iOS 11.3 Beta on iPhone 6??? Who's done it?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Jason B, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Jason B macrumors 6502

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    I have an iphone 6 that's been in IOS 9.3.2 and working great. I've always hit cancel on the update button and never have updated. I don't know what happened, but the other day the screen says "Verifying update"! I don't know how or why this happened. I was going to do a hard reset, but was afraid I might brick the phone. After 45 min of rebooting on it's own etc, (Takes a while to upgrade from ios 9 to 11.2.5 I guess), the phone upgraded!

    I've been using a few days and like the new features, but not for the trade in performance that I lost! Simple things like clicking on texts in the messages screen now hang! And stuff is just slower and it's annoying! My phone was find before!

    Question, has anyone on iphone 6 on 11.2.5 tried the latest 11.3 beta. Is it quicker???

    Also, I was told if I have a backup (which I do on my computer and backed up when ios 9 was on it) can I restore it back to IOS 9 again?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    You can't.

    Don't know about the latest beta so can't comment on that.
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    I'm running iOS 11.3 beta 2 on a 6S... no major issues... battery is good, but not great.

    As far as going back to iOS 9.x, it's not possible, as Apple is no longer signing it.
     
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    I have iOS 11.3 beta on my iPhone 6. It seems to me to be the same speed wise as 11.2.5. I do notice a difference in speed compared to iOS 9. That being said I kind of expected it. The 1gb of ram to me is really a limiting factor. I also have a SE on iOS 11.3 beta and it is fast and snappy. Coincidentally the SE has 2gb’s of ram. Please do understand this is only my experience and I know that others may disagree.
     
  5. Spaniel95 macrumors member

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    iOS 10.2.1 introduced power management features which may decrease the performance of the device.

    Might be worth reading this page;

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208387
     
  6. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm just pissed my phone upgraded to 11.2.5 from IOS 9. I hit decline every time for past 2 years. Now I have a phone that hangs and lags 1-2 sec most times and sometimes more which is annoying.
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    I don't know why I had two people tell me as long as I backed my phone up in ios 9, and could restore from my backup (done with ios9) I wish they weren't wrong. So if I did do a restore, I'd stay on the same newer firmware you are saying?
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Backups don't change the OS version. They simply restore your data to the version already on the device. (If they're compatible)
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Yes. That’s how restore works.
    Someone could’ve told you to download tvOS profile and put on your phone to prevent the nag window from showing up for up to a year (not sure what would happen for an expired certificate). But it’s way too late. Anyway, let’s hope iOS 11.3 does a better job.
     
  9. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Yes... the iOS itself is not "backed up". You can get the firmware on the interwebs, and get it installed, but you will not be able to get it activated... that's where the Apple "signing" process occurs. Basically, you cannot get "there" from "here".
     
  10. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, thanks to everyone else for chiming in. This just sucks. I had a good phone that worked great for me on IOS 9. Now I have a phone that feels useless to me that I want to throw against a wall now, due to this lagging. It's just not fair. I swear I didn't say Yes to the update, but apple is wrong for doing this. They should offer a specific firmware for older phones if the software they build can't be run properly on older phones! Like how windows won't let you install it on an out of date computer!

    I just saw that 11.2.6 just came out. I wonder if updating to that might fix my lag issues? Does that ever work to fix issues eventhough the update is just to fix that text character bug?
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    The version that is rumored to fix lag issue is iOS 11.3. iOS 11.2.6 does not fix the lag. But you can update anyway cause it fixes an annoying text bug.
     
  12. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Hmm, I wonder if I should try the beta 11.3 beta 3 that just came out. Others that have done that new beta say lag is gone!
     
  13. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Apple has been doing planned obsolescence on their devices for years. You shouldn’t have upgraded past iOS 9. iOS 11 is a release which runs horrible on any device bar the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    My iOS 11 runs normally on my device. iPhone 6s Plus. I would not say great but not bad enough to prevent me from using the device.
    And you know, to prove a point is wrong, just find one instance that is against it.
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    Kinda not recommended. But won’t hurt either, assuming you have a valid backup.
     
  15. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Exactly what I mean. It doesn't run iOS 11 great. When iOS 12 comes out it will run worse than before. iOS 10 was better than iOS 11 and so on. It's nothing but planned obsolescence. When iOS 13 comes out your 6s Plus will become unusable.
     
  16. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm saying. WHY is it even allowed. You can't install ios 11 on a 5, you should be allowed to on a 6, etc,.

    AND for that matter, I should be able to go back to any firmware I want. It's just not fair.
     
  17. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    At the risk of appearing snarky, you have three options.

    1. Feedback to Apple
    2. Create your own hardware/software company and make your own rules
    3. Go to Android and not havee the issue because you rarely even get an update.

    Life is not fair, and this has Apple has rolled, AFAIK, from the beginning.
     
  18. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hear ya, no offense taken, I'm just pissed. I didn't want or ask for this. It just plain sucks.
     
  19. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    OP, you seemed to have missed (or ignored?) this reply but I think it’s something you should really consider.

    If your iPhone 6 battery is getting old (which I think it is considering you were running a 2+ years old OS), your performance will be affected to avoid unexpected shutdowns.

    You can disable this throttling on iOS 11.3 so if you can’t stand the lag anymore you might want to try the beta and see if it gets better.
     
  20. Jason B, Feb 21, 2018
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    Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I appreciate your help and wish the battery was bad, I changed it maybe a year ago? but I did check this before I posted. I followed the info from here:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...lls-you-the-speed-of-your-iphones-main-chip-1

    Below if from my actual phone.


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  21. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    The Pixel series gets updated as frequently as an iPhone and has downgrade support.
     
  22. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Good for you. Enjoy.
     
  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    More conspiracy nonsense with zero proof. Just stop spreading lies. My iPad Air 2 still runs great. This is the 4th version of iOS it has received.
     
  24. Jason B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We should be allowed to downgrade (to whatever previous OS we had) right after we upgrade if you don't like it. Sorry, just still mad that a perfectly working device has now turned to crap.
     
  25. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    Cool link thanks!
     

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