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iOS 11 Slows Down & Crashes Apps, Depletes Battery, Disrupts UX On Some iPhones
By Yoon Sann Wong, 26 Sep 2017
Technical issues following an OS update aren’t uncommon, and this seems to be just the case for the new iOS 11. It appears that the enriched version isn’t working seamlessly for every iPhone user. Grievances with regards to slow-functioning apps, apps crashing, and more have surfaced in a thread on Reddit.
“Ever since I upgraded, launching apps is an absolute chore. Safari, Reddit, ESPN, Yahoo, texts, etc all have a terrible time opening. They either crash back to home, freeze and require closing the app or take well over a minute to load. I never had a single issue with my 7+ before last night and now suddenly it’s like this phone is stuck in quicksand. I’ve never had to hard reset this phone before but I’ve had to do it twice in the past two days,” says Reddit user ‘leejoness’.
Others responded to the Reddit thread sharing problems with music control in the lock screen, Spotify, Apple Music, and battery life.
Reddit user ‘Ida_auken’ added to the discussion saying, “My iPhone 7 did so well throughout the public beats until the last one or two. Now apps are slow, Snapchat is not functional when I open it via notifications, the Music app just crashed and my iPhone needs to be rebooted a few times a week. Battery life is suffering as well. I’m really surprised and quite frankly disappointed.”
For others, the disruptive iOS 11 meant switching back to iOS 10, which can be a tedious affair. This is what Reddit user ‘hurtmemore’ has had to do and mentions, “I just restored to 10.3.3. Without exaggeration it immediately felt better to be back on 10 than it has for the past week on 11. Messages are faster, launching Siri, safari, notes, even lock screen, control center, some animations, etc. I think they released an OS with bugs and poor optimization especially for older phones. And some questionable UI choices. Might try again in 11.1 or 11.2 but this is better for me right now.”
You can read the complete Reddit thread here and see some highlights from the post below.
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[via The Next Web, main image screenshot via Apple]
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