Mar 26, 2017 | Updated: 11:03 AM EDT

iOS 10.3 Latest News & Update: New Apple File System Conversion Raises Fears Of Data Loss

Mar 18, 2017 10:11 AM EDT

iOS 10.3 is reportedly due to come out soon though some iPhone and iPad users wary of the changes forthcoming. This is with reference to the application of a new Apple File System (APFS) where folks who upgrade will see conversions made to their existing HFS.

Initially, this would be expected once folks upgrade to iOS 10.3. But there are some issues that might come up along the way. The conversion process is a tricky one and that may include possible data loss which could end up permanently lost. The APFS and HFS file systems are incompatible and hence the concern of possible data loss, Mashable reported.

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Hence, there are now people worried about it though there is a simple workaround. Before upgrading to iOS 10.3, iPhone and iPad owners would be wise to backup their files first before installing the new operating system, Gizmo Times reported. It remains to be seen if the Cupertino company will tackle the matter with the next iOS currently in its beta stages.

Aside from the worries on data migration, another growing concern with iOS 10.3 beta has to do with older 32-bit applications. The problem is somehow similar to the file system issue and another aspect that Apple has yet to explain.

As things stand now there are big changes in store once iOS 10.3 is ready for deployment. Aside from the new platform and file structure, most are hoping that it includes improvements to security. Looking back at iOS 10.2, most are aware of the issues tied up to it.

iOS 10 has carried lots of issues so far, mostly from the security side of things. Some hot fixes and patches are expected, hopefully, ones that will not give hackers a chance to carry out their evil intent. With time to spare, most are hoping these problems for iOS 10.3 are addressed and patched in time.


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