Poll: How stable is iOS 8 Beta 1?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ncsmith4, Jun 4, 2014.

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How stable is iOS 8 Beta 1?

  1. 1

    13 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. 2

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. 3

    15 vote(s)
    9.4%
  4. 4

    25 vote(s)
    15.6%
  5. 5

    22 vote(s)
    13.8%
  6. 6

    23 vote(s)
    14.4%
  7. 7

    31 vote(s)
    19.4%
  8. 8

    14 vote(s)
    8.8%
  9. 9

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  10. 10

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. ncsmith4 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Just curious for all of you running iOS 8... How would you rate Beta 1 in terms of stability?

    1=horribly crashy / 5=good enough for daily use / 10=flawless
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    #2
    My iphone 5 kept running hot on me in Beta 1 and sometimes the wake button was unresponsive. That was enough for me to go back. I'll wait for Beta 2.
     
  3. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Same issues as above

    +Battery life dies like no tommorow.

    Something is up with location services that is causing it to be hot and causes battery drain.

    It is almost always being used unless you turn it off..
     
  4. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    I voted 7 and think it's pretty stable for a Beta 1. I've had a few issues where the home screen wouldn't awake when I pressed the home button, settings app crashing, just minor things to be honest. I'm using it on my daily driver and all is good so far.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    #5
    There seems to be some speculation around here that the location service responsible for "popular around me" for the appstore is the culprit. I'm going to reload Beta 1 once again and try that.
     
  6. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a

    MisakixMikasa

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    #6
    The beta is not very stable on A5 devices. Pretty good on iPad Mini retina. But Safari crashes when streaming videos. Beta is really bad on iPod Touch and iPad mini 1gen.
     
  7. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    #7
    Definitely not good enough for daily use. So many apps do not work and lots of crashes and battery not lasting long yet. Fun to play with, not something to use every day.
     
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    #8
    *sigh*

    Is this thread really necessary. It's a dev beta 1. Until we get near to release it is likely to be unstable, beta 1 especially so.
     
  9. outlawarth macrumors regular

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    #9
    Using on my daily driver 5S. No issues whatsoever.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    #10
    Same here. +1
     
  11. utahman130 macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    If you look in Location services, if you turn on location services, the app can use the location even when the app is in the background.
     
  12. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    #12
    Put it on my iPad - already had one random springboard crash and having major issues with Chrome and 1Password. Also Safari randomly freezes when scrolling sites like The Verge. Other than that it is doing alright. Not going to put it on my phone though.
     
  13. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    #13
    Maybe it is different for everyone but here is what is happening with my phone.

    It is the App Store for some reason always using location services even when I set it to Never.

    The only way for me to stop it is to completely turn of location services. Sent a bug report and downgraded for now. Don't have much time to deal with anything at the moment :p

    Yup +1 was guessing it had something to do with that. Let me know if restoring it fixes it!
     
  14. Rubytuesday007 macrumors newbie

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    #14
    --Push email doesn't always work
    --most google apps are unstable (interesting)

    Definitely not a daily driver.
     
  15. N e e k macrumors 6502

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    Does everyone else's location services icon just stay on all the time, or is it just mine?
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    #16
    Maybe all they use is the calculator. ;)

    I installed iOS 8 clean and was having resprings in Settings and one of the native apps crashed. It's definitely a beta and the problem with people reporting "no issues" is that "stable" and "issues" aren't clearly defined. It's too bad because those responses sucker in people who get in over their head.

    Edit: I guess while I'm on my soapbox, people also don't separate apps verses iOS. If we're talking iOS with no apps installed then I'd give it a 3 in this poll. With apps I'd give it a 1. But that's normal with betas. If it were a 10 they'd release it. And no software ever anywhere is a 10.
     
  17. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    #17
    This release was for developers to test their updated apps to get it working in time for the fall. If you want to use a beta as a daily driver then wait until July when more bugs are squashed. Also know that in software development, some releases that squashes old bugs will create new ones. You'll see problems until GM.
     
  18. humar macrumors 6502

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    #18
    Not for daily use. On my 4S even settings app crashes 4 out of 5 times..
     
  19. seme332 macrumors regular

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    #19
    iPhone 5s

    Has anyone had any major problems with it on the 5s?

    Thanks!
     
  20. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    #20
    Read 2 post about you lol
     
  21. nerdAFK macrumors regular

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    #21
    Never had a reboot yet.
    But apps do crashed often.
    Also some bugs.
    But overall pretty useable.
     
  22. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Yeah I noticed this as well, I went to the known bug list for iOS 8 and found this


    https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-8.0/index.html
     
  23. thegrants82, Jun 5, 2014
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  24. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    #24
    Fresh install on iPad Air, rated 3. Not much fun.
     
  25. big3etr macrumors newbie

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    #25
    Same here. lol
     

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