Apple released iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1 and macOS High Sierra in September bringing new features to your iPhone, iPad and Mac. All of these free updates are also very likely to annoy you, prevent you from getting work done and break things you use every day.
While we haven’t seen a bricked iPhone or Mac from iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra yet, we’ve lost a lot of productivity dealing with bugs, problems and other issues during the last week that are frustrating to a tech expert, and likely very aggravating to a regular user.
These include awful battery life, incredibly bad iOS 11 performance on the iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 11, Apple HomeKit deciding to randomly flash all the lights in our house for 15 minutes and most recently a 2016 MacBook Pro that cannot properly render webpages, connect to external displays properly or even show something other than a gray screen on the laptop without three restarts. Our Apple TV is even deciding that tvOS 11 is a good excuse to crash and need rebooted.
After three months and countless betas you’d expect a system that mostly works, but this time around Apple’s iOS and macOS updates bring too many problems. There’s no need for a macOS High Sierra review when the most basic things like showing content on a screen can’t be counted on reliably.
— Gabor Halasz (@gaborthefisher) September 26, 2017
MacOs High Sierra mi da problemi con i monitor esterni :( pic.twitter.com/FfZLCZWicl
— Federico Turati (@turaz) September 28, 2017
— Pourya Daneshvar (@dane5hvar) September 26, 2017
Even if you are excited about the new macOS High Sierra features, there are too many issues in this series of releases to recommend that the average user upgrade to either of these services until Apple is able to fix these problems.
You can downgrade from macOS High Sierra to macOS Sierra if you want a reliable computer system until Apple fixes this, but you are better off not upgrading to macOS High Sierra at all.
Install if You Have macOS Sierra Problems
Are you frustrated by macOS Sierra problems on your Mac? if you are upset about the WiFi performance, battery life or other random and annoying problems you may be able to fix them with the macOS High Sierra update. This is especially true now that many bugs are worked out months after the macOS High Sierra release date.
Apple adds a ton of new features, but that's not all. The macOS High Sierra update also includes tons of fixes for issues and bugs on macOS Sierra. Installing this free update may fix many of your Mac problems instantly.
If you are on OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra and things aren't working out right, this is a good time to consider an update. While there is a chance that problems will come over with the upgrade, there is a good chance that installing macOS 10.13 will fix many annoying problems.
Keep in mind that if your computer is acting up a lot, you may want to go through the longer process of doing a clean macOS High Sierra installation. This wipes your computer and takes longer to setup, but it can knock out problems that would otherwise stick around.