8.1 on a 5s

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  1. saxman211 macrumors regular

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    I'm a 5s user that is still running on 7.1 and is a little nervous about updating my phone. How is 8.1 on the 5s? Please tell me your experiences...
     
  2. bertimus2002 macrumors newbie

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    Read #67 on this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20234737#post20234737

    I am about to go in for our 4th replacement iPhone 5S's since last Thursday tonight due to WiFi and now no cellular service on one of them.

    I refuse to update our iPad Minis until iOS 8.1 is updated.
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Strange, my 5s on 8.1 works perfectly...speed, wifi, smooth as silk :)
     
  4. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    works perfectly fine on my 5s as well.
     
  5. matttye macrumors 601

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    Much better than iOS 8. Not as stable as iOS 7 was though.

    Apple have fixed a couple of bugs/crashes I kept getting.
     
  6. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine on my 5s. Lagging was pretty much gone by 8.0.2, and 8.1 seems to have solved the Bluetooth issues. Occasional crashes from apps that had always given me problems. Otherwise, none of the random reboots that I had with iOS 7.0 to 7.0.3. On my phone, the performance and stability are at least on par with 7.1.2.

    I generally prefer to do the updates using iTunes, and I also restore my phone to factory settings prior to any major interval updates (8.1 would be one of them). If everything checks out, then I restore my apps, settings, and data from a local backup using iTunes.
     
  7. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    8.1 is still a bit spotty on my 5S. I see dropped frames here and there (settings mostly). The actual hardcore bugs from 8.0 are mostly gone but I see some artifacts here and there. Overall worse performance than 7.1.2 for though for sure. Not even a moderate amount of difference, but slight.*

    *I'm picky, so I notice these things.
     
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    My daughter has the 5s and she says it's working perfectly with the latest OS.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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  10. ocsupersonic macrumors newbie

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    Works fine for me on my 5s,had problems with 8.0 but all seems good now I have 8.1 on it (about 4 days ago).
    No problems with my ipad 3 either with 8.1 so much smoother than 8.0.
     
  11. ipooed macrumors 6502

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  12. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Running it on a 5C it's like butter! A big stick of butter!! :)

    You'll be fine.
     
  13. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Try resetting all settings and a hard reset for the 5s not cooperating. Then setup the phone's settings like you normally do. Hope this helps.
     
  14. motulist macrumors 601

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    Generally works totally fine. A couple of very minor interface response bugs, but really it's not an issue. Full steam ahead.
     
  15. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    IOS 8.1 works really well on my iPhone 5S, also. I did a clean install. Everything is very smooth. Battery life is much better.
     
  16. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Works very well with my 5s... no issues whatsoever...
     

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