Updating operating system iphone 3gs
Features from older i OS versions that didn't make it to the 3GS are still not present in i OS 6: these include location-based Reminders (i Phone 4 and newer), Wi Fi Personal Hotspot (i Phone 4 and newer), Face Time (i Phone 4 and newer), Air Play Mirroring (4S and newer) and Siri (i Phone 4S and newer).
These missing features generally don't change the operation of the phone—they're simply not present.
In practice, the phone feels about the same as it did running i OS 5—occasional stuttering and nowhere near as snappy as my current 4S, but still responsive to input in a way that the i Phone 3G with i OS 4 was not.
We also ran our standard suite of smartphone benchmarks on the 3GS under both i OS 5.1.1 and i OS 6 to see if there were any improvements or regressions.
i OS 6 doesn't make the i Phone 3GS any slower or more difficult to use than it was before, which should be good news to anyone who keeps theirs around as a secondary or backup phone—indeed, it's pleasantly surprising how many of the refinements and improvements make their way down to Apple's oldest-supported piece of i OS hardware.
However, that hardware has been surpassed so thoroughly by other i OS and Android handsets at this point that it's difficult to recommend it as a primary handset.
Aside from the growing list of features restricted only to newer phones, the i Phone 3GS actually gets most of the new OS's tweaks and refinements—i OS 4 set expectations low on the i Phone 3G by excluding some of that version's best improvements, so it's nice to see the older handset so well-supported in this case.On the 3GS, getting directions from your current location brings up a list of driving directions that you can swipe through to see where you're going—swiping from the left brings up the next step, and swiping from the right brings up the previous one.There's also no button to tap to bring up all of the steps at once, which seems like an odd omission to me.This was created to add support for the Verizon i Phone. The only OS for i Phone currently in beta is i OS 6.No device uses it except the Verizon i Phone 4, as the same feature was added to i OS 5, and the i Phone 4S included i OS 5. There are is no i OS 5.1.2 currently in beta and i OS 6 should be out within a few weeks.