Nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of an important text or email on your phone, when you get a notification that it's time to update your device! Most of us just go ahead and update and get it over with, sometimes with frustrating and regretful results. The rest of us simply swipe away the notification and get back to texting. All this raises an important question, is it essential to update my devices every time?
It is typically not a requirement to update certain operating systems unless a specific type of software calls for it. This would be the case in a Windows OS, an example being that some people still use Windows XP, but there have been many updates since that type of software was introduced. Their computers still run fine and cause no issue when it comes to accessing the internet and doing basic tasks and then some.
This is the same for phones. We sometimes forget that phones are meant to communicate with people distantly, via actually making phone calls. There are so many other options to talk to people nowadays, but if someone were to use an old Nokia phone today, it would still hold its purpose and has no need for a specific OS. That being said, with newer phones that have apps installed have settings that will automatically update certain apps. This is an instance where an update may be essential to that app running properly, or even at all. This applies to tablets as well.
Ultimately it's not totally necessary to update your devices every time, as long as the basics of it work for you. But if you're not into just getting by, it may be time to update your devices on occasion. At least to get rid of that pesky notification!