iOS 11+ quite reliable/stable/performant now?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jalyst, Aug 25, 2017.

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iOS 11+ quite reliable/stable/performant now?

  1. Tis ready & WAY better than 10x, if you have good BU procedure the worst you can expect is minor!

  2. Beware, there be dragons, it's "mostly" ready but there's the odd hand grenade, even with BU's!

  3. It's currently a Steaming Pile, stay right away!!!

  4. It's mostly ready to roll, but 11+ is a downgrade "overall" IMO so you're best sticking with 10x.

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  1. jalyst, Aug 25, 2017
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    jalyst macrumors 6502

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    Thinking of making the jump from iOS 10x, on my relatively new iPP 10.5', WiF+Cell, 512GB, & Pencil.
    Just keen to hear folks experiences with it, ideally on exactly the same (or very similar) iOS devices.
    It must be near-ish to "production" quality, this device will soon become 1 of my primary "workstations".
    @Mods: Apologies if this is not in the right subforum, feel free to move if it's not...

    Thank-you!
     
  2. one more macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using it on iPad Air 2 since PB3 with no issues at all, apart from somewhat shorter battery life and some minor cosmetic stuff with animations. If you have a specific workflow that is crucial for you, check the app compatibility with iOS 11 on the Forum.

    PB6 is better still, so the battery life is probably the major concern now. They should be fine-tuning it more with the next beta, rumoured for Monday, 28 August, so you can safely try it out then.

    PS I am not using Apple Pencil, though, so cannot guarantee how well it works. From what I have read on the forums, though, many people have tried it on iPad Pros and I cannot recall any Pencil complaints.
     
  3. denisvj macrumors regular

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    I tried beta 3 and ran back to iOS 10 on my iPad 10.5 but with the latest beta is much much better to the point that now I'm using it as my daily driver and besides the gold master is closer to be released .

    Some 32 bits apps not running but hope they get updated soon and I have Apple Pencil but have not tested it .
     
  4. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty good on 7+ except for the random resprings :mad: diagnostic data upload is enabled so hopefully apple can fix it soon.
     
  5. jalyst, Aug 25, 2017
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    jalyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else??? TY/BR.

    Woops, just as I go to post this -we have a rush on! :D
    If you're already partaking in the thread, be sure to engage with the poll too.
    Thanks folks bed time, need my beauty sleep -way too late here!
     
  6. jalyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No other poll-voters or thread-posters happy to share their experiences?
    TY/BR.
     
  7. jalyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Back-Up...
    There's character constraints in those poll fields.
     
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  9. jalyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's very vague, I don't suppose you could elebrate why you feel that's the best way to go.
    Ideally based on your extensive experience using the same (or very similar) device + iOS 11x.
     
  10. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Since the last update, it seems that my iPhone 7+ charges slowly.]
     
  11. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    I don't have an iPad Pro but I looked up a video and speed and performance wise, it appears to run perfectly fine. That's not surprising since it has a very powerful processing chip.

    iOS 11 stability is pretty good at this point but not completely perfect. We'll have to wait until the final version to know what it will really be like.
     
  12. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    it’s much slower than 10, but also much better
     
  13. jb310 macrumors newbie

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    I'm running Beta 7 on an iPhone 6 Plus. It's been working pretty well so far, and even battery life is pretty decent. I had a problem opening the camera app from the lockscreen at one point, but it's never happened again and I've never encountered any other issues since.

    The only real caveat for me was that my Apple Watch would have some weird issues with notifications displaying twice. I upgraded to watchOS 4 beta, which is also pretty stable, but I found out that there's no easy way to downgrade back to watchOS 3 if I had any serious problems (I don't).

    But yeah, the latest beta is good and seems stable. :)
     
  14. TimFL1 macrumors 6502

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    Don't do it yet if you want your device to be a workstation. The latest beta is pretty good in terms of performance and battery life but it still has the few odd annoying issues like apps freezing or the occasional springboard reboot. My phone is especially plagued with parts of the UI dying on me (lock screen music controls don't work when listening to music, CC volume slider desyncs, headphone icon remains stuck or invisible in the status bar etc.).

    You are this close to a GM, might as well wait until that hits devices in the near future.
     
  15. zackattack784 macrumors member

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    I have a first gen iPad Pro 12.9 and iOS 11 is my daily driver. After using it for a few days and being happy with performance/stability I also installed it on my iPhone 6s. I’ve been using it as a daily driver for about 2 weeks now. My only real gripe is the poor battery life on my phone but I knew the risks when I installed beta software and have no regrets.
     
  16. jalyst, Aug 28, 2017
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    jalyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input folks!
    I think I'll take the plunge this weekend, prolly on ~Sunday (Australian EST).
    There's a brand new beta coming -or just arrived- isn't there?
     
  17. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    It’s pretty good now but the path has been buggier than iOS 10. Still quite a few bugs I reckon but nothing serious that I know of.

    I wonder if they had to rewrite a bunch of 32-bit code, hence slowing and complicating development this time around.
     
  18. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    It's getting close. The last two releases have been stable on my 12.9 iPad. Still haven't tried it on my phone yet, but I can't risk any issues with it as I use it all the time for work.
     
  19. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Actually, I feel iOS 11 seemed less buggy than iOS 10 or any of the prior versions. In my personal use nothing ever stopped me using my devices as normal.
     
  20. smorrissey macrumors 65816

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    Nahh ios 10 has never been THAT great.
     
  21. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    You're right, stick with iOS 9
     
  22. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    I'm tempted to upgrade my iPhone 7 to 11 simply because right now there's plenty of time to go back if it has issues that really annoy me. I'm on the fence, though; going back means restoring my phone which takes a long time and lately I don't often have time to deal with that sort of thing.

    I do have a spare iPhone 6 running iOS 11 beta, and it seems to work fairly well. But I know that you don't tend to come across subtle bugs and annoyances until you use it as your primary device; I've been burned by "it works fine on this test device, let me upgrade my main!" before.

    My patience has gone down in the past couple of years; I just want my phone to work. I have many other gadgets I can play with unstable code on. :)
     
  23. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    Nah, iOS 6! Seriously though, people consider iOS6 the most stable one there was.

    I use my iPad sometimes 5+ hours a day, and I have no problems with it at all. Unless you get a buggy install you’ll be fine especially with the latest beta.
     
  24. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    UI performance on iPad 10.5 is significantly degraded even on iOS 11 beta 9. I get constant animation stuttering and UI hickups.

    I hope they don’t release it in this current form as ProMotion buzzword is getting meaningless with all this stuttering.

    UI on 10.3.3 was gliding on smooth butter.
     

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