iOS 10 on iPhone 5/5c - Experiences?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Hankkk, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Hankkk macrumors regular

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    Hey guys!

    Does anyone have an iPhone 5 or 5c (shouldn't make a difference, right?) and already upgraded it to iOS 10?

    My sister and mother are both on an iPhone 5c and I'm not sure yet if I should upgrade them to the most recent iOS release. In the past, I often heard of more or less heavy problems in terms of performance with iOS updates on the "lowest end" model for the respective release (iOS 9 on iPhone 4S, iOS 8 on iPhone 4 etc.). Since the iPhone 5 (and 5c) are the oldest generation to receive this update, I'm a bit concerned that they'll experience similar performance issues and I'd rather let them run a stable iOS 9 than a buggy iOS 10 - especially since there are not many features that my mum and sister actually "need".

    Has any of you tested this yet? Are there any performace issues or does iOS 10 run just as fine as iOS 9?

    Feedback would be hugely appreciated. THANKS!
     
  2. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Well, first of all, iOS 10 is missing some features on iPhone 5, including rich notifications. As a result, Quick Reply is the same old thing, just with some different UI. That's mostly what iOS 10 is for the iPhone 5, and it slows it down a bit. It's still usable though, not horrible speed wise.

    Honestly I'd leave them on iOS 9 unless they really want the messaging features. Especially since they don't have Touch ID, they'll probably hate having to press the home button twice to unlock.
     
  3. Hankkk thread starter macrumors regular

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    These are exactly my thoughts. The thing is, the rest of my family is on an iPhone 6 and above and both my Mum and sister have an Apple Watch which I'll upgrade to watchOS 3. It would be great if they could have a consistent experience, especially considering the new features in the messaging app (probably the app both use the most).

    I guess I'll wait for some more experiences. Thank you!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 14, 2016 ---
    That doesn't sound too bad. I've also heard quite positive feedback about iOS 10 on the iPhone 5s so far. I'll wait for some more reviews before I decide on this. I'll definitely provide feedback in this thread should I pull the trigger on the update.
     
  4. Laurie65 macrumors member

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    I updated my iPhone 5 and 5s yesterday, no problems so far.
     
  5. apple.fan macrumors member

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    I updated my iPhone 5 and it's still fast, no problems with that.
     
  6. wbrat macrumors regular

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    I went through iOS10 betas with iPhone5 and it felt really great. But it's not my daily used phone, so didn't have chance to test it too much...
     
  7. white4s macrumors 65816

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    SE's even better with ios10

    except for the lockscreen, the new one is just GARBAGE.
     
  8. 4tune8chance macrumors member

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    its all good except for the need to press the home button twice, had i known i would not have upgraded. The other downside is the new health layout, much much worse.
     
  9. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Performance -wise, it's totally fine. There's not much showdown if any. But feel free to keep them in iOS 9 until app updates require 10.
     
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  11. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    SE is like four times more powerful than 5/5c :)
     
  12. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 10 on the iPhone 5 is nowhere near as bad as iOS 9 on iPhone 4S or iOS 8 on iPhone 4. Personally, everything has been amazingly smooth for me, including scrolling, opening/closing/loading apps and etc. The only area where it struggles is scrolling through/interacting with the notifications, possibly with all the blur effects going on. That will likely be ironed out in a future update since a few other newer iPhones seem to struggle with that as well.
     
  13. fruitninja macrumors regular

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    When did Apple discontinue support for iOS 10 on the 5/5c or when did they start to be so sloppy about their information published on their site?

    Bottom of the page, compatible devices: https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-10/
     
  14. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Hmm. I think they accidentally replaced the iOS 10 compatibility list with the iOS 11 one.
     
  15. Kalloud macrumors regular

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    Speed wise, this should give you a very good idea on what to expect:
     

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