iOS 11 Beta 3 as daily driver?

JunkieJeff

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Hi guys,

what can you tell me about iOS 11 B3 for using this Version as daily driver?

Battery?
iPhone heating?

Thanks
 

betasp

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Battery is the biggest issue for me. The rest I can work with. I bombed Springboard once this morning, but that has been about it. Everything else is running ok and yeah, it's a bit snappier. Just make sure you have access to charging if you are a moderate to heavy user.
 
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jahin17

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Battery is probably the same for me, right now I'm on 57% with 3 hours 8 minutes usage with 6 hours 18 mins standby. My main issue is that the phone continues to heat up A LOT so I'm having to use a case with the phone. For me i haven't found any bugs that would annoy me a lot. Apart from the heat and slight battery issue, everythings fine
 

Bane-Thunder

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Beta 3 been an improvement for all my apps so Manga Rock and my Amazon video downloads werent working on beta 2 but now they're working and the volume on my Airpods have improved although not quite iOS 10 levels.

I can say the phone heats up less often now.

Battery seems better but still not iOS 10 levels. I wonder if updating to beta 3 if anything is going on in the background that I'm not taking into consideration cause if so then the battery is surely an improvement over beta 2.

I can recommend beta 3 as a daily driver but couldnt recommend the previous 2 builds.

running on an iPhone 6S.
 
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Defender2010

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I can also recommend beta 3 on iPhone 6s as a daily driver. Much improved over beta 2. No resprings yet. Seems a lot smoother. Also running WatchOS 4 beta 2.
 
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Statusnone88

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Much improved on my iPhone 7 and my iPad Pro 10.5.

Especially on the phone. Much, much smoother.
 

nburwell

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Been using the PB on my 7 since it was originally made available and in my experience, there are the usual bugs but nothing that really hinders me from using the device on a daily basis.
 
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chowmein

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Been experiencing very frequent Wifi dropouts on my 7+, even after clean restore to beta 3 image. Not sure if this is just an isolated thing, but definitely downgrading to iOS 10 for now, at least until next beta.

It's great on the normal 7 though!
 
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Goldfrapp

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Yep, I can confirm this too: battery is worse than beta 1 and 2. Fell asleep with battery at 50% (low-power mode), woke up to a dead phone