iPhone 4S performance beta

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Wiesenlooser, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Wiesenlooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Anyone tried the beta on 4s...

    Is it only me , or is it still very rough around the edges. I'd say its barely usable...

    Inputs take 5 seconds to register. The phone literally freezes every minute...

    Of course its a beta but I am just curious if I am the only one around here?
  2. towg macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Its barely usable for me (even after setting up as a new phone). I find deleting all the third party apps does improve it - although this is a rather severe step to take :D

    Its mostly lagging that is the problem. Not seen any big crashes yet.
  3. Wiesenlooser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Whatsapp crashes everytime on me. As well as hangouts. The Performance is so slow and laggy that it feels like eventually it freezes and reboots itself.

    Youtube app crashes with me. So does podcasts. Even safari is basically unjustifiably bad. It is worse than an iPhone classic at this point.

    It also has the bug that it does not recognize my Passwort when unlocking it. It wrongly says its incorrect. You need to swipe around a few times or turn the screen off and on to make it work.

    Doint Photo correction on the Photo app is very horribly slow.

    I was kind of surprised by the lack of performance. I would rather call it Alpha than beta.

    But I still think theyll turn it around ;) But still - its among the worst betas I have seen from apple
  4. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    iOS 8 beta seems lots better than iOS 7 beta. I am not sure about iPhone 4S as I handed mine to my father log times ago. iOS 8 works acceptable on iPad mini which shares same internal ad iPhone 4. There is frame rate drop when switch between apps and I had 2 restrings so far.

    YouTube does not crash, however, 1080P videos lags from time to time. Several of my other video streaming app crashes right away. Streaming embeed videos on Safari creases Safari or slow to response all the time.

    I do not set up password on my devices as I fee, it is pain in the butt to unlock everytime.
  5. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    iOS 8 beta 1 is running better on my 4S than iOS 7 beta 1. Issues are what you would expect, but it's running relatively smoothly for a beta. No major issues at all, just the usual beta annoyances.
  6. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    It is not terrible, some kinks here and there but it's the first beta. It will be improved. Good for now.
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    You're actually saying something positive about iOS? I'm shocked :eek:
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Bugs, glitches, performance issues, are what defines it as beta, it is not an alpha version.
  9. Wiesenlooser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Oddly enough, the beta stabilized itself with no apparent reason whatsoever. It is even half decently usable :)
  10. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    I had it on my 4S for a week and it was very unstable, settings app crashing constantly, music app crashing after only playing 1 song making it unusable, really really poor battery life I'd only get 2hrs of usage and it would already be at 20%!!!
  11. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Try restarting your phone everyday, you'd be surprised how much it improves things.
  12. sawah macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2010
    I have it on my 4s and minus some lag mostly in the quick reply and keyboard it's not too bad. The App Store is good when it finally works and Facebook is the laggy poc it usually is lol. I have it on my main phone as it makes gone calls and send texts and picture just fine.
  13. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Haven't had too many issues with the App Store.. However, the iTunes Store is a mess. Doesn't load for me half the time, very slow.
  14. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    It works pretty well on my iPhone 4s and iPod Touch 5th Gen. in fact, I hadn't used the iPod after I updated it, around 6pm, and it seemed to be faster by the time I woke up at 5am. I don't have it on my phone anymore until they sort out the very few bugs I've been encountering.
  15. theiosking macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2014
    Horrible performance 4s on ios8

    1. Settings App crashes
    2. Whatsapp / facebook freezes at times
    3. Messages get messed up at times
    4. Google maps is buggy.

    Works really well on iPad mini and iPads though.
  16. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
  17. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    I have. It's certainly a bit buggy but you could get away with it, but make sure a lot of ram is free. I'm actually going to start using my iPhone as a permanent hotspot for my Touch because I just love the touch's bigger screen enabling me to see more of the OS
  18. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013

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