Did the iOS 11 update slow down your iPhone?

Apple released iOS 11 more than a month ago, plenty of time to get some user feedback and push any emergency patches that could compromise the performance of the system.

But we keep on seeing and hearing reports about extremely stuttery performance of older iPhones running iOS 11. Even last year's iPhone 7 is reported to suffer from some bad slowdowns, something that usually Android phones have suffered from after rushed updates.

So... what is your experience with iOS 11 for iPhones from the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and earlier? Do you see a decline in perfrormance? How big of an issue is that? Let us know your experience - bad or good - and mention the iPhone model you are using in the comments right below.

Did the iOS 11 update slow down your iPhone?

Yes, it stutters really bad now
Yes, it stutters slightly more
Nope, still runs well
I use Android ;)



1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Hearing 11.1 has improved performance for many

4. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Same. It has made my iPhone 7 Plus even faster. Loving it! #KingCometh #iPhoneX

12. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Do you have to mention iPhone X in all your comments ? By the way don't buy it if you have a twin lol

17. mikehunta727 unregistered

Depends on your twin, some twins weren't able to get into Face ID together while some others did in testing across the internet, I guess having nearly identical jawline/eye structure is the biggest pointer in getting in And so what if you have a twin, that's your sibling, it's a lot easier to put someone's finger on their phone than having to have them look at Face ID module with their eyes open focusing towards the sensors If a thief wanted to get your phone and get in your phone unlocked, he simply waits until you have your phone unlocked/while you are using it

38. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's why pass code is there... So no worries at all.

20. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

No it hasn't. Just updated my iPhone to 11.1. Touch ID has become slow. Battery is draining fast. Heating a lot.

21. japjoe7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Mine has increase performance dramatically, such a pleasure now. Before I would have to wait a to tap on an app while switching, no delays whatsoever now.

32. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

I hope so because my iPad Pro dies every other day with barely any use. Very frustrating

52. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Update my device yesterday, didn't notice if it's get slower yet... Still i wish this fix apps crashing problems that still happens in 11.0.3. Too many updates and still unsolved, that's irritating.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I see you appeased the frequent commenters that always ask "Where's the I don't use this phone" option Good Call, but I'm sure there will still be complaints

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I hope all the people who use android actually voted for the correct option. Also apparently the iPhone X has implemented Samsung's smart stay feature.

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

Always take poll results on this site with a littttle grain of salt... Too many alts/etc

26. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

We all know that most android users around here also have at least 1 apple device with iOS 11 /s

49. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Well that's me, i still own my ipod and new ipad pro. Still prefer Android phone as my primary device & iPad? i think iPad doesn't have competitors.

6. torr310

Posts: 1698; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I use Android! LOL it would be fair if Android users don't vote for other choices.

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

I voted for Android as I rock a Note 8 for personal, But my work 7 Plus on iOS 11 was a little bit slower and stuttered a bit more compared to 10.3.3... 11.1 is suppose to be much improved over 11.0 so we will see

8. libra89

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I use Android but I also decided not to update my iPhone to iOS 11 in general...

9. dabeast1010

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2017

I do see more improvements. You will get the android trolls talking trash. They can’t accept the fact that people don’t want android os.

10. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

My sister's iPhone 5s is unusable after iOS 11 ..... I think this is all a strategy ... She told I can't use as a daily driver I want to upgrade .... Their stategy actually works I bought her a brand new Galaxy note 8 ....

55. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

As it seems most Android Fanatics' girlfriends or sisters or wives happen to have iPhones that they are unusable in any iOS.

57. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

It gets even better... I have never seen an iPhone-only survey post more than 1500 votes combined, and this survey has almost 2000 votes by people claiming to have iPhones, mostly skewed to the disgruntled end (hard to believe), and only 500 votes of people saying they have Android instead (this survey is about iPhone users, so why are we including Android users in the survey?). I was honest, and voted "I have Android." I suspect that there are some voters claiming to be iPhone users, and voting negatively about the iOS 11 update, even though they really don't have an iPhone, just so they can try to make the iPhone look bad. Or maybe they are just voting on behalf of their girlfriends/sisters/wives who do own iPhones? Or maybe I'm just paranoid?

61. japjoe7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Hmm...odd. I had my father update his 5s and his performance increased. I think a lot of these negative side effects are do to apps integration and not necessarily the IOS update itself.

14. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Where is an option I am still on iOS 10?

15. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

How many time the " upgrade to iOS 11 now " notification pop up daily ??

62. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

none becuase i disabled automatic updates

19. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I have an iPhone 6 and works good, a little stutter the first week after upgrading, but now it's pretty smooth, no other problems I can see for now. On the other hand, my gf's iPhone 6s+ is having a horrible battery life and some connection failures. I think I was lucky with this update :)

22. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A stutter every now and then but overall still pretty smooth.

23. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

I don't use iPhone, I'm a Galaxy user, but my sister noticed little lags in certain apps on iOS 11

27. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

I have definitely seen some weird performance-related issues on my iPhone 8 actually. Like, sometimes when I unlock the phone and the animation of the icons happens it gets weirdly janky. Like, it's not a smooth flow like normal, but as if it's missing certain frames. Then when I scroll it's a similar situation. It's not that it's laggy, because my touches ARE responsive, it's that the framerate or something drops.

28. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

No problem with 11.1 on a iPhone 7+, so far. I noticed battery drain and bluetooth issues after 11.0 that got better with 11.0.1 and then 11.0.2. I did a local iTunes backup before going to 11.0.3, I did an Erase all Content and Settings, and then restored the phone from the backup.

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