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For the previous version, iOS 9.3.3, Apple put it up for 2 months for public testing and released 5 beta versions. It was actually supposed to be the last update for iOS 9 before the launch of iOS 10 in September. However, Apple took us by surprise and decided to release one more version, the 9.3.4, without any warning. This left many users confused, since they don’t know whether to install this last update or not. But let’s see what’s best to do.

Just like all the previous iOS 9 versions, the 9.3.4 is conceived to work on iPad 2 or newer, iPad mini or newer, iPad Pro devices, iPhone 4S or newer, iPod touch the 5th generation and newer. Usually, you should receive a notification if you want to upgrade to the new software, but if you did not, you can simply go to Settings/General/Software Update and install it manually from there. The latest update will occupy somewhere between 20 and 80 MB depending on your device.

One deal breaker for the iOS 9.3.4 is the fact that it cancels the efforts to jailbreak the ninth iOS. The biggest jailbreakers, TaiG and Pangu, have been putting some serious efforts into getting through the software. Even though they had some success with iOS 9.1, they finally managed to break through the 9.3.3, and now 9.3.4 is shutting down all their efforts.

In its description, you can see that 9.3.4 is in fact about a very important security update and that Apple recommends it to all their users. However, there is nothing more to it, no performance improvements, no refinements or new features, nothing. This being said, it’s better to think twice before upgrading to it and perhaps it would be best if you upgraded only if you don’t want to jailbreak your phone.

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