iOS 13 beta 1, stable enough to be used on your main phone?

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  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I plan on installing this to test out on my iPhone XS Max. For those of you who are already running it, can you say it's stable enough to be used on your main phone?
     
  2. marf1million macrumors regular

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    There’s nothing stopping you installing it and then if you decide that it’s not up to scratch just going back to 12.
     
  3. gwhizkids macrumors 601

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    But make a backup first (preferably an archived backup so it won't be overwritten if you backup on 13)
     
  4. nutmac macrumors 601

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    For me, it's not as stable as iOS 12 developer beta 1. But far more stable than iOS 11 developer beta 1.
     
  5. gwhizkids macrumors 601

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    I think the iOS 12 DP 1 will go down as the most stable first release ever. Hence, Apple's warning to thrill seekers: don't expect it to be that smooth this time!
     
  6. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    make a backup on iTunes first or using other software like iMazing?
     
  7. marf1million macrumors regular

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    iTunes or iCloud
     
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    Make an encrypted backup in iTunes and then use iMazing for good measure. Imazing works great.
     
  9. j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    I've been using Beta-1 for about 24 hours now. I had one respring, one app that wouldn't launch, however no battery issues. It's fine for me as a daily use OS. A few minor app crashes here and there but aside from that it's not very buggy at all.
     
  10. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    I’m using it on my personal device and I’ve ran into several bugs, nothing that broke the phone though, just small inconveniences. It’s not the smoothest in the world but it’s far better than iOS 11 DB 1 was. If you’re okay with dealing with bugs and maybe having to restore to a previous iOS 12 backup then go for it! I’ve definitely enjoyed it.
     
  11. kjotwani macrumors regular

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    My iPhone XS Max no longer charges post iOS 13 install.
     
  12. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    Honestly this isn't a question that can be answered. Everyone's phones are configured differently with different apps and dependent on different things working. You might install beta 1 and have no issues (highly unlikely) or it might be a disaster. At the end of the day you aren't really gaining much by installing the first beta. At the very least I would wait until the public beta comes out. Just my opinion but you will save yourself some headaches.
     
  13. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    This is gonna sound stupid but, did you try restarting it?
     
  14. timish macrumors regular

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    There is also a new charging optimization feature under Battery Health.

    Check that too.
     
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    iCloud backup. Then turn off iCloud backup. Then do an iTunes backup. Then install iOS 13. Do NOT turn your cloud backup back on after install!

    This gives you 2 fails safes. You can restore from either backup if you so choose. If you DO NOT turn off iCloud backup and you backup your iOS 13 device, you will NOT be able to restore your iCloud backup to anything under 13 if you decide to vacate the beta.

    Keep that in mind.

    Also keep in mind if you have an Apple Watch. If you update your watch to watchOS 6 and vacate iOS 13, your watch will be useless.
     
  16. perezr10, Jun 4, 2019
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    It’s stable but buggy. And some apps won’t work at all. XS here.

    Bluetooth won’t hook up with my car. My favorite news app, Newsify, just crashes.
     
  17. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    True, forgot that part.
     
  18. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 13 has been very stable for me on iPhone XS Max
     
  19. DNichter macrumors G3

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    All good for my on my XS Max and iPad Pro 11. I love it.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    No issues today. All of the apps I use work, and the new CarPlay interface seems good. My in car dash is a little small of the split view.
     
  21. zakarhino macrumors demi-god

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    It's stable in the sense that there are no crashes... but little bugs can cause battery draining, etc. I wouldn't recommend it just yet, wait for release 2 or 3. Release 4 if you're conservative.
     
  22. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    I am incredibly dubious about that... it might be cool for a minute... but doubtful to the nth degree that it's stable enough for a daily driver... not to mention the fact that Apple will, from time to time, disable features in betas while it adds features or sorts out issues... beta 1 is WAY too early for a daily driver, IMO.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I agree, but also disagree. I’ve been using beta 1s as a daily driver since IOS 11 without issue. With that said, if it breaks the one app you really need, it sucks.
     
  24. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    Even if it is usable, there's no telling whether Beta 2 and on will be as stable.
     
  25. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    Found a way to install it with Windows iTunes, works fine, only 1 app doesnt work, nextPlus. Face ID works fine on XSM unlike what some said on Reddit.. iTunes on Windows also recognizes iOS 13 and seems to work fine with it as well, also unlike whats said.. battery appears normal, not getting hot. Its a fine beta 1.
     

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