iPhone 7 - IOS questions

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  1. Apple One macrumors member

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    Just got the new iPhone 7 like 3 weeks ago, absolutely loving the new phone. Kept everything stock as no need to update anything since I find that there are no problems.

    Today, I decided to try install Facebook app onto my phone. It can't install. It says it needs to update to latest IOS in order for Facebook to install. Is there anyway to install Facebook without updating the OS?

    And another thing is that I don't really want to update IOS since I find nothing wrong and I read bad reviews on people updating their IOS that they find many problems like battery drain issue and etc.... Which version IOS is safe and stable to update to with no problems? Please if anyone has knowledge/experience with IOS updates please let me know the infos.


    Thanks all.
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    You can only update to the current version of iOS on a stock device - you can't pick and choose versions, except that you can downgrade to a previous version so long as Apple is till signing it.

    I have owned almost every iPhone model that Apple has made since 2012, and every non-beta iOS version since then, and I've not found any major problems anywhere. From what I've seen, the folks who complain about battery life either run lots of videos or social media apps or games - battery-hungry stuff. I average 36+ hours on each charge with moderate use. Keep in mind that the Facebook app registers itself as a skype service, so it will run in the background regardless of your Background App Refrsh settings.
     
  3. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Just update your phone.

    It's iOS not Windows 95... it will be ok!
     
  4. Apple One thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I heard and from friends experiences. IOS 1.3 I think it was has major battery drainage problems. When it's about 15% battery, the phone will shut off. So updating won't do any good. Hence why I asked which version is stable so I know what to update up to etc....
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    The current version of iOS 10.1.1. Do a search on these forms for battery drainage or battery problems, the results may be of help.
     
  6. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on the latest version and having no battery issues.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Your friends are over generalizing.

    My son has an iPhone 4s on iOS 9.3.5.
    I have an iPhone 5 on iOS 9.0.1
    My wife has an iPhone 5 on iOS 10.

    No issues. No battery drain, no problems.

    Paranoia causes paralysis.

    But if you really MUST not update but still want to use Facebook, open m.facebook.com in Safari. Problem solved.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I wonder what version of iOS Facebook might be requiring in this case, and why, given that this is iPhone 7 we are talking about so it's already on iOS 10. In the App Store Facebook's compatibility is listed as iOS 8.0 or later.
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Just update your OS. You have nothing to worry about, especially on a brand new device.
     
  10. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    Stop listening to your friends and update your OS. You're almost always better off using a newer OS than an older one.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Maybe his device came with 10.0.0 and it doesn't recognize it because that was never released to the public?
     
  12. C DM, Dec 8, 2016
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Still strange if compatibility is listed as iOS 8.0 and up it would mean anything 8.0 or greater should pass that check, unless some specific versions are being excluded somehow, which is a bit odd.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Completely agree. The entire thing sounds bizarre. The 10.0.0 is the only thing that makes a little bit of sense. Maybe the app store doesn't see 10.0.0.
     
  14. Apple One thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, mines 10.0.0.1 stock. If you guys don't believe me that you cannot update without updating IOS then try it out. It will say you will need to update to later IOS in order for facebook app to work etc....

    I went to check out the updates for my phone, and the update is version 10.0.1.1 I think. I have done my research on this update version and there has been alot of people and new article saying that it causes battery drain. Who else has this problem on the iPhone 7? What version doesn't have this issue or fixes it?

    How is version 10.2? Anyone experieced it can help me out with my questions, thanks.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You might as well update to 10.2 from your very early 10.0 version and go from there.
     
  16. x986 macrumors regular

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    7 Running 10.1.1 - - - Any way to get rid of the two pop-up windows that take up 2/3 of the screen when you want to make a call? I was very happy with the "old" method of pushing 'favorites' or 'resents'. And what about the great new flashlight? Swipe-push-push to get it on, if the first swipe turns it on; then swipe-push-push-swipe-off to get rid of it.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pop-up windows when you want to make a call?

    What's with all the swiping for the flashlight? It's the same as it was before basically.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The majority update when ever one is available with zero problems. You will be locked out of installing the latest software until you update so you might as well go ahead and do it.
     
  19. x986 macrumors regular

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    CDM,
    Thanx for restating my questions, but I was hoping for answers.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The questions weren't restated, they were asking what you meant by those things. What pop-up windows when you want to make a call are you referring to exactly? What are all these swipes that you see as being different compared to before when it comes to the flashlight given that it's there where it was before and works the same way?
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If you want real battery drain, Facebook will do it for sure if you do not set it up correctly.
     

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