We’ve been taking a close look at Apple’s latest iOS 10 upgrade and today we want to go over the most important things to know about the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 update.
Apple’s iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 is a small update for some users and a huge release for others.
If you’re currently running iOS 10.3.2, your iOS 10.3.3 update will be pretty small. It includes a few bug fixes and two dozen security patches.
If you’re jumping to iOS 10.3.3 from an older version of iOS, your update will be much bigger due to iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.1, iOS 10.3.2, and the features and fixes from iOS updates you skipped along the way.
The iPhone 5s’ iOS 10.3.3 update comes with important fixes and security patches but it could have a negative impact on your iPhone 5s’ performance if you aren’t careful. There are a variety of iOS 10.3.3 issues plaguing iPhone 5s users at the moment. There’s also no way to get off iOS 10.3.3 (unless you move to iOS 11 beta) once you download it.
With that in mind we want to take a look at a few things current, and prospective, iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 users need to know about the current version of iOS 10.
This roundup takes you through all of the the key details including a look at the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 update’s performance and potential problems. We’ll also tell you about a few things to keep an eye on as we push closer to the release of Apple’s next iOS update.
Quick iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 Review
Before we get into some quick notes about the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 update's performance, here are a few details about the download and installation process.
If you're coming to iOS 10.3.3 from iOS 10.3.2, expect the download to take a minute or so and the installation to take about 7-10 minutes.
If you're coming to iOS 10.3.3 from an older iOS update, your download will be much larger and your installation could take a lot longer. For more on the iOS 10.3.3 download and installation time, take a look at our walkthrough.
We've spent a few weeks with the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 update and so far, the software is holding up quite well.
Battery life and connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular service) are behaving normally. We haven't experienced any weird battery drain and our connections are solid. We haven't noticed any drops in speed or hangups.
We haven't run into any major problems with any of our core applications. Popular apps like Twitter, Google Maps, Chrome, Gmail, and Spotify appear to be working fine.
The phone in our possession randomly rebooted itself a few times on iOS 10.3.2 but iOS 10.3.3 has been stable. Zero reboots thus far.
Animations and transitions are crisp and we aren't seeing a ton of lag when we open our folders and our various apps. Lag was an issue for us on older versions of iOS 10.
Our experience on iOS 10.3.3 has been pretty solid. Stability is great and the security patches make it worthy of your consideration.
If you're feeling leery about making the upgrade, take a look at our reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.3.3 update on the iPhone.