General iOS 9 Beta 5 battery and performance thread!

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by syphern, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. syphern macrumors 6502

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    hey guys hows the performance on the new beta? I have a 5s in specific... better daily driver? Beta 4 was bad...
     
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    They got rid of the battery symbol in the top right... "innovation"
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Performance seems pretty good compared to b4. Hoping battery life follows suit.
     
  5. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, everyone. The earlier iOS 9 developer beta was draining battery at a rate of 1% every minute or two. It was fast enough that you could notice significant battery usage in 5-10 minutes of using the phone. That's the main reason this thread took off for iOS 9 developer beta 3.

    Nobody is expecting a report of "I got 1 week of standby" by this time. But if it had a significant battery usage issue like the earliest developer beta (1 or 2, can't remember), it would be completely obvious even this early. On top of that, the phones were heating up significantly. Do you need a week to process the idea of "phone=hot?"

    I never start these threads or really post in them but I would still like to know if beta 5 had been churning through someone's battery in the last hour or two.

    Don't you all get tired of making the same old joke every two weeks?
     
  6. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Is the delay still happening when you open apps?
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's there, but slightly less noticeable.
     
  8. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    So 8.4 on a 6 is still faster and smoother overall? We are still waiting for the metal improvements,"?
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    If I had to rate beta 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being iOS 8.4, I'd give it an 8 or 9.
     
  10. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose their primary concerns are just getting all the basic new features working right and stable and they will tweak and smooth out performance before the GM. (Fingers crossed)
     
  11. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    And for reference, beta 4 was about a 7ish.
     
  12. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    this seems silly. literally only 4 features for iOS 9 were featured on the keynote.
    battery and performance was one of them.
    why advertise it, if its not true???
     
  13. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Because it's a beta. The performance and battery life are gradually coming. There's still at least 1 more beta left and that's BEFORE the GM.
     
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    So far PB 3 is flying on my iPhone 6. Animations and everything seem the fastest yet out of all the betas and iOS 8 for me.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Some people have that after a new install for a few hours or even a day or so, but then things get normalized. So even that isn't really an indicator of much until a few days/charging cycles.
     
  16. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Really the half second-2 second delay is gone when launching apps sometimes?
     
  17. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's now like a .5 second delay. Not as noticeable as b4, but still there.
     
  18. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Hmm maybe I need to ditch Beta 5 and get PB 3 then.
     
  19. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    They're identical. Don't bother. Same build numbers on both.
     
  20. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Performance still sucks compared to iOS 8.
     
  21. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's getting there...it's a small step behind 8.4. I was just pointing out not to waste your time going from b5 to PB3 because they are identical builds, just different names.
     
  22. lagwagon Suspended

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    Like batting1000 said its like half a second (so really non existent)

    For me this new beta is crazy fast. App Switcher, loading apps from fresh, swiping, scrolling. All very fast and best it's ever been on any iOS/iPhone I've owned (started with 3G and had 4, 5 and now 6)
     
  23. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    I can live with a half second delay before apps will spring open after first touching them. Even 8.4 still does this sometimes. The delay first started with iOS 8 and it has never gone completely away but I noticed it was super extended with the first few iOS 9 betas. iOS 7 and before never had this. Whatever they have done "under the hood" since those days have regressed simple springboard performance. Hopefully by GM we are back to instant launching of apps and no hesitation. :)
     
  24. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Better than an iPhone 5 on iOS 6? I must download to see this?! (I've had a iPhone 4, 5 and 6)
     
  25. Sumter macrumors regular

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    Can't say anything about battery life yet because it's too early, but so far the performance on my 6 Plus is very good. No more stutters or lags, smooth gestures, fast app openings. Some annoying glitches I experienced in a few apps are now gone. So far satisfied. I'll post again after a few days on battery life.
     

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