Update your device today – here’s why

Update your device today – here’s why

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You’re hard at work on your computer or device and a message suddenly pops up saying, “a software update is available”. You’re busy, so you click “cancel” instead of “install”, thinking you’ll get to it later, but you never do. Sound familiar?

The truth is it’s easy to skip software updates because they can take up a few minutes of our time, and may not seem that important. But this is a mistake that keeps the door open for hackers to access your private information, putting you at risk for identity theft, loss of money, credit, and more.

Updates tackle a host of bugs and performance issues. If your device suffers from poor battery life, can’t connect to Wi-Fi properly, keeps displaying strange characters on screen, a software patch might sort out the issue.

Occasionally, updates will also bring new features to your device. In addition to giving your device all the latest bells and whistles, this type of major upgrade can also improve its compatibility with new equipment and applications.

We get it. When you’re busy, it’s sometimes easier to click the ‘remind me later’ button, rather than wait while your device is updated.

But if an update is available, please do find some time at the end of your day to ensure that it’s installed.

Software updates help improve the performance of your device, fix known issues and strengthen security.

If you don’t update your software, your device is more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Which could put you, the business and your contacts at risk.

You could also find your device slows down and programs don’t work as they should do.

To avoid this from happening, check your device now to see what updates are available. And install them. Get yourself a coffee while you wait.

If you’d like to discuss how we can help you to update your devices, or any other technology-related questions, and would like some advice, give us a call on 0345 319 4877 (local call rate). We’ll be happy to help you.

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