iOS 10 on the iPhone 5: Amazing

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MartinAppleGuy, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    I'm amazed at how well iOS 10 runs on my iPhone 5; smooth sailing across the board and the only feature I found to be missing was being able to stay in an iMessage thread when using quick reply (on the iPhone 5, it just has a pull down, enter text, and hit send kind of interface). Apart from that, I'm just amazed at how well it runs and how smooth everything is!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Would you say it's smoother than iOS 9? Or about the same?
  3. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    This is great to hear. iOS 8 and iOS 9 on iPhone 4S was absolutely terrible! I wonder if it has something to do with the 1GB RAM on iPhone 5 that makes the performance good. (512 MB RAM was available on iPhone 4S.)
  4. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Putting it next to another iPhone 5 running the most up to date iOS 9; some of the animations such as control centre are slightly less smooth but still silky on iOS 10. App opening is so much more responsive on iOS 10 though, and if you press the home button after opening an app you don't need to wait for the animation to finish on iOS 10, which makes the entire OS feel more responsive over iOS 9. I'd call it an upgrade speed wise due to this.
  5. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    Yeah iPhone 5 is doing well with iOS 10. I have one in the house I mess with for betas and as a spare device. Some animations with lots of translucency are juddery, such as tapping the search bar on the lock screen widget area and sometimes doing the quick spotlight thing when inside an app can be kinda slow but it's overall still pretty dang usable still. App closing time (home button delay, or lack there of) beats my iPhone 6 on 9.3.3. However the iPhone 5 seems a little slower with the delay after tapping apps for the first time. Folders always hesitate a little. The quick animations we have now help make up for it though!
  6. Crazychic macrumors newbie


    Oct 26, 2015
    United Kingdom
    IMG_0418.PNG ANYBODY HELP IV A IPHONE5 ITS NOT VERIFYING THE IOS UPDATE ITS SHOWING WITCH IS 10.3.beta 5 no matter wot i do it says an error accured BUT DOSNT SAY WOT its only this & the last ios iv ad a problam wiv ios 10.2.1 but thats now wot its using
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  7. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Yup. I have an iPhone 5 as my backup iPhone, and it runs iOS10 fairly well considering its age. It's too bad if Apple ditch it on iOS11. Unlike the A4/A5, which were gasping for air on their last supported iOS, the A6 is holding up fairly well, other than being 32bit.
    Of course, imo that 1GB of RAM helped as well.
  8. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
  9. taotinhte macrumors newbie


    Oct 5, 2016
    my iPhone 5c is also doing well with iOS 10. But I think it's not as smooth as before when I was on iOS 8 or 9. Switching or opening apps takes longer time. I decide to stay here and just turned off iOS update notifications. It shouldn't get upgraded anymore.
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    There really isn't a way to turn off iOS updates. You can sort of trick it into not checking and downloading them, but that's about it.
  11. rbart macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2013
    I am not sure slow opening apps is due to iOS.
    Apps are getting heavier after each update, are loading more and more data and it takesmore time on every iPhone.
  12. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Recently purchased a 5C for a cheap in-between phone to hold me over until I get an iPhone 8 or another device, probably this September. It's very laggy to me coming from a 5S and a 7 Plus. Most noticeable is the keyboard lag, which is most prevalent in search fields. Overall, a useable device, but I in no way see it being up to running iOS 11. It's pretty obviously end of life in my opinion.
  13. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    Any iPhone/iPad that it's not 64 bit will be dropped. That's the OS minimum requirement this year
  14. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    I know. I was telling people who want it to get iOS 11 that it's ridiculous.
  15. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    I want to see how the 5S will perform on iOS 11 . Very curious

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