iOS 10 didn’t come to the iPhone 4s and we’re guessing iOS 11 won’t either. 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.
Last year, Apple rolled out its highly anticipated iOS 9.3 update. The update went through an extensive beta but the update caused problems for many iPhone and iPad users. To address these bugs and other lingering issues, Apple pushed out several new versions of iOS 9.3.
iOS 9.3.1 arrived with some important bug fixes and patches. After that, Apple pushed out an iOS 9.3.2 update to the iPhone 4s and other iOS 9-powered devices. A few days after that, it released iOS 9.3.3 update. Soon after that, the company pushed out iOS 9.3.4 update.
Shortly after the release of iOS 9.3.4, Apple released an iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 update. As we push into 2017, the iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.5 serves as the most up-to-date version of iOS for the 4-inch device.
If you’re coming from the iOS 9.3.4 update, iOS 9.3.5 features three three 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 a much larger update. The features and fixes from Apple’s previous iOS updates are baked in.
With that in mind we want to take a look at the most important 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 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.