iPhone and iPad owners who were hoping that iOS 11.0.2 would fix all their problems with the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system have been let down, as the upgrade made matters even worse for some users.
Further amplifying the current woes of iPhone and iPad owners is that Apple has removed the possibility of downgrading to the last version of iOS 10, one of the proposed solutions for users who have had enough with iOS 11.
iOS 11 Problems Getting Worse
Apple released iOS 11 with many new features for iPhone and iPad users to try out, but the excitement over the operating system upgrade was quickly washed away when various issues started to surface.
In addition to subpar performance, users have complained about battery life problems and crackling noises during phone calls. Apple recently released the iOS 11.0.1 update to try to fix some of the issues, but for some users, the problems became even worse. The battery life of some iPhones and iPads became even shorter once the devices were upgraded to iOS 11.0.1, with other issues reported by users including apps that are not able to launch at all and alarms that do not make a sound if the iPhone or iPad is in silent mode.
A few days later, Apple has now released iOS 11.0.2. The good news is that the patch works as a crackling issue fix, but the bad news is that, like iOS 11.0.1, the upgrade still did not solve the most prominent problems of the mobile operating system.
Poor performance and rapidly diminishing battery life remain the overall theme of issues with the iOS 11.0.2. The gravity of the issues with the mobile operating system have forced certain users to downgrade back to iOS 10.3.3, and they claim that their problems were solved afterward.
Stuck At iOS 11
iPhone and iPad owners who were able to downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 to get themselves out of the frustration over using an iOS 11.0.2 device should consider themselves lucky. Apple has recently stopped signing iOS 10.3.3, which means that the option to downgrade to this version is no longer possible. The signing window for the initial release of iOS 11, meanwhile, was closed in mid-September.
Users who have upgraded to iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.1 are stuck with the mobile operating system. Devices on iOS 11.0.2 that worked better with iOS 11.0.1 can still downgrade, though.
Users with devices already on iOS 11.0.2 have no choice but to hope that Apple will quickly release a patch that will solve all the problems with the mobile operating system. In the meantime, be patient with the slow performance of your iPhones and iPads and keep them plugged in.