Should I stay on iOS 10.3.3 with my iPhone 6s Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by max2, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Do you see the benefit in upgrading at this point? It's strictly preference if you want to upgrade or not. But eventually, you may want to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features and capabilities with iOS 11.
  3. Hal~9000, Oct 4, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017

    Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    My 6s is staying on 10.3.3 for sure.

    I've seen an definite pattern in various iOS 11 battery life threads with most of the posts saying that the new update worsened their battery life by quite a bit.

    None of the new features of iOS 11 are worth even a 1hr drop in battery life to me.
  4. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    I can tell you for sure that is the case.

    The question is does the same thing happen to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ?
  5. pandi.ruvina macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2017
    Hell yeah! Biggest issue, battery life! You should stay on iOS 10.3.3!!! I suggest you to wait at least iOS 11.1 or 11.2 because things are still getting settled down!
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    Not sure since I'm perfectly happy with my 6s and plan on keeping it until it no longer works, even getting a battery replacement along the way (say in year 4 or 5) if needed. The 6s works for me and I no longer have the urge to upgrade every two years and continuously line Apple execs pockets with $19,000,000 bonuses.
  7. chilman macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
  8. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
  9. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2010
    I'm happy with iOS 11 on my 6 Plus. So if I had an iPhone 6s Plus I'd still upgrade of course.
  10. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    iOS 11 is a true clusterf***. I recommend you not to upgrade and stay on the rock stable iOS 10.3.3

    I tried iOS 11 for a few days, happily returned to iOS 10.3.3
  11. roeiz macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2010
    If you want any decent battery do not dare to upgrade. The word horrendeus is too kind.
    That’s for a 6s+ anyway.
  12. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    I also intend to keep my 6S on 10.3.3 as long as it works.
  13. iphone1027 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2008
    I kept my iPhone 7 plus on 10.3.3 Not even thinking about upgrading to iOS 11. If and when Apple decides to fix the numerous issues posted by its users i.e. poor battery life, etc. I MAY consider upgrading later. For me personally, the benefits of staying on 10.3.3 outweigh the headaches of going to iOS 11 right now.
  14. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    iOS 11 has, so far, been totally buggy on my 6s Plus. Know that it may be a pain in the ass for you if you update.
  15. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    My 6s is still on 9.3.5 and my 7 is on 10.3.3. Everything is working great.
  16. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    No, the 8+ battery life is excellent. After a day of fairly heavy use, I still go to bed with 40% battery remaining.
  17. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Why are you rushing to upgrade?

    With the reported battery drain by many on the 6s/'s best to wait awhile.

    This question gets asked every year...iOS versions may change but this advice is good across many versions.
  18. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    11 hasn't been bad for me, but I would imagine it could be a little slower. I would stick on iOS 10 if you are happy with it.
  19. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    If you like to live dangerously, stay on iOS 10. ;) iOS 11 includes a large number of security fixes:

    Personally, I haven't experienced any significant bugs or other issues with 11.0.2. Battery life is as good as before.
  20. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    9.3.5 was slower than 10.3.3 on my 6S.
    Opening folders on 9.3.5 was stuttering a lot, smooth like butter on 10.3.3.
  21. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Seems stable enough. I and 3 of my friends have the 6s and had no issues.

    The battery life is starting to suck but not sure if that started with IOS11 or if its just the phone.
  22. chilman macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    Give a 1.5 months before the problems are sorted out on the 11. I'm sure when the bugs are eliminated the 11 will be better than the 10
  23. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005
    One thing to consider is that 11.0.0, 11.0.1, and 11.0.2 also quietly fixed security issues. You are choosing to live with these security issues by not upgrading. Food for thought.
  24. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Go to 11.02 - my 6s Plus has been purring like a kitten since the day 11.0 was released.

    There's no need to wait at all.
  25. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Nobody knows, because it's literally impossible to put iOS 10 on an 8 or 8 Plus. There's no point of reference. Would battery life on an 8/8 Plus be better on iOS 10? Maybe, but we'll never know for sure.

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