iPhone iOS 8 on iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by LordQ, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps a bit too early to ask but, how's the iPhone 4S with iOS 8? A pain to use like the 4 was before 7.1? Or just like a 4S with 7.1?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah im really wondering if it's as bad as 4 on ios 7
     
  3. basjep macrumors newbie

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    My beta on the 4S is very unstable. But that has also to do with te fact that allot of third party app's make it very unstable.
     
  4. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    How does the performance and speed of the phone with stock apps on 8.0 compare to the phone on 7.1.1?
     
  5. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    The performance is significantly worse.
    More than likely it'll be the last update for the 4S
     
  6. basjep macrumors newbie

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    Yea it is really worse. Might improve in the next versions but I also think that this is the last major update that is coming to the 4S
     
  7. LordQ thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Damn! We all know the 4S will be dropped for iOS 9 but already showing sluggishness? That's bad... but maybe because it's beta 1...?
     
  8. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    And how does the performance of the 4s on iOS 8 beta 1 compare to iOS 7 beta 1?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, iPhone 4 was already sluggish with iOS 7 just before it was dropped for iOS 8, so this kind of follows in a sense (although they improved things with iOS 7.1). But, realistically, yeah, hopefully it's just a beta type of thing.
     
  10. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    At least on my end, several orders of magnitude better. Though 8 is running somewhat unstable, as others above have commented, and as expected.
     
  11. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    And for you, how does the performance of iOS 8 beta 1 compare with 7.1.1?
     
  12. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Far better on 8.
     
  13. LordQ thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, that's hopeful to read, thanks!
     
  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I feel like it's the same as 7.1 but it freezes for a second a lot of the time when you press something, it could just be some beta code slowing it.
     
  15. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    So you do not notice any speed improvements? Speed is the same as 7.1.1?
     
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It's hard to tell, my Settings app is slower at startup now. Multitasking is faster though.
     
  17. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Good to know, thanks. Do you think the startup times for the Music or the Safari apps have improved?
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    They seem the same.
     
  19. fardeenah macrumors regular

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    it is very unresponsive and crash a lot, but a fresh install makes it as fast as ios 7 but it still crashes, i guess its expected being a beta 1
     
  20. LordQ thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Does it have all the features? Quick reply, continuity, keyboard and well, most of everything announced yesterday?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  21. Prabakar macrumors newbie

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    Comments on beta 2?

    Hello Everyone,
    Thanks for all of your feedback, I held off installing iOS 8 beta 1 on my 4S.
    Since beta 2 is out, have any of you tried it yet? is it usable now? 4S is my primary device, so I don't want install unless its usable on a daily basis.
     
  22. akishore macrumors newbie

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    Don't install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S yet, even with beta 2. It's definitely a lot slower and more sluggish than iOS 7.1.2, which was running just fine on mine.

    Also, it's murdering my battery and I have no clue why. I have two iPhone 4S's and both lasted about 4 to 5 days on standby running iOS 7. Now I installed iOS 8 beta 2 on one and the battery is dead in about 3 to 4 hours without any apps running and only connected to WiFi, so there is some serious issue that needs to be resolved.

    I'll update this thread once beta 3 comes out and let you know if that's any better.
     
  23. Prabakar macrumors newbie

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    I'm already facing issues with my old battery, its good to know.
    Thanks for your help
     
  24. charleswong macrumors newbie

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    continuity could not functional on my 4S(beta2),but 1st gen iPad mini is OK!
     
  25. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    so is it on my 5c, we need to wait for the final release
     

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