General Are we satisfied with iOS 8 (yet?) on 8.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by thadoggfather, Apr 9, 2015.


So are you?

  1. Yes I am! Finally!

    65 vote(s)
  2. Yep but I already was! 8.3 continues to carry the torch

    92 vote(s)
  3. Nope, grrrrr! When???!!

    97 vote(s)
  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    So what do you think?

    I'm on 8.1.1 on rMini and 6 Plus, will gladly hop to 8.3 once JB drops.
  2. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I'm personally very satisfied with it. The only bug I've encountered is some frame rate decrease when rearranging icons on the home screen.

    Everything else is quick and smooth.
  3. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    I was fine with 8.2. Updated to 8.3 yesterday, and now my work email doesn't work on Wi-Fi (Exchange profile). Seems as though they broke something somewhere. Works fine if I drop off Wi-Fi and go cell-only. Minute I turn Wi-Fi back on, it stops working.

    Done all reset types I could on the phone so far, short of a complete restore. Going to try that next. Probably going to recover it back down to 8.2. I do want the keyboard fix,'s.really.annoying.but ... Wi-Fi being on is more important to me.
  4. XTheLancerX, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    8.2, stuttery as hell. 8.3, still stuttery as hell on my mini 2, but iPhone 6 is fine, as it pretty much has been. Well, I'd consider it more "tolerable", it still isn't spectacular. But anyway, I literally see no difference. On either device. It's 8.2 with new emojis, and a messages sorter.
  5. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I think so. Seems better than 8.2. Only annoying issue are the random stuck keys.
  6. jev425, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    so far only two issues. I have a pretty bad battery drain happening when the phone is idle. hopefully that fixes itself with time since it is a new update. I also notice when I unlock my phone, the top portion(ATT, wifi signal,time,battery) kind of "flash" in bigger font then reverts back down to smaller font how it should on the home screen..hard to explain
  7. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    iOS 8 is a lost cause. Like Apple's Vista.

    They have changed most of the backend code to future proof it. So if rumors are true, we will see real cleanup of bugs and UI stutter fixes in iOS 9. I just hope. Apple is not idiot to make old devices smooth and reduce incentive for people to buy next year's device.

    So we are stuck in forever beta testing mode.
  8. nickdylan macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2012
    We'll see. If I can use it for a few months without my music library sometimes randomly completely disappearing when I switch SIM cards, I'll be happy.
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Everything is working great for me except the new photos system .
  10. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2013
    My iPad completely froze when I tried to use the zoom function in accessibility settings. Had to hard reboot it. Not good Apple, not good.
  11. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    Stutters here and there with scrolling and animations still on iPhone 6 plus. Though its drastically improved.
  12. Razeus, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    iOS 8 is still a bag of hurt. At this point I think it's due to the lack of RAM in the phones. Apps are constantly reloading if I don't get back to them soon enough. It's like I have 30 seconds to get back to it are risk losing my place or data I've entered. This would be better if iOS wasn't so locked down.
  13. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Should have a fourth option... Too early to tell.
  14. elfary macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    Are we satisfied with iOS 8 (yet?) on 8.3?

    I will be satisfied when seamless scrolling returns and stuttering goes away. 8.3 improved things but did not fully eliminate the stuttering.

    Dunno though if iOS 8 is to blame or the stuttering is app related. Curiously enough a couple of new apps that did not exist prior to 2015 scroll perfectly (even with heavy artwork). May be apps needs to be fully rewritten for iOS 8 specifically.
  15. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I have always found it strange that Tumblr, a data-heavy and intensive app, always scrolls smoothly and has never crashed on me. Nearly everything else, including stock apps and websites, give me grief.
  16. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    Luckily I haven't experienced any serious problems with iOS 8. The only issue I have with iOS 8 on iPhone 5S is battery life.
  17. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    No. Redesigning the GUI was a backwards waste of time.
  18. eortizr macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2015
    Still can not get landscape mode on all Apple stock apps on my 6+, is just unacceptable.

    Not having a landscape dialer or on call menu is just a dumb move by Apple
  19. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    NO, every time I use a widget, the whole os freezes. Itunes reads the storage space wrong and there is still no way to save my healh data.
  20. davorp macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    I've lost Touch ID biometric functionality upon installing iOS 8.3 on my IPad Air 2. Touch ID is not working in App Store any longer, and it now only prompts me to enter password.
  21. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012

    Disable touch id for app store, reboot, turn it back on.
  22. Yong9458 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    WeChat webpage/photo sharing problem

    With 8.3, when sharing items to friends on WeChat or posting to Moments, the regular command box is prompted, but when pressing "send to friend," the supposed prompt of going to WeChat would not happened. This is an upgrade to 8.3 induced problem for sure cuz my 8.2 iPad works normally when doing the same
  23. davorp macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011

    Thanks mate. That fixed the problem.
  24. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    Sounds like the apps need an update.
  25. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    Although I'm genuinely happy you are enjoying it, mine is still very buggy on my iP6_Plus.

    I will be eager to give Kudos to Apple _if_ they fix the bugs like my brother, myself, and several of my fellow engineers are also experiencing.

    I have no lack of faith in Apple's ability to build a rev that'll provide the same bug free experience to everyone. The Big Question is WILL THEY?

    I would have thought by now it'd be sorted out.

    I've had every iPhone and eventually Apple resolved the normal bugs each version brings. Yet I must say this is the worst experience I've had.

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