• Keeping your devices up to date


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Are you monitoring your devices?

    Just the other day, I tried to update an app on my dad’s iPad. That didn’t work, instead messaging that the device itself needed to be upgraded first. Apparently, the iPad had not been left on continuously long enough for it to get the word from Apple that an update was needed.

    A simple solution is to connect to power and leave it on for an extended period, such as 24 hours. That should be enough time for the device to be notified about updates. It’s not different from Windows PCs in this respect — keep them offline long enough, and they will miss the notification, too.

    Of course, you can be proactive and check the device every so often to see whether the O/S is current. That’s my recommendation.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.46.0, 2023-11-13).