iPhone How is iOS 8 on the 5s?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Knockoutjosie, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. Zeeshee macrumors regular

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    It's slow. I reverted back to iOS 7 in a day.
     
  3. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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

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  5. doublex14 macrumors regular

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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
     
  6. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Touch ID is faster for sure, but sometimes opening apps pauses for a quick instant before opening as does multitasking.
     
  7. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  10. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    So far after a few hours of use, no complaints using the GM.

    I did a fresh install as well because I know backups sometimes cause issues.
     
  11. matttye macrumors 601

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    Not as smooth as iOS 7, most notably in messages, but smooth enough not to be annoying.
     
  12. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    Battery life is just fine for me. 8hrs of standby and 3hrs of screen on time at 39%
     
  13. Shaqq macrumors regular

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    Yeah same has been happening to me.

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    Battery is dying fast for me also.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  15. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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  16. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

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    This is happening to my iPhone 5s after a clean install of the GM as well.
     
  17. doublex14 macrumors regular

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    I don't know what to do!
     
  18. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Im running mine on a iP5 and performance wise its almost identical.
     
  19. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Performance is good, but why is the location icon always on? It drives me mad!
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Check location services and/or background refresh to see what might be behind it.
     
  21. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    There isn't any purple location icon next to the apps with location services enabled. Weird.
     
  22. that be me macrumors 6502

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    Runs pretty smooth, but jumped back to 7.1.2 because the jailbreak is better than iOS 8.
     
  23. Sirious macrumors 65816

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  24. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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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.....
     
  25. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    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.
     

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