iPhone Update the IOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by 2015Girl, Mar 1, 2018.

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  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Security, stability, modern web and app compatibility and the occasional new feature. I don't see why you wouldn't. In fact, it's one of the things that makes it better, per my opinion, to get an iOS device compared to Android. With Android you don't know when, if ever, an update will be pushed to your device. With iPhones and iPads, you'll get them when they're released.
     
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    nope, never. Still running iOS4.1 on the trusty 3GS

    security updates? more like ANTI security updates ammiriteeee?!?!! ;)


    /s
     
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    Yes, only time it’s screwed me was updating my iPad 3rd gen to iOS 9.
     
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    Yes, religiously. Like other people have cited, I do it for security reasons. I'm not one to get caught up in the "iOS 7/8/9/10 was the last great iOS and I'm never upgrading" nonsense.

    Well, there's an exception. We do have a few older iOS devices that can't be upgraded past a the OS they're already on.
     
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    I have the SE and I’m running the 11.2.6. Good or?
     
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    Well you're on the latest released version. So yeah, you're well off.
     
  9. psy_duck macrumors newbie

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    yes, as soon as a new update comes out, im all over it..
     
  10. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    No, I'm still running iOS 10.3.2 on my iPad mini2 and iPhone SE for now. See a few of my reasons for it here.
    Yes I know there is the security matter and probably one day I will switch but for now not.
     
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    No. I have a huge list of devices that are running flawlessly in older versions of iOS. I stay behind only to maintain optimal performance, to avoid bugs and slowdowns. Don't fix what isn't broken. As I said countless times, and as it has been stated here, there are drawbacks. App compatibility is the one that annoys me the most. Sucks not being able to update or download apps I want to download or, in the case of updates, apps that have cool new features. I honestly don't care about OS updates and improvements because they bring about slowdowns, bugs, and crashes. Every single test I've done shows that overall, the device that stays on an older version of iOS runs faster than the one that was updated.
    (Some examples: iPad Pro 9.7, iOS 9.3.4; iPod Touch 5G, iOS 6.0; iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3.3; another 6s, 10.2.1; iPod Touch 4G, iOS 5.1.1; iPhone 7+, iOS 10.3.1.; iPhone 5s, iOS 8.2). Barring the iPod Touches, every single other device is eligible for iOS 11. No one will actually run it, of course.
    These are not all mine, some have been passed to family, and some are of my family directly, but I instruct my immediate family not to update. As a result, every single device in my household works flawlessly.
    Another curiosity: In my immediate family, not a single device runs iOS 11.
     
  12. whooleytoo macrumors 604

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    Minor updates only. I avoid major updates if at all possible - they turn a nice, responsive device into a frustratingly slow one.

    And often break older apps that haven't been updated for the new iOS. It becomes a trade-off in "do more apps break if I update, or not work if I don't"

    It's funny how it works -
    - I often have to upgrade an app, if it connects to a service/cloud (older app versions not supported)
    - To upgrade the app, I often have to upgrade iOS
    - After upgrading iOS, the device is sluggish, so I have to buy a new one.

    So I've three choices: fast device with some broken apps / working apps but sluggish device / replacing device which was perfectly fine previously.
     
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    What's important here is for you to tell us how is your smartphone running on the newest ios? Do you feel any slowdowns or have any battery problems?
     
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    Security updates-blah. There's NEVER been a hack to any version of iOS that has gone into the wild.
    Since iOS (for what it is) is fairly mature and newer versions just bring bloat and gimmicks, I say stay in the OS version your device shipped with if you don't want it to eventually crawl to a slug's pace. Just the frenetic seemingly weekly updates are aggravating enough to not ever want to upgrade again. Such a waste of time - and risky.

    If your phone is working fine - I say leave it where it is unless you've got a very compelling reason to upgrade & take the performance hit. Take it to the last version of that numerical OS, then stop.
     
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    I have to ask, how old are you?
     
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    THIS. I forgot to say it. If threats are only theoretical, then how is that a valid argument? There is absolutely NO point in updating just for security updates.
    The rest of the arguments against not updating, such as app compatibility and OS features still stand, though, but security? Why? If it is practically the same to update than not to.
     
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    Only if a new jailbreak version is out

    Or if the phone comes with new iOS on it being new hardware and has a lot of bugs

    I’ll normally do minor point updates if they don’t offer security fixes

    If I upgrade major iOS it’s normally one leap and that’s it

    Too many leaps and device gets uselessly slow and bad battery
     
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    Not really important as OP has no choice in the matter. They will have to stay on the newest so...?
     
  19. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    Yep sure do most of the time. My iPad is on an older version of iOS 11 but it is still iOS 11. Everything else has been upgraded.
     
  20. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Security flaws most certainly have been exploited.

    No, it's not like your device will get a virus on it or something, since the App Store is well controlled, but your web traffic isn't as well protected on older OS versions. For instance, because of KRACK, a man in the middle attack is more likely to catch your device than it is a newly updated one.
     
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    I don’t know if I have the best luck on earth with Apple or what but I have never had any issues with my phone slowing down, drop in battery life, etc. I see all these people report report stuff with each release yet I have never had those issues. I don’t see how the same software and same devices can react so differently for some users. Like my 7 Plus. I am a heavy user. I average 4 hours of calls a day, and 8 hours of data internet and app use. I end each day with 10-12 percent on the battery. It was that way from day one and now 14 months later it’s still the same.
     
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    I have a 6s with original battery still running 9.3.5 according to coconut battery my battery health is about 76%. I'm a heavy music user always using the music app with over 6000 songs. The only reason I've never updated iOS is because I really like the look of the music app with the cover art overlay and colors. I hate the large childish font LIBRARY etc...

    My phone still gets me through the day but just barely and I know I need a battery and 30.00 is ok just setting up the time and waiting for batteries to be available is the hassle.

    I'm on the edge and with 11.3 I'm finding that some of my apps won't work correctly on 9.3.5 so I'm about to update to 11.3 just I'm not happy about it.
     
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    Nope. Never. One stock iOS that my phone came with......... :/
     
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    I'd advice you to stay. If it works fine, why would you if you are satisfied with the phone and you are lucky enough to maintain it on a flawless version, do it. I will be using soon a 6s on 9.3.3. My iPad Pro 9.7 is on iOS 9.3.4. They aren't being updated anytime soon.
    How many battery cycles do you have?
     
  25. MrGuder, Apr 20, 2018
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    Sorry I meant to reply earlier but I'm running 9.3.5 on my 6s, it came with iOS 9 when I bought it and I never upgraded past 9.3.5

    It works perfectly and I'm on the original battery. According to coconut battery I'm at 479 cycle count my design capacity is 77.3 I can tell my battery is not what it use to be when I first got it but it still gets me through the day with about 8-10% left by 8:00 pm.

    I've decided after watching some videos about iOS 11 and how they removed most of the album artwork especially on the lock screen and they made the album cover smaller on the actual music app that I will not be updating my phone I'm going to stay or 9.3.5
     

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