7 Things to Know About the iPhone SE iOS 11.2.6 Update

The iPhone SE iOS 11.2.6 update is a maintenance upgrade with a couple of fixes on board . It’s a fairly small upgrade, but the iOS 11.2.6 update is causing issues for some iPhone SE users.

Apple’s pushed twelfth iOS 11 update to the iPhone SE. Like its predecessor iOS 11.2.5, the iOS 11.2.6 update comes with a short list of changes. iOS 11.2.6 is much smaller than iOS 11.2.5 and nowhere close to the size of iOS 11.3.

If your iPhone SE is currently running iOS 11.2.5, you get the shortest list of changes. If you’re currently running iOS 10 or an older version of iOS 11, your iOS 11.2.6 update will be much larger due to the features and fixes from the iOS updates you skipped. They’re baked into your upgrade.

We’re having a pretty good experience on the newest version of iOS 11, but some iPhone SE users are reporting issues with battery life, connectivity, performance, and the installation process.

You can’t predict exactly how the iOS 11.2.6 update will treat your device so you’ll want to be careful, especially if you’re moving your device to iOS 11 for the first time.

This guide to the iPhone SE iOS 11.2.6 update goes over some of these problems and provides some fixes to those that can’t wait for Apple’s next update.

Our walkthrough also goes over the key features that you’ll get when you upgrade to iOS 11 and it also provides you with some information about Apple’s plans for the future.

We’ve been using the iOS 11.2.6 update on the iPhone SE for an extended period time and we want to start off with a quick look at its performance.

iPhone SE iOS 11.2.6 Impressions

iPhone SE iOS 11.2.6 Impressions

If you're upgrading from Apple's iOS 11.2.5 update, your iPhone SE's iOS 11.2.6 update requires a tiny download.

If your iPhone SE is connected to a high speed Wi-Fi network, the iOS 11.2.6 update should take a few seconds to download. The installation process will take a bit longer. The installation took about six minutes on our iPhone SE.

If you're jumping up from an older version of iOS, say iOS 11.2, your iOS 11.2.6 update will be bigger and the installation will take a bit longer due to the iOS updates you skipped.

For more on the iOS 11.2.6 installation and download time, take a look at our full length walkthrough. It'll prepare you for the installation.

We've been using the iOS 11.2.6 update for a short time and the update is performing quite well in the early going. 

We haven't noticed any weird battery drain or issues with connectivity. GPS, cellular data, and our Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are strong.

The iPhone SE's iOS 11.2.6 update feels snappy and we haven't noticed any app crashes, random reboots, or lockups.

We've noticed occasional keyboard lag and some lag opening up Control Center, but that's it. Folders open up fast, so do our apps. This mirrors our experience on iOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.2. 

The iOS 11.2.6 update is treating our iPhone SE well. That obviously could change and we'll let you know if it does. 

If you're on the fence about an upgrade, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 11.2.6 update on your phone right now. 


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  4. Altaf

    10/30/2017 at 5:01 am

    I use iPhone6, my wife uses iPhone SE, we have been using Apple products (phone, laptops) since 2 years and liked the quality of hardware and software robustness. But recently both of us have got same issues after the upgrade to new iOS 11.03, battery drains faster, the battery indicator shows sufficient power yet phone switches off, apps crash. Apple has become greedy that it has resorted to this tactics used by Android Phone manufacturers. It has let down all my expectations!


  5. Maggie

    01/10/2018 at 10:44 am

    I have upgraded the SE iphone to 11.2.2 cersion and I’m very upset. This upgrade cases issue with my battery. Consumption of my battery grows 20time more than it was before upgrade. Now I have to charge my iPhone SE every 5 hours even where almost all funcions are off. What have you done and what have you released…this is not a forst time when I got dosapointed on the new releases of this software…


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