Do you want to know: Update to iOS 8.4 Or Not
After a few days of the arrival of the iOS 8.1.2, on this occasion, the user reviews are not entirely satisfactory when we talk about updating the iPhone 4S. We know that this problem arose since the arrival of iOS 8, although with the arrival of iOS 8.1 improved the experience and made many users go to that firmware version. The question is whether it is worthwhile to update to iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S.
After three months, there are still many iPhone 4S users still running iOS 7.1.2 and have not been able to decide whether it is worth upgrading to iOS 8 in this case to iOS 8.1.2. As we know, this latest version was specifically launched to solve the problems with the ringtones and other minor faults that might be enough for some users eventually decide to go from 7 to iOS 8.1.2 on your iPhone 4S.
We already know that Apple is currently working on the next version of iOS 8.2 which will be released next year, 2015, and is focused primarily on operating system compatibility with the new Apple Watch, however, it is possible that he may be able include some performance improvements for iPhone 4S. It is therefore important to consider if you want to update to iOS 8.1.2 iPhone 4S will have to wait until next year to have some further improvement year, as it is likely that Apple will not launch another update to its operating system Mobile in 2014, in this case iOS 8.1.3.
Installing iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S
For most users installing iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S is a simple process, because updating can be easily done on the device via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by connecting to the computer and making it via iTunes. However, there are also some users complained of the updating problems.
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These problems generally tend to arise during update via OTA, for this reason it is recommended to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 8.1.2 through iTunes, but not do that before backing up your iPhone 4S.
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Battery iPhone 4s with iOS 8.1.2
The battery life of the iPhone 4s after installing iOS 8.1.2 may be one of the weakest points of this update, at least according to what they have said some users. In fact, in the Apple Support forums some users have complained about the battery consumption drastically iPhone 4S after upgrading to iOS 8.1.2.
In these cases it would be advisable to do a clean install of the operating system, restoring and configuring the device as a new iPhone.
iPhone 4s, iOS 8.1.2 and WiFi connections, Bluetooth and Cellular
It seems that, despite improvement in performance, iOS 8.1.2 has affected WiFi connections from the iPhone 4S. While for some users is the first time that passes since they are using iOS 8 for others is a problem that has worsened with the new version, even commenting that the option to enable WiFi stays gray. The solution of this problem can happen by simply resetting the network settings and re-configure the WiFi networks. To do this simply go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings.
Moreover, there are some users that with the arrival of iOS 8.1.2 iPhone 4S have seen calls and connections to the data network or directly cut the device runs out of service, so we recommend that you back restoring the device, but first check if the fault is in the SIM card.
Finally, with regard to Bluetooth, it seems that there are no significant problems for the iPhone 4S with iOS 8.1.2.
How to troubleshoot iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S
There are also a number of problems related to iOS 8.1.2 , as we have been noted above that can be solved simply by restoring the device and installing a backup. In other cases, it is best that after restoring the iPhone 4S device is configured as a new one, as this could troubleshoot any backup is corrupt.
Speed Test: iOS 8.2 Beta vs iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S
Kabriolett, a YouTube user, did a speed test on iPhone 4S, between running iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.2 Beta 2. Watch the video about this test iOS 8.2 Beta vs iOS 8.1.2.
Is it advisable to install iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone 4S?
For users who are already using iOS 8 or iOS 8.1 on the iPhone 4S, it seems that iOS 8.1.2 is a good upgrade that could improve device performance and need not be affected by any of the above problems if not he wins above, they do not seem to be affecting widely to all devices.
If you’re still using the iPhone 4S with iOS 7 or iOS 7.1.2 would probably be best to wait before upgrading, since it seems that the new update still seems still a bit slower compared to iOS 7.1.2. So, unless it is really necessary, it seems that it is best to wait for the arrival of iOS 8.2 before upgrading the iPhone 4S.