9 Things to Know About the iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 Update

Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update is finally out of beta. With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update as we push away from its release date.

In September, Apple confirmed an iOS 10 release date for the iPhone 6 and its other iOS 9 powered devices and on September 13th the company pushed the iOS 10 update to iPhone 6 models around the globe.


iOS 10 delivered new features and enhancements but it also brought problems to the iPhone 6 and Apple’s other mobile devices.

In an effort to clean up iOS 10, the company’s released several bug fix updates for the iPhone 6 and its other iOS 10-powered devices. The latest is iOS 10.1, a large update that brings more than just bug fixes to the former flagship.


The iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update is a substantial update that fixes iOS 10 problems and delivers some new features. If you’re coming from iOS 9 or iOS 8, it’ll be much larger due. The features from the older iOS 10 updates are baked in.



With the smoke from the iOS 10.1 release starting to settle we want to take a look at the most important things iPhone 6 owners need to know about this version of iOS 10.

This roundup offers some impressions about the iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update’s performance, details about the iOS 10 downgrade, a look at some of the problems plaguing the device, and a whole lot more. Check back for regular updates.

iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 Update: Impressions & Performance

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iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 Update: Impressions & Performance

The iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update is a rather large one and it took us about 12 minutes to download and install. If you're coming from something older than iOS 10.0.2 you'll want to give yourself a little more. Your update will, again, be much larger.

We've been using the iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update for a few hours now and we've been looking at some key areas including battery life, connectivity, UI speed, and app performance/problems. Here's what we've found during our time with the latest version of iOS 10. 


We still haven't noticed any major problems with the iPhone 6's battery life after installing the iOS 10.1 update. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain and it continues to hold an excellent charge. 

If you're seeing battery drain issues and you just installed iOS 10.1, give it a couple of days to settle. If it fails to settle in, you'll want to try some manual fixes for battery life problems.

We've tested the phone and update with several ISPs, routers, and Bluetooth devices and we've come away impressed. We haven't noticed any major problems or dropped connections. AT&T's LTE network continues to perform at a high level in our area as well. 

The iPhone 6 iOS 10 update is extremely fast with iOS 10.1 on board. The operating system still feels much faster than iOS 9. Animations and transitions are incredibly fluid and we haven't experienced any lag in problem areas like Control Center and the Notifications tray. 

iOS 10.1 is treating our iPhone 6 well but if you're feeling leery, you'll want to seek out a second or third opinion before you make your move. This is especially important if you're coming from iOS 9.3.5 or below. 

We'll be back with some updated impressions of the iPhone 6 iOS 10.1 update in the days ahead. 

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