Unfortunately, I didn’t think to grab a screen shot of the error — I was too busy watching a dead progress bar on my phone and praying to the Update Gods that I hadn’t just bricked it.

Fortunately, things restarted without incident after that.

Resetting the device and clearing data hadn’t solved the problem, and while I don’t upgrade to the first version of any operating system, I figured 9.1 would be a decent test case.

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I’ve been quite happy with the phone overall, but the last update I installed to it was i OS 7.1.

Over the last few months, I’ve begun to have significant browser stability problems; Safari would often crash repeatedly when accessing webpages that formerly caused no problems.

After jumping through the usual hoops of clearing enough space on the phone and backing it up, I was prompted to install the latest version of Apple’s i Tunes.

i Tunes has been getting steadily worse for years, and the latest version (12.3.1.23) is no exception.

If you upgrade, you'll be putting the latest OS, which requires a lot of processing horsepower and memory, onto a device that's coming close to the end of its usable life.

The combination will work, but it may be slower or more problematic than you'd like. In terms of modern consumer technology, that's ancient.

This is the scenario facing owners of the i Phone 4. To help you make an informed decision, I've compiled the reasons in favor of and against upgrading an i Phone 4 to i OS 7 below.

Whether you upgrade your i Phone 4 to i OS 7 is up to you, of course, but I'd be cautious.

Once I had the phone back up and running, I was pleasantly surprised.

Every scrap of data, down to previous session cookies in Safari and Notes I’d written in i OS 7 imported perfectly.

OS 9.0 had a fairly quick turnaround as well, particularly considering that Apple promised to evaluate its performance on a wider range of devices and has gradually increased the number of products that each OS runs on.