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8 Things to Know About the iPhone 6s iOS 12.1.1 Update

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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have made the move to iOS 12.1.1 and Apple’s latest update could have a big impact on your device’s performance.

Apple’s released a new version of iOS 12 and the iOS 12.1.1 update comes with a fairly long list of features, bug fixes, and security patches.

Most people will want to download the iOS 12.1.1 update right now or in the near future, but some people might want to wait for the next version of iOS 12 to arrive.

While many iPhone 6s users are having a great experience on the new version of iOS 12, others are running into problems. Some of these issues are small bugs, others are impacting performance. It’s difficult to predict what you’ll see when you install iOS 12.1.1 on your iPhone 6s so you’ll want to be careful.

If you’re moving from the iOS 12.1 update, you get the shortest list of changes. If you’re running an older version of iOS on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, your iOS 12.1.1 will be much bigger. The features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your software.

In this guide we’ll take you through all of those changes so you aren’t caught off guard. We’ll also taking you through the problems plaguing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus after the release of iOS 12.1.1, show you how to fix these issues, walk you through what to know about the downgrade and what’s coming next from Apple.

First, we want to start with our impressions of the iPhone 6s iOS 12.1.1 update. We’ve been using the software on the 4.7-inch model and we like what we’ve seen thus far.

iPhone 6s iOS 12.1.1 Impressions & Performance

iPhone 6s iOS 12.1.1 Impressions & Performance

We've been using the iOS 12.1.1 update for an extended period of time and we're pretty impressed with the latest firmware.

Overall, iOS 12.1.1 is just as fast as iOS 12.1. Apps open up quickly, sharing options still open much faster than they did on iOS 11, and multitasking is still fast and fluid.

Animations and transitions are snappy and we haven't noticed any significant lag during our time with the update. The iPhone 6s is several years old, but you wouldn't know it with iOS 12 on board. 

Battery life appears to be normal right now and we haven't run into any significant issues with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.

A few apps (Netflix and Chrome) have crashed once apiece, but that's normal behavior, particularly after a new update. 

At this stage, iOS 12.1.1 is performing quite well and given what's on board (new features, security patches, bug fixes) we recommend it for most users.

If you want some additional feedback about the software, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 12.1.1 right now

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