5S users that have installed iOS 11.x

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by DCIFRTHS, Oct 21, 2017.

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Have you noticed any of the following? You can choose more than one answer.

  1. Has typing in iMessage/SMS slowed down? Do characters appear behind what you have typed?

    15 vote(s)
    78.9%
  2. Has application opening slowed down?

    14 vote(s)
    73.7%
  3. Have animations slowed down?

    11 vote(s)
    57.9%
  4. Do you regret upgrading (based specifically on the speed of the phone after upgrading)?

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

    DCIFRTHS

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    #1
    Feel free to comment, but please, only take the poll if you have a 5S and have upgraded to iOS 11.x

    Thanks!
     
  2. nggalai macrumors newbie

    nggalai

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    #2
    I’d love to participate, but none of those four points apply to my 5s, so I can’t. Only issue I have with 11.0 – some apps crash more than they should, mostly when syncing via iCloud.
     
  3. Makale.Helvetia macrumors 6502a

    Makale.Helvetia

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    #3
    Unlocking screen animation slowed down, its choppy. Otherwise it’s all ok on 11.1 beta 5
     
  4. DCIFRTHS thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DCIFRTHS

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    #4
    You did participate by responding. You post is helpful to me. Thanks for sharing!
    --- Post Merged, Oct 25, 2017 ---
    Do you type relatively fast? If so, do the letters keep up with your typing?

    Thanks for responding, and if you can report back after the final release, That would be awesome :)
     
  5. Martyimac macrumors 68000

    Martyimac

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    #5
    For the first time EVER in my iPhone owning history, and I was in on the first day back in 2007, I regret upgrading to the latest iOS. My 6S has been very slow to respond to touches and finally, yesterday, the phone literally froze. No response to any touch, slide, home button push. I had to do the home button/power button reset to get the phone to start working again. And no, I have maybe 15 apps installed on my 6S.
     
  6. Makale.Helvetia macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    no problem on typing etc. overall it's fast enough. the only problem for me unlocking screen animation stutter.

    i'll report it after final release
     
  7. I7guy macrumors Core

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    #7
    Two 5s on iOS 11.1 beta. IMO, these are great releases. I type at medium speed with no seeming lag.
     
  8. lexvo macrumors 65816

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  9. Beeplance macrumors 68000

    Beeplance

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    #9
    Took the plunge and upgraded my 5S to iOS 11 yesterday. Was previously on 9.3.3.

    I upgraded the phone knowing almost for certain that it'll slow down, so my expectations were tailored. 11.0.3 obviously brought about some slowdowns across the operating system, in terms of slight delays in app openings, closing.

    Scrolling through pages of apps is ok, dragging down the cover sheet is ok.

    Dragging up Control Centre is mostly smooth - will have a slight delay sometimes, but nothing too dramatic.

    Overall, I'll say the performance is ok and definitely usable for a 4 year old phone. Battery seems to be draining slightly faster than before, but many accounts say that 11.1 will bring better battery life (and also better performance).
     
  10. nggalai macrumors newbie

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    #10
    Battery life seems fine to me with the 11.1 betas; the attached screenshot is from Beta 4. In my case, main battery drain was / is caused by bad mobile reception only – not background refresh, not animations or Siri or whatnot, just flakey coverage. iOS 11 seems to search for a better signal quite a bit more aggressively than iOS 10.3 did. Without resorting to Wifi Calling and turning off the radios, battery life for me was nowhere near what the attachment shows on the 5s. More like "I'm lucky if I get through a 10h work day".

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    In other departments, the 5s’s age clearly is showing. Especially lack of memory is rearing its ugly head, with apps such as Spark getting booted out of RAM / needing to reload much earlier than was the case with iOS 10 for me. Depending on your workload and requirements you can or can’t work around the limits of 1 GiB with iOS 11. I don’t have a problem with it as I mostly use the 5s as my Mail, Text and Slack machine (I don’t have music or games on it), but yeah, the 5s is becoming long in the tooth for many, more universal use cases. Moving up to an SE seems to be a good idea.
     
  11. Beeplance macrumors 68000

    Beeplance

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    #11
    Haven't charged since updated to iOS 11.0.3. This is my 5S usage stats.

    Some things to take note: 1) my battery recently got replaced, so the battery capacity is at 100%, 2) this is my spare phone, and I use it without a SIM --> no reception/data, and 3) used on Wifi 100% of the time.


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  12. NiCk- macrumors regular

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    #12
    I have no complaints from iOS 11. It might be a bit slower than iOS 10 but nothing serious. I think you should add one more option to the poll for those of us who are satisfied with iOS 11 ;)
     
  13. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Any reports on iPhone 5s performance on 11.1 final release?
     
  14. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    #14
    I just installed it on my 5S, runs smootly. But I didn’t have any problems with previous versions of iOS 11 either.
     
  15. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    #15
    Thank you
     
  16. MarioPhone96 macrumors member

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    #16
    My 5s is a bit slower on 11.1 than when it was on 10.3.3. I just updated.

    For me, the biggest things I notice are dropped frames all over the OS, stuttering, stalling of animations, and laggy keyboard. Launching apps themselves doesn’t seem any slower, but actually loading apps takes much longer for me.

    Battery life is also pretty bad too, but I’ll give it a week before making any final conclusion.

    I feel that speed-wise, the 5s is okay on 11 for the amount of new features I got. Certainly not as bad as my 4s and Touch 5 were on 8 and 9. Yikes.
     
  17. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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    #17
    Updated my 5S from 11.0.3 ytd.

    I would say there's definitely improvements in the area of app openings and closing animations. Those are noticeable smoother than 11.0.3, and while I think 11.2 will make it even smoother, it is already a marked improvement over the laggier animations in 11.0.3.

    Less jittery and lag across scrolling and usability in the entire OS. Not perfect yet, but Apple definitely made some progress here for a 4 year old phone.

    Battery life is looking ok - my 5S is en route to getting 4 hours screen-on time despite only being charged up to 80+%. No complains in this area.

    The thing that I think that needs to be most improved on is the time it takes to open the camera app. I'm looking at a full 2 seconds to open the app each time, so I hope Apple do some optimisations in this area to make it faster.

    Agree. There's a high chance that iOS 11 will be the last software upgrade for the 5S, and looking at the performance, it is not too shabby and certainly way more usable than the other iPhones on their final firmwares before it.
     
  18. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    My application time opening seems to have slowed down some but not too much. I think iOS 11 on the 5s is not too bad. Amazing for a phone 4 years old.
     
  19. DCIFRTHS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did the upgrade to 11.1. I've been living with it for a full day now - a bit more than that actually. I finally was able to make my own poll!

    The only reason I upgraded was due to the security patches as I was completely happen 10.x. I am happen more.

    Animations are horrible. When unlocking the phone, the animation is almost non-existent now. It does;t stutter so much as it just pauses, and kind of skips the animation.

    Scrolling is slow in most places that I can scroll.

    When I select the area to type a text/iMessage, i get a delay before the cursor appears. Typing isn't too bad, in messages, as it lags a bit behind my typing, but for the most part it keeps up. It feels sluggish though, and sometimes does lag behind my typing.

    Overall, the entire user experience has been degraded to the point where I don't like the phone anymore (can't help but continue to state that this is on purpose)... If only Apple would have issued just the security updates, I would have skipped iOS 11.x altogether.

    Currently, I am not a happy person (withy phone anyway). More to come as i continue to use it. I will add that it does't seem as bad as when I upgraded my 4 (or was it 4s to the latest iOS) many years ago. I pulled over one day, to use the phone, and literally almost threw the phone out of my window onto the concrete. Fortunately, rationality took over, and I didn't smash it.

    IMO, I advise not upgrading unless you want the security updates. Unfortunately, I always recommend installing the security updates, so this is kind of a Catch 22 situation for most people...

    EDIT: Forgot to add that my batter life went from 100% to 57% in six hours with only moderate use. In all fairness, this is the original battery, but it lasted longer under iOS 10.x.
     
  20. GabbyJabby macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting an overall negative feeling about upgrading my 5s from most of what I have been reading, here and there, and have been holding off for a while now, from the possible impending doom.
    I am still using 10.3.3 and strangely enough in iTunes, when I sync, it says I can upgrade to 11.0.0.3 however,
    in my iPhone update screen it says I can upgrade to 11.1 there. I have iTunes 12.7.1 also, just got it today.
    So far I still plan to wait a little more but perhaps I should just goto 11.0.3 first, unless anyone cares to advise me otherwise. Any comments ?
    Thanks
     
  21. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Doesn't sound wise to update to 11.1 at this stage. 11.2 might be ok. But there's no point in upgrading to 11.0.3. The point is that upgrading to iOS 11 from iOS 10 is irreversible.

    iTunes on your computer will probably refresh and download 11.1 one you proceed with the update.
     
  22. DCIFRTHS, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    DCIFRTHS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only justification I see for upgrading is if you want to stay current on patching the vulnerabilities. There's a fair amount of them, but they may not impact you. Apple's list here.

    Well, that was fast...
     

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