Is It Really Safe To Use An Older Phone?


What Happens When Your Phone Doesn't Get Latest Updates?

Is It Really Safe To Use An Older Phone

What does it mean if your phone is no longer supported with the latest OS updates and security patches?

Updates are an integral part of the Android and iOS systems. But, every smartphone stops receiving them after a while depending upon the phone's age, specifications, manufacturer and etc.

But once the phone stops receiving OS or security updates it will still work, however, it will remain at the same level of OS and security patch forever.

Moreover, if you still keep on using the same old phone then at some point in the future, say for e.g. 2–3 years from the date when your phone became unsupported with the latest updates, may face compatibility issues with some of the apps.

Also, some newer apps which may get released in the future may not support the older version of the OS in your phone and so they may be unavailable for you to download through the Application Store.

Is it still safe If I use an old smartphone that does not receive any security updates?

It depends on what you do with it and how much you need to rely on it.

Let's say if you only want to use your phone to access Facebook, Twitter Instagram, some online news, play little games, some calling now and then it should be ok, well considering of course if you have already not installed any cracked apps on to your phone which is already weaker in terms of security.

On the other hand, if you are a person who relies too much on your phone for doing online banking, fund transfer, keeping sensitive data, etc then it'll be a better option to buy an upgraded phone that comes with the latest OS and security patches installed.

Remember that even though all the core features will still work on the older phone and it will do everything that you'll need from it, but it won't be a good idea to trust any sensitive data on it.

Without the latest OS updates and security patches, the older operating system becomes more vulnerable to hacking, and it is, therefore, unsafe to use such a device, especially if you want to use it for sensitive data, banking, etc.



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