iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 Update: 9 Things to Know After 12 Days

We continue our look at Apple’s 9.3.4 with a dive into the most important things to know about the 5s 9.3.4 at the two week mark.

Apple continues to support the 9 operating system as we push deeper into the year toward the release of its next big update for , iPad and iPod touch.

The company recently pushed out an iOS 9.3.3 update to the iPhone 5s and other iOS 9 devices only to replace it a few later with a brand new iOS 9.3.4 update.

The iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 is small but it delivers one important change that tightens security. It’s tiny but there is a lot to know about the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 update.

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The iOS 9.3.4 update delivers a single security patch for an exploit discovered by the Pangu jailbreak team. Well, that is if you’re coming from Apple’s iOS 9.3.3 update.

If you are jumping up to iOS 9.3.4 from something older than the iOS 9.3.3 update you’ll encounter a much larger update thanks to the changes on board iOS 9.3.2, iOS 9.3.1, and iOS 9.3.

This roundup is going to help you get familiar with the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 update. It will provide you with updated feedback about the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 update’s performance, details about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, tips to help you get it installed, a look at current iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 problems, and more.

iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 Update: Impressions & Performance

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We’ve spent about two weeks or so with the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 update and the aging former flagship is performing quite well in key areas like battery life, connectiity, and speed. Before we get to performance, we want to touch on the installation.

It shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to download
and install if you’re coming from iOS 9.3.3. If you’re coming from an older update, it’ll take a little bit longer. We didn’t run into any installation problems with the upgrade. 

As for the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.4 update’s performance, we haven’t noticed any abnormal battery drain during regular use and we don’t expect that to change in the weeks ahead. If you are seeing issues, there’s a good chance it’s not iOS 9.3.4 causing the problem.

We haven’t experienced any issues with Wi-Fi, AT&T’s 4G/LTE networks or Bluetooth. We’ve successfully paired the iPhone 5s, and its new update, with several different routers, ISPs, and Bluetooth devices. We haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. 

The iPhone 5s in our possession is still fast with the iOS 9.3.4 update on board. There’s still a little bit of sluggishness when using Control Center (this was also an issue for us on iOS 9.3.3), and the keyboard occasionally stalls, but that’s the only noticeable UI lag we’ve seen. 

If you’re coming from iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2, or iOS 9.3.3 you’ll definitely want to consider upgrading to the iOS 9.3.4 update. 

If you’re coming from something older, it’s a total judgement call. Dig into feedback and its features and decide if the upgrade is worth it for you and your device.

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