iPhone IOS 12 in an iP 7 My experience

jsf721

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Decided to download the newest IOS. I was not having any issues with the version previous but I wanted the most up to date IOS and was hoping for better performance and battery life.

Install went smoothly. My available space stayed virtually the same. 161.22 GB/256 after and 161.35/256 before

I installed the new IOS at about 11PM last night hoping to get most of the heavy lifting and indexing done over night while plugged into the charger.

This morning I entered my apple ID and answered a few question on features and went to work. So far I like it, some things are different and take a second to figure out. I have a group text with my kids, took me a second to figure out how to call one of them from that screen. I liked the old way better, bc its less steps.

performance seems close but the scrolling in safari is smoother and apps open and close faster. I think the default font in message app is smaller, maybe just different. Loading on Safari about the same. Photos App a bit different and I'm not sure I like layout any better, but keep in mind I am not the most tech savvy guy )(53 y/o here).

Battery life is not better for me 12 hours out. I sure hope it is still doing something because I usually use my whole battery on the Apple smart case and 3/4 of the internal battery all day 5:30AM-7PM. Its now 12.58 PM EST and I am at 5% on case and 100% on internal. I think its a bit worse, but I am hoping for a better result at 3-4 days post install.

I will be back to update this thread as I go.
 

jsf721

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Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
Well, battery life has made a recovery, the icluod back up is completed and all my photos from the library are all back.I would say performance is improved and battery life is equal. I am still using about 170% of my apple smart case and internal battery daily.

Everything else is pretty equal. The OS is snappier opening and closing screens for sure..
 

jsf721

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Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
Just notices today my notes are missing on the phone after the IOS 12 install

I also started getting a jumpy screen when sending a test, like a flicker instead of a smooth POP of message bubble
 
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