Is there any way I can keep my iPhone running this fast years to come

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    It seems like some iPhones get slower over time with the updates.

    I’m on 11.1 on my iPhone 8 and it’s basically perfect in terms of speed.

    Any way to keep it that way?
     
  2. Jasonstevens macrumors regular

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  3. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Do not update to iOS 12 when it comes out next year. Use the TVos beta profile to block it from getting any more OTA updates.

    I always said since iOS 6 you should always keep your phone on the version of iOS that it shipped with otherwise it will run like ****.
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Should I keep updating iOS 11 though?
     
  5. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes 11 should improve all the way to the end. I should've kept my 6S Plus on 9.3.5 but I bit the bullet and did 10... Worst mistake I could've made until 10.3.3 pretty much fixed most of the major issues. It's still **** though. Just like iOS 11 right now.
     
  6. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is iOS 11 causing a lot of problems?

    Mines not too bad lol. Just now it seemed to be freezing up I think but I restarted and it’s ok now.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There's no way of determining how an iPhone will react to an update. But in reality, you're likely going to update one way or the other depending on if you upgrade your iPhone in the future or how long you plan on keeping the current one.
     
  8. TheBrokenBee macrumors 6502

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    I am pretty sure iPhone 8 will be able to handle iOS 12 with ease.
     
  9. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    It's definitely not anywhere near perfect that we should expect from Apple. It's been how many betas and released and we don't have a working calculator app? To me that's either:

    1) Poor quality control and testing.
    2) Apple doesn't care, you'll pay anyway cause it's Apple
    3) Apple has become incompetent at design, UI, and coding.
    4) All of the above.

    I believe it's all of those problems, which is why I returned my X and may be switching off an iPhone after owning every one since the original.
     
  10. MH01 Suspended

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    Don't update. Simple as that .

    My rule is never go beyond two versions of iOS that came with the phone.

    Never found good performance in the final version of iOS the phone is compatible with.

    It's also amazing how the Mac team can make macOS perform great on older macs, while the iOS team ..... can't.... darn you have to buy a new one ;)
     
  11. Relentless Power, Nov 9, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Disagree, as That's not really feasible advice in a sense. Because some products that are compatible with the iPhone require updates, specifically the Apple Watch and AirPods. So if you want to have the latest software version's of those products, it requires the latest versions of iOS to take advantage of certain features and capabilities.
     
  12. balaplus macrumors 6502

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    Just accept upgrade as a necessary evil in this time and age!!
     
  13. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Strange as I've got an "old" iPhone SE running iOS 11 or flavours of and it runs absolutely fine.
     
  14. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    SE is a mini 6S
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am betting in a couple of years a new iPhone will catch your eye!
     
  16. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Funny...I always tell people, whatever version of iOS that comes with your phone was meant for it. My iPhone 6 is still on iOS 8 & its still just as fast as when I got it (same with battery). I'll probably follow suite when I get the 8+ soon.
     
  17. KingslayerG5 Suspended

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    Read it works fine and still smooth but battery took a hit from 10 to 11.
     
  18. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I said a few posts back. I made the mistake of updating my 6S+ to 10.3.3 and although it runs decent still I know 9.3.5 ran much better.
     

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