Apple’s new iPhone 7 iOS 11.0.3 update is a small bug fixer, but many iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are noticing issues after upgrading from iOS 10 or a previous version of iOS 11.
The company’s latest iOS 11 upgrade doesn’t bring new features or security patches, but it does address some annoying iOS 11 problems including one specific to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
iOS 11.0.3 tackles an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. iPhone 7 users dealing with these problems should probably download iOS 11.0.3 right now.
iOS 11.0.3 might be a key bug fix update, but it’s causing problems for several iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners.
Early adopters are complaining about UI lag, battery drain, and issues with certain first and third-party applications. It’s difficult to predict exactly predict how iOS 11.0.3 will perform on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus so you need to be careful, especially now that the iOS 10 downgrade is closed.
If you’re coming to iOS 11.0.3 from iOS 11.0.2, your download should be around 278MB. It’s a sizable download though it should only take you a few minutes to make the transition. If you haven’t installed iOS 11 yet, your download will be much bigger and your installation will take a bit longer.
This guide will take you through steps iPhone 7 should take prior to downloading the iOS 11.0.3 update. The walkthrough will also go over some of the other key things current, and prospective, iOS 11 users should know about iPhone 7 problems, the iOS 11 jailbreak situation, augmented reality apps you should check out, and new information about the downgrade.
It’ll also provide you with some quick feedback about the iOS 11.0.3 update’s performance on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you’re currently on the fence about iOS 11.0.3, our initial thoughts could help get you to one side of the fence or the other.
We’ll continue to keep you updated with new details so check back in for regular updates to this guide.
iPhone 7 iOS 11.0.3 Update Impressions
The iOS 11.0.3 download shouldn't take long to complete, assuming you're connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi network. It took about a minute to finish up on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The installation process took a bit longer.
The iOS 11.0.3 installation took about five minutes on both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We didn't run into any problems during the installation.
If you need more on the iOS 11.0.3 installation process and download, take a look at our walkthrough. It'll guide you through it all.
As for the iOS 11.0.3 update's performance, it's performing quite well.
Battery life is excellent. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular data) is mostly stable though we continue to deal with FaceTime Audio issues where the sound cuts out over LTE and Wi-Fi.
iOS 11.0.3 on the iPhone 7 is fast and we've only noticed a few issues with first and third party applications. A few of our core apps (Chrome, Twitter) have crashed though most apps feel snappy and stable. Mileage is, of course, going to vary.
We've noticed occasional UI lag on the iPhone 7 Plus, but there's a chance it dissipates in a few days. Updates sometimes takes a few days to settle in.
If you own one of these devices and you're feeling leery about upgrading, take your time. iOS 11.0.3 isn't going anywhere and we expect additional bug fix updates to roll out soon.
If you need additional feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.0.3 on your iPhone right now.