If you regret updating to iOS 12, downgrade now while you still can

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Khaleal, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Khaleal macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2013
    I've seen a lot of complaints regarding battery life in iOS 12 compared to 11 and 10. I upgraded my iPad Air 2 to iOS 12, and while the OS feels (just) a little bit snappier, battery life has been considerably worse than 11.4.1 (clean install), the iPad has only 16 battery cycles, so it's no where near consumed (battery health at 99% according to coconut battery app)

    Well, the good news is that Apple is still signing iOS 11.4.1, that means you can downgrade to iOS 11 from 12. the bad news is that they'll stop signing 11.4.1 soon, so if you regret upgrading to iOS 12, downgrade now while you still can.

    Downgrading tutorial: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/apple/downgrade-ios-12-3664217/

    I downgraded my iPad to iOS 11 and surprisingly, the battery life is back to normal.
  2. C DM, Sep 28, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Interestingly enough I recall seeing more complaints about battery life in relation to iOS 11. That said, as is usually the case with most things, experiences vary from device to device and user to user.
  3. Mr$tone macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2017
    Ha ha, this must be the joke of this Friday :)
  4. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005
    From a security perspective downgrading is a horrible idea. In general you should not consider doing so.
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    I didn’t realize how bad 11.4.1 until I updated to iOS 12. No way I’d go back even if I was having battery performance issues.
  6. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2015
    When you depend on a piece of software that is not working as intended, then downgrading is the only option.
  7. BulkSlash macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2013
    I’m going to downgrade my iPhone X today. I’ve never downgraded before but over the last couple of days I’ve noticed multiple instances of the UI just freezing and taking several seconds to start responding again. There’s no way I’m going to put up with another iPhone 6 Plus situation, the iOS updates to that device ruined it.
  8. makr macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2016
    Interesting, my battery life is perfect with the new iOS, I use iPhone 6s.
  9. barjam macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    If you are having issues with 12 something is broke on your phone. Fixing it is the correct path, going back to 11 is not.
  10. Ebok Suspended

    Aug 22, 2018
    try a fresh install of iOS 12 on your device, it could be what's causing your problems.

    no issues here on my 7 plus.. did an upgrade not a fresh install to iOS 12 and i'm good.
  11. Idefix macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2012
    No issues on 5s.

    But in its infinite wisdom and goodness, Apple used 12 to turn Bluetooth back on. Best to check that Apple hasn't changed any other settings...which deplete the battery.
  12. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    It’s the first time in history that I’ve not had any issues with a new iOS. I would never go back to iOS 11, my 6s is working perfectly and smoothly on iOS 12. Battery life is also great!!
  13. Perene macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2015
    iOS 11 is garbage in all versions. It's not worth even if you could return to iOS 10. iOS 12 is better in every aspect.
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I guess different people have had different experiences to one degree or another.
  15. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    This right here.

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