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People Are Reporting Issues With The Latest IOS Version—So You Might Want To Wait To Update

Your best bet could be to just wait and see how this all plays out.

If you’ve been putting off your iPhone iOS 11.4 update (because when is your battery ever at 50 percent?), then you may want to hold off even longer. The latest update apparently has a bug that has left some users with phones that are running out of juice far more quickly than they did before the update.

One thread on Apple’s support forum has already accumulated 35 pages of iOS 11.4 users complaining about the excessive battery drain on their phones after they’ve updated.

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If you want to play it safe, you can, of course, sit tight until Apple works out all of the kinks that may or may not be related to iOS 11.4. That might mean holding out for iOS 11.4.1 — and keeping your fingers crossed that there aren’t any issues with that version — or even installing the beta of iOS 12 instead.

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In most instances, tech gurus caution against testing out a beta version of an operating system on your main device, though many users are finding that iOS 12 is holding up better than iOS 11. Some people who downloaded the beta version, like @CubeCDm, are reporting that iOS 12 is actually super fast.

This isn’t the first time Apple has had reported issues with the iOS 11 version updates. In fact, according to BGR, iOS 11 has been “Apple’s most problematic mobile software release in many years.”

If you want to try out iOS 12 but aren’t signed up for the Apple Beta Software Program, you can head on over and sign up. From there, you’ll receive instructions on how to download and install the iOS 12 beta version on the iPhone or iPad. Apparently, Siri shortcuts, popular app updates (for example, Apple News, Voice Memo and iBooks), grouped notifications and animated emojis (animojis) are all in store for users who opt for iOS 12.

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Then again, you could also do nothing and wait to see what happens. Because if there’s one thing you can bet on it’s that there’s always something new just around the corner when it comes to the iPhone.