Should I upgrade my 6S plus to ios 10?

freddisier

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The new iPhone 7 Plus has 3 Gb RAM. Maybe one of the reasons for it is that Apple think the plus version might need it to run ios 10 smoothly. Should I upgrade my phone to ios 10? Did anyone here who owns a 6S Plus upgrade to ios 10? I hope it wouldn't cripple the phone the way ios 9 did iphone 6. :(
 

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iOS 10 is a big improvement but there is still much bugs that i feel when i use my 7 plus so maybe you want to wait a little longer until they send another update. I don't know about 6s but i think you will do just fine once iOS 10 is much more stable.
 

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I upgraded my 6s Plus to iOS 10. The 6s Plus is a fairly new iPhone and will be for years to come. To answer your question, yes it's safe to upgrade and it will not cripple your device.

And I'm not sure what went wrong with your iPhone 6 and iOS 9, but I did not experience any issues with that upgrade either.
 

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I have a iPhone 6s Plus, 64gb, and I love it. I did not upgrade to the 7, because the specs sheet is quite similar.
iOS 10 seriously isn't using that 3GB in full, and the 6s+ has enough ram.

Not upgrading is just holding yourself back. iOS10 has a few things I am visually not too happy about, and there are some obvious silly bugs that make it feel like a beta for that one second it frustrates me. But, I am glad I upgraded regardless.

I run the beta and the final on this phone, with pleasure.

Don't forget, the 6s+ is a beast, it is very powerful basically, and it's not like you have a 5 at 32bit that goes from iOS 7 to iOS10 and you have to live with a tiny bit of performance compromise. You have a full fledged 64bit macine that runs iOS 8->11 just fine.
 

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The new iPhone 7 Plus has 3 Gb RAM. Maybe one of the reasons for it is that Apple think the plus version might need it to run ios 10 smoothly. Should I upgrade my phone to ios 10? Did anyone here who owns a 6S Plus upgrade to ios 10? I hope it wouldn't cripple the phone the way ios 9 did iphone 6. :(
The 3GB of RAM is for the camera form what I understand. I put IOS 10.0.1 on my 6s and it ran very well. No issues at all.
 

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The new iPhone 7 Plus has 3 Gb RAM. Maybe one of the reasons for it is that Apple think the plus version might need it to run ios 10 smoothly. Should I upgrade my phone to ios 10? Did anyone here who owns a 6S Plus upgrade to ios 10? I hope it wouldn't cripple the phone the way ios 9 did iphone 6. :(
Too many bugs... Stay on 9.x.x until there are some major fixes to 10
 
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Too many bugs... Stay on 9.x.x until there are some major fixes to 10
Which bugs are preventing you from using iOS10 on your iPhone 6s+? The 'frustrating' bugs that I was referring to are visual discomforts like the camera not going landscape once a week unless I press a button on the screen. Stuff like that, but nothing that makes me want to uninstall it.
 
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The new iPhone 7 Plus has 3 Gb RAM. Maybe one of the reasons for it is that Apple think the plus version might need it to run ios 10 smoothly. Should I upgrade my phone to ios 10? Did anyone here who owns a 6S Plus upgrade to ios 10? I hope it wouldn't cripple the phone the way ios 9 did iphone 6. :(
iPhone 7 has the same 2 GB of RAM that the 6s line of phones has.

iPhone 6 line of phones also works just fine with iOS 9 for the vast majority.
 

freddisier

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I upgraded my 6s Plus to iOS 10. The 6s Plus is a fairly new iPhone and will be for years to come. To answer your question, yes it's safe to upgrade and it will not cripple your device.

And I'm not sure what went wrong with your iPhone 6 and iOS 9, but I did not experience any issues with that upgrade either.
My iphone 6 got noticeably slower to the point that it annoyed me so much I decided to buy the 6S Plus. :( Yep saying it crippled the device is an overstatement, but you have the idea. It's the little things you see everyday that add up. App start up lag, camera lag...The phone runs ok on ios 9 but its far from perfect.
 

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My iphone 6 got noticeably slower to the point that it annoyed me so much I decided to buy the 6S Plus. :( Yep saying it crippled the device is an overstatement, but you have the idea. It's the little things you see everyday that add up. App start up lag, camera lag...The phone runs ok on ios 9 but its far from perfect.
I can understand your concern. The 6s Plus seems to be performing fine for me on iOS 10. If you upgrade, hopefully it will be a better experience for you than your previous iPhone 6. Good luck.
 
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tbh, the reason why I wanted to upgrade to ios 10 is the raise to wake feature.
 

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My iphone 6 got noticeably slower to the point that it annoyed me so much I decided to buy the 6S Plus. :( Yep saying it crippled the device is an overstatement, but you have the idea. It's the little things you see everyday that add up. App start up lag, camera lag...The phone runs ok on ios 9 but its far from perfect.
Strange, my father has my old 5s, and upgraded to iOS10, I was worried he'd complain; he didn't. I used it for a few days to test myself, and it's stuttery on a few apps while scrolling, but that's me nitpicking. 1Password loads slower, but beyond that it is smooth and works great. I find it odd a more powerful and bigger 6 would have notifiable issues with it. Maybe dads' lucky?

My 6s+ runs silky smooth with iOS10.
 

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Strange, my father has my old 5s, and upgraded to iOS10, I was worried he'd complain; he didn't. I used it for a few days to test myself, and it's stuttery on a few apps while scrolling, but that's me nitpicking. 1Password loads slower, but beyond that it is smooth and works great. I find it odd a more powerful and bigger 6 would have notifiable issues with it. Maybe dads' lucky?

My 6s+ runs silky smooth with iOS10.
6 works fine with iOS 9. Some people certainly have had issues here and there, as is the case with most updates really. There are others that all have been bothered more by some frame drops in some animations in the earlier iOS 9 updates (hardly crippling or even of much consequence, but some have been bothered by them more than most others). It seems that those kinds of things are not really something that have been surfacing with iOS 10.
 

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Which bugs are preventing you from using iOS10 on your iPhone 6s+? The 'frustrating' bugs that I was referring to are visual discomforts like the camera not going landscape once a week unless I press a button on the screen. Stuff like that, but nothing that makes me want to uninstall it.
The battery dropping multiple percentages in a few minutes of light usage on a DFU clean install setup as new with no apps installed.

There's 30+ pages of people complaining about how bad the battery is on 10.

Do this on 10:

 

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Why not!! Go ahead and upgrade to ios 10,running mine on ios 10 since July no problem at all :) really worth the extra features
 
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tbh, the reason why I wanted to upgrade to ios 10 is the raise to wake feature.
This was the main reason why I updated my 6s (4.7"). The update was great for my device, didn't experience much issue and I felt that my battery life actually improved after the update "stabilized" after building its index (facial recognition, system files, etc)

I loved it that they brought back geolocation map to be viewed easily on Photos as well. The only issue I have is that "Memories" is always compiling and never once worked (for both the 6s and 7 Plus)
 

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The battery dropping multiple percentages in a few minutes of light usage on a DFU clean install setup as new with no apps installed.

There's 30+ pages of people complaining about how bad the battery is on 10.

Do this on 10:

Sorry to hear you and others have those problems. I hope staying on iOS9 resolves that.
I notice no battery issues between 9/10 on the same devices. Except (but that's also in 9) when I spend 5 minutes in iMessage, that just grinds the battery compared to anything else I run.
 

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i am on 10.1 beta 3 and it runs really well on my 6s plus. Occaisonal stutter every now and again but i think better than IOS 9.3.5.
 

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For performance and features? Sure.
For small bugs, glitches, etc.? No.

I personally like the new features.
Others I know HATE the new unlock sequence and lock screens.
 

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For performance and features? Sure.
For small bugs, glitches, etc.? No.

I personally like the new features.
Others I know HATE the new unlock sequence and lock screens.
Yeah the way the left-panel is there now, or it's all white, and cluttered with useless widgets, etc. It is just a step down to ios6, rather than a step up to ios 11