Hows performance on iOS 9.3 beta 1 iPhone 6s Plus

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Jordan246, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Jordan246 macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2014
    i was wondering i have a iPhone 6s Plus and hows the performance between ios 9.2 and ios 9.3 is it any faster than 9.2 and is the lag fixed in 3d touch let me know
  2. thebeatsalive macrumors newbie


    Feb 17, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Really great for me. CC stutter gone. Animations "seem" smoother. So does scrolling (could be placebo). But all seems to be good so far.
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    So far it's noticeably improved in performance. I'm hesitant to answer as it could all be the placebo effect but certain items that used to have some lag in them (control center, landscape 3D Touch, etc) are all markedly better. Obviously it may vary for each person, but so far with the performance improvements in seeing combined with the Notes Touch ID lock and Night Mode, I'm very pleased so far.
  4. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    3D Touch, Animations in App Switcher are all extremely smooth. The one lag I found is the landscape 3D Touch still. I'm hoping the performance stays this good for the final release
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    I really hope Apple will add "Reduce Animation" Accessibility setting, either eliminating most animation altogether or speed it up by 2x or more. Most of these animation just leads to perception of slowness.
  6. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    3D-Touch lag is still there (6S plus) in Beta 1.
  7. fredcintra macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    you have reduce motion under accessibility menu in settings
  8. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    VERY close to joining to get 9.3.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 12, 2016 ---
    How often do the betas usually get updated? Every few weeks?

    Been using every iPhone since the 4S. The 9.3 update looks pretty compelling. I have a 64GB 6S+. Very close to joing the free beta program to get 9.3.

    Any especially strong experiences with the iOS beta program pro or con? How buggy are these?
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040


    Sep 21, 2008
    No 3D touch lag. Not sure where this made up thing came from.
  10. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    The UI performance is great. I am having problems with Bluetooth though. I get little breaks in audio playback when connected to my car stereo via Bluetooth. I've also noticed that my Apple Watch is draining about twice as fast. I did not install the Apple Watch beta, and actually used my watch less... So it's nothing to do with the watch... I think it's related to my phones Bluetooth connection to the watch. My phone battery is also draining pretty quick.
  11. WaruiKoohii macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2015
    Try rebooting both the phone and the watch. Also try toggling bluetooth on and off.

    On 9.3 and WatchOS 2.1 here, watch battery is behaving normally.
  12. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Reduce Motion does not speed up animation at all. For instance, going from an app to home screen takes 1 second whether you set Reduce Motion setting turned on or off.
  13. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    6S Plus has improved performance all round. Immediately noticeable is Touch 3D animation is at proper 60 fps. Yes it's coming from me.. The stutter hater.

    There will be minor random stutters here and there but that is iOS 9's speciality. We are coming to terms with Apple's lowered standards.
  14. fredcintra macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    it doesn’t speed up animation, but it disables them for a fading, more smooth, transition.
    By the way, I just installed iOS 9.3 in my iPad 3 and is much faster than iOS 9.2.1!
  15. Agent2015 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2015
    Sonoran Desert
    My 6s Plus is working perfectly with iOS 9.3 Beta 1. But the truth is I wasn't having any issues with iOS 9.2.x either. Everything is fluid and quick to respond. I am carefully watching Battery usage but so far it's on par with previous releases. All new features including Night Mode, Notes enhancements, Touch 3D enhancements, etc are working very nicely. iOS 9.3 Beta 1 is certainly a worthwhile update but we must all remember that it is still a beta release!
  16. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
  17. Amacfa macrumors 65816


    May 22, 2009
    I upgraded because I hated the 3D Touch lag on my 6s+. It's gone now and as smooth as a 6s! Nothing really improved it except this update! Landscape 3D Touch needs work, but I am so glad to know that my device is capable of 60fps everywhere.

    Good job Apple, slowly coming together.
  18. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

    Feb 4, 2011
    Just making sure I'm not missing anything, did the public beta get released? I'm not seeing anythinh
  19. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Nope. And don't expect the public beta to be released until the dev beta 2 comes out. With bigger updates with brand new features such as this one usually have 1-2 developer builds before seeing the first public beta build.
  20. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    It was always capable...I think Apple has finally worked towards the optimization.
  21. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    Public Beta has been released today.
  22. thecantumachine macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2015
    No performance issues aside from a weird battery issue.. my apple watch "calendar" app is using about 70% of the battery usage since updating to 9.3 b1.1 .. The battery itself still lasts all day, but doesn't last the usual 2-3 days that I had been getting in 9.2
  23. thatJohann macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2013
    Even with Reduce Transparency set to ON, the 3D Touch lags like mo'fo' on landscape mode. On vertical mode it works fine. I never use landscape on homescreen so not bothered, but surprised at how choppy it is on landscape, damn.
  24. cale508 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2015
    Yeah, it's bad. I submitted a report back in November and they haven't done sh*t about it. Now, if you are in landscape mode and switch to spotlight and then go back to the home screen, everything is so smooth, try it.
  25. MrPunk2u macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2007
    West Hollywood, CA
    Same here, phone battery draining about 2x faster on 9.3 beta

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