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10 Things to Know About the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4.1 Update

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iPhone 4s iOS 8.4.1 Problems

iPhone 4s iOS 8.4.1 Problems

There are iPhone 4s iOS 8.4.1 problems. We've seen a number of people complain about them in the days since the iOS 8.4.1 release though they don't appear to be widespread. 

iPhone 4s users are complaining about issues with Wi-Fi, problems with the device's sound, issues with contacts, problems with videos, and the usual complaints about bad battery life. 

For the moment, these problems are isolated. That is to say that they aren't affecting every single iPhone 4s user on the planet. Complaints are picking up but we're still not seeing a huge volume. If you want to see huge volume, wait for iOS 9. 

This is precisely why we recommend some prep work ahead of the iOS 8.4.1 update. You always assume risk installing new software on older devices and a little preperation could go a long way. 

22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. fghenderson

    08/18/2015 at 9:47 pm

    Who still uses an iPhone 4S? And, more importantly why? It’s a relic.

    • Marion

      08/20/2015 at 3:33 am

      I do own a 4S, bought it new two years ago at my phone operator shop and it still work fine for how I use it. I don’t see any reason to switch to a newer device as this one works and provides me what I need… so don’t be so haughty and spoiled, not everyone need the finest new stuff to show off ;)

      • Luis

        08/20/2015 at 1:12 pm

        I agree, I own an iphone 4s as well and it still works perfect.

        • Nonuf

          08/28/2015 at 12:32 pm

          I use one too. It was a great phone until iOS 8 made it so slow you could watch text you typed play back like slow motion video, WiFi drop out routinely, and its own built-in apps crash regularly. You know, the real demanding, cutting edge functions like email, and text messaging . Yeah. The same features I should’ve guessed I’d need the latest, greatest, $700 phone to accomplish.

          • Tanvir

            08/29/2015 at 3:45 am

            I also use 4s

    • Galaad

      08/23/2015 at 11:15 pm

      Me too. If we all throw away our phones just to get the newest one as soon as it’s released, how do you think it’s gonna end?

    • fame

      08/26/2015 at 1:46 am

      I do…..

    • leanixon

      08/31/2015 at 10:25 am

      I bought a 4s because I actually prefer the shape to the others – ie it’s not a long letterbox shape and the side profile is more distinctive.

    • Donald

      09/08/2015 at 7:13 am

      not everyone is a fashionista.

    • 4s User

      09/16/2015 at 8:26 pm

      I use a 4s. Why is it imperative to replace something that’s working fine? You’re obviously under 30 years old.

  2. gérard

    08/21/2015 at 8:30 am

    Please consider the relevance of the move to IOS 9 from IOS 7.1 in your next updates, not only from IOS 8. And thank you !

  3. Travis M

    08/24/2015 at 6:36 pm

    I like the haughty and spoiled. They are happy to sell their old “relics” for very reasonable prices! Thank you for your obsession with the newest and the best. Keep it up!

    • CC

      08/25/2015 at 11:07 am

      Exactly! you are so right! I got my 4s for free from a relative who upgraded and the 4s still works great! Also grabbing the “relics” still looking sharp and very cheap from the obsessed to upgrade ones on ebay is a lot of fun!

      • Nonuf

        08/28/2015 at 12:35 pm

        Apple loves the haughty and spoiled, too! The rest of us peons with year+ old phones? Not so much.

  4. Mike Benevenstanciano

    08/31/2015 at 12:28 am

    I use mine as an iPod for my car so if it gets stolen, it isn’t a big loss

  5. Bernard

    09/05/2015 at 2:29 am

    Does anyone have anything relevant to say…?
    About the update…. Remember… ?

  6. Maninder

    09/05/2015 at 3:04 am

    What is the latest version for I phone 4s??

  7. Liz

    09/06/2015 at 12:41 am

    I think we should be given the option to revert to older iOS. I don’t like to spend high bucks and be restricted to frequent updates. It’s not what I purchased and most of all I find updates mess up with my provider causing nonsense and slowing it down instead rather than fixes.

  8. 4s User

    09/16/2015 at 8:29 pm

    Has anyone downloaded 8.4.1 onto their 4s and noticed your phone slow down a lot?

  9. Troy

    01/02/2016 at 9:07 pm

    The 4s is the first smart phone I ever had. I still have it it but won’t update from version 8.4 after hearing about all these problems people are having with 9.2. I will upgrade my phone at some point but don’t like feeling like Apple is doing this intentionally just to get people to buy phones. I like iPhone but won’t forget there are options.

  10. Raman Preet Singh

    01/11/2016 at 12:14 am

    i also own iphone 4s. i do not face any issues with it except i cannot download some new applications which only support new IOS versions

  11. sam

    03/14/2016 at 5:48 am

    Does 4s support 4G LTE?

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