Very recently, Apple released its update, the iOS 8.1.1 for iPad, iPod touch, and the iPhone. With its problems and users looking forward to feedback, here are a few things this aging phone should know about the most recent iOS 8 update. A few months back, Apple brought out the iOS 8.0, but it failed to deliver the immense overhaul which distinguished the iOS 7 update last year, though there are new and important features such as better notifications, Camera, a new keyboard, Apple Pay and some changes to iMessage.
As is the case with any software update, iOS 8 came with problems and bugs. Since the last 2 months, Apple has ironed them out with various incremental upgrades. The latest iOS 8 upgrade offers bug fixes for problems with iOS 8. There are also performance improvements for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s. Although there are advantages, the iOS 8.1.1 came with problems, making users to move to iOS 8.1.
Review – iOS 8.1.1
There are a few reasons why you might not want to mount the iOS 8.1 Update. This update records a noteworthy fall in terms of speed. All the transitions and animations that would be seamless, fluid and smooth are slow and clunky now. While the iPhone 5 does not crawl, there is a noteworthy sluggishness that was unavailable with the iOS 8.0.2, iOS 7.1.2, iOS 8.0, or iOS 8.0.1. While the exact cause of the problem is yet to be ascertained, it is obvious that there is a significant reduction in the speed after any of the upgrades of the iOS 8.1.
Speed is a very important element of having an iPhone and once you know that you cannot move backwards to anything beyond the iOS 8.1 upon making the move, it makes upgrading to the iOS 8.1.1 a difficult decision.
Here, it is best to wait for some time. While there cannot be an assurance that Apple will deal with the speed related issues with a forthcoming update, there is still room for it. The updates can affect the speed a lot, for better or bad which was highlighted with the iOS 7.1 update last year and the iOS 8.1 this year.
The iOS 8.2 update is on the pipeline and if you are among the ones who are hanging around on the iOS 8.0.2 and less, you might stay put as well. While that is a call no one else can take, the issues with speed are more than enough to ensure that the phone should be retired for good.
Problems with the iOS 8.1.1
Yes, there have been problems that were recorded with the iOS 8.1.1. The users of the iPhone 5 have come out to state that they have had their battery life affected in a negative way upon installing the latest iOS 8.1.1 update. This is what prompted reviewers to enlist the prospective fix of the issues during the days following its release. The users of iPhone 5 are also not contented with the Wi-Fi issues, experiencing a lot of problems with stability, drain of battery, constant crashes, errors with the Bluetooth and more.
Going Back to the iOS 8.1
At this very moment, you can get back to the iOS 8.1. What all the users of the iPhone 5 need to see is that they can get back to their iOS 8.1 in case they are really required to get over the iOS 8.1.1. This is an option that might not be available always, but then if you act faster and keep track of the latest news in the market, you can move backwards the iOS 8.1 update. There are many reasons for that.
One of them is that the iOS 8.1 was working well and by installing the iOS 8.1.1, things have changed drastically. The other reason could be jail breaking. The iOS 8.1.1 is not compatible with the Pangu Jailbreak, at least, not at the moment. This means you can take complete advantage of the features and tweaks that are available to the jailbreak users by getting back to the iOS 8.1.
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