iOS 11 and older devices

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jlseattle, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. jlseattle macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

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    Hi, I have a iPhone 6 64gb version and want to know if iOS 11 will be slower than 10 on my phone. I'm seriously happy with 10. My fear is I'm going to experience a huge slowdown of system response (opening apps and working with them) and make my phone impossible to use. Thoughts? Anyone try iOS 11 on iPhone 6?
     
  2. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Don't do it. iOS 11 will most probably kill your iP6 in terms of speed.
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    I tried iOS beta 1 on iPhone 6. Many bugs

    I will keep my iPhone 6 on ios 10.
     
  4. atlas_0 Suspended

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    Beta 1 =/= final release.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    If you can not convince yourself enough to upgrade to iOS 11, don’t do it.
    If otherwise, then upgrade, and never look back.
    That’s how I make my decision on this one.
     
  6. jlseattle thread starter macrumors 6502

    jlseattle

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    I hope it won't kill my phone. I'm going to watch the forums before updating and see if people complain.
     
  7. nordique macrumors 65816

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    OP, YouTube a user named iapple bytes
    He does some good comparisons to give you an idea

    Also, keep in mind that iOS 11 hasn't been released yet.

    Beta is not final version.
     
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    True, here is their video for iOS 10 vs iOS 11 beta 8 on the iPhone 6:

     
  9. adbe macrumors 6502a

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    You'll definitely see a marked drop off in the time taken to open some apps. The iPhone 6 has 1GB of RAM, and iOS 11 will inevitably use more RAM in general use than 10. Less available RAM means more time spent shuffling things around, or applying compression.

    Once an app is launched, you'll not likely see a huge difference. I have a iPad Mini 2, and an iPad Pro 12 both running the beta. The mini is a generation behind the iPhone 6, but also has 1GB or RAM. It's pretty painful, and I wouldn't want it as a daily driver. The Pro by contrast doesn't feel noticeably different in real use.

    I don't think iOS 11 will be the end of the line for the 6, and if you hold out for 11.1 or 11.2 things will be better yet, but I think it's pretty clear that iOS 12 will run like a dog on anything with 1GB or less, so this will likely be the last update you'll want to do IMHO.
     
  10. xxNightflyerxx macrumors newbie

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  11. 576316 macrumors 601

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    Considering iOS 11 has slowed down the iPhone 7, I imagine your iPhone 6 will fare worse. But hey, I think there's a new iPhone coming out soon...how convenient for Apple!
     
  12. Lexi_Hayes macrumors newbie

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    It would, without a doubt definitely worsen performance!
     
  13. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    it will for sure make it slower - do not update
     
  14. macsam7 macrumors newbie

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    I made a huge mistake upgrading. I was perfectly happy with my iPhone 6. Working superbly after nearly 3 years... now with iOS 11 it is stuttering, stuttering, freezing, stuttering.

    I planned to keep my phone another 1-2 years. Now, I am so frustrated to do basic tasks. I'm not sure I can keep this phone, but I don't want to reward Apple for crippling my device.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You can still install iOS 10.3.3.
     
  16. trifid macrumors 68000

    trifid

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    iOS 11 will kill your iPhone 6. My iPhone SE is already plagued with hiccups, slow downs, and stuttering.
     
  17. macsam7 macrumors newbie

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    Can you point me to how I do this! I absolutely want to go back.
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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  19. trifid macrumors 68000

    trifid

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    There are a lot of guides including youtube walkthroughs like this one . also look in the video description section for more information.
     

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