I have a IPhone 6S and IPad 2017, should I update to IOS 11?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jtsang777, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. jtsang777 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    I remember trying out the GM beta and it was still laggy sometimes when going from different home screen pages. I've noticed apps do take much longer to load than IOS 10.3.3.
  2. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    ignore the yearly ballooning news reports & whiners' crap, update, its fine.. apple all over this house from 6 plus to 7 plus to latest ipad to mini 3 and more.. not one has a problem.
  3. scjr macrumors 68020


    Jan 28, 2013
    7 Plus, iPad Pro 10.5, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2. All running great on 11.1 b1. Will get even better from here.

    Go for it. Live on the edge. :D
  4. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    8+ (11.1 b1), 6s, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 9.7 on 11.01 and no issues.
  5. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2015
    Yes, for me ios11 is running really nice and it actually feels faster than for ioS10... but that may be the animations making it appear faster lol

    All in all, the latest release has my battery life and performance similar to ios10.
  6. Maui19, Sep 29, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    Maui19 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    I would wait. I had the battery issues that many here, but I’m also noticing some problems with networking, Internet connectivity, another little bugs here and there. If it wasn’t for me upgrading my Apple Watch going to Watch OS4, I would go back to 10.3
  7. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Keep your device software version the oldest as long as possible, sometimes could gain you huge benefits on the long run.
    32-bit support. Fluidness. And probably more. Maybe some neat features removed from iOS 11. Idk.
    “The lowest denominator” is still a thing, or I could call it “backward compatibility”.
    In short, i encourage you to not update to iOS 11 as long as possible, unless you have more than one reason to use iOS 11 on your device.
  8. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Everyone has their preference on this. Personally I like to wait at the very least until a .1 or .2 release. I want to know bugs are being fixed so that I start with a stable release. I had 6s which got handed to a family member who desperately needed a newer device. My 8+ came with 11 so I had no choice. I wish It had come with 10.3.3 so that I could have updated when I felt more comfortable with 11.

    It seems that many are saying good things about 11, which is encouraging overall. I haven't seen where Apple has stopped signing 10.3.3 yet so you could try it and downgrade if you're not satisfied. That window is probably closing, so if you want to go this route, I wouldn't wait too long.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It could also come with its own set of issues. Like new apps or updates for existing apps no longer being compatible with older iOS versions. Security issues can be discovered and potentially have exploits out there.
  10. Agent2015 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2015
    Sonoran Desert
    iPhone 6, iPhone 7 Plus and 2017 iPad all on iOS 11 beta 1. All running smoothly with good performance, stability and normal to exceptional battery life. By all means go for it!
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    11 on my iPad 2017 is fine. On my iPhone 6 it is slower but not bad. I would imagine the 6s is slightly better.
  12. USF813 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    I would not upgrade at this time. I’ve completely lost visual voicemail and tried every known trick I could find on here and opened a ticket with AT&T to no avail. I upgraded my 6 to a 7 last week and wasn’t given an option at the Apple store to keep 10.3.3. I am noticing T-Mobile customers are also losing visual voicemail as well.

    And when I upgraded my 6 to iOS 11 my battery was shot dead.

    I’d wait for a couple more updates.
  13. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA
    That is interesting and unfortunate. Sorry to hear you're dealing with this. I went to an 8+ and have visual voice mail on VZW. This makes me wonder if the issue is carrier specific? Visual voice mail is something I've become used to and am not sure I'd be too pleased if I lost it.
  14. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    There will always be trade off between security/features and software bugs/incompatibility in each iOS update. Followed battery issues, missing stuff. All could prevent users from updating.

    I would like to say software update is a double edge sword rather than purely beneficial to everyone.
  15. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
    If your device has 2 GB RAM, upgrade. Else don’t.

    And 11 GM = 11.0 = Same experience

    11.0.1 = Slightly better

    11.1 = A lot faster, faster than iOS 10.3.3 on my i7
  16. SQLWayne macrumors newbie


    Sep 30, 2017
    Cloudcroft, New Mexico
    If you value podcasts, DON'T. They broke the podcast player and it will no longer play sequential episodes of the same podcast. This is not something that you want to discover when you're solo on a 500 mile drive, such as I was.

    I've had disappointments with doing OS upgrades before, this is the first one that I've wanted to revert to the previous. I ended up going to a pawn shop and buying a 3GS for $20 so I could properly listen to podcasts for the drive home yesterday.
  17. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    As I've said on other threads - my 6s has never run faster or smoother than on IOS 11. As far as I'm concerned this is the best software release I've used and had iPhones from the beginning. I was surprised how great it is running now. Even though due for new phone I'm now considering keeping 6s for a while.
    My iPad Mini 2 is slower doing certain things. Seems to be slow opening apps but once open they run fine. I don't do much with my Mini - mostly reading books and occasionally web.

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