IOS 10 Beta 2 as a daily driver

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by bahndoos, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. bahndoos macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Just wanted to have a place here to collect people's opinions on using beta 2 as a daily driver. Would appreciate overall feelings about it, I.e. Net result of good vs bad points of the beta. You're of course welcome to point out particular aspects that are bugging you, but please keep those brief as there are many IOS 10 sub threads here dealing with single issues.
  2. ek9max macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2011

    I've been on public beta 1 all day. Pretty good so far. I have no intention of downgrading.
  3. Ajaredic macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2008
    I'm using it for few days. Overall it is pretty stabile. Only slow animations and occasional stutter bothers me. I don't know why Apple won't let us disable all animations.
  4. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Using beta one for two weeks. Works fine except with a few apps.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Yeah. Those animations often takes 3-5 seconds to play, and you cannot skip it.
    Just like a few games, forcing you to see the number goes up in an insanely slow speed, driving you crazy because you cannot skip it.
  6. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I have never seen an animation take 3-5 seconds in iOS.
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Uh alright.
    But it will take one or two seconds to play right?

    Hmm, I am fine on that, though.
  8. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    Very stable for a beta 2. Rarely have any hiccups. Slow animations and sometimes blank message notifications when I swipe down but that's it.
  9. shita29 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
  10. macnoob00 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
    Everything has been pretty good so far, a few hiccups here and there but really enjoying it, I'm using a iPhone 6 by the way
  11. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    pretty bad on my iPhone 6 but it's an early beta so it's to be expected.

    by the time I left for work and set down on my desk it was down to 78% already. needless to say I got it plugged in all day
  12. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    when u first install ios 10 go to photos & make sure it finishes its photo story thing, if it stalls force quit photos & open. once its done battery is normal again, that (how i see it) useless feature probably certainly pegs the cpu at max
  13. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    I have noticed about 2x the battery life than ios10 beta 1. Beta 1 would suck my battery pretty quick. Beta 2 does great...beta 2 seems buggy with Bluetooth (in my car). The only other thing I have seen, Beta 2 on the first day was draining my battery fast...the phone was warm, no apps open, I restarted my phone and it's now great. To be a beta, it works amazingly well.
  14. shita29 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    Thanks for the info. Glad to know the battery life is good. Will try to upgrade tonight :)
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    For a Beta then its fairly solid, but I still had to roll back to 9.3.2 for my phones.

    My biggest issues:

    4 devices and each one gets stuck in the wrong position. Sometimes I can force it back to normal by launching a fixed rotation app (like instagram) but often times it requires a reboot.

    Most 3rd party apps work without an update, but a few are unusable

    Most complaints are because its a fresh install and all that background stuff is killing the battery. A few days with it will even things out but its still not equal to a stable release

    Empty Upgrade:
    I really love the amount of data you can access from the lock screen and it's great to see 3D Touch actually implemented properly. But I'd say a large majority of the visible feature-list are fluff and hardly something worth switching early for.
  16. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    I've been running the developer beta on my iPhone SE and now the public beta on my iPad Air 2. They have both been pretty stable, with no major issues on my end. The messages app can lock up occasionally, and the new features can sometimes screw up, but overall it's solid.

    The most annoying issue that I've run into is when typing into a web form, like this, if you use backspace or return, it scrolls the webpage down to the bottom, and you need to scroll back to where you were typing. It's actually incredibly annoying, and I am eagerly awaiting this bug fix.
  17. lovewd macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2013
    Smooth as hell. Not too many serious bugs either
  18. dBeats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Beta 2 sucks. Bluetooth drops galore and some navigation strangeness that I don't need while driving a car. I went back to beta 1 (which is pretty good). I'll wait for 3 before I try again.
  19. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    After 1 day of use, I'll concur with a few others on the slow/stuttery animations (new folder open/close animation feels pretty slow to me, and opening/closing apps doesn't feel smooth). I've experienced the audio pausing issue that everyone is complaining about it - most annoyingly during a Headspace session.

    Lock-screen has been a little rough - occasionally I won't be able to swipe between the lock screen panes (it'll move a small fraction before snapping back in place).

    Oh, and I can't use the AR feature in Pokemon Go.

    Otherwise, things are working properly. No real battery drain beyond what I normally see.
  20. Heebeejeebies, Jul 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016

    Heebeejeebies macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Battery life has been great for me. The animations are definitely buggy but that doesn't bother me too much. I'm going to continue using as a daily OS.

    Edit: I should mention I'm using an iPhone 6S Plus 64 GB.
  21. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I am hesitant to install beta 2 as I have an Apple Watch. I have no problem installing a beta on the iPhone, but the fact that the Apple Watch cannot be downgraded is not a risk I'm willing to take.

    I also remember how the Apple Store treated me the last time I came into the store with a beta. They treated me with the same disdain as a jailbreaker. That is not acceptable.
  22. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    I have to agree that b2 sucks compared to b1 which was fairly stable. With b2 my battery life is piss poor, Spotify randomly starts skipping tracks every 4 seconds or so. Audio pauses (even with Apple Music app) whenever I get a text message or make one, and when waze tells me to make a turn or whatever. While using safari I can literally watch the battery dropping 1% every 2-3 minutes. Woke up with 100% and within 20 minutes of checking emails and text messages I was down to 78%.

    Safari locks up at times, changing apps sometimes causes the phone to lock up and the communication between the phone and the watch is just horrible. Beta 2 on the watch is just as bad or worse than the phone.
  23. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    The OS itself runs smoothly for me for the most part. Sometimes I have the issue where it will get stuck in the wrong orientation but that usually sorts itself out. I also have had trouble with Facebook quitting which is the most frustrating bug but I also know it is a beta. As for battery life, mine has been pretty bad. I have a 6s plus and most days it would last all day so long as I put it on the charger when in the car. Now it's not lasting the full day so I've had to pull my office charger back on my desk. I'm hoping that the closer we get to the general release the battery life will go back to what it was before but even if it doesn't it's not that big of a deal, it's still better than what it was on my 5!
  24. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    The Watch still works with iOS 10 even if you don't install WatchOS 3 beta on it.
  25. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Good to know!

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