remind me why i'm hesitating to update my 5.1.1 to 6.01

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Globug, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Globug, Dec 13, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012

    Globug macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    and is it safe to do so? I was hesitating for the longest time, now i can't remember why, and i'm still not updated. Now that google came out with the maps app, thats not an issue anymore, so have all the other issues been worked out and is it "safe" to update?

  2. jacky28c macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2012
    Mine still works the same way it did the first day 6.0.1 came out.

    6.0.1 hasn't changed a bit since it came out ...if that's what you are asking.
  3. Heb 7:4 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2011
    The new app store is absolute toilet? Only other big issue for me really.
  4. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    I recall people saying that iTunes Match on iOS 6 devices was inferior to the iOS 5 experience.
  5. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    no i'm talking about all the issues with 6.0. The grey wifi and all the other bugs that were floating around, which made people regret updating to 6.0.
  6. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Maybe the OP was waiting for the YouTube update?

    My iPad is still on 5.1.1. Will probably update it this weekend. Have the new Google Maps on my touch 5G and now that I've seen it, will upgrade but will stick with Apple Maps primarily because of its built-in convenience (plus it works well in my area).

    Google is much too nosy about my information
  7. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2012
  8. TWD98j macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    What device do you have?

    Assuming it's an iPhone you have, I would say if you have a 4S, then absolutely yes you should update. You get ALL the features of iOS 6 with a 4S. I know the Maps has been surrounded by controversy but they have not steered me wrong yet. Plus, since Google just put out its own maps app, that makes it even better.

    If you have a 4, then you won't get all the benefits of iOS 6. You'll miss out on turn-by-turn and flyover mode on Maps, but if you download Google maps app, you can get turn by turn. You'll miss out on facetime over cellular too. The phone will still be stable though.

    If you have a 3GS, I can't say that it would even matter whether you update or not.

    I am running iOS 6.0.1 on my launch day 4S and it runs like a charm!
  9. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    i have a 4s currently running 5.1.1, if theres no more hickups and everything is running smooth, im going to update tonight when i get home. thanks.
  10. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Beach, CA
    Wirelessly posted

    Problems: Stability, battery life, app store, lack of features for 3GS and 4, the new Google Maps does not sync with your phone's contacts.

    Battery life and stability are still the biggest ones for me.
  11. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    All the issues? Unless you want to keep your jailbreak I don't see any reason not to update:confused:

    I have yet to experience any major issues on 4 of my devices that are all running current software
  12. teknikal90 macrumors 68040


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    pros outweigh the cons for me
    the onyl cons I have is that Wifi isn't working as well as it should (when I try to connect to wifi hotspots that require splash screen authentication - ie. 'I agree' - the splash screen won't come up without a power cycle)
    Wifi Hotspot on ym iPhone has stopped working too.
  13. TWD98j macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    I myself did not update my 4S right away. I stayed on 5.1.1 right up until the day before Thanksgiving. I did not want to part with the YouTube app nor did I want to part with Google maps.

    However, many of the apps I had were getting updated for optimization with iOS 6, and it caused my iPhone to lag pretty substantially. So, rather than deal with lagging, after 2+ months I finally took the plunge and updated to 6.0.1. I downloaded the YouTube app, and now the new Google maps app, so I'm all good.

    Now awaiting iOS 7 and an iPhone 5S to come about.
  14. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    The Youtube app that was released separately is WAY better than the old outdated Apple version so that is no reason to stick with 5.1.1. I have 6.0.1 and no issues at all. Best battery I ever had on a 4s. HOWEVER. loads of folks are reporting severe WIFI issues since 6.0 and continue with 6.0.1. Also the digital adapter that sends HDMI to other devices is reported to be broken since iOS6 (you can see all the bad reviews from the Apple Store online) . I cannot say for sure since I dont have one but when I was about to purchase one read all these poor reviews and all were working until 6.0 so I decided to wait til 6.1 to see if that gets resolved before purchasing.

    So with 6.1 around the corner it may be just as well to wait. I have lots of friends who are on iOS 6.0.1 and only issues any of them had was with WIFI and Netgear routers. A simple change to the encryption (AES to TKIP) in the router fixed that issue for now. Hearing 6.1 beta 3 is working pretty well overall in the developer community. Anyway for what its worth..........
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    remind me why i'm hesitating to remind you :p

    Update if you choose to do so. I'm missing my jb from the 5X days, but I can live pretty good w/ iOS6.
  16. 8a22a macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    Battery life and stability have never been better for me.
  17. teribithia macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2012
    :cool::cool: I am hesitating to update my 5.1.1 to iOS 6 as inertia. I do not want to update my Apps with the OS.
  18. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    I haven't had any problems with battery life or wifi on my iPhone 4 running 6.0.1. And it's just as stable as it always was.

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