Is there any lag what so ever on iPhone 5s with iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FatPuppy, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to open another "iOS 8" thread but I want to update my 5s to iOS 8 and I want to know if is there any lag like scrolling, pulling down the NC, rotating with the keyboard on and so on. I plan to restore and set up as new and I don't care for bugs just if the 5s is a smooth and fast in opening apps like the iOS 7.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It depends on how picky you are, and I'm being serious. If you demand perfection in every nook and cranny of IOS 8.1.2 don't update. The three areas you mentioned, scrolling, NC, rotating are okay enough for me.
     
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  4. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    With the health app can I measure how many steps per day and stuff like that? Or do I need and iphone with barometer sensor? Is "quick reply" smooth, spotlight, camera, folders, rotation, safari and so on? Sorry for asking so many questions, I just want to be sure that I can have a 5s with "ios 7" smoothness. I heard that 8.1.2 makes the iphones hot, is it true?
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    What's with all the smoothness nonsense? Just upgrade it!
     
  6. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just bought a 700 dollars phone so I want the best experience
     
  7. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    iOS 7 is obsolete so upgrade it to get all the new features.
     
  8. Giorga macrumors newbie

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    To tell the truth from the very first minute of using the 5s on ios 8 it was obvious that it wasn't as faster and smooth as it was on 7 . There was so many bugs lags and problems until 8.1 and i think it's getting better after updates. At first i really regretted but now I think it was worth updating
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, all this "smoothness" and to a lesser degree even "speed" is largely subjective and can be different for different people.
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    7.1.2 is a heck of a lot more polished than any version of iOS8 thus far. Put it this way, my iPhone 5 on 7.1.2 runs sweeter than my i6+ does on 8.1.1
    I have zero lag, stutters, freezing, or app crashes on the i5. Sadly I experience all of these issues on my 6+.
    If you want my 10c, I'd stick on 7.1.2 and especially where older hardware is concerned. You'll probably experience worse battery life at best if you update.
     
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    Yes
     
  13. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience with the 5s, any lag with 8.1.2 is no different than it was with 7.1.2. On 8.0, the difference in lag was very obvious. With 8.1.2, not so much. And it's not like iOS 7 was a model for stability in the early versions.

    On the home screen and with most apps, my 5s runs as smoothly as it ever has. The only lag occurs with apps that have always had issues (e.g., Facebook and certain games), and even that is nothing major.
     
  14. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I am happily running iOS 8 on my iPhone 5. No problems at all.
     
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  16. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I avoided iOS 8 for so long and now when I wanna update, the apple servers are slow.
     
  17. janitor1999 macrumors regular

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    I've got lag on my iPhone 6, so a 5s is likely to have some form of lag.
     
  18. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did you restore and set up as new?
     
  19. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    What are you people talking about? iOS 8 is lagging on iPhone 6... My old iPhone 5 was just as good on iOS 8 as on iOS 7.
     
  20. janitor1999 macrumors regular

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    Yep tried both as new and restore from backup, but I still get lag and non responsive screen at times, if it wasn't for the fact that the original iphone 6, this is a replacement, did the same thing I would be thinking its faulty.
     
  21. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It does not make any sense what you say. Your iphone 6 laggs and your iphone 5 does not.
     
  22. gumbyjunior1 macrumors regular

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    My 5S has been running 7.1.2 to date.

    Commiting to a iOS 8 update when there are still bugs and performance hits just doesn't make sense to me.

    If you need solace is staying with 7.1.2, just think about this: Do you use it for work, Do you use your phone constantly? T
    hen if you value the stability, hold off on it.

    And if you are curious on how a 5S runs, chances are you know someone who has one. If so, again chances are, of the people you know, someone took the plunge.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors G5

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    IOS 8.1.2 on a 5s is as good as 7.1.2. Yes I use it for work as well and have no more issues than under 7.1.2.
     
  24. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I installed 8.1.2 on my 5s now and it is just as smooth as ios 7 except for weather app where it lags really bad.
     
  25. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Oh please. It's a year old device. It runs fine according to my friends with iPhone 5s's.
     

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