Is it me or beta 2 stunningly buggy when compared to beta 1?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by backbraker25, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. backbraker25 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    On my iPad mini retina, every single app crashes, keyboard shows up sideways, inability to swipe down to respond to messages, unable to search in App Store and the list goes on.

    Those were all things I was able to do on the previous beta.

    On my iPhone 5 the situation is not as dire but it's a noticeable step backward in usability.

    Beta 1 was quite stable despite being slightly buggy (on both iPhone 5 and iPad mini retina) but beta 2 is almost unusable in its current state.

    anyone else seeing the same thing?
  2. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
  3. backbraker25 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    No, OTA.
  4. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    It may well be just you. Pretty much every predictable crash from B1 is gone.
  5. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    Yeah, beta 2 has been great for me. I particularly had a keyboard problem that was affecting a couple of my apps but it's gone now. :) I'm happy.
  6. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Hard reset has fixed any bugs I had. Still some issues left, but they're leftover from beta 1.
  7. backbraker25 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    I guess I'm the exception here. Any suggestions?
  8. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    B2 is running almost perfect for me. I'm very surprised.
  9. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    I'm just now installing Beta 2 (clean install) and I found two things I didn't see in Beta 1 - I can't search for apps in the App Store and I can't change the passcode settings. I'm going to do a hard reboot and see if that fixes things.
  10. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    I installed over 7.1.1 and then restored from iTunes backup. B2 is miles better than B1.
  11. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    So what remaining bugs for general day-to-day usability are you guys experiencing?
  12. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    Beta 2 has fixed about most of the issues I was having with beta 1.
  13. jian macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    B2 actually feels really solid. Besides a few app incompatibility issues, I haven't encountered any bugs yet.
    I am not a dev though, I only play a few games and use a couple of social media apps, and of course, text,phone and email and etc. loving it so far.
  14. April Knight Suspended

    Jul 24, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    If you updated OTA and are having issues, my suggestion would be to clean install.
  15. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Updated OTA. Beta 2 is very solid for me, all issues from B1 are gone. All issues meaning issues not expressly stated as persisting in the release notes for B2.
  16. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    I can't send text or iMessages anymore in beta 2
  17. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I was anticipating stability in Beta 2. Boy was I wrong.

    - Phone freezes trying to make a call or answer one
    - Messages app will freeze on a white screen often times
    - While I'm viewing something on the screen the screen will black out and come back in an instance.

    Such a bizarre experience compared to Beta 1.

    Did a DFU install clean and did an upgrade.
  18. solace macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2006
    clean installed both... B1 was unusable for me on my 5s... ****** battery life and nearly every app i use crashed upon load.

    so far B2 is way better in battery and crashing... far from "stable", but i haven't switched back to iOS 7 after 8 hours like i did with B1
  19. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    B1 was basically unusable for my 5s because of the crashes, resprings and safari not working at all. B2 has been a lot better, especially with battery life.
  20. Dookieman macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    I've had the exact opposite experience. Beta 2 is much more stable on my iPhone 5. I had to drop back down to iOS 7 since everything respringed every 2 seconds on Beta 1.
  21. PirateP macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    Naboo Land
    Beta 2 is far more stable for me on my iPhone 5. Which is a great relief.
  22. backbraker25 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    Quick update:

    Did a Clean Install this morning, and things seem to be running a lot better, I haven't experienced a single crash thus far, and all the other issues mentioned in in my OP, seem to also have been resolved (keeping fingers crossed).

    I should have mentioned in my OP that most of the crashes occurred during multitasking, they no longer happen.

    So if anyone else is experiencing similar issues, Clean Install is the way to go.

    Thanks to everyone who offered help.
  23. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    on my 4S beta 2 is smoother feeling than 1.. however, apps are crashing a lot more, which wasn't really a problem for me with 1.
  24. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I think he was asking you to try a clean install.
  25. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    Do yourself a favor and clean install.

    Huge difference from OTA, especially with multiple bug fixes and enhancements.

    Beta 2 is MUCH more stable than 1, at least for me.

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