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10 Things to Know About the iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 Update



Last week, Apple pushed its iPhone iOS 8.4.1 update on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company’s latest update doesn’t have a huge change log but there are some important things to know about it. Today, we want to take a look at the iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 update and tell you what you need to know if you own Apple’s former flagship.

When iOS 8.4 rolled out in late June, many thought it would be the company’s last iOS 8 release. It was stable on most iPhones and iPads and it arrived just a few weeks ahead of Apple’s rumored iOS 9 release date in September. As we know now, iOS 8.4 won’t serve as final piece of the bridge to the iOS 9 update.

That honor will likely go to the iOS 8.4.1 update that Apple released at the tail end of last week. iOS 8.4.1 had been in the company’s beta for a month before Apple opted to release it to owners of iOS 8 powered iPhones, iPads and iPod touches all around the world.


iOS 8.4.1 isn’t a large update. It’s 50MB in size and it comes with some fixes for very specific problems. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t know about it. There are several key details that we think iPhone and iPad users need to know both before and after installing the upgrade.

As we’ve pushed deeper into August, we’ve started to learn more about the iOS 8.4.1 update and its performance. We’ve also been taking a look at Apple’s individual iOS 8.4.1 updates including the iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 release. Our impressions include details about battery life, Wi-Fi and more.

Today we want to go a step further and take a look at the most important things to know about iOS 8.4.1 for iPhone 5. This roundup covers the right now and it also covers what you need to know as we push towards the unconfirmed iPhone 5s iOS 9 release date.

iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 Performance

iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 Performance

The first thing you should know about the iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 update is that we've been using it for just about a week now and we've been having a solid experience with Apple's latest update.

We've been using the iOS 8.4.1 update on an aging iPhone 5s model, one that has endured numerous iOS updates. And so far, the iPhone 5s iOS 8.4.1 update on our version of the device is holding up quite nicely. 

We haven't run into any battery life issues or problem with connectivity nor have we noticed any major game-changing bugs. The iPhone 5s' latest iOS 8 update is extremely stable and that doesn't come as much of a surprise. iOS 8.4.1 is building on a solid foundation and it went through a month long beta. 

We expect the update to remain stable in the weeks leading up to its next update, an update that's expected to be the iPhone 5s iOS 9 update. 

While this feedback in valuable, we do recommend branching out for feedback from other iPhone 5 iOS 8.4.1 users. Apple's discussion forums are great place to start digging for feedback and you might want to check out Apple-centric forums.

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