The iPhone 5s iOS 11.2.6 update continues its reign as the most up-to-date version of iOS 11 and today we want to take you through its performance, some of the problems plaguing iPhone 5s users, and a few things you can expect from Apple and iOS 11 down the road.
The latest version of iOS 11 isn’t a milestone upgrade, but it’s a still a significant release for the iPhone 5s thanks to a short list of bug fixes.
If you’re currently running iOS 11.2.5, your iOS 11.2.6 update comes with the shortest list of changes. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 11.2.5, your iPhone 5s’ iOS 11.2.6 update will be larger due to the features and fixes from updates you skipped. They’re baked in.
Apple’s intentions are good, but iOS 11.2.6 could have a negative impact on your device’s performance. Some iPhone 5s users are struggling with iOS 11.2.6 problems.
With all of that in mind, we want to walk you through the most important things iPhone 5s users need to know, right now, about iOS 11.2.6.
Our guide to the iPhone 5s iOS 11.2.6 update also outlines what we know about the iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak, the iOS 11.2.6 downgrade, and some information about the next iOS 11 update for the iPhone 5s. We’ll also take you through the changes you’ll see when you upgrade your device to the latest version of iOS 11.
Let’s start with a quick look at the iPhone 5s iOS 11.2.6 update’s performance.
iPhone 5s iOS 11.2.6 Impressions & Performance
Before we get into our impressions of the iOS 11.2.6 update, a few quick notes about the installation and download.
The iOS 11.2.6 download should take just a few seconds if you're connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi network. The installation process will take a little bit longer. It took our device about seven minutes to install on our iPhone 5s.
We didn't run into any installation issues, but there's always a chance the iOS 11.2.6 download or install will get stuck on your device.
For more on the iOS 11.2.6 download and installation process, please take a look at our guide.
As for iOS 11.2.6's performance on the iPhone 5s, we've seen some good things and some bad things during our time with the software.
We haven't noticed any weird battery drain and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data, and GPS are all stable at the week mark.
Our apps are also doing fine. We haven't noticed any major performance problems with our other core apps which include Chrome, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Twitter, and Spotify.
Unfortunately, we're still encountering occasional lag moving around the home screen and opening folders. We've also noticed keyboard lag and stuttering when pulling up for Control Center and pulling down for Notifications. Lag has been a problem for us on every single iOS 11 release for the iPhone 5s.
iOS 11.2.6 could boost your iPhone 5s' performance, but it could also cause serious issues so make sure you approach it with caution.
For more feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.2.6 right now.