In mid-July, Apple released its iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.3 update. As we push deeper into the summer we take a look at the most important things iPhone 4s users need to know about the latest update to the iOS 9 operating system.
In March, Apple rolled out its highly anticipated iOS 9.3 update. It went through an extensive beta but the update immediately caused problems for iPhone and iPad users. To address these bugs and others, Apple’s pushed out several more iOS 9.3 updates.
More recently, the company’s moved onto iOS 9.3.3. If you check for an update on your iPhone 4s right now you might get prompted to install the iOS 9.3.3 update.
If you’re coming from the iOS 9.3.2 update, iOS 9.3.3 is small with a short list of bug fixes and security patches. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3, your iOS 9.3.3 update is going to be a much larger update.
With that in mind we want to take a look at the most important things we think iPhone 4s users need to know about the iOS 9.3.3 update’s performance, its various problems, the iOS 9.3.2 downgrade, and what’s next for the iPhone 4s.
iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.3 Reviews
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We've been able to spend some quality hands-on time with many of Apple's other iOS 9.3.3 updates (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5 to name a few) but we haven't spent enough time to provide quality feedback about the iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.3 update. So, we must turn to the opinions of others.
As we push away from the iOS 9.3.3 release date we've seen iPhone 4s users from all over the world relay feedback about the iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.3 update's performance. And you should make it a point to dig into these mini reviews.
Per usual, iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.3 update reviews are mixed. While some users are seeing solid performance in key areas like battery life and connectivity, others are complaining about lag, freezes, and occasional stuttering.
Some users have said that they are sticking with the iOS 8 update, others are saying that the iOS 9.3.3 update solved some of the lag issues they had with earlier versions of Apple's iOS 9 operating system.
In other words, there is no clear cut answer which means anyone with an iPhone 4s needs to be extremely careful with this upgrade.
Dig into this feedback, dig into iOS 9.3's features, and decide if it's worth it to you and your device. For some of you, it might not be.