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iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 Update: 9 Things to Know After One Month

The iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update still reigns as the most up-to-date version of iOS 10 for the former flagship and today we want to take a close look at the key iPhone 5s iOS 10.1 update details as we push into December.

In September, Apple rolled out its long awaited iPhone 5s iOS 10 update bringing new features and enhancements to the 4-inch device.

The iOS 10 update delivered some positive changes to the company’s mobile operating system but it also brought problems to the iPhone 5s and other iOS 9-powered devices.

Apple’s addressed some of these problems with iOS updates and its latest release, iOS 10.1.1, tackles a data issue plaguing the iPhone.

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The iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update is a tiny release if you’re coming to it directly from iOS 10.1. If you’re coming to it from something older like iOS 10.0.2, iOS 9 or iOS 8, your iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update will be much larger thanks to the features and fixes from the previous of versions of iOS 10.

Today we’re taking a close look at the iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update. This roundup offers our iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 impressions, information about iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 problems, some details about the iOS 10 jailbreak and more.

We’ll continue to update this with new details so check back for updates as we push deeper into the month.

iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 Review: One Month Later

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iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 Review: One Month Later

If you're coming from iOS 10.1, the iPhone 5s 10.1.1 update should take you about two minutes or so to download over a speedy Wi-Fi connection. The installation process will take you about five more. If you're coming from something older, allot more time to get the download/installation done. 

We've been taking a look at the iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update's performance in the weeks since its release. Here's what we've found.

Battery life is holding up well at the month milestone. We haven't run into any major problems and its holding its normal charge.

If you download iOS 10.1.1 and you do run into battery issues, give it a couple of days to even out. If after two days you're still seeing problems, you'll want to take action

We've tested the iPhone 5s iOS 10.1.1 update with several ISPs, routers, and Bluetooth devices. So far so good. We haven't run into any major issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or LTE/4G.

The iPhone 5s' UI is still pretty fast with iOS 10.1.1 on board. UI lag was a bit of a problem on iOS 9 but we haven't encountered as much on iOS 10.

We've noticed a little bit of choppiness when bringing up Control Center but the lag is irregular. It happens once or twice a day on our device. It's similar to our experience on the iPhone 5.

iOS 10.1.1 currently feels pretty stable on our version of the iPhone 5s. It's worth a look if you're coming from iOS 10.1 or another version of iOS 10.

If you're coming from something older like iOS 9, make sure you grab a second or third opinion before making the jump.

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41 Comments

  1. Michelle Davis

    10/05/2016 at 5:38 pm

    I have found with the new update on the 5s there is mo swipe to access the home page you have to hold the button this is a pain as it activates siri which i didnt want to do why is swipe not on there this is a pain

    Reply

    • Roobalingam

      10/08/2016 at 12:07 am

      You can change it here.
      Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Home button -> Rest finger to open

      Reply

      • Shefy

        10/19/2016 at 5:48 pm

        There isn’t a rest finger option

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      • pross

        10/20/2016 at 1:23 pm

        Nope, no rest finger option on Home Button.

        Reply

  2. Ben Delin

    10/06/2016 at 8:31 am

    I’m having a problem with Notes. It will open but then shut down almost right away every time.

    Reply

  3. Beth Corbitt

    10/07/2016 at 11:25 am

    My phone is dropping calls, Siri shows up when I’m not even touching my phone, and if I turn Siri off, this obnoxious Voice Control thing pops up unrequested. My podcast apps keep turning off for no reason.

    iOS 10 sucks.

    Reply

  4. David Broooker

    10/07/2016 at 2:55 pm

    I am having issues with the bluetooth in my car – text messages are no longer being recognized by in car system. As well, the phone is not always recognized and I often have to restart the phone to connect.

    Reply

  5. conny

    10/08/2016 at 5:12 am

    I just noted that I can no longer sync my Iphone 5s with my mac book !!! what is happening???

    Reply

  6. Richard Johnson

    10/08/2016 at 11:38 pm

    Issues with battery life, making calls, incoming what’s app and iMessages since 10.0.2

    Reply

    • Lizz C

      10/10/2016 at 11:16 am

      My phone has poor call signal & also have not been receiving text messages or getting double text messages. Richard, have you spoke with Apple for solution?

      Reply

  7. Cyndy Bevan

    10/09/2016 at 10:14 am

    My keyboard keeps seizing up since the update so that I can’t input smilies or numbers. This is not all the time, the problem comes and goes.

    Reply

  8. Linda Thompson

    10/09/2016 at 8:15 pm

    I updated and was asked to enter my passcode (which hasn’t changed in 6 years) so I did…..and it went to the “Iphone is disabled’ screen…first for 1 minute , then 5, then 15 and now 1 hour. For some reason, it has forgotten my REAL pass code or thinks that I changed it, which I have not. I can’t keep putting in my real pass code because eventually it goes to ‘doomsday’ and I lose everything….it isn’t me, it’s my stupid phone!

    Reply

  9. Chino Pogi 052 Loves Chow Chow

    10/10/2016 at 10:32 am

    Not a good update. My apps aren’t working properly. And some won’t open anymore. Please fix this apple. 😭

    Reply

  10. Haleema

    10/10/2016 at 12:57 pm

    I’m tempted to sue over this one.

    Reply

  11. Ken D

    10/10/2016 at 5:48 pm

    Photo transfers to PC: Since my 5s upgrade to 10.0.2 my Windows 10 PC doesn’t recognize my iphone when connected with USB, even after acknowledging ‘Trust This Computer’ on my phone. I used to easily transfer photos when my iphone showed up as a drive on my PC. No longer works! Bummer!
    Ken

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  12. Julie

    10/12/2016 at 8:29 am

    I find this 10.0.2 very glitchy I’ve had problems with my three devices sinking and other little problems here and there!! I hope that Apple will fix this!! I have an iPhone 5s and I’m just wondering if my phone is too old and it’s creating problems for that reason. I don’t intend to get a new phone until next year!

    Reply

  13. Sarah

    10/13/2016 at 4:18 am

    Battery life almost dropped by half. Problems messages and apps. This is driving me crazy. Please fix this Apple or I’m gonna consider switching back to an android device. I’m tired of constantly charging my phone…

    Reply

  14. sdan

    10/13/2016 at 5:14 pm

    It sounds as though there is nothing good about it.It is no better than the explosive Galaxy.

    Reply

  15. Kamal Verma

    10/13/2016 at 11:00 pm

    battery life is dropped , one major problem is that I feel problem to search contact from contact list .
    once I off then on my phone then search works for one or two times then again it will not work only shows not found.
    please solve this problem

    Reply

  16. Diane Abernathy

    10/14/2016 at 12:03 pm

    Having problems deleting Voice Messages, and not receiving emails to my hotmail.com account. Big thumbs down for me!

    Reply

  17. Jake T

    10/16/2016 at 6:14 pm

    Keyboard is glitchy on my 5s. If i accidentally hit the globe icon by the space bar, the emoji keyboard appears so i click abc to get back to the normal keyboard, and the keyboard flashes a couple times, and autocorrect is disabled. Have to tap the globe again to turn autocorrect back on.

    Reply

  18. Pk

    10/17/2016 at 12:35 am

    Wife’s 5s is having problems with the sound turning off during calls and media apps .

    Reply

  19. Steve

    10/17/2016 at 6:39 am

    Having issues with network connectivity. Problems started after the upgrade to 10.0.2.

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  20. Mary D

    10/17/2016 at 7:37 am

    I can’t copy text messages any more! Only send “? !! …” etc back to sender. Any idea how to disable/revert this function?

    Reply

  21. JhayRhed

    10/17/2016 at 5:56 pm

    having issues with wifi and network connectivity. even i have fast internet connection my 5s is very very slow

    Reply

  22. Wendy DarJean

    10/18/2016 at 10:35 am

    My 5s worked perfectly fine prior to the 10.02 update. It immediately began to drain my battery. I could not go 30 minute before it went from 100% to dead. The HOME button no longer works and I cannot exit any applications. From the locked screen, I put in my passcode and it does not go to the home screen but to the camera. I am could not get out under any circumstance because the HOME button does not work. So, finally I took it into the Apple store, would you believe they denied a trade-in because the battery is swollen from over-charging! Now they caused the problem but have refused to take credit for the aftermath… I am so mad I could spit!

    Reply

  23. Thomas Winborne

    10/18/2016 at 3:46 pm

    can not cut off keyboard sounds under settings/sounds/keyboard even after rebooting device.

    Reply

  24. MITCH LELAND

    10/19/2016 at 2:08 pm

    The upgrade has dropped some of my contacts from my contact list, grrrr. Also the song and dance to open your phone is troublesome, can you say a pain… I can’t believe they they would put this out there without more testing.

    I think most people who own a 5 are happy, if they weren’t they would buy the 6. So leave it alone…

    Reply

  25. Dave

    10/20/2016 at 12:02 am

    My screen goes in and out of focus constantly since update.

    Reply

  26. Dash

    10/20/2016 at 6:55 am

    there is no control center and so there is no blue tooth or flash light, rest finger does not work and home button need to push 2-3 time to get home screen.

    Reply

  27. Vikas Beriwall

    10/20/2016 at 11:27 am

    Now I’m not able to use my passcode, how can I reset my phone without passcode?

    Reply

  28. Capt Bogart

    10/20/2016 at 4:26 pm

    The update 10 made my 5S a piece of junk. Battery lost 20% of its life. No security on the phone. The texting no longer auto completes. Blue tooth in cars touchie, maybe works, maybe not. Iphone 5S very sluggish. Sometimes the wifi’s work, sometimes not. Had this phone for 20 months and never a issue until update 10.

    Reply

  29. Uzair chaudary

    10/30/2016 at 1:40 am

    The back camera of my phone has stoped working since i updated it to ios 10.1 my flash light stops working i have to restart my phone to make it work for a while

    Reply

  30. Alicia Hunt

    11/03/2016 at 1:43 pm

    I updated my 5s to ios 10.0.1 and had problems with the camera and adding another fingerprint. I updated to 10.1.1 today and my phone turned into a brick – I finally got it into DPU mode, and I’m trying to restore it, but it won’t restore, it keeps giving me error 9, and now error -18. Any ideas?

    Reply

  31. John Billam

    11/03/2016 at 4:31 pm

    Bring back the Swipe opening! I don’t want the widgets I want the swipe which was easy and slick. Now its a pain to have to keep pressing the home button.

    Reply

  32. tiny

    11/06/2016 at 11:58 am

    im using iphone 6 and the moment i had the 10.1.1 update i had to restore my ios as it just froze in the middle of the update then after restarting the phone ,i encountered the support.apple.com/iphone/restore issue. i think that apple is not reliable anymore when it comes to update, they are doing it just to beat competitors but the quality isn’t there anymore,

    Reply

  33. dhaanu

    11/11/2016 at 3:54 am

    Am using 10.1.1
    My iphone gets heated??
    Is os update the reason??
    Pls do reply me!

    Reply

  34. Kieran Farrell

    11/18/2016 at 5:50 pm

    I love my iphone 5s finger print only works after u put ur Passover in first then use finger print.. It’s a great phone it keeps me up to date with everything that’s going on I love it

    Reply

  35. Blain Tolland

    12/05/2016 at 10:22 am

    Ever since I have downloaded the latest update 10.1.1 my phone (5s) has a very hard time opeing up. Holding down my thumb print is not opening the phone and the passcode pad to enter my code takes for ever now to open. I also have noticed several of my Apps. aren’t working properly. This update has done nothing but make my phone almost unuseable. Is there a new update that will fix these problems soon?

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  36. Susanna Finch

    12/10/2016 at 4:45 pm

    Since updating to 10.1.1 my 5s is very difficult to actually make a phone call. The touch seems to be faulty on using the phone. OK on everything else. Agree about the swipe missing. I tried the thumb print but then I got the voice control come up and then it randomly tried to ring someone. Help!

    Reply

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