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9 Things to Know About the iPhone 5s iOS 11.4.1 Update

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The iPhone 5s iOS 11.4.1 update now reigns as the most up-to-date version of iOS 11 and today we want to take you through the current state of its performance, some of the problems plaguing the iPhone 5s, and a few things you can expect from Apple down the road.

The newest version of iOS 11 is a point update which means it’s much smaller than iOS 11.4, the previous version of iOS 11. iOS 11.4.1 comes with a short list of changes including bug fixes and a new security feature.

If you’re currently running iOS 11.4 on your iPhone 5s, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with the shortest list of changes. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 11.4, your iPhone 5s’ iOS 11.4.1 update will be larger thanks to the features and fixes from updates you skipped. They’re baked in.

Apple’s intentions are good, but iOS 11.4.1 could have a negative impact on your device’s performance. Some iPhone 5s users are struggling with iOS 11.4.1 problems.

With that in mind, we want to walk you through the most important things iPhone 5s users need to know, right now, about iOS 11.4.1.

Our guide to the iPhone 5s iOS 11.4.1 update outlines what we know about the iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak, the iOS 11.4 downgrade, and some information about the next iOS 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 11.4.1 update’s performance.

iPhone 5s iOS 11.4.1 Impressions

iPhone 5s iOS 11.4.1 Impressions

Before we get into our impressions of the iOS 11.4.1 update, a few quick notes about the installation and download. 

The iOS 11.4.1 download should take just a few minutes if you're connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi network. The installation process will take a little bit longer.

Installing iOS 11.4.1 on the iPhone 5s took about seven minutes. We didn't run into any installation issues, but there's always a chance the iOS 11.4.1 download or install will get stuck on your device. 

For more on the iOS 11.4.1 download and installation process, please take a look at our guide

As for iOS 11.4.1'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 right now. 

Our core applications are doing fine. We haven't noticed any major performance problems with Chrome, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Twitter, or Spotify.

Unfortunately, we're still noticing 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 and it's a red flag for those who are having a great experience on iOS 11.4 or an older version of iOS 11. 

If you're in need of additional feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.4.1 right now

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  4. Stuart

    10/13/2017 at 11:18 pm

    I have iPhone 5s. Battery is draining in half the time with new version on iOS and the phone freezes regularly. I have had three unprompted reboots and device gets hot just before it freezes and reboots.

  5. Ani

    01/14/2018 at 10:19 am

    Hi I have my iPhone 5s running iOS 11.2.2 when my iphone reaches 10% of battery . Lasts about 15 mins per 1% of battery in heavy usage the battery doing the same thing until she goes around 4-5% starts to does crazy. The iphone is restarting by itself. But I can’t understand I replace the battery after the update of 11.2.1 . But with the old battery it was the same problem . But now is faster in term of the speed . But this problem of long lasting 10% and the problem of 5% is something I never experienced before in iOS 10,9,8,

  6. Storm

    01/14/2018 at 1:52 pm

    I got the new update for my 5s and now it’s draining the battery rapidly. It was fully charged and I had it off the charger for about 10-15 minutes and when I came back to it, it hadlost about 10% not being used. It’s dying much faster than it has been and it takes way longer to charge up.

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