Apple’s iOS 11.3.1 update is treating our iPhone 6s well, but some users are reporting problems with the current version of iOS 11.
The iPhone 6s iOS 11.3.1 update comes a bug fix for iPhone 8 users and security patches for everyone else. If you value your security, you should consider downloading iOS 11.3.1 onto your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus right now.
If you’re dealing with problems on iOS 11.3 or below, the iOS 11.3.1 update could improve your device’s performance. There’s also a chance it’ll have a negative effect on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. iOS 11.31 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 lots of other issues.
There’s no telling what you might encounter during the install or after you get iOS 11.3.1 on board so you need to approach the update with caution.
If you’re upgrading from iOS 11.3, 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 11.3.1 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 11.3.1 problems, iOS 11.3.1’s changes, and what you can expect from Apple moving forward.
It also includes fixes for iPhone 6s iOS 11.3.1 problems, iPhone 6s iOS 11.3.1 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 11.3.1 update’s performance on our iPhone 6s.
iPhone 6s iOS 11.3.1 Impressions & Performance
Our transition from iOS 11.3 to iOS 11.3.1 took about seven minutes. The download took less than a minute 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 11.3.1 update for several days now and we haven't run into any major problems. Most iPhone 6s users should install it.
Battery life is holding up. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain during our normal routine. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular data all appear to be acting normal as well.
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. At least not yet.
Overall, iOS 11.3.1 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 11.3.1 right now.