Today I share Apple is pushing iOS 14 users to upgrade to iOS 15, reversing a previous policy that allowed iOS 14 users to opt-out of the iOS 15 update.
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Apple is pushing iOS 14 users to upgrade to iOS 15
When iOS 15 was released, Apple stated that users could “choose between two software update versions,” promising that those who choose to stay on iOS 14 would receive security updates.
iOS updates are prominently shown in the Software Update section of the Settings app in regular releases, but when iOS 15 was originally released, it was a footnote at the bottom of the Software Update interface on devices running iOS 14, and it was easily avoided.
Apple’s tolerance with those who refuse to upgrade to iOS 15 appears to have worn thin in recent months, and the company is now urging iOS 14 users to do so. On an iOS 14 device, the iOS 15 update is no longer a footnote at the bottom of the Software Update section, and Apple has discontinued delivering iOS 14 security upgrades.
With Apple is pushing iOS 14 users to upgrade to iOS 15, there was a clear option to stay on iOS 14 and get updates, which looks to have been removed. The option to stay on iOS 14 was not included in the iOS 15.2.1 release, which appears to be a strong indication that Apple now expects customers to upgrade. Users who want the most up-to-date security measures for their iPhones must now update to iOS 15.