Are you ready to live on the edge? The iOS 11 public beta has just been released. After reviewing the latest iOS update at WWDC earlier in June, Apple released the first iOS 11 public beta, which means that everyone can get hold of the new software, months before it's released but there's a big catch. It's worth getting to what iOS 11 does actually give you with big improvements over its predecessor, iOS 10. Well, now the question that rises in the most of the minds of iOS users is that whether they should upgrade to this newer version or not and that is the reason we are compiling this article to let you decide.
Why Should Not You Upgrade My iPhone 6 to iOS 11?
Below in this article, we are discussing some of the reasons why you should think twice before installing iOS 11 on your iPhone 6 right away.
Compatibility Issues with Apps
iOS 11 is still in beta and the public version will be released in September. And with no doubt your iPhone 6, or all the other device model, will encounter issues. You can hit compatibility issues with third-party apps or built-in apps. For example, lots of uses say that they cannot send messages, including iMessages after they upgrade their iPhone 6 to iOS 11 beta. These compatibility issues are not the developer's fault; they still have to update their apps for iOS 11. They will only be able to fix the issues and push the updates to the App Store when Apple releases iOS 11 Golden Master. So if you are not ready for the compatibility issues, don't upgrade your iPhone 6 to iOS 11.
Downgrading from iOS 11 Will Be Hard
Apple warns users that they won't be able to downgrade back to the previous version. And yes we know some methods to downgrade iOS 13 to previous iOS version, but you have to notice that you can only downgrade your iPhone 6 from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.3.3, which is the latest public iOS version. And you just cannot downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.2 and previous versions.
So once you have upgraded your iPhone 6 to iOS 11 beta, either stick in with iOS 11, or put in your time and effort to downgrade to iOS 10.3.3.
Veil on Jailbroken Device
Last but not the least, if you have a jailbroken iPhone 6, then you should avoid to upgrade to iOS 11 beta. Jailbreak developers have teased an iOS 11 beta jailbreak and it's unclear if it is possible for early version of iOS 11. Nothing is confirmed. To be safe, just don't upgrade your iPhone 6 to iOS 11 beta for now.
Why Should You Upgrade iPhone 6 to iOS 11?
However, we also know that a huge number of new features in iOS 11 will change the way we use our iPhone 6. It was hard to keep up! Here, we've got a summary of each of the universal features that will make you to instantly upgrade your iPhone 6 to iOS 11.
Redesigned App Store
One of the biggest iOS 11 updates is the redesigned App Store. Launching the app will first take you to the new Today tab, which is designed to help with app discovery. You'll see new Collections, a Daily List centered around a particular theme, and even tutorials that show you how to do particular things in new apps.
New Messages features
iOS 11's Messages app has been updated with several new features including a new app drawer, which contains stickers, the new Apple Pay peer-to-peer feature that lets you pay contacts via iMessage, and lots more. Apple Pay's new feature still uses the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and money received will go into your Apple Pay Cash Card, which you can use for further Apple Pay payments or for transferring money back into your bank account.
New Camera features
The camera software also has lots of improvements, including improved image quality. Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus can be taken with Optical Image Stabilization, True Tone flash, and HDR, for example. A new Depth API is being released for developers, which means they'll be able to use the iPhone 7 Plus's camera to add more depth information to their app.
Control Centre, Lock Screen, and Notifications
Lock Screen and Notifications have now been combined into one screen, but more excitingly Control Centre has been redesigned and is finally more customizable. It now packs all of the features into one page and has new sliders. It also has 3D Touch to allow quick access to more settings and features, which looks like it's going to make life a lot easier.
iOS 11 Performance on iPhone 6
The performance of iOS 11 on iPhone 6 is another good issue to be discussed, based on the complaints by other iOS users it is analyzed that you may encounter some battery drain issue. AT&T's LTE and 4G networks are working normally as well. Their speeds are normal and we haven't experienced any dropped calls or data issues when browsing the web.
Some iPhone 6s users are complaining about user interface lag but iOS 11 beta 2 is actually pretty fast on our device.
Animations and transitions are fluid and when opening folders, opening apps, pulling up Control Center or pulling down the Notification panel from the top portion of the screen there is noticed a bit of lag when using the app switcher (multitasking) though it's infrequent.
These new features are appealing - the new dock and drag-and-drop interface tweaks seem particularly useful for multitasking, the camera changes will be very popular and AR seems fun if niche - and, well, it'll be free. We hope that after reading this article it would be easy now for most of the iOS users to decide they have either to upgrade to iOS 11 or stay with the older version iOS 10.