- A survey of 1,000 people gives us an idea of habits and opinions users have on iOS and Android updates.
- Evidence suggests Android users are more likely to be happy about updating than iOS users.
- iOS users are also slightly less likely to update as soon as they get a notification for it.
Overall, the company discovered surveyed Android users are pretty passionate about software upkeep. Meanwhile, iOS users are generally less passionate about them. In fact, a larger percentage of iOS users avoid updating their devices quickly when compared to Android users.
Check out an example of some of the data below.
iOS and Android updates
Interestingly, everyone in this study was either using an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S device. The surveyed users were all in the United States, so this makes a lot of sense for our country’s smartphone buyers.
Router Networks paper includes a lot more interesting little factoids. Astonishingly, a higher percentage of Android users were on the latest software version when compared to iPhone users. A whopping 98% of responders using a Galaxy S21 were on the latest Android update, while only 91% of iPhone 13 users could say the same.
Of course, there were also some unsurprising results. The Baby Boomer generation, for example, was the least likely to have the latest software updates. Gen Z users were the most likely to have them. Also, people with newer devices were much more likely to have the latest iOS and Android updates.
Check out all the results for yourself here!