iOS 11.1 Review: A week later

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by gobikerider, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. gobikerider Suspended

    gobikerider

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    This review will cover my experience with the 11.1 update and what I’ve noticed using it for a week. To preface this my devices are iPad Pro 12.9 2nd generation and a iPhone 7.

    CRITICAL SETTINGS
    • Background App Refresh enabled for all apps
    • Spotlight Search Indexing disabled, Siri enabled on iPhone, off on iPad
    • Syncing iCloud, Gmail, and Exchange accounts
    • Location Services set to “While using the app” or “Never”
    • System Services disabled aside from, time zone, compass calibration, find my device, routing and traffic, emergency sos.
    • Auto Brightness enabled, I let it decide and it’s never been too dim or too bright.
    Stability
    Over the past week both my iPhone and iPad have been perfectly stable and not a single one of my apps haves “crashed to springboard”. Even the podcast app hasn’t crashed on me, which it had been doing for the past 3 years. Apple seems to have finally stabilized iOS 11.1 as before it had kept locking up my iPad specifically if I used Safari, I suspect some memory leaks were plugged. ;)

    Battery Life
    Battery life has remained entirely normal, dare I say excellent. Both my iPhone and iPad have the same phenomenal battery life I’ve always had, getting me through my 7:30 am to 12-1am days. Keep in mind my apps are kept to a minimum and selected very specifically. 13 apps on iPad and 12 on iPhone. Also I dont use apps known to cause issues, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, those types of apps.

    Performance
    The performance is were my two devices have some minor differences. The good news is that app, hanging, freezing is seemingly gone with 11.1. My iPad before had sever stuttering like 5-8fps when exiting or entering an app (the apps zoom in and zoom out animation) That has been fixed as well. The iPhone is smoother then ever regarding multitasking and pulling up control center, its buttery smooth. Unfortunately those characteristics didn’t carry over to my iPad as swiping up control center and swiping through the multitasking menu has become laiden with micro stutters. I say micro because the stuttering isn’t nearly as bad as before but still visible and irksome considering this is the flagship iPad Pro. It must be optimization of the the chip because my friends Air 2, runs smooth and doesn’t suffer from any of these stutters that I face. Overall though I’d say performance has improved massively from release with the large issues being resolved and only minor issues remaining.

    Summary
    Overall I do appreciate iOS 11.1 as it has fixed about 90% of the stability and performance issues that I have personally faced. I do hope however Apple continues to optimize the A9 and newer SOCs considering their considerable perfomance jump they certainlay shouldn’t be having the performance issues I continually am reading about. It isn’t just my iPad having stuttering issues its brand new iPhone 8’s and really all devices.
     
  2. Frankras macrumors newbie

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    Did you Make a clean install, when you went from iOS 10 to iOS 11?

    Myself still running iOS 10.3.3 on my iPad mini 4 and still thinking "stay on iOS 10 or make the jump to iOS 11".

    Frank
     
  3. gobikerider thread starter Suspended

    gobikerider

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    Yes twice actually with a downgrade to iOS 10 in between , then just did the ota 11.1, excitedly awaiting 11.2. As for your iPad Mini 4 wait until iOS 11.2, then do a restore to it. It should be good by then. I mean my only issue is some minor stuttering now but hey your mileage may vary ;)
     
  4. Frankras macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I will take your advice and wait for 11.2. I don't mind a little stuttering here and there, but a slow iPad that I can't handle.

    It's kind of one way. I wish we could try iOS 11 and then jump back to iOS 10 if the device is to slow.

    My son updated this iPad mini 2 and for me this slow in hell, but he don't mind that, for the most part.

    Nice rapport on your "A week later" by the way.

    Frank
     

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