iOS Users May Regret Going to 11
Updated: October 18, 2017 12:00PM UTC
By David Jones
Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017
Blowback over Apple's iOS 11 upgrade has been increasing, despite an update that was supposed to solve battery drainage issues and a large number of other glitches but apparently has not done the job.
Apple officially launched iOS 11 on September 19, but problems quickly became apparent, prompting the company to roll out iOS 11.0.1 just a week later.
iOS 11 provides immersive augmented reality functionality to iPhones and iPads, as well as a redesigned App Store, enhanced Siri, a Do Not Disturb feature for drivers, and the ability to share playlists in Apple Music.
However, iPhone users have reported a host of problems with the new operating system, including a high rate of battery drainage, installation problems, slow speeds, and problems with WiFi and Bluetooth. The issues are so prevalent that many users reportedly have reverted to iOS 10.3.3.
iOS updates typically run into issues due to Spotlight re-indexing, according to Wandera La Porta, content marketing lead at Wandera.
However, the scanning technology used for the new Animoji and iPhone X Face ID relies heavily on the camera, which is known to suck battery life, she wrote in an online post.