The iPhone 6’s iOS 12.1.1 update could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. While some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users will see a positive impact, others could see problems.
Apple’s rolled out a new point upgrade and the company’s iOS 12.1.1 update brings new features, bug fixes and security patches to the former flagships.
The iPhone 6 iOS 12.1.1 update is an exciting release (particularly for those of you dealing with problems) but some iOS 12.1.1 users are dealing with bugs and performance issues.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining about a variety of issues ranging from UI lag to app issues to severe battery drain. Some issues are new, some of them have carried over from iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.1, and iOS 11.
We haven’t run into any game-changing bugs during our time with iOS 12.1.1, but those of you thinking about upgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 12 or iOS 12.0/iOS 12.0.1/iOS 12.1 to iOS 12.1.1 need to be careful. This is particularly true now that Apple’s closed off the iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.0 and iOS 11 downgrade paths.
With that in mind we want to guide you through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone 6 iOS 12.1.1 update.
Our walkthrough goes over the iPhone 6’s iOS 12.1.1 problems and provides you with potential fixes. It also highlights the changes on board iOS 12.1.1, provides you with information about the iOS 12.1 downgrade, and gives you a look ahead at what’s next for the iPhone 6 and iOS 12.
We’ve been using the iOS 12.1.1 update on the iPhone 6 for an extended period of time and we want to start with a quick review of its performance on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 iOS 12.1.1 Impressions & Performance
We've been using the iPhone 6 since September, 2014. The first two years with the device were great, but the device's performance started to degrade over time. This is normal for old technology, but iOS 11 made things worse.
While some iPhone 6 users dealt with battery drain issues and connectivity problems, we spent most of our time on iOS 11 dealing with user interface lag.
Lag was virtually everywhere on iOS 11. We'd see it when we opened up apps, when we were typing on the keyboard, when we pulled up Control Center, when we were moving between home screens, and when we were using our core apps. We got used to it after awhile, but it was obviously far from ideal.
So when iOS 12 debuted in June and Apple made bold promises about improving performance, we were ecstatic. Leery, but ecstatic.
We've been using iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 since September and we've been blown away by the upgrades Apple's made to the operating system. iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1 and iOS 12.1 treated our devices well and iOS 12.1.1 is agreeable thus far.
The iPhone iOS 12.1.1 update is actually a fairly big update, several hundred megabytes though it should take you less than ten minutes to download on your device. We didn't run into any download or installation issues.
As for the iOS 12.1.1 update's performance, we've noticed little bit of lag in some areas (pulling up Control Center, keyboard), but the operating system still feels much faster than iOS 11.
Battery life appears to be normal. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are working fine. We've run into a few problems with Google Chrome and Netflix, but nothing crazy. We haven't noticed any catastrophic bugs either.
Our device still gets stuck in landscape mode on occasion, but that's the only annoying bug we've encountered thus far.
If you're in need of additional feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.1.1 update right now.
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