The iPhone 4s didn’t get iOS 10 or iOS 11 and it won’t get iOS 12. That means iOS 9.3.5 will continue to serve as the final update for Apple’s aging former flagship. With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know about the iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 update.
If you’re still holding onto the iPhone 4s it might be time to upgrade. The device is stuck on Apple’s aging iOS 9 software which means you won’t get the features from iOS 10, iOS 11, or Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 update.
It also means you’re missing out on security updates and bug fixes for lingering iOS problems. If you run into a problem on your iPhone 4s, you’re on your own. The iPhone 4s is, and will continue to be, stuck on Apple’s iOS 9.3.5 update.
If you’re just now getting around to updating your iPhone 4s and you’re coming to iOS 9.3.5 from iOS 9.3.4, your iOS 9.3.5 upgrade will be tiny as it features just three security patches and nothing else.
If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3.4, your iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 update is going to be much larger. The features and fixes from the iOS updates you skipped are baked into iOS 9.3.5.
This guide takes a look at some key things iPhone 4s users need to know about the iOS 9.3.5 update’s performance, its problems, and the iOS downgrade process, as we push into the year.
iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 Reviews
We've been able to spend some quality hands-on time with many of Apple's other iOS updates but we haven't spent enough time to provide quality feedback about the iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 update. So, we must turn to the opinions of others.
As we push further and further away from Apple's iOS 9.3.5 release date we've seen iPhone 4s users from all over the world relay feedback about the update's performance.
If you haven't installed yet you should make it a point to dig into these mini iOS 9.3.5 reviews.
iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 update reviews are still mixed months after the update's release. While some users are seeing solid performance in key areas like battery life and connectivity, others are complaining about lag, freezes, and occasional stuttering.
Some users have said that they are sticking with the iOS 8 update, others are saying the iOS 9.3.4 and iOS 9.3.5 updates solved some of the lag issues they had with earlier versions of iOS 9.
As of right now there is no clear cut answer which means those of you with an iPhone 4s need to be extremely careful with this upgrade.
Dig into this feedback and decide if it's worth it to you and your device. For most of you, it will be thanks to the nature of the security patches on board.