iPhone IOS is not as stable as i thought it would...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ben777, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Ben777 macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    I switched from Samsung to iPhone SE. I did this because I heard people telling IOS is really stable. Yet after using the phone for one month I often get this:

    1. App store search doesn't work (after typing the name of app and hitting "search" nothing happens). Solution - restart the phone.

    2. Camera "video" button sometimes is missing. Solution - restart the phone.

    3. New apps don't install, older apps don't update (indication icon keep spinning forever). Solution - restart the phone.

    I keep reading many have the same problems.

    Please tell me this is an exception rather than the rule...
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    You are definitely the exception and not the rule. I would try restoring your phone and setting it up as new. Something is definitely corrupt. I have not experienced any of those issues with any of my 8 iPhones.
  3. joeblow7777, Jul 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016

    joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I've owned 3 iPhones using various versions of iOS over the years. Other than apps occasionally apparently getting stuck while updating, which usually resolves itself, I've experienced no such problems. I've found iOS to be very stable and reliable.
  4. Ben777 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    You're leaving something out of this story. Jailbroken?
  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I have the App Store do that on occasion. Switching tabs on the bottom than researching seems to fix it. If not closing the app and reopening it always does.

    When you say video doesn't appear are you using the Apple camera app or a 3rd party app?

    Next time apps are spinning and not updating close the app. Put the phone in airplane mode than back on. I'm curious if there is a network problem be it wifi or cellular.

    Edit just realized my AppStore search issue is with my iPad which has a different layout for searching than an iPhone.
  7. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    Do you have the latest version of iOS? Early on, iOS9 was quite buggy for me, and yes, stability can be an issue. However, since then Apple has patched it multiple times that it is running fine now.
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    What version of iOS are you running? I've not had that on my 3 iPhones or 2 iPads.
  9. Ben777 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    I bought my iPhone in official iDeal store. I always buy new devices (no blaming previous owners this way ;)).

    iOS version: 9.3.2

    I am using Apple camera.

    All mentioned problems get solved by restarting the phone. All mentioned problems happen time form the time. Video button disappearing happened just once. I found others complaining about the same...

    Thanks for the advises, input and encouraging :)
  10. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    The only issue of this list that I've had occur is the app update issue. It has happened twice on 9.3.2 and required a restart each time to get the app to update correctly. Hopefully 9.3.3 won't have this issue.

    The other issues I've never had.
  11. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Yep, I've experienced number 1 and number 2 on your list even with a fresh clean install.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 19, 2016 ---
    Further Safari spontaneously quits on my iphone and sometimes on ipad. ios isn't perfect but I think it has a cohesive feel to it overall.
  12. lchlch macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2015
    Do you jailbreak your phone?
  13. Loco Emperor macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2016
    iOS is hands down far more stable than android. I am glad I switched and haven't had any issues.
  14. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    I have exactly the same problem (iphone/ipad and both have ios 9.3.2) this is very annoying!

    The solution is, however, easier. Just close the appstore: click your home button twice, swipe the appstore card away. Now open appstore and search should work again for awhile.

    Appstore has been really slow lately. But if the app is installed, cancel it and do above.
  15. kkh786 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2013
    United Kingdom
    The App Store issue has been with me since my iPhone 6 with iOS8 days. Very annoying. Just have to cancel and restart. Sorts the issue. That app is not stable at all!
  16. Ben777 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    Thanks, I will try that! :)

    No. Phone is fresh, never used before, right from the store.

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