1. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    So my wife is still using an iPhone 5S, and I still have her on 8.4.1 since that was the last of the great OS versions.

    I've been reading some good things about 9.2.1, and I'm already running it on my 6s Plus without issue, but not sure if I should put it on my wife's 5S or not.

    She hardly does anything on the phone though. Talk, Text, camera, banking APP, and maybe Google searches I think is the extent of her iPhone usage.

    So far her phone still runs great on 8.4.1, and I doubt there is anything new in there that would benefit her, but I just like things to be running the last version of things.

    So is it worth while to update it?
    Last edited by maskedcarrot; 01-25-2016 at 09:37 PM.
    01-25-2016 06:21 PM
  2. WaveGod's Avatar
    I just got my iPhone 5S about a month ago, so I cannot speak on 8.4.1, but my phone is on 9.2.1 and everything has been running great for me. My typical usage includes iMessage and texting periodically throughout the day, light browsing, Twitter and Instagram. I would say go for it.
    01-25-2016 08:56 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So my wife is still using an iPhone 5S, and I still have her on 8.4.1 since that was the last of the great OS versions.

    I've been reading some good things about 9.2.1, and I'm already running it on my 6s Plus without issue, but not sure if I should put it on my wife's 5S or not.

    She hardly does anything on the phone though. Talk, Text, camera, banking APP, and maybe Google searches I think is the extent of her iPhone usage.

    So far her phone still runs great on 8.4.1, and I doubt there is anything new in there that would benefit her, but I just like things to be running the last version of things.

    So is it worth while to update it?
    Keep in mind that features aren't the only focus of an iOS update. They also include security-related enhancements.
    01-25-2016 09:12 PM
  4. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    Keep in mind that features aren't the only focus of an iOS update. They also include security-related enhancements.
    It's not really features I am thinking about, I am mainly worried about performance.
    01-25-2016 09:38 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm running iOS 9.2.1 on my 5s. It's fast and runs great with no problems.
    01-25-2016 10:14 PM
  6. Fit24's Avatar
    If I had a 5S I'd want to download the latest update.
    01-25-2016 11:04 PM
  7. jjfad's Avatar
    9.2 is even snappier on the 5s compared with 8.x
    01-29-2016 08:15 PM
  8. Keldog's Avatar
    9.2.1 is slower on the 5S. Period. That being said, it's not too bad. It freezes up sometimes on me, but I guess you just get used to it.
    02-01-2016 07:50 PM
  9. JobSteves's Avatar
    I'd stay with 8.4.1 simply because the podcast app was actually decent. The one on 9.0 and above is pure garbage.
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    02-10-2016 05:44 PM
  10. eSport's Avatar
    Just updated my iPhone 5s (7.0.1) - purchased new in Jan 2014 to 9.2.1

    At this stage its seems a little slower, almost hesitant, albeit my 5s is used as a 2nd device.
    02-13-2016 02:05 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm, it's odd to me that responses are so mixed here. Just ordered one (not directly from apple) and I'm not sure what update it will come with. I guess I will see, but it's hard to know what to expect.
    02-25-2016 09:42 AM
  12. Slammed925's Avatar
    I have a 5 on 8.2...leaving it as I have 2 5s on 9.2 will battery issues however not sure if software or phone issue.
    02-29-2016 12:04 AM

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