Any 5s users regret updating to iOS 8? (lag / battery issues?)

Abazigal

macrumors G5
Jul 18, 2011
12,645
10,588
Singapore
My 5s actually seems more fluid and responsive on ios8 compared to ios7. Maybe it's just the animations, but overall, it does feel "snappier". :p
 

scjr

macrumors 68020
Jan 28, 2013
2,184
1,324
8 has been perfect on my 5s, via OTA upgrade. Battery life improved and super smooth. Couldn't be more satisfied.

Both our iPad 4's via OTA have been glitchy/laggy, especially Safari. I reset settings on both and did hard resets as well. I'm considering restoring via iTunes and see if that helps.
 

Lancer

macrumors 68020
Jul 22, 2002
2,129
93
Australia
Not sure yet, but the install used up about 40% of the battery. I did my 5s over wifi and not connected to my iMac and iTunes. I'll have to keep an eye one it over the next week as today was not a usual useable day for me.
 

wc17

macrumors member
Mar 7, 2012
78
0
No issues. It seemed like there was a bit of stuttering here and there last night but its been very good since then...
 

*~Kim~*

macrumors 6502a
May 6, 2013
695
121
UK
No complaints here. Some design features are making me regret it slightly, but nothing where the performance of my 5s is concerned.
 

roccobladr

macrumors 6502
Jul 25, 2011
299
35
For those who have it running smoothly...did you do a completely clean install? or just the upgrade?
 

MacrumoursUser

macrumors 6502
Mar 1, 2014
445
102
Denmark
ipad air here running better than ever.
Maybe we have different understanding of that, but it's clear as day when you go into safari open a page and use that new two finger pinch feature that takes you to that screen where you see all the open tabs and pages from iCloud tabs and so on. It's clearly lags.
 

deviant

macrumors 65816
Oct 27, 2007
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249
Maybe we have different understanding of that, but it's clear as day when you go into safari open a page and use that new two finger pinch feature that takes you to that screen where you see all the open tabs and pages from iCloud tabs and so on. It's clearly lags.
Mine doesn't. I can make a video for you if you want me to. Silky smooth
 

FrozenInferno

macrumors regular
Oct 27, 2013
222
220
I updated OTA as well and it's running absolutely perfect. No lags, no hit to battery life, no tab reloads, nothing. The best update since iOS 5 in my books, at least in terms of long awaited features.
 

wilky76

macrumors regular
Oct 9, 2013
215
1
Wigan
Any of you with the 5S notice any some stuttering/lag when scrolling down in the stock wallpapers?
 

cheenofly

macrumors member
Nov 8, 2012
47
7
Anyone having issues with scrolling on their 5s? Seems like everytime I swipe up or down, its malfunctioning and going wherever it wants to.
 

sigp6

macrumors member
Oct 7, 2011
54
10
Things are going swimmingly so far - battery life is good and no noticeable slowdown.

OTA update here.
 

Jstuts5797

macrumors 6502a
Dec 15, 2013
562
150
On both 5s and iPad Air everything running as smooth as if not smoother than before. I did the OTA update on both devices with wifi.
 

zerotiu

macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2012
180
0
my internet on 5s is slower. It cannot connect to speedtest app at all.
Although my mac is showing full speed internet speed using speedtest.net.

Weird..
 

Mabus51

macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2007
1,342
831
I experienced crushing battery drain with the GM, so I restored back to iOS 7 last week. Updated to iOS 8 OTA and now I'm not experiencing the battery drain like before. Not sure if it just didn't take the first time or if something got corrupted in the process. Or if it was simply that apps needed to be updated to iOS 8. But my 5s battery is fine now
 
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