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IOS 6 Beta 1: stability

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Dima470, Jun 11, 2012.


IOS 6 Beta 1 Stability

  1. It runs REALLY well

    55 vote(s)
  2. It's pretty good with minimal crashes

    66 vote(s)
  3. It's okay but not really stable; crashes alot

    14 vote(s)

    9 vote(s)
  1. macrumors regular


    How is it? Usable? Wondering to download or not.
  2. macrumors 65816


    The official advice is not to use the beta on your "real" devices but it seems that nobody follows that from the posts on this forum. That said, it seems useable to me although not if you need reliable maps ... that part is definitely still in development. The app store is a bit buggy too but nothing serious.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Would be nice if my phone and ipad would activate!
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Are you really Kesha? :eek:
  5. macrumors 68000


    I could be lol
  6. macrumors 6502a

    If you are I want your autograph. <3<3<3
  7. macrumors 68000


    Im not! But atleast my phone is activated!
  8. macrumors newbie

    I can not get the search function to work in maps. it crashes everytime i touch the search bar. has anyone else had better luck? I can use siri to search though which seems weird
  9. macrumors regular

    Toby Ziegler

    It seems my WiFi only 3rd generation iPad doesn't like WiFi. There's some irony for you I suppose. I reset my router, disabled security, reset network settings on the iPad, restored as new...nothing worked.

    Seems I won't be on the beta boat this time around since without WiFi, my iPad is pretty much useless for anything I need.
  10. Vundu, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    macrumors 6502a


    Maps crashes when I try and search for anything 100% of the time.

    Music stops playing and forgets my position when I exit the music app 50% of the time.

    Like in the first iOS 5 beta I have the US app store even though I am in the UK.

    No other issues so far.
  11. macrumors regular


    I've experienced a few crashes so far, but some of them were related to the fact that I was pulling massive amounts of data for the restore, so I let them slide.

    All in all it's pretty stable, but still obviously beta software. Beta means beta. I don't understand why people assume this is the release version. It was specifically beta'ed for the EXACT PURPOSE of finding bugs. Everytime it crashes, Apple learns something they didn't know before.

    With that said, I've noticed a little weirdness with iTunes Match and music, sometimes it signs me out whenever I log into my iTunes/iCloud account with the other AppleID. My iCloud Email and AppleID are different (however interchangeable in everything). Weirdly though, iTunes Match does a MUCH better job of actually working in iOS6 than it did in iOS5. Apart from being signed out twice, which wasn't a big deal, I haven't been able to trip it up.

    Seriously though, there are new features EVERYWHERE, and most of them aren't publicized.

    Read the release notes over at the Dev center. Cool stuff they fixed/added.
  12. macrumors member

    I find this BETA slow. Also I can see that some application is using the location service, and what a surprise guess GPS will drain my battery coz i have Setting time zone turned on to location. wow.

    Maps dont have the turn by turn voice yet, no route recalculation, so its pointless at this stage to be honest. No 3d view for my country.

    I did download it and will continue testing but it seems more raw than ios 5.
  13. macrumors member

    Searching in Maps crashes every time. Running on 4th gen iPod touch 32GB
  14. macrumors 603


    It's pretty good with minimal crashes. I put it on my primary device...been using maps, new text features, Siri today...so far so good. A few minor problems here and there.
  15. macrumors member

    I find the performance to be pretty good..only thing that lags sometimes is typing in the messages app..

    I noticed a weird bug that my brightness on my 4S seems to drop back down to zero unexpectedly (auto brightness is off)

    other than that, its been running pretty smooth on my new iPad and 4S
  16. macrumors regular


    My maps app also crashes when trying to search. Oh well, there's a reason it's called a beta.
  17. macrumors regular


    Almost everything runs very well for me. The new iTunes and App Store are very buggy for me, it keeps showing me the US store instead or the UK (other than that the store updates are really good, much nicer to use and looks tonnes better.)
  18. Falk3n, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012

    macrumors newbie


    Agree also i noticed that theres a bug in screen brightness settings..
    too dark at restart and hurtful in 100 %
    Maps is awesome too
  19. macrumors 6502

    Everything runs pretty well EXCEPT for the Music and App Store. Those 2 are slowww
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Did you ever get this resolved? I did on my iPad but nothing I try on my iPhone 4S gets me to the UK store.
  21. macrumors 68020


    There is a thread with over 200 responses about the bugs and flaws of iOS 6 so far. If you want to check it out, follow the link...

  22. macrumors 603


    Very usable. A few little bugs here and there, but nothing that hinders daily performance. Very smooth so far, and I can only assume it will get even better with each beta release, but from the gate it's quite polished.
  23. macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    Its fine,rarely you have safari crashing but thats expected with beta software.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    It runs great. Ive had a few crashes here and there but nothing like I was expecting.

    Its actually much faster and more responsive than iOS 5 other than the few crashes. Im very happy with it.
  25. macrumors 6502

    running well here,
    only one app crashes on me. but not all the time,

    maps is a bit of a issue, still needs work.

    but for a first beta, not too bad.

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