iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and Performance Drops After Installing iOS 11

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  1. typicaluser macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2013
    To me, what is new is that after iOS 7, I began not to upgrade up front on a major iOS release. The later the version of iOS, the longer I tended to wait. For iOS 10, I didn't upgrade from 9 until 10.3.1 was released. But of course, you can't say my attitude to update is something new or a bump in a curve. All I can say that there are more and more people around who try to do the same as I do, which can be described as a trend.
  2. Wowereit, Sep 27, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017

    Wowereit macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2016
    Still reindexing?

    Sorry, but this update has been one of the worst yet.
    Framedrops in many menus and during lots of animations (3D Touch shortcuts feel sooooo laggy, wow) and what's up with that homebutton delay? Why does it take that long till an app begins to close?

    Oh and weather widget is buggy as well.
    Still showing data from when I have restarted my phone. I have to open the application now to check current weather...
  3. FinderMinder, Sep 27, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018

    FinderMinder macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2016
  4. adamhunteratc macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2016
    Not true for me on the SE. Of course, I did a factory reset and set up my phone as new. With that, my SE has handled iOS 11 well. In fact, it seems snappier than iOS 10.
  5. Pazza76 macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2017
    My 7 plus just became unresponsive, apps not launching only limited functionality. Only able to fix via hard reboot.

    Must be iOS 11 issues. It was the beta version. Feedback sent to apple via feedback app.

  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    With high adoption rates of most versions fairly early on, seems like even while some people might certainly be doing something like that, overall it's not much of a trend.
  7. trifid macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2011
    I bet Tim Cook has some secret switch to control stuttering and lag. New iOS release pushed to millions which nags people to death to update leaving them with laggier phones + new iPhone release, perfect combination to maximize profits.

  8. lukejr macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2011
    iPhone 6 is painfully slow at everything since iOS 11 update, I’m actually missing phone calls it so slow. 24GBof free space and I’ve turnes off anything I can to speed it up.

    Today the phone rang with a blank screen and couldn’t answer. iMessage freezes multiple times, keyboard displays slowly.

    Bluetooth connections drop, background apps are failing. Apps are very slow at launching, deleting apps seems to hang. Time to buy a new iPhone.
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Tried iOS 11.0.1 and/or reinstalling?
  10. dysamoria macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2011
    Right. Cue the "this is normal" response to legit complaints. This is clearly an issue Apple refuses to address, each and every revision of the OS. It's not the users, their impatience, or their distorted perceptions. It's the product and its behavior. Special pleading is not the solution.
  11. dpace32 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2008
    Same issues hear on an iPhone 6S with the latest version of iOS 11. I can barely use my phone... apps will start to open, get to the splash screen and then 10 seconds later crash (basic Apple apps too including Mail and Messages). Very disappointing.
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like something's wrong with the install.
  13. Brandhouse macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2014
    I’m getting the issue of the App Store taking forever to load.
  14. Phonephreak, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    Phonephreak macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2017
    Here and there
    I’m seeing some slowdowns and freezes. iOS 11 is really buggy. Apple please take your time and release a os without the insane amount of bugs.
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Or my iPad minis with 9.3.5. Often I'll be typing, and the text doesn't catch up for another twenty seconds. Or apps fail to start from other apps. Safari especially can be aggravating.

    Apple has always had a problem with iOS updates not being able to deal with everyone's previous settings. They really need to work on it. After all, they control the hardware, software, compilers and apps, and should not be having these kinds of problems.
  16. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I set up my my iPhone 7 plus as new and it was still slow opening apps.
  17. ChazSch macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2014
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Every time I see bashing like this “worst operating system ever” I think “paid troll”

    Look some of my apps are slower. Mostly non Apple apps. But it is overall faster and snappier. The user interface is READABLE and I like a lot of the new features. If you don’t want to risk a problem, or get easily annoyed, don’t upgrade. I think it’s a much smoother IOS. Tim is doing fine all you bashers.
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    I did the network reset last night and it’s almost like brand new. Mail only has a slightly lag. Happy with the install again. Thanks Apple
  18. rortlieb macrumors newbie


    Mar 15, 2016
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    iPhone 6 Plus performance has been terribly slow since the original release, and also after the first followup anti-bug release. Apple had better get out in front of this, or they will pay a heavy price in PR with their loyal customers. This problem is affecting probably half of their iPhone customers now.
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    Sounds like my iPhone 6 Plus... thanks for sharing!
  19. iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    Half of their customers? I’m sorry but not even close. More like 5% tops. If it was half it would be plastered all over every media source (news on tv, radio, and everywhere imaginable)

    People who go online to complain about something are such a teeny tiny fraction of the overall user base.
  20. KevinMac macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    Traverse City, Michigan
    I’ve noticed that battery life isn’t as good. I haven’t had any issues with apps yet.
  21. Mediakip macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2013
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Mine too. I started with betas six or seven and it was fine until GM and now 11.1.

    No, it can’t still be indexing after three weeks. No, it’s not a cracked up phone, it actually us a brand new replacement 6 Plus.

    I might try the reset and reinstall, but that does not reinstall the OS I think, just the content. For that I would have to do manual reinstall from iTunes, right?

    A lot of things are bad now. I keep reporting bugs as part of public beta program.
  22. gagaliya macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I have a iphone 6 plus and everything was working great before i upgraded to ios11 about a week ago.

    After ios11, everything became so sluggish to the point of unusable. For example when i open the message app for texting it takes 3-5 sec of blank screen before the app is loaded, then as I am typing text it would freeze for a sec or 2 during my typing. Same with mail, settings, pretty much any apps. It takes 3-5 sec to open and very sluggish when you try to use it. Even when making or receiving phone calls the call app would lag, and caused me to miss picking up calls.

    I never had any of those performance problems with ios10 - always smooth. I updated to latest version, tried rebooting, and turning off some features from guides i found on google to improve performance.

    None of it helped. Any ideas or i am out of luck and this is as expected?

    I plan to upgrade to iphone x, but given the current inventory situation doubt i will get it in hand until next year but in the meantime my phone is almost unusable. Any ideas?
  23. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Well, iOS 11 has been blazing fast for me on iPhone 7 - esp. with Disable Motion ON.
  24. blesscurse macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2017
    My screen is often unresponsive, and the phone is much more sluggish. I have a 6plus. I'm starting to believe what I did not formerly believe. IOS updates are designed to make anyone with last year's model phone get frustrated enough to buy a new one. I did not expect an improvement in performance. I simply wanted to maintain the same level of performance. Fail.
  25. djfrat007 macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2017
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    iOS 11 is the worst update in the history of iPhones. Apple is drastically going downhill and dumbing themselves down to everyone else's level to simply "keep up" with the industry instead of being the trend setters like they used to be. iOS 11 has had more updates in the first month than any other launch. Not only has it killed battery life due to new features (which clearly shows the people working at Apple have their heads up their asses and are not actually testing their software before releasing it) but it is choking applications backwards and forwards. It's making it impossible to quickly do anything. Everything is slow. Apps freeze on a daily basis. It takes five seconds for an image capture to load into a text message. It's truly an abomination to the iPhone.

    Has anyone thought to themselves that Apple has done this on purpose to force users to upgrade to the terrible non-innovative iPhone 8? Or shall we call the 8 the 7s? I've used Apple products since day one. Since i was born we had an Apple computer in our house. We were lucky. Those giant floppy disks were great. Especially the screen with one color. Green. Was it green? I think it was.

    The iPhone's this year were rushed. Everything about them were rushed. No care and thought was clearly taken in the design. The anniversary phone is called the X? iPhone 10? Where is 9? Why is 8 the 7s? What the hell is going on? I am clearly frustrated all the way to Googles headquarters with these terrible slow downs and malfunctions caused by this "amazing" new operating system. It needs to get fixed and Apple needs to go back to the drawing board from square one and start again. There are too many features being crammed into the phone without testing before release. It's disgusting. Even on the desktops there are features being removed and dumped into hidden menus because the developers at Apple think it's better for the User which it's not.

    I can rant all day about how upset and disgusted with the direction Apple is going in these days but it's a waste of my time and energy. Someone just please figure out how to go back to the previous operating system or fix the operating system so we can enjoy the speed on our 6s we used to have . . . like two months back.

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