iPad Is iOS 8 b2 stable for normal use yet?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by solosdk, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. solosdk macrumors regular

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    I installed iOS 8 b1 the day it was released on my rMini and it was BUGGY as hell (obviously, I know its a beta). My iPad kept on restarting and crashing couple minutes.

    My question is, does anyone feel as though its usable now or is it still buggy and unusable?

    If its buggy BUT usable, please tell me also

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  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    And people can determine this in the 3 hours it's been out....
     
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    I can't wait for the day when we can have beta versions of cars...
     
  4. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    No, it's not ready, that's why it's still a beta. Messages app crashes quite often, apps still crash.
     
  5. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    No not yet. Probably won't be completely stable until the last beta or close to it. It IS better than beta 1 but a lot of the issues are going to be from apps that cannot update for iOS 8 yet.
     
  6. ForthRightAfter, Jun 17, 2014
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    in comparison to beta 1 I find this to be marginally more stable, I am no longer experiencing the frustrations for attempting to use an unfinished product in real world scenarios. the phone app once again works, Safari no longer crashes for me, some of my app weren't working at first, but deleting & re-downloading them made them work. I am testing out my in house business apps and this beta is definitely better.
     
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I would install it as a daily driver ONLY if :

    1) You're okay with random app crashes [ yes, it'll happen! ]

    And/Or

    2) Have a backup device to throw your SIM in to, should the BETA become a PITA :D

    I'm currently using it on my 5S, but that's my test device. Daily driver is the Note 3.
     
  8. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    It seems pretty stable, it hardly crashes and the battery hasn't died yet and I've spent the last four hours watching YouTube vids.
     
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    Yea we believe you ;):rolleyes:
     
  10. taptic macrumors 65816

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    Still buggy, but I find it usable. Quite a few of the problems that I had before are fixed...
     
  11. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Well it hasn't crashed or died the time I used ig
     
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    What kills me just as much is the 47 replies saying the same thing.
     
  13. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    NOPE hold until the GM comes out. Still too buggy.
     
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    HA and so beta 3,4,5,and 6 wont be any better huh? But when GM is available then ............:rolleyes: Of course when 8.0.1-8.0.6 then 8.1 then 8.1.1-8.1.3 it will REALLY be better.
     
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  17. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Well apps generally start sending out their compatible ios 8 apps once the GM has been released. A noob should hold off or someone that uses their phone for work.

    You failed in your analysis.
     
  18. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, my phone app is broken. I click on a contact/contact's number to call them and it doesn't do anything...but completes the call anyway. Just doesn't pull up the calling screen or anything...

    And this is day 1, too. Yeah I think I'll stick with iOS 7 for now.
     
  19. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Oddly beta 1 was super stable on my iPad Air. Only reason I had to downgrade was my Traktor Z1 controller was no longer recognised. Don’t have much hope for that being fixed in b2 however.
     
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  21. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Not withstanding the obvious "it's Beta so not intended for daily use"...

    I installed B1 on my rMini and my 5s. On the 5s it was a total crashfest and I restored back within about 30 minutes of installing it. On the rMini, B1 was fine apart from the odd app not working. So I kept it.

    Installed B2 on my 5s and have to say in my experience it's a massive improvement. Some key 3rd party apps that failed on B1 now work, and I've not had any issues at all except for my initial iCloud restore getting stuck and a dropped call when I hit the sleep button to put the phone in my pocket while still chatting on headset. Will keep this for now.

    Also just noticed that location services was always on, the culprit was "traffic" so switched location off for that.
     
  22. solosdk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much. This is the sort of answer I wanted :)
     
  23. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Pocket Casts not working is my only bummer. But beta 2 is actually usable for my iPhone 5, unlike beta 1.
     
  24. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    I agree it is currently unstable for most users. But thats not to say that it wont be with the next beta versions. Thats what I meant. Cant just assume it will remain unstable until GM. Thats all I was saying.

    Side note, there are a LOT of things that still flaky mostly with 3rd party apps but even the built in one such as contacts. So for most users B2 should not be installed on daily device.
     
  25. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    More Stable than B1? Yes. Perfectly Stable? No. Many App Store Apps broken? Yes. (For me, Netflix, Soundcloud, ect.)
     

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