iOS 11 has been out in the wild for all iOS users just about a month now. During that time there have been plenty of complaints about the performance of Apple’s newest mobile operating system. Users have been complaining about WiFi issues, messaging bugs, a home button response delay, and battery life problems. The issues have left some users wanting to downgrade from iOS 11 to an older version. Of course, there are also plenty of users who are enjoying iOS 11 and the new features it brings including Apple Maps improvements, Control Center customization, Siri improvements, and more.
Now, we have another update to iOS 11 that aims to make the software a better experience for users who may have been running into issues. iOS 11.0.3 was released by Apple with some bug fixes that address issues that have been popping up for users who made the leap to iOS 11. Here are the changelog notes from Apple:
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– Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices
– Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts
That’s it. No mention of the battery life problems that have been sucking the juice out of some iOS devices that were recently updated. However, this update should come as welcome news for those who were experiencing one of the above issues. Apple has also mentioned that the security patches in iOS 11.0.3 are the same as previous iOS 11 versions so there haven’t been any changes in that regard.
If you are incredibly disappointed to see that there is no explicit change to address battery life problems and other bugs; don’t worry. Sometimes companies will release an update that makes some changes in the background but they won’t outline the changes in the changelog. If Apple came across a rogue process that was causing battery life problems then they would likely quietly fix it and push out the update. This would be especially true for iOS 11.0.3 because Apple has yet to officially acknowledge any battery life issues relating to upgrading to iOS 11. With that said; I haven’t run into any posts online from people who saw a great improvement in battery life after updating to iOS 11.0.3. In fact, regarding battery life, I have only seen posts with people saying that they did not notice any improvement at all after installing the update.
So… If you are experiencing battery life issues then it looks like you may have to continue waiting. However, if you were an iPhone 6S user having trouble with your touchscreen then the iOS 11.0.3 update is probably a very welcome one for you. To install the update simply go into your “Settings” app, tap on “General” and then tap on the “Software Update” section.
Have you installed iOS 11.0.3 on your device? Notice any major changes or is it pretty much the same as iOS 11.0.2 for you? Let us know your experience in the comments section below!