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8 Things to Know About the iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 Update

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Apple’s new iOS 11.4.1 update is treating our iPhone 6s models well, but some users are reporting problems with the latest version of iOS 11.

The iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 update comes with a few notable changes including a new security feature, key bug fixes, and important security patches. If you’re dealing with issues and/or want to protect your phone, you should consider downloading iOS 11.4.1 on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus right now.

The iOS 11.4.1 update could improve your device’s performance. There’s also a chance it’ll have a negative effect. The iOS 11.4.1 update is causing a variety of problems for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users.

Some of these problems are minor bugs, but we’re also hearing about weird battery drain, lag, issues with first and third-party apps, and UI lag.

There’s no telling what you might encounter during the install or after you get iOS 11.4.1 on board so you need to approach the update with caution.

If you’re upgrading from iOS 11.4, you get the shortest list of changes. If you’re coming from an older version of iOS 11 or Apple’s iOS 10 operating system, your iOS 11.4.1 update will be much larger thanks to the features and fixes from iOS 11 updates you missed.

Our walkthrough will take you through everything you need to know about the download and installation. It addresses iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 problems, iOS 11.4.1’s changes, and what you can expect from Apple moving forward.

It also includes fixes for iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 problems, iPhone 6s iOS 11.4 downgrade info, and some information about the iOS 11 jailbreak.

Before we get into all of that we want to give you some quick impressions of the iOS 11.4.1 update’s performance on our iPhone 6s.

iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 Impressions & Performance

iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 Impressions & Performance

Our transition from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.4.1 took about seven minutes to complete. The download took a couple of minutes and the installation process took about five minutes to finish up.

If you're coming from an older version of iOS, say iOS 11.2.6, your download and installation will take a lot longer

We've been using the iPhone 6s iOS 11.4.1 update for several days now and we haven't run into any major problems. 

Battery life is currently holding up. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain during our daily use. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular data all appear to be working normally.

The iPhone 6s in our possession feels pretty fast and stable though we have seen occasional choppiness when opening and closing folders. 

We haven't noticed any lag when pulling up the new Control Center or Notification Center and we haven't noticed any random reboots or lockups.

Our core apps, which include Asana, Slack, and Chrome, are running well. We haven't noticed any major problems with their performance.

Overall, iOS 11.4.1 is looking pretty good on the iPhone 6s. If you're dealing with problems on an older version of iOS 11, you should definitely consider a move to the new firmware. 

If you need some additional feedback about the upgrade, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.4.1 right now

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  5. Yaseen

    03/03/2018 at 8:56 am

    After updating my 6s Plus my Battery is at 88% within 10 minutes. When it reaches 40% it just droppes down in 10s till 5%. Put phone on charge in 5 to 10 minuets it’s charged to 40%… take it off charge it last 10min to empty again. Don’t know if I should reset my phone or wait for an update. I have tried hard boot but does not seem to help.

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