Ever since Apple released iOS 6 on Saturday it’s been a firestorm of bad experiences from users across every device that was capable of being upgraded to iOS 6, and even those who couldn’t upgrade to iOS 6.
And apparently, now that we are just about four full days into the new iOS 6 upgrade, people are looking to jump ship and eject back to greener grass back in 5.1 land.
I can certainly appreciate your frustration. I understand how frustrating it is not to be able to connect to your WiFi, not having all of your contacts, having to manually install the new YouTube app… I get it, it’s inconvenient.
But let me be a voice of reason here for moment and give you three real good reasons not to go down the path of restoring your device back to 5.1.
#1: It might not work
Let me be completely frank with you here. There are no shortages of “how to” blog posts out there that supposedly walk you through – step by step – how to demote iPhone or iPad down to iOS 5.1. But then it only takes a few more seconds to read down through the comments at all the people that are now even more pissed off because they wasted five hours of their time and it still doesn’t fix anything.
Let me tell you right now – save yourself the stress and headache of trying to downgrade. After all, Apple will be rolling out some fixes shortly and will get you all up to speed.
#2: It’s complicated
Again, reading through all of the “how to’s” today and some of them make me feel like I need a PhD in Computer Science just to make it work. Again, save yourself the trouble, stress, and heartache and leave it alone for right now.
Try waiting just a few days to see if Apple comes out with updates that fixes all your issues.
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#3: This is Apple’s first attempt at maps
For a lot of people, everything else is perfect except for Apple’s map app. They were able to upgrade their iPhone or iPad to iOS 6; they have all of their contacts; their WiFi is working perfectly; but, the maps isn’t Google Maps, and what they do see is all messed up.
Let me ask you… for the average user, does it really matter that Apple’s new map app is currently a complete disaster? Obviously, Apple is hiring Google Map engineers left and right to fix the issue so you know, if nothing else, that a fix is coming.
So I don’t really think it’s worth going through the pain and trouble of downgrading from iOS 6 back to iOS 5.1.
Those all just my thoughts, of course. But what do you think? Do you think it’s worth just hanging in there and waiting for Apple to start releasing their patches?