Beta 2 as a daily driver?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by syphern, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. syphern macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Hey guys so with the improvements over beta 1 what do you think about this being a daily driver?
  2. Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
    None of the betas other than the GM are suitable for daily drivers. There are always stability issues. I'm running it on my ipad pro because I can live with the issues, but it's not going near my phone.

    Beta 2 also has some rollback issues so it's especially not suitable.
  3. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    I would wait another beta or two, honestly. The main issue imo is the homescreen / 3D touch lag, along with a few other quirks.
  4. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2008
    Beta 1 no. Beta 2...ehh mine seems fine. I did a restore as a new phone though when I was on beta 1. I usually get issues when I just "update" from a major release to another. Maybe that is why people are having so many issues?
  5. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Works fine for me. I'd just wait for the public though.
  6. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Honestly, I'm impressed with beta 2.. def one of the better beta 2's. That being said, unless you're fine with the occasional crash, lag, and other bugs here and there.. I'd wait till at least beta 3.
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I am not impressed with Beta 2 at all. Beta 1 was much more stable for my Air 2. I didn't have a single springboard crash with Beta 1, have had 3 in 2 days with Beta 2.
  8. gwhizkids macrumors 68040


    Jun 21, 2013
    Can it be used as a daily driver? It depends. For some (like me), there have been only a few minor issues. Others have had fairly significant issues. You will not find out until you actually install it, which might be too late.

    So, as the saying goes, if you have to ask...then "no.".
  9. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and a few other places around the world
    Depends upon what device you're using. I've had a few minor issues with B2, which are minor compared to the unlivable battery life issues that B1 had.
  10. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    there's always going to be quirks on beta software, if you can deal with them and know how to troubleshoot stuff i say go for it, but as someone already mentioned, if you have to ask then you should already know the answer is No
  11. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008
    I’ve had the exact opposite results on my 10.5. I don’t think I’ve had a single springboard crash on beta 2. I had numerous crashes every day on beta 1. Beta 2 seems to be more stable overall on my 6S and watch. I would tend to agree with the others that unless you’re prepared for some frustrating moments stay away from the first few betas.
  12. paulg1981 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2014
    I went ahead and installed yesterday to try it out. The beta had some quirks but nothing that I consider a show stopper. I went back to iOS 10 after a few hours though because some of my apps I use daily aren't working with iOS 11 yet. Namely Plex and some other video apps.
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    There were a few quirks and glitches in beta 1 that have been addressed in beta 2... at least for me. The only thing that remains an issue is battery drain, my battery is draining pretty quickly. I can live with it since I have a charger at work during the week, and one in the car when I’m running around on weekends.
  14. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    On a daily driver where you depend on it all day to receive calls/texts/messages? no thanks, I don't want that uncertainty :) plus 10.3.3 is really smooth right now.
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  16. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2004
    This is at least a five fold improvement over Beta 1 on my 6S. Beta 1 wasn't even at an Alpha level as far as I am concerned. Worst in a long time from Apple. Still some bugs and quirks but even some basic functions weren't behaving in Beta 1.
  17. JOHNGAETANO macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2002
    Akron, Ohio
    Amazing the battery sucking capability of Beta 1 & 2. WOW. Other than that, I find the Beta's ok. Just stay close to a charger.
  18. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Beta 1 wasn't really usable, Beta 2 is acceptable. There are crashes but you don't get the feeling of your device falling apart every second.
  19. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2011
    I have 11 on my secondary phone (iPhone SE) and its been pretty stable but the battery hit is terrible.

    The main thing that makes me eager to upgrade to 11 is the HEIF photo format and the ability to Beta Test WatchOS4 (I want that Siri face). Outside of that then there isn’t much in 11 that I feel is a big deal. I’d even say iOS11 is disappointing on iPhone.

    Now iPad is another story. iOS11 really makes a difference and, while much of the implementation is absolutely wrong, I can do so much more on the iPad than I used to. So that’s progress (And under Tim Cooks Apple then even the tiniest step forward feels like a gigantic leap.)
  20. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    thats wrong and u know it
  21. EJ8 Suspended


    Oct 13, 2010
    This is the most annoying question ever asked around here.
  22. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Personally I’m ok with the stability of beta 2. The battery life, however, seems to be dreadful on my 6S.
  23. Brammy, Jun 24, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2017

    Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
    No, it's not. The GMS [Edit: Betas] aren't supported by Apple Genius Bars. With the betas, there is always the chance of a crippling bug that renders the device unusable. Or you can get app crashes that the developer can't fix because the fix requires an Xcode 9 SDK. This beta has people unable to roll back via a DFU update. If you need to bring your iOS device in for service, even if it is a hardware problem, Apple can, and sometimes does, refuse service if you are running the beta.

    Here's my beta strategy: I have it running on my 12.9" iPad because while I do a lot of Real Work(tm) on it, I can put up with the crashes and issues. If something key breaks, I can use my Mac or my iPhone. My iPhone I'm not updating until the GM comes out. My Mac I'm not running any of the High Sierra betas on.

    If you truly want to run iOS 11 on your primary device, my honest recommendation is to wait until the second public beta.
  24. gobikerider macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    The only daily driver is a going to be Public Beta 1, even then nothing is gaurenteed. People's experiences vary drastically.
  25. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    No way!!
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