iOS 10.3 on iPhone 6S? Are you happy campers?;)

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by miragebg, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    How you like the new 10.3 on your 6S, guys?
    Is it smoother or slower than 10.2/10.2.1?
    Share your experience here.
  2. calibru_2good_4u macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2016
    It's a little bit smoother but it's slower than ios 10.2.1 .. after 1 week of testing .. Battery it's same as 10.2.1 .. [​IMG]
  3. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    What you mean saying smoother and slower at the same time? How is that?
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Appears to be running slightly faster on my 6S plus. Otherwise fairly stable.
  5. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    Before I updated, my 6s+ sometimes did not automatically connect via Bluetooth to my car radio. Since the update however it has connected every time I switch the radio on.
    Hopefully this will continue.
  6. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    I have read and watched so many mixed opinions and tests, that I feel a bit confused how 10.3 actually performs compared to 10.2.. I saw that on 10.3 there is a slight delay on app start, which doesn't exist on 10.2
  7. PsykX macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2006
    Honestly, the 6S runs everything so fast, I wouldn't even notice a difference in speed increase.
    Even my old 5 is still pretty strong, but last time I've used it I noticed a couple of lags, nothing catastrophic.
    Did notice a much quicker boot time though, thanks to APFS.
  8. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    All great here. Why don't you try it yourself while you can still downgrade to 10.2.1 if you feel the need? Then you will know for yourself whether you like it or not. For the record, its been running great on my 6S starting from beta 1.
  9. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    Because I think 10.2.1 is already slower than 10.2 which I am still on..
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    I notice a few hiccups in performance but it seems stable. When I power off the phone and turn it back on, 10.3 automatically begins on my second page of icons instead of he home screen. Not sure why it would do that.
  11. Somesayimhandsome macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2017
    does anyone have the same behavior. I used to be able to put on air plane mode to force wifi calling. sometimes it works. then just dies off once I take it out of air plane mode wifi calling will come back. this is with a clean install. I didn't have this issue with 10.2.1. anyone else experience this?
  12. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    My battery seems to be lasting longer and phone is working really well.
  13. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    We updated one of our 6s's to 10.3

    Home button aside, it runs just as fast as my iPhone 7 on 10.3

    Opening apps, scrolling etc is indistinguishable between 6s and 7...The "experience" is the same
  14. smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    Nice but i bet battery performance is not the same.
  15. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    I'll have to get back to you re: battery

    Initial indications however, are it is unchanged (so far, for us)
  16. smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    Hi thanks for your answer yeah compared to any ios 10 iteration i assume it is pretty much unchanged too but what about ios 9.3.5? any impressions?
  17. Dhonk macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2015

    yesterday I had very light usage and I was at 30% at 5pm. I'm normally at 45-55% then with far more usage. On Friday I got the 20% power left notice at about 5pm, and there was minimal usage that day. When I check where battery usage has been, it says 39% Safari and 17% Home/Lock Screen. I'm not constantly on Safari. And I can't fathom how the battery can be so used by opening up my phone to swipe down for updates. Home/Lock shouldn't be very high.
  18. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Seems faster but I don't measure. Seems very smooth. Battery life seems as good or better.
  19. sbailey4, Apr 2, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017

    sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Oh, well I don't think so but I suppose if its a few milliseconds slower (which I doubt because of optimizations and APFS which is optimized for less latency) is more important than security fixes and other bug fixes and increased storage space then I guess maybe don't update. Certainly you cannot go back to 10.2. But I have yet to see anyone say 10.3 is slower on any device even 5 and 5s much less the 6s. Peruse the other threads pertaining to 10.3 as there are lots of other posts there regarding it.
  20. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    The battery life appeared to be similar. More or less the same, I would say.

    I should make note that: the iPhone 6s running iOS 9 is older (purchased release day) whereas the 6s running iOS 10 was purchased earlier this year, so the one running iOS 10 may have a better battery in it.

    Both lasted the day, neither users are heavy/power users however they do watch videos, have Bluetooth on and surf the internet.

    One good thing about iOS 10.3 is it seems to have freed up an extra ~2-3GB of space (on the 128GB 6s running iOS 10) so that is something to consider.

    Again, performance is identical to my 7. Identical.

    That doesnt mean you or others aren't having battery problems. That kind of thing just seems to happen for some people. We perhaps lucked out. For us, battery life is strong and both are getting a full day of use which is all that is needed.
  21. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    On an iPhone 6s 64GB, my battery life has been poor until I disabled JavaScript in Safari. By doing that, though, many websites no longer render.

    When I arrive home during the work week, my battery is:
    1. 55-60% on iOS 10.3
    2. 80-85% on iOS 10.2.1
    By disabling JavaScript in Safari, I am back to iOS 10.2.1 runtime. Last weekend, I did a test starting around 8am. I had JavaScript disabled for a few days. I enabled it and surfed for about an hour, after which Safari showed as the top user of battery at 68%.

    For the record, this is an upgraded phone, not a wipe clean. I am in the camp that this should not matter in the slightest.
  22. xspaint macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Battery is equal for me. 10.3 6S updated via OTA. my biggest issue is the choppy animations and freezing of some apps. In some respects, the OS is smoother...but over all it isnt as finished as 10.2.1...BUT that could all be due to not updating clean. Generally I'll only do that with big releases...not incremental updates.
  23. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2013
    6S plus, constant app freezes, system freeze ups etc etc had on non beta and beta softwares, restored phone etc no fixes.
  24. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    This all shows me more and more that I have to stay where I am now- on 10.2...
  25. wproct macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2014
    Both my wife and my 6s Iphones are running great on 10.3. Initially it appeared as though battery life was going to suffer. However, after a days usage it has improved to where I feel it is equal to or greater than previous version. On the other hand, my 5s has taken a definite hit on performance, particularly browsing on facebook.

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