SE 9.3.5 should upgrade?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by addamas, Dec 23, 2016.



Poll closed Dec 30, 2016.
  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
  1. addamas macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016

    After reading all these treads about battery problems on 6S, overheating and glitches on 10.2 I am all the time thinking if staying on 9.3.5 was a good or bad idea.

    On one side iOS 9 is classic and bugless. It's also secure. The best factor I need is battery life and it seems to beat iOS 10.2 all the time. Few YouTube videos of 6 or 5s shows it's worse on new OS.
    I have Samsung CPU so if it's worse - it's much worse here :)

    All apps I need are still supported to 9.3.5 so there is no problems.
    I hated iOS 10 new Music app, Messages and Mail.

    Are they fixed - no problems with HTML and preview in new mail? What about notifications - are they still clumsy and can't be sorted by app ? Messages still have multimedia buttons at opening of conversation not only text field?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    So many threads about all kinds of iOS 9 issues around the same time last year.

    Sounds like you are better off staying on iOS 9, given that there's nothing you really mention as wanting from iOS 10 anyway.
  3. madara889 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2015
  4. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Sounds like you answered your own question. If you hate all the apps in iOS 10.2, supposed battery issues, glitches, clumsy UI and don't really want the 10.2 features not sure why you are even asking. Stick with what you have. On the other hand I have none of that on iOS 10.2. One thing for sure, you cannot go back so if you pull the trigger know that's what you want.
  5. andrewhl macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2014
    Let's put it this way OP. I have both an iPhone 6S on 9.3.5 and an iPhone 7 on 10.2 and I am seriously about to have to switch back to the 6s despite the lack of water resistance and lower storage space simply because iOS 10.2 still has so many serious issues with disconnecting from bluetooth, cellular and wifi, apps crashing, etc on my iPhone 7.

    [Edit] One of the only reasons I haven't already switched back is because you can't restore an iOS 10.2 backup to a 9.3.5 device and I really don't want to start over from scratch with all of my saved settings, messages, etc.
  6. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2013
    If you're not waiting to jailbreak, I would.

    My SE is on 10.2 and it has been rock solid so far.
  7. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Do NOT update under any circumstances!
    iOS 10 will slow down your iPhone SE, regardless what other people tell you.
    Sometimes it might be just a really small lag but after all you'll get annoyed!
    If you really want iOS 10, wait till august or so when the final and last version of iOS 10 is released.
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Interesting how someone can just tell what someone else would experience...
  9. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Haha no i mean some people might not notice lags and stuttering. But I do immediately. So I can warn people.
  10. archvile macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2007
    I have an SE and have no lag or stuttering. And I have a very keen eye for that kind of stuff. 10.2 has been solid.
  11. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
  12. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I'm still on 9.3.5 on my SE and my iPads.

    I'll update at some point, I guess... just haven't felt compelled to, yet.
  13. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    If you have doubt and there's nothing compelling you to upgrade, why take the risk?

    I'm not upgrading. My company is requiring us to upgrade iOS 10.0 or higher by year end to access Good for Enterprise on our personal devices. I'm taking the GFE app off my phone and moving it to my iPad to avoid upgrading.

    No regrets.
  14. GrievingFob606 Suspended

    Nov 15, 2016
    Shut the heck up, Bladery. iOS 10.2 will not slow down your damn phone. Your words are worthless. Don't like iOS 10? Then you have to wait until the first beta of iOS 11 after the WWDC17.
  15. JayShyy macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2016
    Bladery is correct in describing my experience on iOS 10. It's just slow enough to be extremely frustrating to operate on my 6+. I wish I had never upgraded to 10 and would advise those with iPhone 6 era phones to stay on iOS 9.

    The whole slide-down-on-texts-to-type-quick-response thing is no longer quick, it takes like 5 seconds to load. Would almost be faster to just switch directly to the iMessages app.
  16. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    I would have stayed with ios 9 if i didn't have a watch that forces me to install ios10 if you want watchos 3
  17. addamas thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    So you still can't disable faces in gallery ? As mentioned before some apps give me crazy on iOS 10.

    Main purpose of upgrading would be for me battery life, 9.3.5 on reduced motion worked faster than 10.0.1 I had.

    Overall iOS 10.2 and later should be better in this terms.
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    You have an older phone right? You can't compare the different hardware. This is an important difference as iOS 10 is generally faster on A9 devices. The SE shouldn't be slow and laggy.
  19. campyguy, Dec 24, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016

    campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
  20. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816


    Dec 15, 2010
    I do not have Bluetooth issues or other problems in IOS 10.2.
  21. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    No reason to be offensive mate!

    Apparently there are quite a few people who agree!
    I like iOS 10 with its new features but it slows down older devices. Period.
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And yet other people don't experience some slowdown that degrades their experience. Someone can't really conclude these things for someone else. They can certainly share their experience and perception, but that's about it.
  23. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    My se seems to run the same on iOS 10 as on iOS 9. It is interesting how some have better results than others. I don't have a lot of apps so maybe that is why.
  24. addamas thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    I bet it would be also related to CPU. What's why I mentioned my Samsung one.
  25. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    Just flip the question around? What benefits would you get from upgrading?

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