iOS11 feels heavier and slower on 6s+

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by whohasaquestion, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. whohasaquestion macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    compared to 10.3.3 which ive been keeping my devices at until last week.

    It just seems to carry more weight and not as responsive as before.
    Guess i will be keeping other devices at 10.3.3 now.

    Thanks Apple. But no thanks.
  2. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    That’s because so much gunk has been crammed into it since last 2 years. Most of the features don’t work as expected and they have introduced 1/2 second lag at many UI interactions notably at the home button. So iOS 11 is bound to feel slower.

    Your best solution is to buy iPhone X and forget about this heaviness you talk about. Main weight comes out of your wallet. So you will feel light instantly.

    BTW iPhone X zooms past anything you throw at it.
  3. RPB65 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2017
    Hey :) I too have a 6S+ and whilst I cannot remember what iOS 10 was like, for me I have found iOS 11 good. There are a raft of changes that do, as you say, carry more weight and do affect the phone, however it is perfectly usable and I have had no concerns about speed nor problems with it. <However with that said, if I could compare the two now, I bet my opinion would change.
  4. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Did we really need another new thread rehashing the same old tired and disproven nonsense?
  5. Sorig macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2017
  6. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Is your battery bad? Apple throttles the performance if your battery is too worn down.
  7. Der Keyser macrumors regular

    Der Keyser

    Aug 18, 2016
    I’m really impressed with you fanboys. Even apple admitting they throttle your phone and slow it down just “does not exist” with you guys. Sometimes I can’t help envy being able to just ignore facts and live in a happy little impervious bubble.
  8. whohasaquestion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    Well, I wouldn't doubt the battery is shot. But the throttling was introduced before 10.3.3, so the 6s+ was throttled anyhow.
  9. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    iOS 11 has been an awful buggy release with multiple feature delays. You don’t understand how relieved I was to here iOS 12 is going to focus on stability and performance. Source:I’m an avid Apple fan with some of their latest devices and iOS 11 hasn’t been great for me either. Disappointing to say the least.
  10. Paddle1, Feb 12, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018

    Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    iOS 11 is more resource intensive, iOS 10 did not require as much power to run smoothly. The slowdown is therefore more apparent.

    You can see in the video below the difference between iOS 10 and 11 is quite small when the 6s is running at full speed. On older iPhones, or devices experiencing throttling, there is a bigger difference.

    If it is worn out, you might want to look into replacing the battery.
  11. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    It’s like that on every iPhone. Haven’t you heard? It’s iOS 11’s undisclosed “feature”.
  12. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    It’s Apple’s planned obsolescence feature. Been that way since 2011.
  13. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I don’t feel the difference. I can somehow notice home button delay if I want to. But that’s about it. iOS 11 is not smooth. But not too bad either.

    Yes. I’m using iPhone 6s Plus.

    I’d rather wait iOS 12 to fix that horrendous gesture system before ever trying to upgrade my phone.
  14. whohasaquestion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    You mean since 2007?
  15. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Seems like 11.2.5 is as fast or faster than 10.3.3 in nearly every situation there.
  16. whohasaquestion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    The video doesn't represent the everyday actual feel of the iOS.

    Just carrying that extra weight only felt by users who are accustomed to 10.3.3.
  17. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    In what way? It’s mainly launching, switching between, and using apps and the 11.2.5 device is neck and neck. What do you feel you do everyday that’s different from that?
  18. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Home button delay, battery drain, some random stuttering. I have iOS 10 on an iPad Pro 2017 and iOS 11 undeniably feels much more demanding for older hardware to run. iOS 10 feels light on its feet
  19. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Home button response time only applies to 7 and 8, since older devices always worked with with the same timing as the they do in 11. I’m sure you agree. This thread is about 6s+, so it doesn’t apply.

    I didn’t see any random stuttering in that video either nor do I see any more or less on my end, that I haven’t seen for the last 5 years or so.

    My 9.7 iPad Pro definitely doesn’t last like it used to - I’d go so far to say it’s becoming a problem for me. I suspect however that it wouldn’t be significantly different under iOS 10, it’s just old and the battery is down to 84% capacity.

    I see people definitely feel 11.2.5 is somehow slower or heavier, I just don’t see any evidence in my own usage or with these types of comparisons. 11.0 and 11.1 were a different story though, for sure.

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