iPhone 5S Performance - New Owner

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Damolee, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Damolee macrumors 6502

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    Hi folks,

    Decided to take the plunge and return to an iPhone today after a decent run with Android. Gone for a 5S.

    I have one reservation though.

    I recall when I had my iPhone 5 and iOS 7 came out, the performance was pretty janky. Everything felt a bit stuttery. I missed iOS 6 in fact.

    Could you confirm whether the 5S works better in iOS 8? Be pretty gutted getting the phone to find iOS 8 giving it a beating.
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Did a fresh install of iOS 8 GM on my 5s on Saturday. So far, I've only seen a few graphic glitches, but in terms of performance, very solid. Just wait on the 3rd party app updates now.
     
  3. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 7 is significantly more stable and smooth on the 5s over the iOS 8 gm. I have to reboot my phone every day on the gm where as on iOS 7.1.2 I would reboot every month or pretty much never. 7.1.2 is similar in smoothness and stability to iOS 6 IMO.
     
  4. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend sticking with iOS 7 for now. I tried 8 for a couple of days and the battery life was noticeably worse. Big sacrifice to make for features that I personally would probably never use.

    I'll give it another go once I see an update has been pushed and there's conformation here that battery life has stabilized.
     
  5. Fenderf4i macrumors member

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    It's funny the different experiences people have. My 5S on 8 GM is incredibly stable, battery is fantastic, no problems at all.
     
  6. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Same here apart from a few apps (Facebook is one) that crash but they'll be fixed when updated for iOS8.
     
  7. stringent macrumors 6502

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    My 5S has been fine, just need the devs to update their apps.
     
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  9. Damolee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Think I am going to wait it out.

    Prob till 8.03 or 8.1 perhaps.
     
  10. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    It's good on my iPhone 5, and your 5S is like twice as fast as mine ...
    SOMETIMES, the keyboard is really, REALLY laggy for 3-4 seconds, but this is a bug and will be fixed in the future. It doesn't prevent a normal usage of the product though.
     
  11. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Performance has been fine for me too, but iOS 8 has had a few bugs for me so if you want speed and reliability then stay with iOS 7 for now :)
     
  12. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Battery is kinda meh but everything else has been good.
     

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