Apple’s new iOS 12.3.1 update is could help, or hurt, your iPhone X’s performance.
iOS 12.3.1 is a maintenance release and it comes with a short list of bug fixes. Most iPhone X users should install iOS 12.3.1 today or in the near future, but some of you might want to wait a few days before installing it.
iPhone X users are complaining about a variety of problems and we expect the list to grow as more people decide to transition from iOS 11 to iOS 12 or iOS 12.0/iOS 12.0.1/iOS 12.1/iOS 12.1.1/iOS 12.1.2/iOS 12.1.3/iOS 12.1.4/iOS 12.2/iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.3.1.
It’s difficult to predict how iOS 12.3.1 will run on your device so it’s important to get familiar with the software’s benefits and problems before you make the move. This walkthrough will help you do just that.
In this guide we’ll take you through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone X iOS 12.3.1 update.
We’ll walk you through the issues plaguing the iPhone X’s version of iOS 12.3.1. We’ll provide you with some tips that could help you limit the amount of problems you see once you get the update on board. And we’ll also tell you about Apple’s plans for the future.
But first, we want to start with our impressions of the iPhone X iOS 12.3.1 update. We’ve been looking at several key areas including overall speed, battery life, and app performance and we want to share our thoughts with those who might be on the fence about installing the firmware.
iPhone X iOS 12.3.1 Impressions & Performance
We've spent several days with the iPhone X's iOS 12.3.1 update and performance is holding up as we push toward the next update.
We haven't seen any major battery drain. Some users are noticing unstable battery life after making the move, but the battery life on the iPhone X models in our possession hasn't changed. We're still able to get a full day of use out when using a mixture of Wi-Fi and cellular data.
iOS 12.3.1 still feels a lot faster than iOS 11. Apps open much faster and animations and transitions (like going from a FaceTime Audio call back to the home screen) are much crisper. There's still a very noticeable difference.
We haven't run into any major problems with our core applications as we've kept them updated with support updates throughout the month. If you're having issues with your apps on iOS 12.3.1, make sure you download the latest versions.
Bluetooth and GPS are working normally. We've successfully connected our iPhone X to several Bluetooth devices including headphones and speakers. No problems there.
We ran into Wi-Fi issues on iOS 12.0, but those problems were resolved in iOS 12.0.1. We haven't noticed any issues with iOS 12.3.1 though some users are reporting issues with Wi-Fi and cellular data.
We recommend iOS 12.3.1 for most iPhone X users. If you're feeling leery and want some additional feedback about the software, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 12.3.1 today.
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