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10 Things to Know About the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 Update



Last week, Apple trotted out a brand new iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 update that delivers Apple Music and bug fixes to owners of the aging former flagship. Now that we’re a week removed from the update, we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 update.

iPhone 4s users have taken a long road to get to iOS 8.4. This is a phone that’s been out since 2011 and it’s a phone that’s received countless iOS updates. iOS 8.4 is the latest and it’s a big one for a phone that’s still in Apple’s plans for 2015 and beyond.

iOS 8.4 is expected to be the last major update to the iOS 8 platform before Apple’s switches gears and releases its brand new iOS 9 operating system. iOS 8.4 was first confirmed back in April though the key details were announced until WWDC and the last week of June, shortly before Apple released the update to iOS 8 users around the world.


On June 30th, Apple pushed the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 update live alongside several other iOS 8.4 updates for iOS 8 capable devices. In the week since the update’s release, we’ve seen a number of new details emerge for the iPhone 4s. These are details that every iPhone 4s needs to know about as we push away from the iOS 8.4 release date.

We’ve been keeping tabs on the update’s performance and we’ve also been providing some solid resources to those that are thinking about installing the iOS 8.4 update. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 update right now and moving forward.

iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 Reviews

iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 Reviews

Shortly after the iOS 8.4 release for iPhone 4s, we gathered up inital feedback from owners who applied the update the second it arrived. Feeling about the update were mixed though the majority of feedback we saw was positive. 

It has been a week since the iPhone 4s iOS 8.4 update's release and we're seeing some iPhone 4s users provide more clarity. iPhone 4s users are claiming that key features like Apple Music are working perfectly. We've heard from a few other users who claim that their device is holding up well in key areas like battery life, connectivity and speed. 

There are also some users who say that they've seen a drop in performance after installing the iOS 8.4 update though we should point out that those complaints aren't very loud and the issues appear to be isolated. 

We do not have an iPhone 4s running iOS 8.4 in-house which means that you'll need to rely on others for feedback about the update. YouTube has several videos focused on the update's performance. Apple's discussion forums provide insight into the pros and cons of the update. And we've seen several people post feedback on social media sites like Twitter.

Poke around on those sites for quick reviews and feedback if you're still not certain you want to install the software. 




    07/10/2015 at 6:16 am

    Would that be unlocked ? How and where ? Thanks.

  2. Neha Agarwal

    07/20/2015 at 12:06 am

    After the update 8.4 I m facing an issue –the mike has stopped working and now I have to talk on speaker since the update .Before the update the phone was working perfect .

  3. John kwok

    08/02/2015 at 5:21 pm

    After update ios8.4 to my I phone 4s, the function of search in Apple Store is not functioning . Any one can help me to solve the issue ?

  4. Will Killyou

    08/04/2015 at 2:48 pm

    Hmmm, I am on IOS 6.1.3! I could care less about anything more than basic phone calls, texts and e-mail. If it is fast enough I will sometimes use the browser to look something up or read if i am on the bowl for a spell; wash my phone after of course! I have bid on Ebay a few times with the phone check weather, i wrote a small app to calculate some conversions i use. Other than that i strongly prefer a large REAL keyboard and screen. I loathe social media and would NEVER buy a song over Itunes. I have converted most all of my albums from CD to other lossless formats and MP3. Better sound and no additional cost! I read in the evening using a dedicated reader as E-ink does not keep me awake like a backlit tablet.

    Now the number ONE, NUMERO UNO requirement I have is PERFORMANCE! I mean SPEED!!! additionally I want my phone to be SMALL! I am not a woman who carries a purse. So far all of apples new offerings are way TOO BIG! when i go hiking with my camera gear for a weekend i want a phone that is strong, fast and small. Same when i am in an urban setting. I want to carry less and I want convenience, big does not meet the req. The screen will NEVER be big enough for me to use it comfortably for en extended time frame. So release a small, water proof, shock proof unit that is fast and has a good support for someone who actually can use a computer and not just load “APPs” other have written and i will buy it! The way it is going I am go back to my flip phone.

    • jaiganapathyprakash

      05/18/2016 at 1:35 am

      Thanks for the above comments. May i know how it is working with social apps like facebook?is it faster?

  5. Miral

    09/22/2015 at 7:12 am

    My 4s don’t give software update notification after 7.2 iOS .please help me

  6. Bilawal

    09/29/2015 at 7:01 am

    My 4s don’t give software update notification after 7.2 iOS .please help me

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