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10 Things to Know About the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 Update



We’re now a full week removed from the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update. And in that week, we’ve seen a number of new and important details emerge. Today, we want to take a final in depth look at everything you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update.

In April, Apple promised to roll out an iOS 8.4 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company confirmed the update for a number of devices including the popular 4.7-inch iPhone 6. At the time, the company did not confirmed a release date for the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update and so, like all other iOS 8 users, iPhone 6 owners were made to wait until late June for confirmation.

At WWDC 2015, Apple detailed its Apple Music platform and its release date (June 30th) but it did not confirm a specific iOS 8.4 release date. Because the iOS 8.4 update was needed to deliver the new music features, most believed that the iOS 8.4 update would roll out to the iPhone 6 in and around June 30th.

iPhone 6

In late June, Apple confirmed the iOS 8.4 release date for June 30th and the iOS 8.4 release time for 8AM PST. Shortly before 8AM, Apple released the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update and iOS 8.4 updates for its other iOS 8 powered devices. Since then, the update has been available to all iPhone 6 users around the world.

In the week since the iOS 8.4 update’s release for iPhone 6, we’ve seen a number of new important details emerge. We’ve also been taking a close look at the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update and its performance. With all of that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know about iOS 8.4 for iPhone. This covers the right now and this covers what you need to know about the update’s future.

iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 Review: One Week Later

iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 Review: One Week Later

In the week since the update's release, we've been using the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update on several versions of the phone. 

Over the weekend we published our full review of the iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 update that takes a look at the update's performance in several key areas including apps, speed of the UI, connectivity, and battery life. 

We're now a full week into the iOS 8.4 update and our thoughts on the software haven't changed. This is a very solid update, both in terms of features and performance, and it's one that all iPhone 6 users must consider as we push toward the fall and the release of iOS 9.

At this point, we're not sure if Apple will release an iOS 8.4.1 update so you're stuck with iOS 8.4. So before installing it, we recommend gathering feedback from other iPhone 6 users on social media, Apple-centric forums and on Apple's own discussion forums



  1. Jackie

    07/08/2015 at 10:32 am

    This upgrade recovered all deleted photos that I didn’t want back in my gallery.

  2. Logan

    07/09/2015 at 7:06 am

    I’ve noticed significant battery drain on my Iphone 6 since updated. Should have read this article first…

  3. Mike Hill

    07/13/2015 at 8:53 am

    Anyone else seeing stability issues with Safari after installing it? Regularly closes on its own now – worse than I ever had back with Microsoft! Shouldn’t have upgraded :/

  4. Delores Troyer

    10/01/2015 at 7:34 am

    Since the update I have not been receiving texts and have not been able to send many either, iMessage rarely work!! My phone also won’t sync with some of my Bluetooth devices. Very frustrating.

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