iOS10 beta1: Can this beta be used indefinitely?

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  1. braddick macrumors 68040

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    So far I am loving this beta. No crashes and no real issues. I like the way messages look and especially the music app. Now, as other betas come forward, beta 2- and so on, may I simply keep this beta or will it one day simply expire causing me to then have to restore?

    Some betas in the past have expired, others- like iOS8.2, beta 2 never have.
     
  2. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    If the regular trending is followed, yes it will expire in about 3-4 weeks.
    Why would you not want to update to the upcoming betas ?
     
  3. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes an updated beta will change little things- like the font (iOS7, beta 1 comes to mind) or perhaps make alterations to features I like just the way they are. If this one is running effortlessly and without issue, I'd consider simply keeping it if future updated betas changed what I currently enjoy.
    Sounds like it may be a moot point though if it does expire.
     
  4. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    What device are you using? IOS 10 beta 1 is just awful on my 6+.
     
  5. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have iOS 10 Beta 1 on my 6S+ and it runs beautifully. Surprised that a first beta has the minimal amount of issues I've seen.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think betas have expired for a while now.
     
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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  9. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've heard it both ways. I don't know how iOS10 beta is going to handle this.
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Judging about multiple crashes, other strangeness issues, I can hardly believe I will keep this beta indefinitely. I will for sure update it as long as new one is possible.
    Sure, behavior of certain actions may change from beta to beta, but beta is still a beta actually.
     
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    Hope you're not using the bank of America app because it crashes all day long on beta 1. The main reason why I went back to 9.3.2
     
  12. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    I almost had to reread your post again. Usually they have an expiration. Beta 2 is when the real fun begins. It's always the worst.
    :D
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Is this not the expiration dates on the profile?
    May 12, 2019 and May 24, 2028.
     

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  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    That's for the profile not the actual OS.
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Oh right. That makes sense.
     
  16. Xenden macrumors regular

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    This is by far the most stable beta 1 that I can remember in a long time.
     
  17. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree, and in the past, there have been occasions when an update to a beta has caused it to not be as smooth, or a feature was removed.

    I just wanted to know if I at least have the option to simply continue using this beta for as long as I'd like without it eventually putting my iPhone into a boot loop.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    So far it is an excellent beta, but I am by no means experience no app crashes or freezes. Facebook and ESPN work about 50% of the time.
     
  19. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    Although the app switcher and Facebook freezes a lot, and Springboard restarts sometimes, I have to agree that this beta 1 is by far the best since iOS 7.

    They did and they will continue to do so. Apple will never want anybody to stay on a beta product, and they already have the system in place to force us install the latest beta.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At the very least it seems like either there was a period of them not having expiration dates or something about how it all works was changed, as at some point last year one of the go-to people for things like expiration dates (among other things related to iOS) mentioned the following: http://twitter.com/ih8sn0w/status/608048639454400512
     
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing they changed something since a Google search shows threads about iOS 9 betas expiring.
     
  22. Xenden macrumors regular

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    If it is like other releases of iOS versions, I don't think there has ever been a compulsory update that makes you go from beta 1 to beta 2. At least not as far as the public beta has been concerned, not sure about dev beta though.
     
  23. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    When is the second beta usually pushed? Two weeks after the first beta?
     
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    On average, it is every 2 weeks.
     

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