Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 for iPad and IPhone has been released, and iDevice users from all corners of the world are excited to give their devices an upgrade they know nothing about. The question is—why the rash?
If you’re among the few who haven’t (yet) upgraded their iPhone’s from say iOS 7 to iOS 8.1.1, please consider reading the rest of this article to learn something about what you’re about to do.
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If someone can take you a few months back, when we were all in buzz following the release of iOS 8, you can clearly see why we think installing iOS 8.1.1 right off the bat after its release is not a something you should be rushing into doing.
It all started when iPad and iPhone Users started complaining about the problems they were experiencing with their new iOS 8. In a desperate attempt to whip up a solution, Apple was forced to come up with an update that could fix some of the bugs. That way, the iOS 8.0.1 was developed. But it didn’t take long before the then new software was red-faced with serious touch ID issues, problems with Bluetooth connection and a series of other issues.
This pushed Apple to come up with iOS 8.0.2—a supposedly bug fixer, which managed to fix some of the bugs experienced. But it, too, came with a fair share of new problems. Seeing that, Apple went back to their kitchen and whipped up something that could, once and for all, shut down all the complaints directed on their OS. But sadly, that one failed as well as it stirred a series of new problems.
Now we have iOS 8.1.1, which [hypothetically] is the software update that should end all the problems experienced with iOS 8 and its updates in the recent past. Will it? That’s the question many skeptics are currently asking.
Ever since iOS 8.1.1 was released, many people have been vocal about it fixing some of the bugs they have been experiencing in the recent past. Of course, it does fix some of the issues, but it’s just a matter of days (maybe weeks) before the update itself starts unleashing chains of fresh problems. To avoid getting to a situation where you’d be wishing you never upgraded the iOS on your iPhone, it’s advisable to wait until all the excitement has calmed down before you can proceed and make the installation.
Another reason why you shouldn’t rush into installing iOS 8.1.1 is that is doesn’t categorically fix all the old problems experienced by iPhone and iPad users as alleged. For instance, there have been numerous reports pointing out how the software doesn’t fix the issue on WiFi connection as purported earlier on.
If you’re using iPhone 5 or anything below it, don’t bother checking if the update works on your IPhone. Of course it does work, but unless you’re prepared for the annoying lags on your phone’s home screen, this update is not for you.
iOS 8.11 wasn’t a major update. If anything, the only thing fostered on this update is its ability to fix bugs, which doesn’t necessarily require a software update. For instance, many users have had a solid success in fixing some of the Bluetooth issues by simply resetting all settings in their iPhones and iPads. To do this, simply go to “settings” then “General” before clicking on “reset” and finally “reset all settings.” This should be able to fix the Bluetooth connection errors in your iDevice.
iOS 8.1.1 doesn’t fix the random reboots experienced by users of iDevices. If you’ve been experiencing this problem on your iPhone, then consider resetting your phone instead of rushing to install iOS 8.1.1.
Lastly, if you’re planning to jailbreak on your iPhone, then considering sticking iOS 8.1 or even lower, as iOS 8.1.1 appears to have worked out all the exploits used by Pangu Jailbreak.