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iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 Update: 10 Things to Know After Five Weeks



The iOS 10.1.1 update’s days are numbered but it remains the most up-to-date version of iOS 10. With that in mind we list off the most important things to know about the iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 update as we push into the month of December.

Earlier this year, Apple released its iOS 10 operating system for the iPhone 6s and select iOS 9-powered devices. The update brought key changes to the Messages app, 3D Touch, and Notes. It also brought some problems with it.

To combat these iOS 10 problems, Apple’s released several bug fixers including an iOS 10.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update is available for all iOS 10-powered devices including the iPhone 6s.

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The iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 update is small if you’re coming to it from the iOS 10.1 update. If you’re coming from an older iOS update, like iOS 9, iOS 10.1.1 will be much bigger thanks to the features and fixes from Apple’s previous iOS 10 updates.

Today we want to go over the important things you need to know about the iOS 10.1.1 update if you’re an iPhone 6s owner.

This roundup offers our current impressions of the iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 update, a look at iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 problems, details about the iOS 10 downgrade, and more.

We’ll continue to update this roundup as we push toward the next iOS 10 update so keep an eye out for changes.

iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 Review

iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 Review

We've been using the iPhone 6s iOS 10.1 update for five full weeks now and we've been keeping an eye on key areas including battery life, connectivity, UI speed, and app performance. Here's what we've noticed during our five weeks with the iOS 10.1.1 update on board our iPhone 6s models. 

Battery life is still solid. We haven't noticed any drain on any of the iPhone 6s models in our possession. They're all holding a solid charge at the five week mark. 

We've tested the iPhone 6s and its iOS 10.1 update with several ISPs, routers and Bluetooth devices and we're still impressed with performance. All of our connections remain stable and we haven't noticed any weird drops or problems. 

The iPhone 6s UI is still snappy with the iOS 10.1.1 update on board. We haven't noticed any lag when opening folders, Control Center/Notifications, or apps. The speed is about the same as it was with iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.0.2.

The iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 update feels extremely stable after five weeks of testing. We haven't encountered any random reboots or lockups. Both were issues for us on older versions of iOS 10. 

The iPhone 6s iOS 10.1.1 update is definitely worth a look if you're already on iOS 10.1. If you're coming from Apple's iOS 9 update you'll want to snag a second or third opinion before making the move. 



  1. sunrise250

    09/17/2016 at 2:41 pm

    Some icons on my 6s require multiple touches to launch. Notable are Waze, and the camera icon in the swipe-up section (Control Center) is just not responding to touch…. 3-D touch is not affected.

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  2. Kathy

    09/23/2016 at 10:12 pm

    I had my I messages to one contact will not load the earlier messages. I never deleted them. Do I have to iTunes to get them back

  3. Yashashri

    09/27/2016 at 8:58 am

    When the headphones are connected i can not hear the call and after removing the headphones still the same behaviour.its irritating

  4. Deena Gonzalez

    10/02/2016 at 3:49 pm

    The idiotic update now has my older email (Outlook) last in the thread not at the top/ first; stupid. I need the most recent at the top; why would someone mess with this, give me a break!

  5. Steve

    10/02/2016 at 7:13 pm

    The update has problems with my headphone. Siri pops up by itself, podcasts stop and jumps around, etc.

  6. Eager

    10/03/2016 at 9:58 am

    My emails are totally messed up. I can’t delete emails and I will be randomly thrown out of my email program.

  7. R and dang mad!

    10/05/2016 at 12:29 pm

    NOT A GOOD UPDATE! Really, “touch home” – where the hell is home!!! This update sucks big time!

  8. Angela

    10/05/2016 at 3:58 pm

    With this new update it will not allow me to delete all my emails, I have to do them individually – crap!

  9. doug

    10/05/2016 at 5:13 pm

    Battery life has gone from 32 hours before a charge to 6 hours. Call cut out, random apps pop up at any time. This sucks

  10. boomer65

    10/06/2016 at 4:36 am

    I’ve not been able to call or receive calls since updating my phone a week ago. Everything else works, texts, internet, apps, etc. Just not calling or receiving calls. No Service. Did all the recommended steps from various sites, except going into an Apple Store (two hours away).

  11. Moe Clements

    10/06/2016 at 5:26 am

    Siri has not been able to connect since update. I can’t make reminders , notes or use any of the features normally available through Siri. I’m back in the “DARK AGES OF TYPING EVERYTHING ” yuck. Help I need a fix QUICK.

  12. S.M.

    10/06/2016 at 5:39 am

    My phone now seems to have a life of its own. I hate it! Emails all list in a funny order! texting seems over sensitive and the last one just sent before I finished typing it. How do I downgrade? my old phone was perfect!

  13. Nick

    10/06/2016 at 5:45 am

    Worst update ever. Swipe to open, why on earth would you remove such a simple instinctual process. Now takes me 3-4 goes to get into my phone. Crap!
    ‘Up next’ in iTunes gone!! Why??

    Absolute crap, hate the last update. How do I reverse it??

  14. Julia Shaw

    10/06/2016 at 5:59 am

    I’m with O2, after download the network becomes so slow, I wonder if I can reverse it?

  15. George Winkler

    10/06/2016 at 7:39 am

    Have had several issues. Trying to assign a phioto to a contact and it locks up. Send a text and sometime the status bar at the top disappears.

  16. sonia solorio

    10/06/2016 at 8:42 am

    my phone wont respond to touch. when it reacts it goes crazy and everything will come up at once.
    so annoying when im trying to get things done at work…. but nope!

  17. Emilio

    10/06/2016 at 9:05 am

    Worst update yet! I can’t acces App Store, Facebook news thread is inaccessible and I have to use button for everything because I can’t swipe.

  18. Louise Neeley

    10/06/2016 at 9:05 am

    I have an iPhone 5 and the latest update put a whole bunch of outlook emails in a draft folder and I can’t move them, delete them or open them. How do I fix this? Also hate the new way to get into my phone.

  19. Robert

    10/06/2016 at 9:17 am

    wtf happened to the unlock button, it takes me at least 5 seconds to get the keypad screen to pop up.

  20. Tom

    10/06/2016 at 9:27 am

    Why did they have to mess with the texting screens? This update sucks. I have lost several text messages as I was composing them.

  21. B

    10/06/2016 at 12:00 pm

    This update is horrible! I hate that you have to tap the button and get rid of stuff on the screen. Also things don’t line up, header blocks messages. As I was writing this a call was coming in but phone didn’t ring or vibrate. I hate when Apple does random updates when there were no issues to start with.

  22. Sharma Abhay

    10/06/2016 at 8:29 pm

    i’m facing difficulty in launching camera after install ios 10.0.2

  23. Marty Bollinger

    10/07/2016 at 7:38 am

    Huge loss in functionality. Can no longer delete all emails.

  24. sb

    10/07/2016 at 8:19 am

    I cannot find how to turn off the TIMER, have tried everything. Only closing the app works, and then have to reopen to use again. Then cannot find SNOOZE in alarm. Something so basic as these two things….have noticed less battery life, terrible.

  25. Enmma

    10/07/2016 at 12:32 pm

    Dislike photo arrangement. Difficult to find my photo albums.
    Dislike messaging: unable to send messages
    Lost calendar data.
    Terrible download

    • Diana

      10/09/2016 at 9:28 am

      I agree, I hate the photo arrangement. Takes so long to find the last photo I took.
      Hate the upgrade because I now am unable to usb connect to my computer.

  26. Neal

    10/07/2016 at 1:07 pm

    Lousy battery management on my iPad !

  27. Helen

    10/07/2016 at 2:16 pm

    The update mad me loose all my apps calls, does not even ring or vibrates.

  28. Lashaun

    10/07/2016 at 7:09 pm

    the email feature is a complete disaster – I do not like the way the feed runs! Terrible upgrade

  29. Diana

    10/09/2016 at 9:24 am

    not able to usb connect to my macbook pro. VERY STRESSED

  30. Debbie

    10/09/2016 at 5:38 pm

    A little upset. In my car, my Bluetooth does not work for incoming calls only when I make an outgoing call I have an iPhone 6s

  31. Kelly Brooks

    10/10/2016 at 6:36 pm

    Since downloading the new iOS 10.0.2 on my iPhone 6s, I have not been able to text message, email, post to social media or search my contacts. My phone freezes anytime I try to use the keypad. There is nothing online that I can find to help me. I can’t restore my phone because I can’t type in my apple password to turn off “Find My iPhone.” I can’t win. I never had any trouble with my phone before this update. I wish I never download 10.0.2.

  32. C.M.

    10/15/2016 at 9:00 am

    Worst update ever (iphone 6)
    Phone/contact hangs more often
    Sluggish OS
    Have to kill apps it hangs so much
    Email thread change hard to see conversation
    Did I say slow?
    Take longer to turn off (not snooze) alarm

    I see changes but I still have to see the positive in productivity yet… maybe will find some??

  33. Soda Coaster

    10/16/2016 at 6:19 pm

    Update is HORRIBLE!!!!! I can’t connect to mobile data OR wifi in my house. When I go outside my house, then I start getting notifications. Apps not working, not showing up in App Store searches…which I can’t search at home. Can’t get emails when I am at home. Apps won’t load after multiple wipes, etc. They ought to be ashamed of themselves and heads should be rolling. My phone is now next to useless.

  34. Ange Dunn

    10/17/2016 at 4:28 am

    My battery seriously went from 97% to 45% in 20 minutes!! Nothing works on my phone. I can’t even access chrome and many apps. I’m very upset! Basically I have no phone if it keeps going dead. Apple can shove it up their rears. I’m going to switch from Apple this was the last straw!

  35. jackson S

    10/17/2016 at 7:13 am

    Update is horrible!Digital touch message??Recents?? smh Apple behind th curve..Trying to compensate with rediculous things.

  36. ankin98cpcheatsSaman

    10/18/2016 at 10:15 am

    Usability has taken back seat with the update if you use a lock on your phone. It’s very slow to get into the phone now for several reasons I don’t have the energy to explain.

  37. xbisco

    10/18/2016 at 2:00 pm

    I cant use my text messaging, phone, and my primary apps unless I hard restart the phone every time. WTF are these people doing? My phone is virtually useless unless I want to hard restart 30 times a day. What are my options?


    10/18/2016 at 5:22 pm

    I have but one thing to say WHY!!!! do take a perfectly working phone and turn into a piece of CRAP!!!!
    I had no problems with my 6s and u upgraded it to10.0.2 with out even asking if I wanted too…I HATE THE NEW CLOCK.. CANT READ LIKE MY OLD ONE..MY BATTERY LIFE IS A PIECE OF S**T with your help.. And my wi-fi doesn’t work all the time…WHY !!! I paid perfectly good money for my 6s and I got what I wanted and paid for TILL YOUR UPDATE.. then all HELL BROKE LOOSE AGAIN WHY!!! I TOOK PHONE TO APPLE TO FIX ..WELL THAT DIDNT GO WELL..I now have a iPhone that you don’t like and I hate and I paid you for what

  39. c lonergan

    10/20/2016 at 11:43 am

    How much did Apple pay you?
    It’s well known this up date is causing serious problems, I’m feeling it.

  40. iOS 10 Jailbreak

    10/23/2016 at 10:46 am

    Oh damn. I already updated my iPhone 7 to iOS 10.0.2. I thought it will fix the bugs, but there are more now.

  41. Ellie

    11/03/2016 at 9:28 am

    Felt like throwing my phone into the wall after this update! Why do I have to see stocks and reminders? Why do I have to press additional button Home to log in? Hate it.

  42. alisa

    11/03/2016 at 11:26 am

    My iphone is working awesome. i love the update and enjoying my vacation with my iphone and awsome selfie phonecase you can also get it from here :

  43. Judith Gibbs

    11/08/2016 at 11:46 am

    My screen shows nothing but streaky colors racing up and down my screen! Looks psychedelic, and also looks like the phone is about to explode! Can’t make calls, get or leave messages! No ability to do anything but turn it off. I cannot get any answers. I’m at work, so I can’t get out of here! Anybody have this happen to them?!

  44. Dan Turner

    11/25/2016 at 8:45 am

    F you Apple. I’m getting so sick of you forcing me to update, then have to learn new apps all over again – such as maps. FFFFFUUU. IM DONE WITH IPHONES

  45. Barker

    08/08/2017 at 12:01 am

    When iOS 11 is releasing ?

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