Beta 6 daily driver

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by JerTheGeek, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2014
    Is beta 6 to that point yet (in your experience)? I'm thinking of going for it on my 7 Plus. Are there any deal breakers or is it pretty close to the final release?
  2. EJ8 Suspended


    Oct 13, 2010
    :: pops popcorn ::
  3. Jayderek macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2010
    Madison, WI
    mind if I have some as well while we wait for this thread to get closed too?
  4. Luiggi7 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2017
    I am using pb5 since yesterday. And pb4 was daily driver for me. Of course it still had some bugs. I assume that pb5 is more or less beta 6. And since yesterday it has no detected bugs for me. What I detected on pb4 are solved on pb5.
  5. EJ8 Suspended


    Oct 13, 2010
    Handing the bag over to you. Eyes glued on the drama to unfold.
  6. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    no deal breakers for me but you need to be aware of the speak screen/selection workaround to the CC long press bug.
    it's been the smoothest public beta for me on iPhone 6
  7. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Beta, no. If you have to ask, you shouldn't be running betas
    Why another thread on this....
  8. TheChemist macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2006
    The amount of bugs a person will tolerate in a daily driver greatly varies from one user to another. Personally, I would recommend you hold off until the official release / GM.

    However, if you are so inclined to generously offer feedback to better the GM, then please, install away!
  9. Spankey macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2007
    Definitely still some issues but no show stoppers for me. It runs very smooth. Issues so far is that Carplay is a bit laggy and some issues with other apps. Maps are also a bit slow to load. Siri has crashed a few times as well.

    I did notice this morning that Shuffling songs from my watch causes a few skips until a song is settled upon.
  10. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Don't think we need a thread, but yes it's fine to run daily.
  11. iTom17 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2013
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    To be honest, I felt like the first beta was suitable enough as a daily driver. But maybe that's because of my experience with previous betas. I've been doing this since the iOS 5 beta, and never had any major issues. Although, beta 1 of iOS 9 was a complete disaster in terms of battery life, but it was fixed with the second beta. Overall, it has never been an issue. And iOS 11 is no exception.

    It was a bit more buggy compared to iOS 10 in the beginning, but the cool thing about being part of the beta process is that you get to experience everything getting faster, smoother and better. Noticing the same with iOS 11. First beta wasn't too bad at all, but compared to beta 6? Boy, we've come a long way, haven't we? :p

    Anyway. My answer would be simple: I believe iOS 11 beta 6 is definitely stable enough to be used as a daily driver. Still, you might want to be cautious with all this, and try it out on any other iOS device that you aren't using as your primary device. If you have one, of course.
  12. chillip macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2013
  13. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I don't think it's necessary to get all crabby about people asking this question. We all realize some people will tolerate more bugginess than others. We all know beta software isn't perfect. It's just a question to see what the general consensus is on the user experience at this point. We can make our own decisions based on the feedback. If enough people feel like the bugs are minor and it's reasonably stable for a beta, I might be inclined to go for it. If I hear multiple people saying a certain class of apps isn't working right, that apps are crashing, I'll likely hold off.

    It's just difficult sometimes to wade through tons of posts about all sorts of things right after a beta release happens. So a thread like this is a nice summary.
  14. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Just install it if you're getting too itchy.
  15. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Haven't had to hard reset since Beta 4. Some apps still don't work though, so there's that.
  16. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    i ran beta 4 as a daily driver for a few days before beta 5 dropped. heavier battery drains in both when compared to 10.3.3, but otherwise useable for daily use. some minor bugs, but nothing impacted me on a daily basis other that the app switcher bug in beta 5 and the battery drain. beta 6 fixed the app switcher issue and so far the battery life is much better. so far I'm pleased with the DD beta 6.
  17. iainmann macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes, beta 6 is good enough to use on your main phone. I'm relying on it and haven't been let down. Much. Mail app froze but closing it and letting it repopulate took a couple of minutes (reported to Apple as a bug). Battery life, especially on standby, was a problem for me in earlier betas but seems OK now.
  18. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I'm actually surprised at how stable beta 6 has become. There's occasional UI hiccups like truncated widgets & a slight delay when opening apps, but besides that there have been 0 issues (surprisingly) at all. It feels like 10.3.3 with a little worse battery life and lacking a little optimization.
  19. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    Just be patient. Next week we get the "Can I use beta 7 as a daily driver" thread!
  20. TheChemist macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2006
    I'm already drafting my "Can I use iOS 11.1 PB 3 on my daily driver?" thread ready :)
  21. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Made the jump to the latest public beta.

    So far so good. No show stoppers or apps not functioning as expected.

    Animations could be a little smoother and no 3D Touch multi tasking?
  22. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2014
    Same here, working very well. Animations seem to be pretty smooth here on a 7+. They have removed 3D Touch Multitasking intentionally. Idk why, I really liked that feature. Everything working well so far.
  23. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    I hope it’s not because they’re adding a dedicated virtual button for multi tasking as an iPhone 8 specific feature.
  24. simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    Probably the first beta that’s good enough. UI smoothness and animations are improved as is battery life (7+).

    Still missing is the pull-down notification centre when using reachability.
  25. zenapple macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    Grow a pair. Download that beta. I’ve been running beta 1 on my main device since the beginning.

    Such whiners.

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