The iPhone 6 iOS 12.0.1 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 finally rolled out the first iOS 12 bug fix update to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the company’s new iOS 12.0.1 update brings bug fixes and security patches to the former flagships.
The iPhone 6 iOS 12.0.1 update is an exciting release, particularly for those dealing with iOS 12 issues, but it’s not without problems.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining about a variety of issues ranging from small bugs to severe battery drain. Some of these issues are new, some of them have carried over from iOS 12 and iOS 11.
We haven’t run into any game-changing bugs during our short time with iOS 12.0.1, but those thinking about upgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 12 or iOS 12.0 to iOS 12.0.1 need to be careful.
If you decide you hate iOS 12.0.1’s performance you can drop back down to iOS 12.0, but only for a short time. Apple will close up this downgrade path in the near future.
With all of that in mind we want to guide you through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone 6 iOS 12.0.1 update.
Our walkthrough goes over early problems and provides you with potential fixes. It also highlights the changes on board iOS 12.0.1, details some of the iOS 12.0.1 problems plaguing the two devices, and gives you a look ahead at what’s next for the iPhone 6 and iOS.
We’ve been using the iOS 12.0.1 update on the iPhone 6 for a short time and we want to start with a quick review of its performance on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 iOS 12.0.1 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 OS. And we're hoping the performance stays the same as we push into 2019. So far so good.
The iPhone iOS 12.0.1 update is fairly small and 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 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 and much crisper than iOS 11.
Battery life appears to be normal. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are working fine. We've run into a few problems with Chrome and the Twitter app, but nothing crazy. And we haven't noticed any catastrophic bugs or issues while running the new version.
Again, we're hoping this sticks. Problems can popup anytime, particularly on older devices utilizing old hardware.
If you're in need of additional feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.0.1 update right now.
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