Apple’s iOS 12.4.1 update could have a big impact on your iPhone 8’s performance.
iOS 12.4.1 is the latest version of iOS 12 and it’s available on the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8.
The iOS 12.4.1 update is a small maintenance release with a single change on board. That said, some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users are seeing improved performance after installing the new update. Others are running into trouble.
As we push away from the release date there’s a growing list of complaints about bugs, glitches, and performance issues. Some of these issues are minor annoyances, other problems are much bigger.
You can’t predict exactly how the software will run on your phone so you’ll want to be ready to face problems head on. This is especially important now that Apple’s stopped signing on some of the older versions of iOS 12.
Once you make the move to iOS 12.4.1, you can downgrade to the previous version, but you can’t go back to older updates like iOS 12.3. Apple is working on new firmware, but it could take weeks for the company to trot out a new version of iOS.
With all of that in mind, we want to take a look at the iPhone 8 iOS 12.4.1 update’s performance, problems, changes, and more.
iPhone 8 iOS 12.4.1 Impressions & Performance
The iPhone 8's iOS 12.4.1 update requires a small download if you're moving from iOS 12.4.
If you're moving up from an older version of iOS, you can expect a bigger download and a lengthier installation because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your version of the iOS 12.4.1 update.
For more on the iOS 12.4.1 download and installation, please take a look at our guide.
As for the iOS 12.4.1 update's performance, it's currently stable on our iPhone 8 models.
We've been using the update for a short time and we've been looking at key areas of performance like battery life, UI speed, and connectivity.
Thus far, battery life is holding up. We haven't experienced any abnormal drain and we're able to get a full day of use.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS are all working normally and we haven't noticed slow speeds or an increased number of dropped connections. These are common issues after a software update.
The software is fast and we haven't noticed any lag. Control Center, Notifications, and the keyboard are places where we often see lag, but nothing has popped up on our devices yet.
Given its performance and what's on board, we're recommending iOS 12.4.1 to most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users.
If you need some additional feedback please take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.4.1 update on your device right now.