The iPhone X iOS 11.4 update delivers new features and bug fixes, but it could also bring some annoying problems to your phone.
The company’s latest iOS 11 upgrade is a milestone update for iPhone X users which means it contains more than just bug fixes and security patches. As expected, the iOS 11.4 update features Messages in Cloud, AirPlay 2, and stereo pairing for the company’s HomePod speaker.
The iPhone X iOS 11.4 update is performing well on our devices, but we’re hearing about issues plaguing those who decided to make the move to the new software.
Some iPhone X users are reporting minor bugs, others are noticing frustrating iOS 11.4 performance issues like weird battery drain and abnormal lag.
Apple’s next iOS 11 update could be weeks away so you’ll need to proactive if you encounter a software problem on your iPhone X.
Our guide to the iPhone X iOS 11.4 update goes over these problems and provides some fixes to those in need. It also provides you with some information about the next iOS 11 update for the iPhone X.
We’ve been using the iOS 11.4 update on the iPhone X for several days now and we want to start with our impressions of the update’s performance.
Our impressions will take you through our initial thoughts about battery life, app performance, connectivity, and the device’s overall speed.
iPhone X iOS 11.4 Impressions
iOS 11.4 is a large update (306MB for the iPhone X), but it should only take a few minutes to download if you're coming from iOS 11.3.1.
Once the download finishes up, the installation process will begin. The installation process took just a few minutes to complete on our iPhone X.
For more on the download time, take a look at our guide to the iOS 11.4 installation and download. It'll guide you through it all.
Once you get iOS 11.4 on board you shouldn't notice a huge drop in performance.
We haven't noticed any weird battery drain and the iPhone X models in our possession continue to maintain excellent battery life.
We've been able to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular networks. We haven't seen any issues with download or upload speeds.
Apps feel stable on the iPhone X. We've run into some performance issues on older iPhones running iOS 11, but we haven't noticed any catastrophic problems with iOS 11.4 on the iPhone X.
Some iPhone X users have noticed an increased amount of lag, but we haven't experienced any slow down yet. Animations and transitions are crisp. We haven't seen any random reboots either.
iOS 11.4 is probably worth a download given what's on board. That said, if you're feeling leery, you might want to wait for more long term iPhone X iOS 11.4 feedback to arrive.
For more, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 11.4 update on your phone right now. And if you need additional help setting up your iPhone X, take a look at our guide.
If you do decide to download iOS 11.4, take a look at our pre-installation guide.