Safe to update iPhone 4 to ios 7.1.1?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by pjny, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    My wife's iphone 4 is on ios 6.0.1 and I want to update her phone to ios 7.1.1. Has anyone done this and how is the performance? It's pretty zippy with 6.0.1 and I've heard horror stories about ios 7 on iphone 4s e.g. lag, unresponsive touchscreen etc.

    Has 7.1.1 made a difference or should I leave well enough alone? She mainly uses the iPhone for regular stuff like facebook, web, email.

    Thanks.
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    From

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/10/ios71-makes-iphone4-snappier/

    There's a chart of times on the original leak.
     
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Update. iOS 7 has so many more features than iOS 6.
     
  4. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    Another things which may or may not affect her is FaceTime. She will need to update to iOS 7 to use it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1728742
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Nothing essential though, especially when speed of the device *is* essential. Why trade this against some meh new features?
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I read about 50% for - 50% against having the latest iOS7 on an iPhone 4.

    Lots of people whining about the lag and because they don't have the option to downgrade...
    Others saying they can live with it for the newest bells, whistles and apps.
     
  7. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I had an iphone 4 and I updated to iOS 7. Didn't test it on 7.1, but I would much rather have the buggy laggy mess that iOS 7 was on it rather than iOS 6.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There are people who care about looks more than functionality/performance/stability, and then there are many others who would never care about looks much at all, let alone over all those other much more important things.
     
  9. patrickgerr macrumors member

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    I suggest to remain on IOS 6, but let us know good or bad if if you decide to upgrade to IOS 7.
     
  10. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    My kids have an iphone 4 that is on iOS 7.1.1. 7 did improve dramatically after the 7.1 update, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you update from 6 now.

    The control center feature alone is worth the upgrade, I think living with 6 would suck after being on 7.
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    My iPhone 4 does just as good on iOS 7.1.1 as it did on iOS 7.1. I think it's worth the upgrade form iOS 6.0.1
     
  12. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Control center would be a breaker for me too.
     

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