Why You Shouldn’t Mindlessly Update Apps

Updates to different apps come out quite often – it seemed like you just updated 10 apps yesterday, and today the same thing is happening again. Or some apps have to be updated repeatedly. I have noticed that many people I know just don’t pay attention to updates, update everything, or enable the automatic download and installation process, and then are surprised that the interface has changed or there are lags in the applications. Why does this happen? Does it make sense to update everything without looking. The answer to these questions is not so simple. Let’s get into all the nuances.

How important are app updates?


Content
– 1Why update your Android apps
– 2Trouble with app updates
– 3What happens if you don’t update your Android apps
– 4Why update your Android apps
Why update Android apps

In most cases updates carry fixes for bugs from previous versions
It is generally believed that updating applications is good and useful for the system – the developers in the comments of the update usually indicate what they have fixed this time, if the update is ordinary, what features have been added, if the update was a major. The main nuance is that many updates can cause unwanted consequences – the smartphone will not become less functional, but until the next update will have to suffer a little. This was the case with me when I updated the banking app, and along with the update came an error – the app began to display a giant amount of money spent, which I physically could not use! I had to wait about two weeks until the bug-fixing update arrived. What problems have you encountered when updating apps? Share your experiences with us in our cozy Telegram chat.


Problems with app updates


App updates often don’t have critical bugs, but they change the design – the developers usually say this in the comments, but not all users read it. Or they read it, but don’t pay attention, hoping there will be something new. Sometimes in new versions of applications the developers try to optimize the work area and hide some functions too far away. This was the case with the Sberbank application, when the interface was upgraded and the old necessary functions were moved somewhere far away, and new awkward functions were added. Or the VK application, when the developers started adding there more and more new services, began to lag even on the current hardware. The classics.

WhatsApp and Telegram are beginning to sin by adding too many new features
There is an even more pressing problem – new updates often stop the application working on older devices or begin to waste too many resources. What to do? First, it is better not to update the application until you are sure that the iron of your smartphone is not too old – in the new version the load becomes even greater. Second, carefully examine what the update contains. Third, if it is minor and contains bug fixes, it is better to update.

It also happens that you are not satisfied with the interface of the new version of the application. In this case, you can try to look for an old version in different sources, as you can not download the previous version from the official application store, but beware – they may contain viruses, which will lead to malfunctions of your smartphone. If you install an older version, then only from verified sources, scanning it with anti-virus for infections. This was the case, for example, with Instagram, when a version with an updated design came out, and users were not yet ready for such a turn of events.


What happens if you don’t update Android apps

If you don’t update apps, nothing terrible will happen. Sometimes it is even useful.
There will be no consequences. The apps will offer to update, and you can just refuse. Almost all updates can be skipped, except for those applications where the user is confronted with the fact that it is necessary to update in order to continue using them. To do this, it is better to turn off automatic updates on your smartphone – check the updates manually, which ones to install, and what is better to leave as it is. How to properly update an old device? About this and much more in our Yandex.Zen – don’t forget to subscribe!


Why it’s better to update Android apps

Android updates are coming out quite often – check for them every day.
App updates are closely related to the security of our personal data. Leaving the operating system and apps unupdated can lead to data loss or fraud. In most cases, app updates come out when developers patch security holes. If you care about the security of your own device, it’s better to enable automatic updates – apps will update in the background without you even noticing it. This will help you avoid crashes that can lead to data theft and identity theft.

In addition, it’s also worth updating apps because of new features – see for yourself how important they are to you. In some cases, it affects the performance – the interface of the application becomes much nicer, lags disappear and it just becomes more convenient to use.
Everyone wants his Android smartphone to fully realize its power and work faster. Often updates make it slower, the device gets warm or starts to freeze. Treat app updates wisely – carefully study the comments on the updates and read reviews to avoid negative effects. App updates should be useful, but you shouldn’t be careless about installing them, either.