5 Signs You Need To Upgrade Your iPhone

How do you know you need to upgrade your iPhone?

iPhones are so expensive and yours seems to be working fine. You’re not one of those people who needs to have the newest, shiniest, greatest iPhone of all time, every year or even every other year.

I’m not one to encourage the revolving door of iPhone upgrades. Hanging on to your iPhone makes a lot of sense. It saves you money in the long run and until you have the following issues, saves you money.

But just like some users feel compelled to upgrade every year.  I would definitely fall into this camp! There are some users that refuse to get a new iphone until their current one doesn’t function at all.

If you have one or more of the signs below, you might want to consider an upgrade. No Pressure!!

You No Longer Receive iOS Updates


iPhone Upgrade

Apple has long been known to support their iPhone hardware with newer versions much longer than other phone makers.

IOS 14 supports phones all the way back to the iPhone 6s that’s over 6 years. If your iPhone can’t run iOS 14 it’s time to consider a new iPhone.  The biggest reason! Security!  There are critical security updates in every iOS release.

Your Photos Are Terrible


Photo Upgrade

Whenever you share photos with family and friends you’re amazed at how great their photos look compared to yours.

The iPhone cameras improve every single year! Apple is always pushing the boundaries when it comes to the camera. Again, just because the camera gets better every year doesn’t mean you need to upgrade every year. But an iPhone that’s three or four years old isn’t going to have the same camera capabilities as the newest iPhone.

Your satisfaction of the photos and videos you take, will determine your need to upgrade.

Your Battery Life is Poor


Battery Upgrade


The newer iPhones have awesome battery life. You should be able to make it through the whole day with moderate to heavy usage without having to charge your phone.

If you need to carry a charging cable and USB Power adapter. It may be time to consider a new iPhone.

There are some simple steps you can take to preserve battery life, such as dimming your screen and enabling Low Power Mode.

To dim your screen go to Settings> General> Accessibility> Display & Text Size, toggle on Auto – Brightness.

To enable Low Power Mode go to Settings > Battery >  toggle on Low Power Mode.

Your Screen Is Trashed


Screen Trashed


Cracked screens are more common than you think. Cracks, chips, and fully shattered screens happen to the best of us. They can make your phone hard or even dangerous to use. Plus they are so unsightly!

For most people it’s a priority to get your screen fixed. If your screen has been broken for more than 6 months and the cost to repair, is more than the phone is worth, it’s time to move to a newer model.

You’re Always Out Of Storage


Out of Storage

Each time a new iOS comes out it’s bigger than the one before.  Photos take a ton of storage and if you’re still using an iPhone with 16GB or even 32GB of storage, I’m sure you’re running out of space to grow.

There’s no way to upgrade your iPhone’s storage. And if storage limits are preventing you from using your iPhone it’s time to consider an upgrade.  The next iPhone you purchase, consider increasing your storage so this doesn’t happen again.


If you’re still not persuaded to upgrade to the latest and greatest, there are other options. Follow the link below to find the Best iPhone deals for October 2020. With the new iPhone 12 on the horizon there are plenty of deals to be had.

Check out the October iPhone deals  here!

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