iOS beta 5 - where art thou?

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  1. Joseph H macrumors 6502

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    Looking forward to beta 5 - hopefully MUSIC will be improved (I would quite like it if when I choose to save a playlist offline ... it actually saves offline :rolleyes:) and that I can change my text tone again.

    Other than that though iOS 9 is great for me, beta 4 battery life was good.

    Hopefully it's today (iOS 8 beta 5 came on Monday no?) or tomorrow but it could be next week?
     
  2. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Based on previous releases it should probably be released in the first half of this week.

    And battery life for me with latest beta on iPhone 6 is horrendous, it drains faster than it charges when in use.
     
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    I believe you have to tap the "+" symbol to add to My Music before tapping "Make Available Offline" for it to actually show the playlist offline.

    As for iOS 9 DP 5. Could be any day of the week with how random last weeks OS X beta builds went. (But it should be this week)
     
  4. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it's today or tomorrow but at this point apple usually moves to a 3 week gap between betas so it might be next week. Here's hoping. Beta 4 is great on my iPhone 6 aside from some minor UI bugs on apple music and messages app.
     
  5. Joseph H thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately it doesn't work. I get tons of "This song could not be downloaded" messages and all sorts of crap. The mobile icon to show a song is offline appears and disappears. I have friends on iOS 8 who say similar. Apple Music is still buggy as hell - they're lucky they're giving it away for free at this point!

    Plus on iTunes 12.2, songs I added from Apple Music show up as a "Matched" iCloud Status. Good job Apple.
     
  6. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I hope they keep squashing all the bugs in apple music. I love the service but the bugs are pretty rampant!
     
  7. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    This beta it's pretty good on my 6 Plus but lord is it laggy. Battery is great I just need it to stop lagging when I open application. That delay is killer.
     
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    Works for me? o_O
    When I hit "Make Available Offline" it downloads right away and then I can listen offline, I haven't seen any hiccups there. 9.0 b4 6+
     
  9. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I can barely manage 4 hours out of my iPhone 6 battery with this beta. This is even after a "Reset all Settings." I'm going to do a completely clean DFU install of iOS 9 when it is released to the public. iPad battery is meh. Kinda always has been, even with iOS 8 because I mostly play games on it at like 50%+ brightness, 6-7 hours is pretty typical.
     
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    Signed!!
     
  11. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping to get it this week but I'm worried about this:

     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Beta 5 won't come today just because iOS 8 beta 5 was released on a Monday...

    Past betas of the same iOS version are more indicative than anything. It's either tomorrow or next Tuesday.
     
  13. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Or Wednesday?
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Doubt it. Beta 2 came out on a Tuesday and it was reported there was a delay with beta 3 which caused it to be released on Wednesday (after Cue said it'd be out 'early [next] week'). Beta 4 was then released on a Tuesday (13 days after beta 3). Seems like they're trying / planning for Tuesdays.
     
  15. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    I just want b5 for the apple watch beta. Not a huge fan of losing the connection and having it turn off on its own.
     
  16. Darth Jeevster macrumors newbie

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    Beta releases are nearly always a Tuesday, rarely have they been any other times.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If rarely means not that rarely then that would be right.
     
  18. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Like El Capitan beta 5 was released last Thursday...
     
  19. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

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    Around this time iOS should really be getting beat into shape. I think there will be 2 betas in August. If not the upcoming beta, the one after should be really, really polished and indicative of how well the final version will be.
     
  20. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    the iOS betas have almost always been on Tuesdays, El Capitan betas are a different animal all together.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Many have been, but it's not really almost always at all.
     
  22. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Let's hope. Apple has been really disappointing with the polish. iOS 8 never really got "beat into shape." People were saying how 8.2 made a world's difference, and then it was 8.3, some even said 8.4 improved things a bit. But I barely noticed anything at all between any of those, except for minor things being fixed, like the annoying banner issues, pinch to close not working right at all on iPad, and the dreaded copy and paste issues. I don't understand how Apple spends months working on a new update (or in this case 2-3 weeks), releases a 300MB+ update, and nothing is different at all. 8.2 and 8.3 even INTRODUCED plenty of issues, the status bar twitching when unlocking the phone with 8.2 and constant "CoreTime" logs, and with 8.3 I noticed that while bringing down the Notification Center while unlocking the device or opening an app (landscape on iPad) it would come down in portrait until the animation finished. All the way through iOS 8, dozens of battery percentage values would simply skip, and UI lag was all over the place, mostly stuff carried all the way through iOS 7, never fixed!

    I know I can't say much given that I have only used Public Beta 1 and 2, but iOS 9 betas seem similar so far. Hopefully things really get beat into shape for the 5th, and hopefully 6th betas. There's nothing else they can do at this point but fix bugs and hopefully performance at this point. Performance luckily is close to on par with iOS 8 as I left it, it's just the App Switcher that is horrible.

    I don't want it to be "close" to iOS 8, I want it to be *better* than iOS 8, just like how they claimed. I could never tell that Metal is being used for the animations at this point. I know, it's a "beta," but just look at El Capitan. So far, UI performance beats Yosemite which is awesome. That's what I want for iOS.

    Anyway, onto the actual topic. I'm thinking next week for Beta 5 (PB 3). It could come this week but I'm not getting my hopes up. As long as things really smooth out before public release, I'm happy, doesn't matter to me whether there's only 1 beta left or 2.

    I know is is really jumping the gun here, but I really am excited to see iOS 9 in it's final forms. I hope we get one MAJOR 9.x performance/UI revisions update, not a ton of pointless ones like with iOS 8. I quite enjoyed the 7.1 update. :p
     
  23. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Good to know it's not just me. My 6 Plus is sooooo slow. You'd think I was using a 4s.
     
  24. lagwagon Suspended

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    El Capital DP 5 last week was a Monday and the El Capitan PB 3 was Wednesday. Thursday was 10.10.5 (Yosemite)
     
  25. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    Well for 9 Tuesday seems to be the day they've chosen.
     
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