How is 8.4 running for you over 8.3 or previous versions?

So what do you think?

  • Better performance than 8.3, etc.

    Votes: 16 36.4%
  • Same give or take

    Votes: 16 36.4%
  • Worse!

    Votes: 12 27.3%

  • Total voters
    44

thadoggfather

macrumors G5
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
12,114
9,509
Apple music app aside and the streaming service, how's it working performance wise?
 

Jayson A

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
1,890
1,169
Had to downgrade to 8.3 because of performance issues after using music for 10-15 minutes.

Tried DFU restore without reverting to a backup and it was the same thing.
 

mpavilion

macrumors 65816
Aug 4, 2014
1,020
607
SFV, CA, USA
I'm getting serious battery drain, I think primarily from Waze -- looking at usage, that app seems be hitting the battery even harder than usual. (It also couldn't get a GPS signal the first time I used it after the update, but that resolved itself.)
 

macist3434

macrumors newbie
Jun 1, 2014
12
3
My iPhone 5 is OK. Performance seems identical to iOS 8.3 which is good enough for me.

Apps are stable as well. Music is OK.

Though i should mention that i upgraded from iOS 8.3 to 8.4 by first backing up to iTunes, putting the iPhone 5 in DFU mode then and updating to the new version. Then i restored from the backup.

In my experience this is just a tad better than OTA and standart update over iTunes.
 

rwilliams

macrumors 68040
Apr 8, 2009
3,632
717
Raleigh, NC
I am anxiously awaiting iOS 9 beta 3 next week. I downgraded from 9 beta 2 to 8.4 so that I could get the new Music app, and this thing feels like a slug compared to iOS 9.
 

Jayson A

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
1,890
1,169

simon lefisch

macrumors 6502a
Sep 29, 2014
987
233
No slowness here after closing music app, although I don't use Apple Music either so not sure if that attributes to it.
 

macist3434

macrumors newbie
Jun 1, 2014
12
3
Since it has been 2 days already for me i can also report that my battery life is better than iOS 8.3 under similar usage with all the same settings. However i haven't tried extensive GPS usage yet.
 

AML225

macrumors regular
Apr 11, 2010
192
1
It seems to have murdered my battery, and I haven't even opened the new music app yet.
 

Ipadlover29

macrumors 6502a
May 28, 2011
829
213
Performance seems to be snappier on both my iPad Air 2 and 6 plus. But battery is definitely worse on the 6 plus.
 

thadoggfather

macrumors G5
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
12,114
9,509
installed it on my 6+ and rMini, i guess ill find out.

after wayyy too many attempts, 6+ jailbroken again. rMini i gave up for now, will retry another day. too much time spent on that one.

not as smooth a jb process as 8.3 in my experience
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
50,390
18,758
It's only worse only for people who can't set up or operate a smart phone. :rolleyes:
Not necessarily. Sometimes there are various oddities here or there that happen with computers (since an iOS device is really a computer essentially).
 
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