People who own old iPhones often wonder if they should upgrade when a new version of iOS is available. The biggest concern for older iPhone users is that the need for older hardware to keep up with the latest features may slow down or consume more power. The 5S is the oldest version of the iOS 12 that can be upgraded, and the A7 processor-powered phone was released in 2013. The question is, should the iPhone 5S upgrade iOS 12?
When Apple launched iOS 12, it highlighted the system's performance features, including smoother animation, faster application startup speed and keyboard display speed. According to Apple's statistics, in iOS 12, applications start up 40% faster, load twice faster, and keyboard display 1.5 times faster than before. Activating cameras from the lock screen interface is also a key part of iOS 12, and Apple says it's about 70% faster on the iPhone 6 Plus.
You've probably seen a lot of tests of iOS 12 upgrade for old models of the iPhone. CNET, the foreign media, conducted some real-world tests of the 5S running iOS 12 again this week. The results show that iOS 12 makes the 5S faster than iOS 11. Apart from opening maps, iOS 12 opens Instagram, mail, Safari and other applications faster than iOS 11, and the lock screen interface enters the camera and Siri responds faster. Here are some details of the test:
IOS 12 has many functions that can only be used on the new iPhone. Animoji, Memoji, AR application support and other functions will not appear on the 5S of the iPhone. But Patrick Holland, CNET's editor, stresses that some new features, such as the control center's non-interference mode and screen usage time, can also be achieved on the iPhone 5s, the oldest model of the iPhone supported by iOS 12.
Patrick Holland also lists several noteworthy new features iOS 12 brings to the iPhone 5s, including notification grouping, Siri shortcuts, FaceTime voice group chat, custom control centers and new battery usage maps. According to Patrick Holland, it takes about 2GB of free space to install iOS 12, but apart from that, the upgrade of iOS 12 on the 5S doesn't require much thought. It shouldn't be so difficult to make this decision. The system is a gift from Apple to the 5S users of the iPhone.
Finally, did your iPhone 5S upgrade iOS 12? Have you found any advantages and disadvantages after upgrading? Let's talk together.