9 Things to Know About the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 Update

The iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update still reigns as the most up-to-date version of iOS 9 and today we want to take a look at the most important things iPhone 5 owners need to know about their version of the iOS 9.3.5 update.

Advertisement

Apple continues to refine its iOS 9 software ahead of the iOS 10 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in the fall.

A new version of the iOS 9.3 update is out for the iPhone 5 and the company’s other iOS 9 powered devices.

Like iOS 9.3.4, Apple’s iOS 9.3.5 update is focused on patching up exploits, not bug fixes. iOS 9.3.5 plugs up some serious security issues and Apple recommends it to all iPhone users.

iPhone-5-iOS-9.2-1-15

For iOS 9.3.4 users, the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update delivers that important security patch. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3.4, it’s a much larger update thanks to the changes on board Apple’s various iOS 9.3 upgrades.

This guide rounds up the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update as we head toward the release of Apple’s next iOS update, presumably iOS 10.

Advertisement

It offers updated impressions of the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update’s performance, a look at iOS 9.3.5 problems on the iPhone 5, fixes for those problems, some information about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, and a whole lot more.

We’ll continue to update this as we move away from the release date so check back for key updates down the road.

iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone 5: Impressions & Performance

1 / 9
iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone 5: Impressions & Performance

We've been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update for about two weeks now and we've been monitoring several key areas: Battery life, UI speed, connectivity, app performance, and bugs. Before we get into those, a quick note about the installation process.

If you haven't installed iOS 9.3.5 yet and you're coming from iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.5 is a tiny update and it should only take you a few minutes to install. It took us about five minutes over a high-speed Wi-Fi network. We haven't heard about any widespread installation problems.

Advertisement

If you're coming from something older than iOS 9.3.4, you'll want to allot more time to get the process done. The update brings features and fixes from previous updates with it. 

Our iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update has been treating us well. We haven't experienced any weird drain and the phone is performing at a pretty high level for a phone that is going on four years old.  

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE (AT&T) are behaving themselves. We've tested the software and device with numerous routers, ISPs and Bluetooth devices and haven't run into any serious trouble. At least not yet. 

We still haven't encountered any experience-breaking bugs or app problems and the UI speed is about as fast as it was with the iOS 9.3.4 update on board. 

We do continue to see lag when opening certain apps and the Control Center but other functions, like typing on the keyboard, still feel fast and fluid.

Apple's iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.5 update is worth a serious look due to the nature of the security patches on board. These are serious security flaws and most of you will want to download the iPhone 5's update today. 

Those of you coming from something older, particularly those of you coming from iOS 8 or iOS 7, might want to seek out a second or third opinion before updating to iOS 9.3.5.

If you're feeling leery about the move, dig into additional feedback on YouTube and Apple's discussion forums

1 / 9