What are you running iOS 6 on

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by YanniDepp, Oct 17, 2014.


Which devices are you still running iOS 6 on?

  1. A device that can only run iOS 6 (iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4)

    16 vote(s)
  2. An iPhone with a retina display (4, 4S, 5)

    20 vote(s)
  3. An iPod Touch 5

    2 vote(s)
  4. An iPad 2 or iPad mini

    4 vote(s)
  5. An iPad with a retina display

    3 vote(s)
  6. I have multiple devices that could take iOS 8, but I'm keeping them on 6

    9 vote(s)
  1. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008

    Just a quick poll, asking people which devices they're still using iOS 6 on.

    If you're running iOS 6 on a device that can take iOS 7 or 8, feel free to leave a constructive comment telling us why.

    If you're here to say "Upgrade to iOS 8 and stop living in the past, you losers", this thread is not for you.
  2. elliwhi macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2011
  3. oldmacs macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2010
  4. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
  5. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2010
    I got a bit lucky. I was having so many issues with iTunes 11 and iOS 7, specifically items not syncing, iTunes crashing, poor music organization. I had enough and sold my phone and maybe because of a miracle, I managed to find someone that still had a brand new unused factory unlocked iPhone 5 (64GB) with the latest version of iOS 6 (6.1.4). This iPhone 5 was purchased in August 2013 and has applecare until August 2015. Battery life is SO much better than my old iPhone that would die at 30%. This phone has battery life that lasts 1.5 days.
    Best of all, I am back to using iTunes 10.7 and things are working so much better.
    So much happier, a lot less stressful now. I can't believe DOWNGRADING is offering me such a better experience.
  6. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    same here
  7. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    My iPod touch 4...sadly it can't update but sometimes it's nice to use my iPod touch with iOS 6 as a nice alternative to glitchy ios 8 on my iPhone and ipad
  8. E2EK1EL, Oct 27, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014

    E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    iPhone 4 - iOS 6.1

    My last iPhone in my collection running on iOS 6 :(

    Found it today in one of my random iPhone boxes.

    Still has a very low charge cycle

    Attached Files:

  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Had iOS 6 on my iPod Touch 5 up until a couple weeks ago because my iMessage stopped working for whatever reason along with facetime. iOS 8 is nice but MUCH slower. If it weren't for imessage and facetime I'd still be using it because it ran all the apps I used it for and ran a lot faster.
  10. dbg427 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
    Newer does not necessarily mean better

    iOS 6 is, was, and forever will be on every iOS device I have. I know iOS 7/8 is technically better but, to me, that's like saying that Windoze 8 is technically better than Windoze 7 (and we all know how that turned out).

    Also, as Steve knew well, the look of something is just as important as how well it performs and, to me, the look of iOS 7/8 is just plain inferior -- dare I say fugly -- compared to iOS 6. And, I get it: some people (the early adopters, presumably) were ready for a change. i6 was my first iOS, however, and I think that it is classy, and elegant, and beautiful, and yes even functional... and that is good enough for me. Maybe, if Apple ever offers an i6 skin for 7/8+, I will consider upgrading... but not until then.
  11. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    I have yet to talk to anyone who likes iOS 7/8 better than iOS 6.
  12. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    - iPhone 3GS (iOS 5, actually)
    - iPod touch 4th gen
    - iPad mini

    I bought my fifth generation iPod touch with the intention of keeping it on iOS 6, but the screen got damaged and the AppleCare replacement came with iOS 7. Ever since then I've kept it up to date, but I really don't like the newer versions of iOS. I'm trying to track down an unopened slate or silver iPod touch so I can have iOS 6 again, but I haven't had any luck.
  13. vista980622 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2012
    5th gen iPod touch, 4th gen iPod touch, iPhone 3GS.
  14. veronica.m macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2014
    Iphone 5 - IOS-6.1

    Because battery lasts longer then any of my friend that upgraded.

    Phone works fast.

    I do not like the new design

    And - if it isn't broke, don't fix it! (meaning, other then because Apple said so, why do upgrade?)
  15. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012

    On a potato.
  16. rjalda100 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2012
    an ipod touch 4th gen which was actually running ios 4 until the home button broke and I needed assistive touch.
  17. link491 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    I have my iphone 4 that up until recently was running ios 7.1.2, but i managed to pull off a successful downgrade with the geekgrade method.

    Sure, I could use ios 7, and for about 5 months i was, but even after the aesthetics began to grow on me, the phone still ran extremely slowly and the battery was only like 7 hours at best. With ios 6, I get 10-20 hours, the performance is massively better and if i want to have the ios 7/8 look, theres plenty of themes to choose from.

    So, the bottom line is that I'm on ios 6 because it's better optimized for my phone.
  18. ernieH macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2014
    iOS 6.1.3 on both iPhone 4 and iPad (4th gen). Would consider upgrading phone to iphone 6S (if that's what it is called)....will have to wait and see....since there are a few apps I would like that need iOS8. In no rush to move iPad to iOS8.
  19. hank moody macrumors 6502a

    hank moody

    Jan 18, 2015
  20. Delmar macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    Please post a link to the instructions you used.
  21. link491 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015

    This will set you up with vanilla ios 6.1.2, then you're gonna have to jailbreak it manually. keep in mind this only works with an iphone 4 and older, the sites should have a full list of whats suported. I take no responsibility for anything that you do to your device.
  22. TokyoKashi2011 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2015
    Dude that is good to hear! You can still use iTunes 10.7? :eek:


    Check eBay, I've found a couple four months ago, but did not have money to purchase one.


    Seriously! Did you see the ios 7 forum about 2 years ago? They were bashing the ios 6 users like us for not upgrading.


    By the way, I have a iPhone 4 running iOS 6.0.1. I kept it because it was a piece of iOS that Steve pushed out. And I don't like ios 7 and 8 flamboyant colors and girly features. iOS 6 looks professional and classy. Many of my friends will compliment my iphone because of how good it looks. They even admit that upgrading, was a terrible idea, and just was trying to catch up with the jones's. I plan to collect every iOS 6 device, from the 3GS all the way to the iPod Touch 5th Gen. And if you are trying to find these, just look them up on eBay. I bought my iphone 4 from there. The iPhone 4S is next for me though (running ios6 too)
  23. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I know it's not iOS 6 but i'm still running iOS 5.1.1 on my iPad 3. My reasons are not so much the style and or bugs with iOS 7/8 but becuase of the Youtube app in iOS 5 and the major performance hit I would take by moving up to iOS 8 which I won't do.

    I would probably consider moving up to iOS 6 if there was a way but i'm pretty sure that's not possible. Even so I wouldn't want to give up on the iOS 5 Youtube app until Google no longer supports it.
  24. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    My mom is still running 5.1.1 on her 4th gen touch. She refuses to update for some unknown reason

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