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



Missing iOS 11 Features

Missing iOS 11 Features

Unfortunately, Apple's stripped some features from the iPhone 5s' version of iOS 11. 

On its website Apple notes that some features, including the ability to have Siri add confirmed appointments and flights from travel websites to the calendar, are limited to the iPhone 6s and above. These features will never come to the iPhone 5s. 

ARKit, the company's Augmented Reality solution, is limited to Apple A9, A10, and A11 processors which means the iPhone 5s and its aging A7 processor don't make the cut. This means you miss out on the upgraded AR features that arrived with iOS 11.3.

iPhone 5s users also miss out on the battery throttling features Apple added with its iOS 11.3 update. These features give iPhone users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery.

The device also misses out on iOS 11.2's Apple Pay person-to-person payments in Messages and Apple Cash. Person to person payments and Apple Pay Cash are available only in the United States on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 or later, and Apple Watch.

If any of these features seem useful to you, it might be time to upgrade to a newer phone.



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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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