iPod Touch 6 Best iOS Version for Music Only

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  1. mwhals, Jun 5, 2017
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    mwhals macrumors regular

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    What is the best iOS version on the iPod Touch 6 if using it only for music? Apple sells them with iOS 10 and others with iOS 8. Is anyone upgrading to iOS 11 this fall?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68020

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    It's opinion based as well as what app you'll be using to play music. I personally don't mind either 8.4 or iOS 10 Music apps. Performance wise all versions are fine.
     
  3. mwhals thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. drysdalk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My experience with the 6th. generation has been that it copes absolutely fine with iOS 10 in every way, no issues at all that I’ve experienced. I bought mine a year ago so it would have shipped with iOS 9 at the time, and I didn’t really notice any kind of performance drop at all going from 9 to 10.
     
  5. mwhals thread starter macrumors regular

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    It will be interesting to see how iOS 11 does on it.
     
  6. rjalda100 macrumors regular

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    I've got mine running on 9.3.5 and it's a great experience. I don't use Apple Music and I find hiding all of the excess stuff I don't use to be much easier on iOS 9. I'll probably never update it as it isn't my main device (I have a 6S as well on the latest iOS version) and it serves its purpose well.
     
  7. mwhals thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ended up getting Cesium to play my music as it does not have the bloated Apple Music functuonality.
     
  8. Sludgepond macrumors regular

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    The Apple Music functionality can be disabled in the setting under "Music". I use my iPod internet free and the default app is awesome with Apple Music turned off, IMO.
     

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