iOS 9 PB. Stable enough for daily phone?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Applegeeky, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Applegeeky macrumors member

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    hi all.

    Just wondering if the brave folks who installed on their iPhone can give some feedback?

    I know it's beta so sure not 100% but is it relatively stable ? Ie. Will it reboot for nothing. Or battery drain extreme. Or whatsapp. Sms. Call. All unreliable at all ?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Talking about third party app support, you could refer to previous "working/partially working/not working" thread for beta 1 and 2, and find if one of your key app is among the list.
    Talking about performance, it is better than beta 1 and 2, although not so good. At least, animation is smoother, and app response is faster, on IPHONE 6/6 PLUS.
    Talking about battery drain, it is better than beta 1, but worse than beta 2. If you use it mainly on Safari browsing and music listening, you could expect 6-7 hrs battery life. If you are a heavy gamer, OK, less than 3 hrs I bet. If you are a light user, for example occasionally browsing web, using apps, listening to music, and rarely play casual games, you could expect a whole day battery without finding charger, before you go back to sleep.
     
  3. qwerty1211 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the great information!

    May I wonder what kind of device you are using?

    Because iPhone6/6+ is of course a higher level in battery life, and I'm wondering if this might apply for 5s too.
     
  4. Applegeeky thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much. Omg. The battery issues seem terrible. I was hoping to experience the enhanced savings and stretch mode lol
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I am using iPhone 6 plus.

    This does apply to iPhone 5s too, because A7 is still a powerful chip.
     
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  7. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Well there's pros and cons.. You tend to find more bugs if you're using it on a daily basis. Apps should work the way it does on iOS 8, no guarantee though. Battery should be good, especially with the ability to turn on low power mode.

    I'd say that the public beta is pretty stable. Unless your work cannot tolerate even a little downtime of your phone, I'd say go ahead and try. (You can revert anyways). Which iPhone are you using?
     
  8. Applegeeky thread starter macrumors member

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    I using I p 6 plus. Am hoping to check out the better battery and Siri ..
     
  9. Bobajobbob macrumors regular

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    Fairly stable but occasional bugs with the camera video recording and videos stored on the device disappearing are annoying me. Basttery is so so.
     
  10. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Should be fine. Note that some Apps may crash though. You should refer to the thread where users are reverting to 8.4 from 9 to see their issues.

    I don't think there's a real need to test out the "new Siri", nothing spectacular imo. I think what you're looking for is the low power mode.. Frankly I'd stay with 8.4 if those two are the things I wanna try
     
  11. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    Losing some of the photos in the camera roll after updating to iOS 9 public beta. Doing a restore now.
     
  12. quackers82 macrumors 6502

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    Having used Beta 1,2 and 3, I'm finding iOS 9 Beta 3 very good on my iPhone 6. Battery life is now back to decent, and I'm no longer getting many weird things happening like i was on Beta 1 and 2. BUT one of my core apps don't function yet (Plex), luckily i can just use one of my iPads for that. I would say the issue now is more likely to be your apps not being fully compatable.
     
  13. kruso2 macrumors regular

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    For me the battery is a bit worse than on 8.4, may improve after a few charges.
    Performance was terrible just after install but now after using the phone for some hours it seems to have gotten smoother.
     
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    Which phone? Just curious.
     
  16. kruso2 macrumors regular

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    6+ and iPad air 2
     
  17. kruso2 macrumors regular

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    Don't understand this, since installation of public beta battery history says that Apple music has used 10% of my battery and I haven't even started the application?
     
  18. Applegeeky thread starter macrumors member

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    This is scary !
     
  19. KazuSnow macrumors regular

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    I got a good 14 hours out of my PB 9, don't know why all these posts on bad battery are floating around (iPhone 6+)

    But no, not stable, things are slow and jittery

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  20. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    So far, for me, it's stable enough. But there are definitely odd slowdowns in some of the native apps. Last night, presumably because everyone was hammering the Siri server, I had some severe Siri delays in the beginning, but that seems to be better now. Some odd update things: my News app won't actually fetch new stories (well, it will, but not in the 'For You' feed). Did the initial pull last night, and I have nothing new since then, and a manual refresh just spins.

    However, overall, it's not too much different for me in stability than 8.4, just some odd quirks that are to be expected.
     
  21. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    for me running b3 is very stable for a beta. I would have no problem recommending to anyone to try out the public beta.
     
  22. urkel macrumors 68030

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    iOS8 wasn't stable enough for a daily phone. So iOS9 should be just fine. :D

    Seriously though, I always enjoy a new OS and there are many features here that are long long overdue. So I'm willing to put up with some stability issues in exchange for getting an OS thats as awesome as my 6+.
     
  23. Applegeeky thread starter macrumors member

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    What are some of things u like about this new os ?
     
  24. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    4 hours into the day I am at 98% battery on my 6+. I used more battery yesterday while the phone refreshed my cloud services and indexed everything but no issues that I have found outside of the ones pointed out here on the issues thread. I like this release and plan to keep the beta.
     
  25. trevor08 macrumors newbie

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    Pretty stable for me. Lots of flickering and apps closing on their own. A lot of times, my videos wont show the video, only the sound.
     

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