It’s iOS day! Apple’s latest release of their mobile operating system has landed, and a lot has changed.

It all comes down to the fact that the new version includes security enhancements as well as a bunch of new features. There are a ton — an eccentric new version of iMessage with its own App Store, new powers for Siri, a redesigned home screen, rich notifications and much more. We’ve summarized the most important reasons to update for you right here:

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How to update

Ready? Let’s do this. Make sure you have a decent Wi-Fi connection and your phone is either charging or has more than 50 percent battery left.


Then, go over to settings and press ‘general’. When you hit the Software Update button everything will speak for itself. Within minutes you’ll have a better, more secure phone.

Want to know more?

We dove into a lot of the new features that are included with this release. If you’re waiting for your phone to download the update, it’s the perfect reading to prepare yourself: