Besides being very active in the hardware field, Apple is constantly updating its operating system for iPhones. The Cupertino-based giant has numerous plans for the future, but you know what they say that nothing is perfect in this world. In the recent days, many iPhones and iPads had the surprise to be forced of reinstalling updates for various apps.
The updates were dating back to the beginning of the month, and it feels like a total mystery for why is Apple doing this. However, there are several hypotheses.
A bug affecting apps from iOS 13.5
Some rumors are claiming that apps from the 13.5 version of iOS are becoming inaccessible, and Apple tries to fix the issue by forcing users to reinstall certain updates. The error is completely unmerciful, as it plainly says:
This app is no longer shared with you.
However, iOS 13.5 is considered by many people the most important version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices. One of the reasons is obviously the integration of COVID-19 contact tracing. During these pandemic times, such a feature can only be beneficial. Although the new coronavirus spread is facing some significant downfall in many countries, massive bursts of infections began in Brazil and Russia. And the situation in the US doesn’t show significant signs of slowing down. There are currently over 5.5 million infected people with COVID-19 across the planet, and over 347,000 have died. Luckily, over 2.3 million patients had been recovered. All these stats regarding the ongoing pandemic were brought by worldometers.info.
There’s still no word from Apple explaining why the company is willing for its users to reinstall those updates. However, installing an update can’t be something too bad. As long as you accepted a company’s services, there shouldn’t be any good reason for being reticent when it comes to install needed updates.