Thoughts on ios5.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by therapy boy, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. therapy boy macrumors newbie

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    Have any of you found any problems updating to 5.1 on an iPhone 3gs Im on 4.1 and cant make my mind up and a little nervious to do so as I dont want to come into a world of problems So your thoughts on this would be most helpful Thanks in advance
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I have a 3GS on 5.1. It's fine - my 3GS runs about the same speedwise (not as good as iOS 4 but within 90%).

    However, iOS 5 is somewhat buggy - double text tones going off, lockscreen slider unresponsive with texts/calls (it's rare but it's happened).

    I would upgrade because of iCloud, wireless syncing, iMessage and all the new great features - definitely worth it.
     
  3. therapy boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for that Ill let you know how I get on
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    May I recommend doing a fresh install? You would obviously have to reinstall all your apps/photos/music/etc but when I did that with my iPhone - it ran a lot faster than just upgrading it.

    Of course, I only have 12 apps, and putting my music back was easy. But either way, it should be a great upgrade.
     
  5. therapy boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I did it and ios 5.1 seems to work just fine Apart from a few small changes I cant really see what the fuss was about Oh well its done now :)
     
  6. David Menzel macrumors member

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    Yes there are some bugs but it definitely but I think the risk pays off ;)
    Upgrade and you will love the new features.
     
  7. 802.11mac macrumors member

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    I've upgraded my wife's iPhone 3Gs a few days ago and never experienced any problems at all. At first I was a bit hesitant because of so many complaints I read online. The reasons why I upgraded it to IOS 5.1 so we can use iMessage, iCloud, and the wifi sync.
     
  8. King Antonidas macrumors newbie

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    No, Therapy Boy, I don't encounter a single problem at my iPhone 4 after I upgraded it to iOS 5.0.1. I even has Jailbroken it and it was a success! Apart from that, iOS 5 brings do much new features that you'll fall in love with iOS 5!
     
  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Cool. My only recommendatation would have been to not use the USB3 port on my PC. Updates fail every time. :)

    A buddy of mine upgraded his wife's 3GS and IIRC some of the latest features aren't supported so you don't have the full meal deal. But... You have the latest security if you don't JB and that's worth something!
     
  10. therapy boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well ios 5.1 is still working well Battery does drain a bit quicker but nothing too serious Quite like the new stuff So over all it was a good idea to upgrade Thanks for all your thoughts
     

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