Security includes data backup, device encryption, zero-trust access management, and policies & procedures. Our Support includes a live phone help desk, 24/7 monitoring, on-site support as needed, employee onboarding, and asset procurement. 

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  • Proven track record: We have been building our loyal customer base since 2001 in an industry where IT consulting firms come and go. Our customers, vendors, and employees stay with us because we build and value long term relationships with them. With operations all over the San Francisco Bay Area, eSudo provides reliable IT support to Northern CA-based businesses and beyond. We’re big enough to offer the facilities, services, and expertise you expect and small enough to provide the support and attention you deserve. 

  • People & Process:  Over the last 22+ years, we have created and adopted a proven process to ensure success in our operations and have trained our people to follow our proven process to provide consistent results for our customers.

  • Quality: We do not sell what we have not used or have tested. We recommend industrial and commercial-grade products for small businesses to provide uptime and reliability for our customers.

  • Responsiveness: A live person will answer your call, and emergency response time is one hour or less guaranteed. We use the most current remote support technology which lets us log in to your computers remotely to address many issues without the need to wait for a technician to come on-site.