iOS 9 main issues

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by George Waseem, Oct 4, 2015.


Do you think iOS new updates should be on a 2 year basis.

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    14 vote(s)
  1. George Waseem macrumors regular

    George Waseem

    Jul 2, 2015
    iOS 9 brought more speed to some earlier devices and slower interface on newer devices. I have read alot of posts and tried iOS 9 my self, its good and a bit bad in the same time.
    iOS 9 issues can be divided to :
    1. Battery life problems
    2. App Switcher bug and Frame dropping (especially on newer iPads)
    3. Bugs and lags that come with every new update.

    Discussing these issues :
    Issue #1 : Battery life, every one using iOS 9 is experiencing Battery life issues especially on iPhones as they already have a small battery, if u believe iOS 9.1 beta is fixing those battery life issues. The answer is NO, its even making it worse, the battery life issue will not be only on iPhone but will affect iPad as soon as the update is released, i have noticed battery issues on my iPad since iOS 9.1 Beta 1 (Maybe next betas will improve the battery life, Issues iam talking about are just the ones in the present, so i dont know if iOS 9.1 beta 4 or 5 is going to fix any thing soon. ). If u are on iPhone 4S and later and u care about having enough battery for the rest of the day, stay on iOS 8 if u didnt upgrade to 9 until apple releases the fix. If you are on iPad 2, mini 1 battery life and performance are ok. iPad 3 and later, stick to iOS 9.0.2 if u upgraded.

    Issue #2 : App switcher bug and frame dropping.
    This is a major issue where iPad 4, mini 2, Air lag with a very bad animation in the app switcher when scrolling or choosing a certain app (it doesnt affect the iPad Air much like it affects the mini 2 and 4). Frame dropping can be mostly noticed when quitting a graphic intensive game or some times in apps where there is transparency or translucency. (Affects most iPads starting 3 and later).

    Issue #3 : Bugs that come with every major update. We have all tried alot of iOS versions. Personally, i have tried iOS 6 and later. iOS 6 didnt have much issues (all devices were very close in terms of performance). iOS 7 introduced a new graphical intensive interface which actually uses most of the RAM while doing a simple task in the homescreen, iOS 8 probably made it a bit worse on some devices and iOS 9 seemed to fix 90 % of what iOS 8 ruined but in the same time introduced a set of bugs that annoy many users. I hope Apple is going to fix some bugs with iOS 9.1 and 9.2 so that every one would have at least an OK experience with iOS 9.

    In my opinion, i think iOS updates would be better on a 2 year scale just to give apple more time before releasing a new major update to make sure its atleast 90 % bug - free. The 1 year scale is a bit unstable as every year apple releases a new update that fixes the older updates bugs and in the same time introduce a whole new set of bugs that need time to be fixed and the cycle goes on with every iOS update.
  2. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015

    Apple just needs to release better major updates within one year.

    They've done it before, just not with iOS 9 this year.
  3. jayf macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2014
    I'm running fine with no complaints. Battery life is equal or better, certainly not worse. While I agree that Apple, given their stature should be capable of releasing bug free updates, at least they give them to past customers for free. Something no other company has ever done. (Traditionally)
  4. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    Two years may be a bit much.
    I could see a new iOS with new hardware then release it for other models / generations when it is ready.
    Or ....
    A new update for the new hardware then release an additional update for other hardware when ready. Release an upgrade when it is ready.
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Uhm, no. Battery life is about the same as before here (and I haven't tried power saving mode yet).

    I also don't have any issues with lag and generally not many bugs compared to some of the previous releases. Overall quite happy with iOS 9.
  6. mrex macrumors 68040


    Jul 16, 2014
    Odd, i now have an app switcher lag (air2). When choosing an app, it hangs for a few seconds before it opens it. im quite sure i hadnt this before...
  7. -Garry- macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    No, and I think software development in general is moving to releasing even more often, using methodologies such as Agile.

    There will undoubtedly be an annual software release to accompany new hardware, but if Apple changes tack at all, it'll be towards releasing singular new features more often.
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    My battery life is the best it has ever been on a phone. On my iPad Mini 2 I have not noticed any bugs but I must admit I haven't used it that much yet. For me, this is probably the smoothest, best update yet.
    I suspect that what is happening to some, but not all, is that there are some apps that really are behaving badly. There was a thread that seemed to indicate a version of Facebook app that was killing battery - and when removed - battery life was great. I certainly can't say that app is a real problem but I'll bet there are bunches of apps that don't run well and aren't really ready for IOS 9.
    Everyone blames Apple and they aren't perfect no more than anyone else but I bet there are more bad apps than there are bugs in the base IOS9 .

    It also amazes me that we have basically the same posts after every IOS upgrade and sometimes I think the only changed is the IOS number. If you could you can read the same issues from IOS 6, 7, 8, etc.
  9. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    Delaying the release will bring nothing good, it will be the same issues all over again just slower releases. The root cause for bad iOS x.0 releases is that development has no firm focus on quality controllers in the beta development. And the public beta program does not work due to too many testers and too few to fix the reported problems.
  10. Orlaam macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2013
    I don't think it's a matter of the cycle, rather fixing bugs instead of introducing new garbage just to leave the last set of features broken. They're becoming like Android. Adding a ton of new stupid gimmicks and not fixing the old lingering problems. Kinda irritating. Some bugs are frequent and common enough that they should be fixed.

    Although I have known developers who will admit they cannot solve a problem, therefore the only remedy was to remove said feature or leave in place kinda working. :rolleyes:

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