iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.5->10.3

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Johnluke91, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Johnluke91 macrumors member

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    My iPhone 6 is still on iOS 9.3.5, if I go into settings-software update I get iOS 10.2 instead of iOS 10.3. This is strange because I know that version is no longer signed by Apple and ios 10.2.1 was available until a few days ago. If I update can be a problem? I'm afraid the phone will not turn on and I did not want to restore it.
    Last question: Recommendations the upgrade from iOS 9?
    Thank you
     
  2. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    iOS 10 will speed up your device as iOS 9 was a horrible release in comparison. iOS 10.3 uses APFS file system so maybe the 10.2 update is needed to update to 10.3 . 10.2.1 was a minor release so I don't think updating to 10.2 will cause any problems . Just backup your phone in iTunes just in case
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I would upgrade to 10.3, personally.
    You need to remove the already downloaded 10.2 update from your phone, and then the phone will download the 10.3 update. Do this by opening the Settings app, General/Usage/Manage Storage.
    Tap the 10.2 update and tap delete. Then check for updates and your phone will find 10.3.
     
  4. typicaluser macrumors regular

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    FYI. Here is my personal reason not to upgrade to IOS 10 on my iphone 6. Let me begin with my preferences when using my iphone:

    1. For convenience, I don't use passcode to save time unlocking the phone. Unlocking with fingerprint may arguably be faster than "slide to unlock", but in average I found "slide to unlock" more reliable and cost less time over all;
    2. I only want to press home button once to unlock my phone to get longer lifetime out of home button.

    On iOs 10, however, I will lose "slide to unlock" and have to press home button twice to lock my phone. If you don't have any of these issues, then you are good to go.
     
  5. psik macrumors 6502

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    I think 9.3.5 is one of the most stable ios, but if you wish to govto 10.3 i hope youvhave a good experience
     
  6. Johnluke91, Mar 28, 2017
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    The update has not been downloaded. Every time I put the iPhone on charge, I turned off the wifi not to download it automatically. Until yesterday, before it was released 10.3, the last available in settings-update software was 10.2.1; After the release of 10.3 asked me to download 10.2. It's funny because if you were to install a previous version before reaching 10.3 should propose 10.2.1 how did until yesterday.

    @typicaluser
    Yes, I like it too "slide to unlock" but now use Touch ID
     
  7. jonobin macrumors regular

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    Done that yesterday, not so much regrets other than a slightly reduced battery life, but I suspect it's caused by the os indexing the phone since I've done a dfu + backup restore.
     
  8. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    Did you know theres an option on ios 10 to enable exactly that?
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    perhaps but as far as i know ios 10 specially on iphones 6s (i have one) is a little more battery demanding, i don't know if they fix that on 10.3 but i doubt it.

    Having a new file system is fabolous and is a must imo however i don't want to have less battery life...
     
  9. jonobin macrumors regular

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    I'll give a couple of days to make the os finalize his 'inside jobs' since I've experienced some overheating and some high usage cpu and after 7 betas I don't want to believe that this is a bug.
     
  10. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502

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    DO NOT UPDATE. I REGRET IT EVERY DAY ON MY 6S+. WISH I COULD GO BACK HONESTLY.

    10 Offers little to no improvement for features. Just changes some things around and make it harder to use old features. Especially the notification/messages. What a pain... Plus I'm sure performance will take a hit. As a general rule, stay on the same iOS version your device ships with. That's what it was made for.
     
  11. Royksöpp macrumors 6502

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    The one and only issue I have with iOS 10 on my 6S is battery life. Battery life has taken a small hit. Other than that it works very well.
     
  12. KamranMackey macrumors regular

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    That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. iOS 10.3 has been reported by MANY users to be the smoothest iOS release in a long time. Also, I've never ever heard of that rule where you should stay on the same iOS version that your device shipped with. That rule is also ridiculously dumb. And no, an iOS device wasn't made for people to stay on the same, outdated release of iOS that it shipped with. That, and the OP is on 9.3.5, while the iPhone 6 shipped with iOS 8. So your "rule" is already irrelevant.

    @Johnluke91:
    Update to 10.3. It's the smoothest iOS release ever and should increase the performance of your device. It also introduces a bunch of new features too.
     
  13. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I've got several iP6 handsets in my company (all 128GB VZW), planning on selling them soon. I updated two from 9.3.5 to 10.3 yesterday - one with about 20 apps installed (and synching to 3 email accounts) and the other with a stock configuration. It's my company, I'm not the "IT guy" - I'm always the person who gets the "WTF" questions from my employees.

    I've got 3 words for the upgrade experience, 1 day in: Smooth. As. Silk.

    I updated a few other iPhones (6S and 6S+) yesterday - this is what iOS 10 should have been on Day 1. My employees with iP6 handsets let me know that this update is just about perfect, and I agree. My only caveat is that I saw that the x.1 beta update went out today, with CarKit being the main issue - if you're not using CarKit (I'm not), I'd update, or wait a bit until 10.3.1/2 hits the interwebs.
     
  14. nordique, Mar 28, 2017
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    iOS 10 works just fine on the 5s. It is buttery smooth on that device. I can confirm that just playing around with my gf's 5s on iOS 10.

    6 is about same in performance as 5s so you should be safe with upgrading.

    Further anecdote -> I used a 6 abroad last week on 10.2.1 and it ran perfectly.

    Up to you though.

    I will echo sentiments that iOS 10 runs very nicely. Both iOS 9 and 10 were/are miles, miles better than iOS 8. That was a mess. But I digress - point is OP, going to iOS 10 should be fine.

    And 10.3 is even better to jump to.
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    As far as performance goes, the 6s plus should be more than powerful enough to give you a buttery smooth experience.

    Judging by my 6s, opening every app from games to loading safari to messages to anything, it is *identical* and indistinguishable from my 7 in performance. Identical. Might as well be 2 iPhone 7's running the OS. The one sole difference is the physical button press on the 6s delays the response to go home vs the 7's faux home button, but if you use 3D touch or touch id with touch to open enabled, they are absolutely identical.

    iOS 10 is super smooth and it's the first time Apple has released an OS on a full range of capable devices.

    They have also really smoothed out the bugs that have been persistent since iOS 8.

    I'm not on 10.3 yet (downloading right now) but it is supposedly even a wee bit more efficient with slightly quicker animations.

    The only thing I can think of, which is a fair criticism, is pressing the home button rather than swiping to open the phone. On older devices without touch id (so you cant change the option to just touch to open) such as the 5 and 5c, this would be annoying.

    But if we're talking about performance, it runs remarkably well on the 5 and 5c, both those devices are much less powerful than the 6s plus.
     
  15. typicaluser macrumors regular

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    I know but that only works when touchID is enabled. If not, the first press is used to wake up the screen and you have to press home one more time to unlock.
     
  16. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    This is a fair criticism of iOS 10. Swipe to open is missed by a fair number of people who do not use touch ID

    Apple used swipe to open for years for a reason, but I think they intend the end user to use touch ID now hence the move to the home button.

    They are huge on security these days and they want to have the user's finger interact with the secure enclave as much as possible.

    But it's a fair criticism for sure. Swipe to open is better than pressing a button; that is why apple didn't implement using a button to unlock the iPhone in 2007
     
  17. jonobin macrumors regular

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    On day 2 the overheating and the battery drain seems gone.
     
  18. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    What about battery life on 6s?
     
  19. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    But.. but .. emojis
     
  20. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    The battery life on my two 6S handsets (ATTWS) and 6S+ (VZW) has been very satisfactory - I'm pretty happy with it so far. Two caveats, however.

    First, neither of the ATTWS 6S handsets have a lot of apps and are not used as "portals" to a social world (one email account, no FB/G+/Twitter/etc.) and are used for texting and phone calls; my 6S+ is my main driver and is used for email/navigation/updates/Feedly. The second caveat is that most of the time my handsets are used in rural areas, far away from the closest antenna array but with little "competition" for bandwidth and I'm using a weBoost eqo at the three locations I use the handsets; I'm never on wifi at the 3 locations I'm at because there is no internet service except for my tethered connections to my iPads.

    I've been to/from Seattle/Astoria/Portland since B7 came out (essentially the 10.3 GM) and battery life is IMHO stellar. I'm opening a new office in Portland tomorrow, so I'm going to be "competing" for bandwidth more often. Since the GM came out, along with the new carrier update, my VZW 6 and ATTWS 6S handsets are showing a stronger signal (using the Field Test app), so I'm surmising that's translating to the iPhones not working so hard to get a signal which leads to better battery life. I'm a happy camper.
     
  21. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    the home button on the 5s onwards is metal backed and no longer have the durability issues that you saw in old iphones
     
  22. typicaluser macrumors regular

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    As long as it's a mechanical system, it's bound to fail some time. It just gets longer lifetime. My wife had her iphone 6 front panel replaced in apple store last november and home button on her phone feels much stronger than my 2y+ button.
     
  23. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    that's a tolerance issue. ive had my iphone 6 replaced three times now and each time the home button feels different

    it's really a non issue now.
     

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