How is iOS 7 running on iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by michaelfields, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. michaelfields macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    I'm thinking about updating to it but I wanted to get some feedback about how it's running or if I should put it on my phone I actually use daily.
  2. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
  3. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Smooth as butter but certain apps don't work (skype, FML)
  4. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    San Francisco-Twin Peaks
    becareful about putting the beta on your daily phone. just because some people are saying that there are hardly an issues doesnt mean you wont have a lot of issues. (like major battery drain, crashes a lot and etc)
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
  6. L-Tuned macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2012
    If you really want the opinions from people, perhaps you should've gone through all the threads below. :cool:

    iOS 7: All The Little Things!

    iOS 7 beta 1 thread

    iOS 7 Beta 1: Bugs and Problems
  7. Greho macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2013
    My major drain was the Apple Podcasts app. It dies and dies, but somehow starts massive downloads in the background. If you use it, kill it, uninstall it, and then check your memory usage for downloaded podcasts.

    The moment I fixed this problem, my iPhone 5 became smooth and well-behaved.

    That said, there are some weird bugs and things. It is beta software. Use at your own risk.

    My long, long initial post:
  8. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Really? Because this thread asks a specific question in the subject.

    First impressions are that it's definitely called a beta for a reason. Anyone saying its running smooth is blind. The animations are rather slow and there is an obvious major FPS drop when multitasking is pulled up. I am also having a few glitches with certain apps crashing and the like.

    It's also a resource hog. The battery life is significantly worse. I would say 30% worse. I can no longer go a full day without charging.

    I'm going back to 6.1.4 and staying until I see improvements.
  9. michaelfields thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    I have looked at those I meant SPECIFICALLY iPhone 5 opinions. I've been following those threads though.


    Thank you both for writing actual responses and answering my question! I'll hold off until the next couple of betas come and go and see how those are.

    Thanks again!
  10. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    My phone is just about done updating now. I've played with it a little. Only issue I've found so far is that eBay freezes on the opening screen.

    I doubt most of the people that have downloaded this are signed up as developers. This is the first time that I've downloaded a beta operating system. I might keep it and I might not. I'll see how it functions. Developers can easily download new beta versions as they are released. For us "common folk", do we acquire those the same way that we downloaded this copy?
  11. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    It's not meant to be used daily. It's a developer beta and unless you have an app that you will be updating to iOS 7, you should not use it.
  12. qtaran111 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Runs well on my iPhone 5. Battery life is pretty much the same as before, maybe a bit worse but too soon to tell.

    Yes, there are glitches, some crashes and some apps that aren't working. As nStyle mentioned some of the animation durations are too slow and the frame dropping going in & out of multitasking is annoying, but overall very good for a beta.
  13. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    i ran it for two days. i noticed no big problems with it for the most part and i personally think it could be a daily use, however with some issues...

    1.) not all apps work with it, most do, but other force close every now and then. depending what you use on a daily basis, this may make or break it for you

    2.) battery drain was iffy. it wasnt as horrible for me as it is for others, however i realized that it was definitely draining a little worse than 6.1.4.

    3.) there were minor OS bugs (text overlapping, HDR and video freezing) that were there, but infrequent enough that you could use it everyday as long as you could plan around that.

    i ended up going back to 6.1.4 since i need the full functionality of the phone, including all apps. i liked the UI as a whole, however wasnt a fan of the color scheme (especially the readability on messaging app).
  14. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011

    It's actually running great. I just wanted an excuse to use that GIF.
  15. ianrip macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    work:Oyu Tolgio, Home:LOS, From Scotland G15
    Dear NON developers, the beta will have an expiry date, be careful
  16. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    What happens when it expires?
  17. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    You and I have very different definitions of that statement. Or our butter is a different temperature.
  18. sawah macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2010
    You'll have time to update to beta two before it expires, or downgrade whichever. Usually beta's are over the air so you should be able to upgrade to the next even if you aren't a developer. Just pay attention to the forums.

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