Just downgraded iPhone 5 / iPad 2 to 7.1.2

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by konradsa, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. konradsa macrumors regular

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    Just downgraded my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 back to 7.1.2 as long as Apple is still signing it. I was really giving Apple the benefit of a doubt here when I upgraded, based on my experience with previous IOS releases, but I really don't see that many changes in IOS 8, and it cut my battery life almost in half. I downgraded even though I didn't have an IOS 7 compatible iCloud backup available for my iPhone, which was pretty painful actually, but I managed to transfer my contacts and photos at least. But I really learned my lessen the hard way today, spend some precious hours of my Sunday dealing with this.

    Overall, IOS 8 seems really rushed to be ready for the iPhone 6 releases. I will probably wait for at least an 8.1 releases before I consider upgrading again, and the next time I will more carefully read the feedback early adopters are giving.

    OSX 10.9.5 works so well for me right now, I will probably also wait until 10.10.2 is released before going to Yosemite.
     
  2. konradsa thread starter macrumors regular

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    After just a couple of hours on 7.1.2, battery life is hugely improved. Downgrading was definitely right decision.
     
  3. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Im Surprised that they're still Signing iOS 8. You'd think they would stop signing't.
     
  4. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    After updating carrier settings I've noticed worse battery life. I chose to restore and set up as new, battery life is amazing right now. Oh and it's iPhone 5.
     

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