Installing iOS 10 Public Beta

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  1. NickHunt7 macrumors member

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    So have a random question which I'm pretty sure I know the answer to.

    I want to install the public Beta on my phone because I'm just a slight bit impatient and also the recent update actually looks rather stable and usable on a main device.

    I will of course backup my device but I'm assuming that once public if I use it until the final version gets released and I update it there shouldn't be any problems/loss of photos, videos etc?

    I'm pretty sure there won't be but would rather be safe and find out before doing the upgrade
     
  2. Channan macrumors 68030

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    The betas have been stable for a while. I got in on beta 2 or 3. Can't remember, but it was awful. There were so many little bugs that didn't make the iPad unusable, but it was extremely annoying sometimes. The first update I got made it much better, but there was a bug that caused SpringBoard to crash every now and then when clicking on an incoming notification. Every beta after that has been great. There was a dock issue at one point, but that was merely cosmetic.

    Anyway, to answer your question, your assumption is correct. You won't lose any data upgrading to the beta and then again to the final public release.
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    battery life isn't great on them though
     
  4. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm basically charging every night anyways so don't think it will bother me too much
     
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    Thanks for the heads up though
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    yeah still lasts you most of the day depending on what you are doing. In standby I have found it to be fine however seems to drain quite abit faster as normal when using the device for example.

    worth downloading though to try
     
  7. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah think I'll download it a bit later and then keep it until the official comes out
     
  8. Hype-149 macrumors member

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    I would guess a lot of has to do with Apps not optimized for iOS 10. Once those get released I would expect to see Battery life to improve in that regard.
     
  9. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    The latest public data 7 has killed my battery life. Same with a co worker. Drains 15%-20% an hour with no use.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like something is stuck or doing something. Have you tried restarting? Resetting all settings? Restoring?
     
  11. 5684697 Suspended

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    Just wait two weeks. No brainer at this point.
     
  12. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Installed it already its pretty damn stable
     
  13. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Yeah thinking about pulling the trigger on my iPad pro
     
  14. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was as well but apparently causes issues with games seeing as though Game Center seems to be having issues on the beta. Maybe look into that first.
     
  15. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    I don't really play any games. Pretty solid so far.
     
  16. jbachandouris, Sep 6, 2016
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    jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Cell reception seems weaker to me and I'm not sure Touch ID is working right on my 6s Plus.

    Apparently 'Touch' ID now requires you to press the home button. SO stupid!
     
  17. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine was like that on the first day or two but since then been good. We get GM soon though so should be fine
     
  18. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I'm not a developer, so I won't get it that soon.
     
  19. NickHunt7 thread starter macrumors member

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    True forgot that's actually only for the devs public don't get it
     

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