Do I really need to update the operating system on my devices?

Many updates for mobile devices include security patches, as well as performance improvements, which is why it is important to keep your phones and tablets up to date with the latest operating system. Apple updates their operating systems throughout the year, and this month they released iOS 14.5, which includes transparency with app tracking, the ability to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch while wearing a face mask, and several other new features in addition to bug fixes and improvements. See the full list of updates on