The iPhone 4s didn’t get iOS 10 or iOS 11 and it won’t get iOS 12 or iOS 13. That means iOS 9.3.6 will more than likely serve as the final update for the 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 9.3.6 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 don’t get the features from iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12, and iOS 13.
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 9.3.6 update.
The iOS 9.3.6 update’s release came as a bit of a surprise given that the iPhone 4s’ last software upgrade came several years ago. The update isn’t substantial, but it’s an important release for anyone still hanging onto the iPhone 4s.
If you’re just now getting around to updating your iPhone 4s and you’re jumping up from iOS 9.3.5, your iOS 9.3.6 upgrade is extremely tiny.
If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3.5, your iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.6 update will be a bit larger. The features and fixes from the iOS updates you skipped are baked into your phone’s version of iOS 9.3.6.
With that in mind, we want to rundown the key things iPhone 4s users need to know about the iOS 9.3.6 update’s performance, problems, the downgrade, and more.