iPhone Is iOS 13 good enough for a daily driver?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by Radon87000, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    I am currently on iOS 12.4 on iPhone X. Is iOS 13 stable enough to use on my daily driver? Is the battery life lower? Are there any stutters or lags? I just can’t stand not having dark mode so I am getting the itch to update.
     
  2. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    I personally don't believe any beta software should be used on a device you rely on. The current version may be OK but the next release could brick your device, lose data, apps you depends on (banking) may stop working, etc.
     
  3. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    I have tons of bugs. WiFi drops constantly. Safari often doesn’t even work.

    Did you even watch the WWDC keynote? They’re trying to add TONS of new features. That’s impossible without bugs.

    On my daily driver I’ll maybe wait until 13.1.
     
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    Using since beta 1, its beyond usable. A few APPS (stop blaming Apple people, this on app devs) have idle drain like Reddit, parcel, but just force close when finished using and it stops. Apple store (not APP store) app must have location disabled or it will too have idle drain.

    Thats about it..(for me). Its just as fast as 12.x.
     
  5. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    I’m in beta 4 on my iPad Pro 11 (daily driver), and it’s more stable than I expected a beta to be so far. Of course there is some crashes and freezing, but you only need to restart and then you’re good again.
    Where I see the most crashes/bugs is with the new features like external hard drive support etc.
     
  6. johnmed macrumors regular

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    More than usable. Like others have said, since B1.
     
  7. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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  8. Bawstun macrumors 68000

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    It’s fine. Don’t listen to the naysayers - just check the known apps that currently aren’t supported or working, and if you don’t rely on any of those apps, go ahead and give it a go. Been using it for weeks now and besides 2 springboard crashes / resets, no issues whatsoever. Some people blow everything out of proportion. Safari sucks anyway — it is one of the worst browsers you can possibly use for security and safety on iOS, if you have an issue with Safari, use a better browser such as Brave.
     
  9. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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    LOL Captain SpeaksForEveryone has some cool stereotypes and assumptions. Ive had calls hung up mid conversation, bluetooth disconnecting several times a call and imessages being stuck for days with this particular beta.

    But youre right, 100% recommended to all who dont use particular apps. Like phone, bluetooth and messages haha
     
  10. Bawstun macrumors 68000

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    You’re in a 0.00001% then as you can read through all of these “Should I install?” threads and find nobody having those issues you just described. Haven’t read about anyone’s calls or whatever dropping off and what not and certainly hasn’t happened to me.
     
  11. TerryClarke1987 macrumors newbie

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    Wait a few weeks/months after the official release when the bugs will be fixed. It is not the way to go for you now.
     
  12. Bawstun macrumors 68000

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    Wrong! Beta is very stable and if you don’t rely on the few apps that are having issues, it’s terrific! Been using on my daily driver with no issues. Did the same for all of iOS 12 betas too.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    It’s just WRONG to recommend people using beta software. Sure, my experience is overall ok, and no major hiccups. No dealbreakers. But you know what’s the beauty of using beta software? Apple can choose to intentionally break working feature during beta testing period. Look at those people wondering why USB drive support on iPad is terrible in beta 4 and 3, but ok in beta 2. For those who have tested iOS 9 beta 2, that beta was the best beta of all betas for iPhone 6 devices simply because of that trackpad feature, which then was taken out in beta 3 and never came back for iPhone 6. Similarly, iOS 13 beta 2 or 3 renders force touch almost obsolete, only to see some sort of use at iOS 13 beta 4. This list could go on and on.
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    Surprise, f er. Just the moment I want to reply to you, Safari is bugged out and won’t pop up keyboard when tapping reply box. Oh, you use other browsers. Sorry my bad.
     
  14. ruslan120 macrumors 6502

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    Been using the alpha build (experimental features) because I like to live on the edge. Highly recommend.
     
  15. Bawstun macrumors 68000

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    Yes I use Brave and haven’t experienced any issues. Safari is weak on security, ad trackers, phishing, and displays advertisements. Probably the worst browser you can use for iOS. It’s like using Internet Explorer in the 90’s.

    Beta is great! Running for weeks and no issues other than the known apps that aren’t compatible at the moment. Great experience all-around and for 99% of the people here on the forum.
     
  16. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

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    A beta will be fine and everyone who recommend to not install on their daily driver is wrong until you actually have problems.

    I'll never understand the need to install beta's (especially for major release) on their daily drivers. Of course its not as reliable as the current public version. There's many people who have call drop, Wi-Fi or LTE issues. I installed on my iPad air 2 and iPad pro 12.9 first gen and its very buggy. I'd be foolish to install this on my main phone. I don't know what's the use of some people's phone in everyday situation, but for most people its not a toy to mess around with, its actually a thing we need to be reliable.
     
  17. Miska82 macrumors member

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    I’d say that only join if you are interested in giving feedback on how the OS behaves on your device.
    For me, all of the iOS 13 betas has worked almost flawlessly.
     
  18. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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    Thats why everyone inputs their 2cents. Dont try to dominate a forum by saying not to listen to anyone else. What kind of opinion regime are you trying to run here lol If someone wants only your opinion, they will DM you, not create a thread. peace
     
  19. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

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    It works fine for me on my iPhone XS Max besides Band and Evernote not working correctly. I do have some issues rarely when using my wireless charger where it will not charge even though it’s on the stand al night. Otherwise overall I’m pretty impressed.
     
  20. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    For most things: Yes. Until it isn't. What was okay on PB1 was not on PB2 and etc... Something is always changing.
    You can but don't be surprised when something critical doesn't work when you really need it.
    JMO YOMV
    Been running all the PB on an XS Max.
     
  21. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    I’d personally just wait a month and a half. I’m excited to try out PS4 remote play with a DualShock but I can wait 6 more weeks mostly because I just don’t want to update to a new beta every couple weeks leading up to release.
     
  22. jamdex macrumors member

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    It is now i'd say. The only thing is banking apps, some dont run on Beta
     
  23. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Not nearly as stable as iOS 12.4 for me.

    Fast and smooth, sure, but a bunch of my apps were broken. Safari wasn’t as stable either.

    I enjoyed the beta, was mostly usable, but I’m waiting for 13.1
     
  24. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    I have it on my primary iPhone, though there may be issues, that is expected with a beta. Additionally, I have a backup archived and know how to quickly roll back to iOS 12, should I have a catastrophic issue. Unless you have a clear picture of what you are doing and can archive a backup in iTunes/ Catalina (if you are running that beta) I would strongly not recommend it.
     
  25. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the thing with betas: It can depend a lot on what apps you use, what Wifi access points you use, etc. A bug may be completely inconsequential for one person but could be an absolute show-stopper for another. I agree with theonekcrow: Make sure you have a way out of the beta without losing your information in case something is a showstopper to you.
     

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