iPhone 7(+) 12.1.3 ruined my 7+

snowboarder

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So the moment I was so hoping to never happen is here. Apple really wants me to upgrade.
Since the 12.1.3 update my 7+ started having some screen jerks. Never ever had that before.
Alto is basically not playable. I'm using some very bad words right now :(
 

bbrks

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Restore, setup as new. Check how it goes. Where were you before 12.1.3?
 

snowboarder

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12.1.2 - until now the phone's been flawless. That's why I'm pi$$ed. They must have done something,
again for no other reason than make us upgrade.
 

Knowlege Bomb

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12.1.2 - until now the phone's been flawless. That's why I'm pi$$ed. They must have done something,
again for no other reason than make us upgrade.
I would try @bbrks' suggestion before writing off Apple on this. I had a horrific software experience on 12.1.2 that nobody else seemed to have and everything was great after updating to 12.1.3. If you peruse through the 12.1.3 release thread you'll notice that the overall opinion is generally good. You just got a bad install. It happens.
 

BugeyeSTI

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12.1.2 - until now the phone's been flawless. That's why I'm pi$$ed. They must have done something,
again for no other reason than make us upgrade.
Considering there have been very few complaints about the 12.1.3 update I’d say it’s likely your particular download had some sort of corruption. You might try downloading the update directly from iTunes and see how it goes.
 

eyoungren

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This always makes me wonder. If we accept the current thought that Apple forces obsolescence then it would seem to me that the answer is simply not to upgrade.

Yet the other side of the coin screams security.

Why do those who believe in forced obsolescence upgrade? Is the threat of decreased security that strong?

Those who upgrade at every opportunity seem to be quiet on the issue of forced obsolescence.

It's just interesting to observe.

Currently still sitting on iOS 9.0.2.
 
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thadoggfather

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This always makes me wonder. If we accept the current thought that Apple forces obsolescence then it would seem to me that the answer is simply not to upgrade.

Yet the other side of the coin screams security.

Why do those who believe in forced obsolescence upgrade? Is the threat of decreased security that strong?

Those who upgrade at every opportunity seem to be quiet on the issue of forced obsolescence.

It's just interesting to observe.

Currently still sitting on iOS 9.0.2.
Even if I werent a jailbreaker, I'd still be paranoid about updates screwing over my phone's performance or battery or both. I've experienced it too many times. The reality is 'security' is an excuse to update -- there are plenty of 0days and backdoors in iOS that Apple hasn't patched, or they've probably stayed quiet about knowingly for gov agencies, etc. (speculative, but thats my impression given they dont seem transparent about anything anymore really)

Even going to 12.1(.0) from 12.0.1 on XR, I noticed a lot buggier experience in general. Not so bad as some previous versions but a drop off. Got a replacement phone for reasons unrelated to that, and it came with 12.0.1 and its staying on that.

Could leap to 12.1.1 while its still being signed (which should be exploited once a new JB comes out through 12.1.2), but dont really want to take the risk of degraded experience. Same with my watch thats sat on 5.0.1, could easily be updated to 5.1.3 or whatever and pair (even without EKG functionality) but battery and performance are great.

Could leap to iOS 12 with blobs once theres a jailbreak for my 12.9 2017 but I dont think I'll bother because my ipad is performing perfect and getting great battery

My homePod I refuse to update from 11.2.5 because the sound signature changed 11.3 onward

I have an external SSD with mojave on it to tinker with, but my main OS on the internal drive of my 2016 nTB MBP remains Sierra 10.12.6. high sierra was nonsense.


I do not trust Apple updates in general
 
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HEK

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The paranoia runs deep in a few. Always amazes me how when an individual update goes wrong, it’s an Apple conspiracy.

When one individual updates and all goes well for some strange reason we don’t see a thread saying how great Apple is.

Hmmm that gives me an idea. Stay tuned for that thread.
 

HEK

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OP, why don’t you simply downgrade your iOS version back to 12.1.2 then? It’s still being signed by Apple and quite easy to do...
That’s brilliant idea. Certainly provide further evidence. If phone works correctly could then retry upgrade again to verify causality of issues.

Are issues one time event of corrupted download or consistent. That would leave possible hardware issue if problem repeats with that individual phone.

Would start to close in on causality, wouldn’t it.
 

CoolBradG

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12.1.3 initially bricked my iPhone 7 while trying to update, but I restored and now its been working great.
 

Disconnect_00

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Of course. I pressed "update" wrong.
You’ve been given clear and simple explanations and instructions. If you’re so paranoid that Apple is trying to target you and force you into buying a phone from them, sell the 7+ and get another brand and a fresh roll of tin foil.

At a certain point you really just need to realize that despite the delusion, you simply aren’t important enough for Apple to target you for anything, let alone write specific software to hopefully bamboozle you into buying a new phone. That doesn’t even make sense.
 
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Kerry78

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iPhone 7 works fine going to let the phone go flat and recharge it so it’s calibrated as it went down from 100% quite quickly!