Apple released the iOS 8.1 last month for their iPhone devices. The newest update to their iOS 8, is supposed to provide new features, and bug fixes that help the iPhone 5S as well.

Many owners of the iPhone 5S are still iffy on should they upgrade to the latest iOS. So we will help you decide.

iPhone 5S Will Be More Stable

There were some noted issues with the iOS 8.1 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However for iPhone 5S users the upgrade has been seen as less buggy. This is quite the opposite in the past for older models upgrading.

However, since there have been no notable issues with the iOS 8.1 upgrade, you will be able to safely upgrade you iPhone 5S. However, over time there might be a few errors and bugs to be found.


After upgraded to the iOS 8.1, the performance of the iPhone 5S is still going strong. The 4G and Wi-Fi connections are also still doing well. For both the iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2 update, the Bluetooth connection was still stable. You don’t have to worry about draining the battery; the battery is performing strong.

iOS 8.1 Features

You are able to use the Photo Roll feature for the iPhone. You will also get iCloud Photo Library that can be used on the iPad or Mac. You are able to receive and send SMS and MMS as well. For the iPhone 5S, you still can’t use the Apple Pay, however when the Apple Watch drops. Then you can use this feature.

Not A Moment Too Soon

For iPhone 5S users that have already upgraded, the iOS 8.1.1 update is not coming too fast. For those experience problems with the iOS 8.1 update, you will have a solution soon with the release of the latest update.