Apple’s new iOS 13.4 update could have a significant impact on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus’ performance.
Apple continues to roll out iOS 13 updates at a rapid pace and the latest version of iOS 13 brings new features, enhancements, patches, and important bug fixes to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
The iOS 13.4 update could have a positive impact on your phone’s overall performance. Some users are noticing better battery life, faster speeds, and increased stability.
While a lot of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users should make the move from iOS 12 to iOS 13.4 or iOS 13.0/iOS 13.1/iOS 13.1.1/iOS 13.1.2/iOS 13.1.3 iOS 13.2/iOS 13.2.2/iOS 13.2.3/iOS 13.3/iOS 13.3.1 to iOS 13.4 today, others might want to wait.
As we push away from the release date, we’re hearing about an assortment of problems.
iOS 13.4 requires a very large download if your device is currently running iOS 13.3.1. If you’re running an older version of iOS, say iOS 13.1, your iOS 13.4 update will be even more substantial because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked in.
With that in mind, we want to walk iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone 8’s iOS 13.4 update.
It’ll guide you through the current problems with the operating system, fixes for those issues, your downgrade options, and a whole lot more.
We’ve been using the iPhone 8’s iOS 13.4 update for a few days now and here’s what we’ve found thus far.
iPhone 8 iOS 13.4 Impressions & Performance
We've been testing iOS 13.4 on the iPhone 8 and performance has been pretty solid in key areas like speed and battery life.
We haven't noticed much sluggishness. Animations and transitions are crisp and problem areas like Notifications, Control Center, and the keyboard haven't been problems for us yet. They've all been smooth thus far.
Battery life is holding up at this point and we haven't noticed any abnormal drain. That could change and we'll let you know if it does.
Connectivity (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth) is currently stable and we haven't noticed any issues with our core applications (Chrome, Gmail, Slack, Asana, Netflix, Dark Sky, and many others) yet.
Developers are still rolling out iOS 13 support updates so if you're noticing issues with your apps, make sure you download the latest updates.
We haven't run into any game-changing bugs yet so we're still recommending iOS 13.4 to most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users.
If you need more feedback, check out our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 13.4 right now.
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