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Update or not?  The dilemma

159 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 3:01 PM by ReganLow RSS
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Jan 29, 2013 2:17 PM

So they've released 6.1. Is it worth updating or do I hang off?  I had lots of problems with battery drain....ended up with a replacement phone and setting up as a new phone which ticked me off as I had text messages I wanted to keep.  This improved battery life whilst on standby but it drains more quickly than d like whilst in use.  I've noticed a few people saying 6.1 hasn't improved things, a few seem to be worse off.  What's the consensus? 

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,290 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to ReganLow)

    ReganLow wrote:

      What's the consensus?


    Wrong place to ask that question. This place is like a hospital emergency room, the only people that come here are users with issues. That's like asking in an emergency room if anyone is OK.


    Look, I've been messing with iPhones since day one, and never have had a problem with any iOS update, nor do I know anyone that has. I manage a number of iOS devices & none of them have ever had any issues. This is true for millions of users all over the world.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to ReganLow)

    If you use Match, you definitely want to upgrade, because 6.1 fixed a lot of the bugs they introduced with 6.


    If you have an iPhone 5, they've expanded LTE coverage

    If that affects you, you probably want to upgrade


    If it's really important to you to have an all-day event on April 1, then you probably want to updgrade so your March calendar won't crash (I think that goes down as one of the weirder bugs in computing history; I suspect it was due to some sort of April Fool's Day Easter Egg gone wrong). 


    Otherwise, there's no particular hurry.  No reason not to wait a few days to see if any huge problems are found.


    For the record, my experiences were not nearly as wjosten.  I had about a 50% success rate with iOS updates prior to iOS 5 (where "failure" = "had to restore phone"), but since iOS 5, I've never personally had a problem.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,670 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to wjosten)

    wjosten: Curious... good expereince with a 4S moving from iOS5 to iOS6?  No wifi problems?  I've got four of them I need to update and I'm concerned about the wifi dropouts.  I know it's a small percentage but I like iOS5 so much, I've not been tempted to update until now.  Thanks.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,290 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to paulcb)

    Lets see....8 4S's in my family...all updated...none have ever had any issues with anything. Like I said, I don't know anyone that's ever had an issue with any update.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,670 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to wjosten)

    OK, thanks.


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