iOS 8 Safe yet???

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by saxman211, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. saxman211, Sep 29, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014

    saxman211 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2010
    I have an iPhone 5s and I'm afraid to download iOS 8.0.2... How is it? Are there any bugs left?
  2. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Don't do it.
  3. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    My bugs have bugs on my 5s. Apple should be ashamed of this. I would wait.
  4. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    If you value battery life......Do not download.
  5. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
  6. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

    Alonso Quijano

    Jul 17, 2013
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    I'd probably be afraid of downloading 8.2 as well given that it's note even in its beta stage yet. ;)
  8. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    It will ruin your phone, your marriage and doom your immortal soul to HELL.
  9. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    itd be interesting to see their users' reactions if :apple: started an alpha test program..hmm..:cool:
  10. saxman211 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2010
    You know what I meant....
  11. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I have a 5c but my battery has improved somewhat after a few days of settling in
  12. eattherich macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    I don't see what all the fuss is about. There are bugs but there's nothing that's completely broken like it might be in a beta (that a lot of people on here run on their primary phone for months leading up to a release anyway).
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, if it's about 8.0.2 then there are certainly a number of threads talking about it and people's experience with it (with most being positive, although of course some having some issues here and there, mostly still those remaining from 8.0).
  14. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    LMAO we are currently on alpha program testing 8.0.2

    8.1 will be beta
    8.2 will be final
    8.3 will be SP1
  15. Agent-J macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    8.0.2 is not the massive bugfix iOS8 needs. Basically it's 8.0.1, which added the health app and made a few bugfixes, but without the bug in 8.0.1 that disabled some iPhone 6's.

    8.0 works passably on my iPhone5, if I ignore the keyboard issues in the Messages app. Sometimes the keyboard doesn't appear, especially if I go to Messages immediately after unlocking the phone; other times, the keyboard is there and senses input, but the text box on the screen stays blank. Force-quitting and restarting the app fixes it (until the next time). Safari is slower than in iOS7, but not terribly so.

    8.0 on my iPad Air was a sluggish blob, and Safari was really messed up from bugs and the UI changes. I reverted to iOS7 while Apple still allowed it.

    So, if you really NEED the health app, then upgrade, I guess. Remember that some features in iOS8 aren't going to be turned on until Yosemite is released next month.
  16. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    My iPhone 5S runs just fine with iOS 8.0.2; you should do it.

  17. indianavtx macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Not a single problem on my 5S and I've ran iOS 8 since day 1. Battery right now is 82% and has been off charge since 4:30 this morning with both wifi and Bluetooth on all day long.
  18. Dan70 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2014
    That's not true though is it? 8.0.1 essentially broke 6/6 Plus models.

    8.0.2 however on a 5s is perfectly fine so far (I've had it for a few days).
  19. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2007
    Worked fine for me since 8.0. 8.0.2 fixed the minor lagging I was getting, and any app crashes occurred with apps that already crashed frequently with iOS 7.1.2. No Safari issues, no noticeable changes in battery life, no wi-fi issues.

    Before starting, make sure you have a full backup of your phone -- preferably a local one, especially if your internet service is not fast or you have data caps. I also prefer doing the update with a wired connection to iTunes. That way, you can let iTunes download the iOS update file in the background, and then do the installation when you're ready.

    Another step that I usually take is to restore the phone to factory settings before installing the iOS update. This wipes the phone clean, and purges any junk data that might have piled up in your "Other" directory. After installing iOS, then I will restore the data, apps, and settings from the backup. Not as convenient, or fast, but it works for me.
  20. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    This 8.0.2 is a bit of a punt in the dark really. It bricked my iPad Air, but the good news is I've got a new one on 7.1.1 and it works great. Going to stay
    off any version of 8 until I'm sure wifi bugs/incompatibilities or whatever are
    we'll and truly fixed.

    My answer to you is in Clint's immortal words, 'are you feeling lucky today'!
  21. Justafrogg macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2011
    If you do it, please let everybody know how it goes. LOL
  22. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Of course there are bugs. There are always bugs. There always will be.

    On the other hand, my 4s and my iPad mini have been great on 8.0. One of my better upgrade experiences.

  23. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    8.0.2 is running fine on my iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad Air and iPad rMini. Maybe they got it right this time.
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, with practically any update you'll come across experiences like this for some people. But for the vast majority things go fine, short of some larger more general issue (like let's say one that was in iOS 8.0.1). So for the most part for most people they generally do "feel lucky" and end up "lucky" most of the time.

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