Though not exactly the most active of strategies involved in enhancing the performance of your iPhone, installing software updates when they are made available is known to be a good move, one that isn’t just about having the latest versions of your device’s installed apps.
For one, software updates are often rolled out with bug fixes and performance related enhancements, at times even “reformulated” to be more lightweight on an app’s demand for system resources.
Since the consumption of hardware resources tends to affect battery usage, lesser use readily translates to lesser power-related demands.
As developers and engineers are constantly looking for a way to streamline the performance of their hardware and software offerings, regularly checking for updates for your iPhone and its installed apps keeps its internals spic and span.
However, before you do install any update, it pays to first read reviews about them, particularly with how their installation has affected the general performance of a given device.
If you’re updating from App Store, you’ll be able to see user reviews jotted down on a given app’s App Store page. Though these reviews aren’t always curated or monitored by Apple’s administrators, you’ll be able to get a certain idea if updating your iPhone’s installed software would be a good move.
Bottom line, though updates have generally been the subject of mixed sentiments and views, regularly checking for updates and performance fixes helps you keep the stings of low battery charge cycles at bay, if not help you keep your iPhone active at reasonable durations.