iPhone How come some folks have no issues on iOS 11 and other have a nightmare?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by dj1891, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. dj1891 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2015
    Northern Ireland
    I fall into the later camp, my SE has been horrible since updating to iOS 11, Apple even replaced it under warranty and still its crap even after setting up as a new phone.

    Then you have others who come along "Oh my phones great, runs even better than 10.3" I can't understand it. It's not my phone as that's been replaced, it's not my apps as I only have 6 non Apple apps installed at this stage the only thing it can be is iOS. My phone runs fine its battery life that's taken a major hit, I used to get a full day and until about 6pm the following day with my usage on 10.3.3, On all versions of iOS 11 I will not make it past 9pm. Not even a full days usage.
  2. yasineris macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2017
    Weird, I have two devices on iOS 11 and have no problems with it.
  3. dj1891 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2015
    Northern Ireland
    Oh I believe you, there are quite a few with no problems, equally, there are as many folks with problems, this is what I can't understand.
  4. yasineris macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2017
    I’m glad I’m not one of them haha
    Maybe it’s because I’m on 11.2.5 beta?
  5. anubis1980 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2012
    I’m guessing some people have less tolerance for stuttering and lag. Also gessing some apps we have installed might not like iOS 11. The people who have no issues may not have these installed. Different hardware in each phone even in the same model ( difference makes of modem , ram chip etc) . iOS 11 has been awful on my 6splus and same on the X. The new beta is a lot better so fingers crossed
  6. poorcody macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
    In terms of the issue with battery problems, there is probably some bug that only triggers under some circumstances that have to line up just right. I have a 10.5" iPad that has no battery problems, but my iPhone 6s+ has major battery drain issues since updating to iOS 11. Same set of Apps too.
  7. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Wondering one thing... do you obsessively close apps when you are not using them? I used to do that and had battery life issues but after doing some research I discovered that you are actually far better off to not force close apps unless they are misbehaving/unstable. It may be somewhat counterintuitive but my battery life actually improved quite a bit as it’s more power efficient not to have to relaunch apps and iOS has really great memory management.
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    Banglazed macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    There are a lot of factors that contribute to that... it depends on your usage though. For a 2016 device, it may have been better on iOS 10 than 11 since iOS 11 has not been fully polished as yet until probably 11.3.x. There are users reporting battery drain on older device like SE/6/6S but mines have been great so far on my 5S. Other factors like chemically aged battery, frequent force closing apps, iCloud background syncing, poor cellular coverage, apps that "Always" using location services or even bad OTA install or corrupt backup restore could drain battery. I would say iOS 11 should be polished by the end of the year when Apple will start on iOS 12 and Apple is only allowing 64 bit apps in the App Store phasing out 32 bit for better app optimization started this month.

    iOS 11.2.5 should provide some improvement coming soon next week
  9. Significant1 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2014
    My experience on 6s had been very good. Except when I enabled the feature, which removes unused apps but keep the data. Then it started to stutter. Might be a coincident, but haven't enabled it since and not hat any slowdown since.
  10. anubis1980 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2012
    I close them down on my x I stopped and my Useage times were way out they were measuring it as if the apps were being used. so I got like 10hours usage with 60% battery life left. Stopped leaving them open and went back to normal.
  11. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005

    When a problem doesn't affect everyone then members of each group are going to say something different.

    What boggles my mind is each groups refusal to believe the other group exists.
  12. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    1) Everyone uses their device differently. A light user who mostly texts, make calls and occasionally checks E-mail might not run into as many issues as someone who has over 100 apps installed and needs a 2TB iCloud plan to store all their stuff.
    2) Some people are more tolerant of little glitches than others. I'm fairly intolerant of glitches because there's really no reason for them in this day and age when we have so much CPU power and memory available. Others don't care.
  13. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Because the people who say they have no issues are liars. ;)

    ...or they have a higher tolerance for issues and brush them off.

    I've said it on here before; I have yet to find one person in my life who hasn't had *some* problem with iOS 11. Also, as said above, I think those with light usage and few apps won't be experiencing the same problems. The same probably goes for those who wipe their phones and start over versus people who have update on top of update.
  14. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I guess I am one of the liars then

    I have never once wiped my phone and done a clean install

    And I have no issues, problems, battery drain, stuttering, etc. with iOS 11

  15. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    ^Same here, never once a clean install (at this point I'm not even sure I'd know how to get all my fluff back on my phone if I tried it) and always updated OTA since it has been possible. Now, I realize that I might be a statistical anomaly, but it is what it is. It would appear that I'm at least lucky, if nothing else. And a liar, obviously.
  16. MC6800 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2016
    I'm in the first camp too-- my SE goes for days without recharge and I haven't noticed any problems with 11. Note that I don't normally quit apps, and also don't have the Facebook app.

    For battery drain I'd check Settings>Battery>Battery Usage. One of your 6 apps may be throwing a fit under 11.
  17. nortonandreev macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    The only issue I had was the overlying keyboard which seems to be fixed in 11.2.5.
  18. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I have no stuttering or lag or excessive battery use (best battery usage on any phone for me) on my X nor does my wife have any issues on her 8+.
    I think it is the apps that people run along with other usage factors.
    I think IOS 11 is the best IOS yet.
  19. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    It is crazy for sure.
    Friend on a 6 - no issues, another on a 6S+ and has one issue after another, ex on a 7 and the keyboard/spellcheck is always messing up, my 7+ .... after 3 total resets, one with Apple watching, I moved to a Razer. My IPP 12 G2 has issues while the Mini 4 is pretty good.
    IT lead where I work calls it the 1-1-1 syndrome. 1 Good, 1 So-So, 1 Bad.
  20. mikzn macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    I am betting that the older the device is the more issues on iOS 11, and newer devices "for the most part" are the ones with no issues.

    "A mysterious glimpse at the obvious"
  21. vixster1901 macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
    replace battery in 6s, clean install iOS.. all running just dandy!
  22. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Primarily, it’s the settings. We all have different ones.
    It is also the apps installed, settings for those apps, differences in hardware, external environment, undiscovered bugs...
  23. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    Be nice if that were the case. My Mini4 is doing better than my IPP 12 G2.
    Friends 6 is doing better than my 7+
    Have also seen just the opposite. Sadly it is all over the place. (7+ and earlier models)
  24. Lodesman macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2014
    Folkestone, Kent, UK
    I've no idea what 'stuttering' or 'lag' are.

    Our two 32gb SEs are great little workhorses, used for phoning, texting, minor browsing, WhatsApping and similar. No Facebook - no time or interest.

    Charge lasts all day, ending up with 30-50% at bedtime.

    Sorry if that does not accord with those suffering problems but there you are.
  25. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    I think its a mess for a variety of reasons combined

    a) iOS 11 is a wildcard across devices, some good, some bad,
    b) OTA or fresh restore, set up as new / restore from backup variability
    c) observantness vs nonchalantless

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