iPhone 7(+) Any iPhone 7/+ users staying on iOS 10.3.3 forever?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xxray, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. xxray macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2013
    I did most of the betas of iOS 11. I wasn't happy with the performance on my phone by the final release, so I downgraded to 10.3.3 and plan to stay here for as long as I use the phone. Performance is just so smooth, snappy, and stable. There are pretty much no new features in iOS 11 I'd use anyway. For me, I'd rather have my phone stay super fast for years to come rather than get some new features and cosmetic changes.

    Any other iPhone 7 users doing the same?
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    The 7 is a year old device. If it's first major OS update slows it down, it was never a good phone to begin with. iOS 11 didn't even slow down my iPhone 6 as far as I can tell.
  3. chilman macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    I will stay on 10.3.3 for awhile. No rush updating too soon. But eventually application requires the newer version ios to perform better, this has been my experience using them. The ip7 is just 1 year old and is capable of getting updated without a problem unlike the older ip which has older hardware capabilities might not be as smooth in performance with newer version. I don't know how much better is the ios 11. I will wait after a few months.
  4. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    Then, no offense to you, you are oblivious to frame drops. It's slower.

    6S+ and I'm staying on 10.3.3
  5. Hal~9000, Oct 20, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017

    Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    I plan on keeping my 6s on 10.3.3 until it no longer works. Even a 1-hr drop in battery life is not worth updating to iOS 11 for me, not to mention I like being able to still use all the 32-bit apps I paid for ;)

    This is the first phone I've had where I am 100% satisfied with its performance and have no real desire to upgrade to a newer device. Look forward to keeping my 6s as many years as I can (getting a new battery replacement from Apple years from now if needed) and putting that money towards more important things.
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    When did you use my phone?!
  7. kerbero9 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2008
  8. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    I don't have to use your phone lol. The software lags and drops frames on an iPhone 8+ with a 6 core cpu/gpu and 3 gigs of ram... you're gonna tell me it's fine on your gimped 1 gig of ram slow dual core cpu? Not happening, you just don't notice things like that and it's fine. I see lots of people who don't see any issues until I point it out to them. Look closer, it's there.
  9. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    Same. I read SE is still very fast and smooth on it but it did affect its battery life. So stay on 10.

    I never really liked the number 11 anyway. The number ten is more meaningful to me. That's why iPhone X is special because nobody celebrates 11th, 12th, through 19th anniversary products.

    Special numbers for anniversaries
    1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100
  10. Lop1 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2014
    I am with you on this one, 6S perfect on ios 10.3.3.
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    No judgement for anybody sticking with iOS 10 but the final build of 11.1 (supposedly) dropped this afternoon and DAMN is it smooth.
  12. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    New York
    My iPhone 6+ is almost a brick on ios 11
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Well, experiences vary. I recently re-inherited my old 5s and I've been playing around with it. Even it's running iOS 11 okay as far as I'm concerned. Navigating the UI is smooth. Apps open in a matter of seconds, though hardly lightning fast. It's still a usable device. *shrug*.

    So I've now used iOS 11 a fair bit on 4 devices; iPhone 5s, 6, and 8+, and my iPad Mini 4. I've notice some animation stutters on the iPad, but my only real complaint is that other than the 8+ which shipped with it, so there's nothing to compare it to, they all suffered notable battery life decline.
  14. geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    So far im not to impress from iOS11, so before iOS11.2 coming out, im not even thinking about iOS update. My SE working good with iOS10.3.3 (only one small bug that i learning to live with...), i can still use few 32bit apps im having, and the battery holding for 2 days! what more i can ask for... new emojis and no option to close WiFi and BT from control canter - no thanks.
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Yeah, the new control center is actually pretty good, but not being able to truly turn off wifi or bluetooth from there is truly a step backwards! Not sure what Apple was thinking there.
  16. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    I would have stuck with 10.3.3 but that KRACK wifi flaw is something I do not want to mess with. So, I'll update to 11.1 eventually.
  17. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  18. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Amen! We are very fortunate to get timely security updates from Apple and I intend to take them up on it.

    My 7 Plus is getting more stable and fluid and getting back its battery life with each update. It is certainly frustrating to go through these update pains, but it’s starting to feel worth it.

    I run the series 3 watch and that’s also an incentive to keep up to date.
  19. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    iOS 11 didn’t slow down my “old” 7 whatsoever. Runs just like it did on iOS 10.
  20. C DM, Oct 20, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You aren't looking hard enough for issues. Even if everything is good for you you should look harder and longer and get upset when a few frames drop in some animations in some places as that completely destroys the use of your device and it becomes useless.

  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    This I don't agree with. I don't think a year old iPhone 7 should be Judged not as a "Good" phone just based on the performance because of how iOS 11 was initially was not a solid or well recepted release with all the reported issues. iOS 11 was affecting iPhones across the board. The iPhone 7 is still a powerful iPhone.
  22. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    I wonder if there are any never-iOS7 people still running iOS6 on macrumours.
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    You're right. I just tested it. Walked outside and vaporized my brother-in-law's car with it. Killed my battery, though.

    Disclaimer: This is intended as a humorous reply. Thank you.
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  25. stormchasejg macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2014
    East Preston, UK
    I’ve been using iOS 11 & now 11.1 since they were first released on my 6S+ and I’ve found no slowdowns on the device just as smooth if not better than iOS 10.3 (never used 3.3)

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