iOS 9.3 beta stability

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  1. tdb2284 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I've been going back on forth as to installing the 9.3 beta on my 6s plus. What's the stability like so far?
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    There is several threads on the 9.3 beta in this forum...
     
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    You should really read up the other threads.
    I hope you'll do this in the future. But ftr 9.3 is a huge leap from9.2 in terms of usability.. We're finally approaching 8.4.1's radar. Sure there are minor frame drops now and then but for the most part - install it by all means.
     
  4. tdb2284 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So id be safe installing it on my main phone? I've got the 6s plus. Part of me wants to wait until the finished product is released in the spring, but not sure if I can! Lol
     
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    You can always expect unexpected with betas, so it's your own choice :)...BTW, I am on 9.3 iphone6. Everything works absolutely perfect so far.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I would read the threads first...To many bugs for me....Btooth not working correctly is a deal breaker....
     
  7. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Not everyone is experiencing that. It's hit or miss.
     
  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Exactly my point!
     
  9. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    I've never had an issue with any beta I've installed other than the lag that everyone else complains about. But technically, the final releases have the lag, too. I think, for the average Joe, betas are safe to install and use. 9.3 beta 1 is the smoothest beta I've used thus far (after it settled of course), and I'm quite impressed.
     
  10. lagwagon Suspended

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    It's 100% up to you. Everything varies person to person how well it works, because everyone has a different setup/apps installed. I personally because I only have 1 iPhone always install the betas on my main phone. For me they all (going back to 8.3 beta when the public beta program started) have been stable and never have stopped me from using my phone.

    Also, if things did ever go horribly wrong (beta breaks something you rely on daily) it's not hard to revert back. No backup restore needed. Just by downloading the ipsw file for the current official release and holding the Option key while clicking on update in iTunes. It reverts back no differently than if you were updating up. (Just changes the iOS version without touching data.)
     
  11. stulaw11 Suspended

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    It's not TOO buggy. Couple hangups here and there, but nothing earth shattering bad about it.

    It's beta, not really meant for your only device to begin with
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think the whole public beta concept clashes with that to some degree.
     
  13. lagwagon Suspended

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    I've haven't had any major issues with having betas on my only/main device. My iPhone has pretty much been in a constant state of running betas since the introduction of the public program with 8.3. Often even skipping rod filial releases (most current example being today. 9.2.1 release is a different build from the last beta of 9.2.1 and have already been on 9.3 beta for a week now. I believe I also skipped 9.0 release because 9.1 beta came out before 9.0 was officially released.)

    The biggest issue I've had was 9.0 beta 2 crashed the Settings app when trying to change sounds (like ringtone, text tone.) In testing that I was stuck for two weeks with no sound (selecting none was the only option that didn't crash Settings.)

    I would say that's pretty good and stable if that has been my only issue through all the beta builds 8.3 to 9.3 beta 1.
     
  14. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I didn't say that it was to buggy for you, I said it was to buggy for me, and that still stands. And, I agree it's not really meant for those that just have to have the latest and greatest. Most people that download the PB aren't interested in beta testing, and when something doesn't work as expected up pops a new thread.
     
  15. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Update update update!

    I have a 5s and 9.3 PB 1 is extremely solid. It has a bunch of performance improvements that iOS 9.2.1 doesn't have.

    I reccommend that you upgrade straight to 9.3 PB 1 from 9.2, as 9.2.1 is such an insignificant upgrade. And no, iOS 9.3 PB 1 doesn't feel like a beta really.
     
  16. mjschabow macrumors 68000

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    Where does one find the ipsw file for 9.2?
     
  17. lagwagon Suspended

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    I don't know specific url's off hand. But there are quite a few where you can download from. Another user here might know of one and be able to help there, or I'm sure a quick Google search could also find one fairly easy.
     
  18. mjschabow, Jan 19, 2016
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    Ok cool thanks. Just wasn't sure if there was risk involved in going to certain sites. I love the beta but just decided I'd rather side with stability.
     
  19. stulaw11 Suspended

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    Which part of the word beta isn't clear? Public BETA. All that means is you don't need a dev account to try the beta, that's it.

    If you actually read the agreement you agree to hitting accept it says there will be bugs and this is not suited for every day use.

    Use at your own risk.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, all that applies. What I was alluding to is the part about not doing this on your primary device given that while there is a decent likelyhood that developers might have additional devices (even though certainly many don't), there's much less of a likelyhood of that applying to more of a public user, which I'm sure was in consideration somewhere when the public beta program was being created.
     

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