ios 11...your personal reflection..Do you enjoy ios 11?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by pat500000, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Kalloud macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2016
    Did you use your iOS 10.3.3 on your iPhone 6s?
    Also, out of curiosity, do you have a passcode on your iPhone? Because I suspect the performance decrease has something to do with encryprion.
  2. Getintothegame macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2012
    Big Sky, MT
    Man, I'm late to this thread, but I just wish that I could go back to 10.3.3. The only reason I can't is due to the Apple Watch.

    So many random issues that really affect my usability - can't delete emails from notifications, missing icons on the Apple Watch, random slowdowns and battery life issues on a new iPhone 6 Plus.

    If these issues can be resolved soon, I'll be happy, but it really feels like this one was rushed. It could have used a few more weeks in the developers hands.
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68030


    Ran into a new issue last night.
    IPP 12 g2 - in Safari, a page with sub- menus that contain scrolling lists (like states) may not scroll even if you select "Request Desktop Site". Not in all pages. I have run across it in two food delivery and one financial.
    On some sites, objects such as "Cart" are not visible. Good example: Went to order wings from WingStreet (Pizza Hut) and on my IPP the cart was missing. Was visible on roomies Mini3 on 10.3.3.
    What changed in Safari for 11.x?
    These errors also showed up on my Mini4 on 11.01
    Worked fine in Safari on my rMB.
  4. nextgeneric macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Or maybe the beta testers were so busy dismissing bugs by exclaiming "it's a beta, of course there's bugs!" that nothing ever got reported. ;-)
  5. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I did have 10.3.3 and I do have a passcode on my iPhone
  6. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    No. Im asking siri to add more volume for listening when the phone is in my bag and airpods on my ears...
  7. zakarhino macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2014
    Bay Area, CA.
    What's to enjoy? It's essentially the same as the last few releases. Nothing fundamentally different on Apple's end of things.

    ARKit is cool though, waiting to see more interesting applications of that over time from developers; it's a shame Apple didn't try to incorporate this much in their own software.
  8. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
  9. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Outside of the bugs I've been having (and on a brand new 8+ too, gg Apple), I'm really digging just about every change. I'm still getting used to the whole combined notification center/lock screen thing, but otherwise I enjoy it!
  10. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Do most of you enable WiFi calling by default even when in good cell area? Or do you leave it off
  11. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2014
    I noticed iOS 11 shut off LTE on my phone and switched it back to 3G, even with LTE enabled in the cellular settings...and had to turn it off and back on for LTE to show up..anyone else notice this?
  12. Plumber007 macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2016
    Happy for what it did for my ipp including a seemingly slightly better battery. Not so for my 7, worse battey and intermittently the home button is not waking the phone though haptics is firing.
  13. Sill macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    well that makes a bit more sense :D

    I'm presuming you have the watch for notifications then. Have you ever tried using a case with a belt clip instead of keeping the phone in a bag?
  14. rodanmusic macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2013

    This is easily the worst ios for me yet. For the first time I'm questioning my decision to stick with apple.

    Freezing screens, stuttering, rotating failing, empty windows, applications that need to be restarted (native apple apps), web pages not loading, stupid decision to not actually disable wifi, messy control panel, etc.

    Honestly I see 0 reason to upgrade from ios 10. I should've stuck with 10. There isn't a single useful feature here for me.

    As far as I'm concerned apple needs to get its **** together. Ios has dropped to android level quality with this release.
  15. mrplt macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    I've had the 4s, 5, 6s, 7 and 7+; and I've never seen such a bad update.
    Music app is completely messed up, when I updated to 11.0.1 the app completely crashed and they announced 11.0.2 update the same day, so I wanted to update. My phone got stuck on the boot screen, the progress bar was almost full but it didn't finish the update for 4 hours. So I had to reinstall from iTunes.
    It takes forever to update apps on iOS 11 (that existed on iOS 11.0.0 before I reinstalled, still the same), Music app still doesn't wanna download any album cover nor my playlists (they appear on the list but they're not downloaded on the phone) and it crashes all the time, logos of Apple Watch notifications are missing...

    I switched from Android to iOS to avoid all this
  16. oldtime macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    Completely agree. This is the worst iOS update I've ever seen. So many problems on my SE (Siri not working at all, mic buttons on my non-Apple earbuds aren't working properly, rotating from portrait to landscape kills apps, safari freezes, etc.). This is like an initial beta, not a finished product. I'm utterly shocked at how poor it is, and I really wish I could roll back to 10.
  17. bill-p, Oct 6, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017

    bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    After a week with it, I simply just can't...

    1. iOS 11 does indeed run better and smoother than iOS 10 for me. No question. Performance is solid. But interface bugs are everywhere.

    2. Swipe left on lock screen, notification center, or the home screen and you see the exact same screen, with a search field and some widgets. Why? Is it so important that widgets and a search field must be shown everywhere?

    3. Swipe down to access "notification center" (oh wait, they're calling it the "shade" now, huh?) and swipe right, you get access to the camera. Why? There's also a camera icon/button in the Control Center, which now takes up the entirety of the screen. I don't use these shortcuts except for the flashlight so over half of my screen is blank space. Horrible design decisions. Also, someone at Apple seems obsessed with making sure the camera is always accessible. Why? If that's the case, why not dedicate some shortcut key combo to it? Why make us see the camera every other turn on the OS?

    4. 2 and 3 are arguably not "bugs," so okay, I'm probably ranting. But... use the same wallpaper for lockscreen and homescreen, and you'll see "bugs." Unlocking or pulling the "notification center" down causes this weird "blur and then no blur" effect to roll on the screen. The transition used to be much more seamless on iOS 10 and prior iOS versions. But hey, let's say that's by design. I've gotten weird animations where I go into my home screen and half of the screen is blurred but the top half is not. And it just got stuck that way until I lock/unlock the device again. The way iOS 11 is "designed" now makes the lock screen and notification center too "connected" to each other and far too disconnected to the rest of the UI.

    5. No "Clear All" button for notifications so now I gotta make sure nothing but the essential notifications are enabled. But hey, even when I tap on those notifications to go to the app in question, those notifications don't clear. At all. So even after responding to the notifications, I still have to clear them all manually. iOS 10 wasn't like this. But hey, at least there's the "X" button in the upper right corner, right? Yeah, if it's WORKING, which IT DOES NOT! Sometimes if the notifications are from today, the button won't work at all. Be it on the lock screen or not. I have to manually clear every single notification manually by long swiping them. Short swipes cause this "Open/Clear" menu to open. Again, annoying behavior and a major waste of time. At this point, I'm highly considering not enabling notifications at all, but hey, the simple solution is...

    6. I'm swiping everything from my phone to do a full install of iOS 10.3.3 again, where everything used to WORK. iOS 11 does have better performance but it's much more frustrating as a phone OS to me. Someone at Apple is dropping the ball.

    You won't see me go "I think I'll switch to Android now because my iOS device is horrible" but... trust me, I'm highly considering that all the same. Especially now that Google has cleaned up their act an Android 8.0 Oreo is a far better experience UI-wise compared to the abomination that is iOS 11.

    iOS updates past iOS 4 have been progressively worse for me... each year taking away from "usability" in one way or another to introduce gimmicky interface ****, and I was especially enraged when "swipe right" on the lock screen turned into a camera launcher with no way to disable it. But I lived with it for 6 major releases of the OS. Now that the camera is shoved into my face even on the notification center, something NO OTHER MOBILE OS DOES, I'm probably just done with iOS updates altogether until Apple reconsiders at least that decision. Though my pain points lie in far more things than just the camera.

    Edit: nope, too late now to go back to 10.3.3. Great. I'll just switch the sim card over to my Android 8 device in the mean time then. At least notifications work properly there.
  18. staggerlee41 macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'd have never been writing here had I not gone from 6s to 8+. 10.3.3 was rock solid stable and I'd have been perfectly content to stay on it until at least 11.1 or later. I don't like upgrading early when at all possible as there's just too much nonsense to deal with in the first few releases. It can sometimes even be challenging to figure out whether something appears to be a bug or whether it's something that works as designed. This annual release cycle, even with beta testing has created an absolute mess of the software experience.

    If you like to go with the latest and greatest, that's cool with me. We need early adopters to help solidify each future version, so I'm not dismissing the early adopters or beta testers contributions. I'm just not into that and I wish new phones shipped with the older version of iOS so we had a choice as to when we would upgrade to the latest.

    I don't dislike it, but I don't love it either. Eventually, it will be something I'm sure I'll enjoy but it's not there yet and neither am I.
  19. idrisinan macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2016
    Feature request: we can change all control center, Custom orientation, take left to right or whatever , remove maybe all icons , and we can make iOS 10 style or 11 style maybe.

    In iOS 11.3 maybe these features will be come, I wish.

  20. sparksd macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    On my Air 2 - No, I do not enjoy it. 11.0 & 11.1 Beta have caused a lot of display stuttering. My 8" Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet is far smoother than my Air 2 and more pleasurable to use at this point.
  21. macfacts macrumors 68020


    Oct 7, 2012
    Are you using a carrier officially supported by Apple?
  22. BoneCollector Suspended


    Jun 8, 2017
    New Jersey
  23. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2014
    SFV, CA, USA
    Yeah I admit I thought it looked awful when iOS11 was first announced; but now that it's on my phone, I have zero complaints.
  24. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    Are these issues interfering with your daily usage? If so, how does it affect you?
  25. janeauburn, Oct 8, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017

    janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    I learned this several years ago: NEVER upgrade the version of iOS that your device came with. Excuse me. I meant NEVER, EVER. Unless you absolutely have to for some compatibility issue required by your job or something like that, stick with what you have, even if it means periodically deleting the automatically downloaded latest release and getting nag screens. Apple Nazis will ruin your perfectly good device with iOS "upgrades," forcing YOU to upgrade so that they can keep their stock price going up. Just say no!

    I just love my 6 Plus phone. You know why? I never upgraded iOS! It's fast, fluid, and not too heavy like the pluses that came after it. Battery life is great. Headphone jack, too! Plus I saved thousands of dollars by not upgrading to the latest phones because iOS "upgrades" had made my device unusable.

    And for all those who drink the kook-aide about "security" being the reason to upgrade, I say, "Get Real." When was the last time you ran into someone whose phone was "hacked?" That's what I thought. Never.

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