iPhone How is iOS 8 on the 5s?

Knockoutjosie

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 3, 2012
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I want to know if I should leave my jailbreak to upgrade to iOS 8. If it I should just stay on it
 

merrickdrfc

macrumors 6502
Jan 8, 2011
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Berlin
It's perfectly fine. Mine seems snappier on GM, but that probably will have been because the beta's were slower than 7.1.
 

jonnyb098

macrumors 68030
Nov 16, 2010
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1,906
Michigan
Touch ID is faster for sure, but sometimes opening apps pauses for a quick instant before opening as does multitasking.
 

mangomind

macrumors 6502a
Mar 15, 2012
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My general rule of thumb is to stay on the iOS that the phone came with, for the best speed. I'll update to iOS 8 if they speed it up to almost iOS 7.1.2 speed and when some bugs are fixed.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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16,061
Except battery life is absolute trash. Location services off, low brightness, and what not and I still go down like 2% every 5 minutes
Usually something else might be in play. Try closing all apps and restarting the phone. Check background refresh as well.

That said, after a new install a lot of things are being downloaded if you did is a restore rather than just an upgrade.
 

lovewd

macrumors 6502
Aug 28, 2013
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Except battery life is absolute trash. Location services off, low brightness, and what not and I still go down like 2% every 5 minutes
Battery life is just fine for me. 8hrs of standby and 3hrs of screen on time at 39%
 

Shaqq

macrumors regular
Jan 17, 2014
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Touch ID is faster for sure, but sometimes opening apps pauses for a quick instant before opening as does multitasking.

Yeah same has been happening to me.

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Battery is dying fast for me also.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,086
2,055
Oregon
So far it doesn't seem noticeably slower than 7.1.2. I feel like my battery is draining a little faster, bit I'm also using my phone more.
 

Mabus51

macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2007
1,335
818
Except battery life is absolute trash. Location services off, low brightness, and what not and I still go down like 2% every 5 minutes
This is happening to my iPhone 5s after a clean install of the GM as well.
 

haruhiko

macrumors 603
Sep 29, 2009
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Performance is good, but why is the location icon always on? It drives me mad!
 

Nolander07

macrumors 6502a
Oct 16, 2012
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Performance is good, but why is the location icon always on? It drives me mad!

I found that with spotlight suggestions location on under main system services location menu the location arrow was always on. I turned that off and the arrow went away. Of course, I can't use spotlight as a yelp type service now.....
 

haruhiko

macrumors 603
Sep 29, 2009
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I found that with spotlight suggestions location on under main system services location menu the location arrow was always on. I turned that off and the arrow went away. Of course, I can't use spotlight as a yelp type service now.....

I reset the location and privacy settings and the arrow is now gone
But I need to reauthorise every app that requests to have my photos, contacts, location etc. from scratch.