Have iPhone 5S on 7.0.4, should I upgrade to iOS 9.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by bcodemz, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. bcodemz macrumors member

    May 6, 2014
    I just got an iPhone 5S with 7.0.4 installed. Should I upgrade to iOS 9.3? I care about speed and smoothness, and so far iOS 7.0.4 has been pretty awesome in this regard. The bad thing is that I won't be able to restore my iPhone.
  2. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    7.0.4 isnt exactly the best OS in terms of stability though. (7.1+ was awesome)
    Anyhow, im on 9.3 on my 5S. It's ok for the most part though there are some weird stuttering that happens from time to time.

    It all depends on whether or not you need the new features in 8 and 9.
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Personally, I wouldn't. Download 7.1.2's ipsw. Best version to have on the 5s.. Unless you REALLY need the new features.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    How would you update to 7.1.2 if Apple isn't signing it?
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    Some people....
  6. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    Ehhhhhhh, if smooth is priority don't update to 9.

    If features and security is your priority then update to 9.

    You WILL notice that 9 is more jittery and slower to navigate through iOS, but it's not terrible...

    Do a search for what 8 and 9 brought to iOS before deciding if those features are worth it.
  7. FraggadeliX macrumors newbie


    Feb 21, 2016
    My wife has a 5S with 9.2.1 and I think it runs pretty smoothly, I see little difference in OS performance with my 6S.
  8. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Unless I'm very mistaken, signing only affects downgrades. I might be wrong though!
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    If affects it all basically--only a signed version can be installed generally speaking, whether it's an upgrade or downgrade or anything else.
  10. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Well thanks for clarifying that ;)
    The last time I had to do any sort of downgrade was way back in the days of iOS 4..
  11. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    We have 4 iPhone 5S models in our house on the latest 9.2.x and they've been fine. Not sure about the beta 9.3 though. I would definitely get current either way.
  12. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Don't do it!!
    I had to sell my 5s, iOS 9 killed its performance.
  13. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    9.3 is smooth as ass cheeks on the 5s. I was using the betas for a while on my 5s before I upgraded to a 6s which, too, is on 9.3 PB3.

    Don't upgrade to 9.2.1 and wait until 9.3. 9.2.1 is stuttery as hell.
  14. Deeznuts. macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2015
    Queens, NY
    Dude stay on iOS 7.0.4. If I was you, I'd jailbreak.
  15. Paddle1, Feb 22, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016

    Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    The people in this thread must not remember how unstable/slow 7.0 can be on 64-bit devices. It's not really a good version.
  16. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    9 is fine on 5s, it's even alright on iPhone 5.
  17. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    good point, maybe true: i had 7 on 5c and it was grand.
  18. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Nonsense. Running two 5s with ios 9 and performance is fine. No lag or stutter.

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