The iPhone 8 iOS 11.2.5 update is brings some important changes to Apple’s flagship including a new function for Siri. Its also brought some problems of its own. In this guide we’ll take you through the benefits of iOS 11.2.5 and we’ll also take you through some of the iOS 11.2.5 issues plaguing iPhone 8 users.
Apple’s released yet another version of iOS 11 for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. iOS 11.2.5 is a maintenance upgrade with a short change log. While small, it could have a significant impact on the performance of your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Some iPhone 8 users are noticing performance improvements, but others are running into bugs and frustrating problems including Bluetooth issues, problems with Wi-Fi, and various problems with first and third-party apps.
It’s a small download, but you need to be extremely careful if and when you decide to install the iOS 11.2.5 update on your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
If you’re upgrading from iOS 11.2.2, your iOS 11.2.5 update is a small download. If you decided to skip iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2, or any other iOS 11 update, your iOS 11.2.5 download will be much bigger and your installation will take longer because the changes from those updates are baked in.
In this guide we’ll take you through some things you need to do before installing iOS 11.2.5 on your phone.
Our iPhone 8 iOS 11.2.5 walkthrough also goes over what you need to know about the iOS 11 jailbreak and what you need to know about the iOS 11.2.5 downgrade.
Before we get into all of that, here are some impressions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 iOS 11.2.5 update. If you’re currently on the fence about downloading iOS 11.2.5, these could help you make a decision ahead of the next iOS 11 release.
iPhone 8 iOS 11.2.5 Impressions
If you decide to upgrade your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to iOS 11.2.5 you should be able to get it done in a matter of minutes.
The iPhone 8's iOS 11.2.5 update should only take less than a minute to download if you're upgrading from iOS 11.2.2. The installation should take around 5-6 minutes to complete.
If you're coming from an older version of iOS 11, you should expect a larger download with a longer installation time.
For more on the iOS 11.2.5 download and installation, take a look at our guide.
We've been using the iPhone 8's iOS 11.2.5 update for an extended period of time and we've spoken to several iPhone 8 users who've been using the software since its release earlier this month. So far, the update is treating us all well.
We haven't run into any battery life problems and the iPhone 8 users we've spoken to say they continue to get superb battery life out of the device.
The devices continue to hold up well in the connectivity department with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data and . GPS is also holding up.
Our core apps are performing well and we haven't noticed any major problems with first and third-party software.
The iPhone 8 is still incredibly fast with iOS 11.2.5 on board though some users are seeing occasional keyboard lag. We saw the same thing on iOS 11.2.2 so it'll be interesting to see if that subsides.
For the moment, iOS 11.2.5 is performing well. We haven't encountered any massive bugs or debilitating performance issues.
If you're still not convinced, make sure you look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.2.5 on your iPhone right now.