Reason to update to 8.2 without buying an apple watch

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by zoneee, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. zoneee macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently using my iphone 5 with iOS 8.0.2 installed.
    a part from a crash when disabling location from time to time, battery life is incredible and all is perfect (beside i dont have camera roll...)

    when i upgraded to 8.1, my battery got much worse and i went back to 8.0

    now 8.2 is out, and i dont see any reason to update as I'm not going to buy any apple watch. am i missing something or there is no major update for non watch owners?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing major really outside of Apple Watch stuff--various bug fixes and optimizations along with security fixes as many updates include those as well.
     
  3. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Suggest you upgrade. Older versions are not gonna get signed by Apple sooner or later. Latest updates has patches n bug fixes.
     
  4. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Bug fixes and refinements.
    I can't see how battery life could change between iOS 8.0, 8.1 or 8.2
     
  5. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me neither, but it drastically did...I run several tests for days, even opened a thread here, and 8.1.2 was draining as hell while 8.0.2 is solid...thats why I'm so scared.
    Also I've read online that 8.1 is slower than 8.0 on iphone 5, mine is still blazing fast!
     
  6. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Are you serious? It's the latest iOS which includes bug fixes. Just update.
     
  7. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, here it is the random guy judging people for doing what they want with their phones.
    I'm off thanks everyone
     
  8. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 5. iOS 8.2 is way faster than 8.0.2 (which is definitely slower than 8.1.3).

    I suggest you to update.

    PS: what battery life do you get?
     
  9. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    8.2 patches the FREAK security flaw in iOS. My 6 feels a little faster after updating as well.
     
  10. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    if i use it a lot, usually 5/6 hours continuous screen on.
    in a normal day use, which for me is 1 hour browsing, a LOT of whatsapp and Facebook messenger, instagram and Facebook, usually 13 14 hours

    in general i would say i run off battery when I'm around 5/6 hours of screen on

    thank you for your comment
     
  11. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    3G or wifi? brightness level? Mail accounts? Thanks
     
  12. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    no mail accounts, only gmail in push
    3g mostly
    brigthness a little less than half of it

    i would say normal day wake up at 6, use phone for 2 hours straight in 3g, youtube fb whatsapp dolphin browser, then in office for 8 hours i check fb and whatsapp and i would say use them for 1 hour and half screen on, when i leave i have maybe 25%

    when I'm not using it there is no drain, overnight like 2/3%

    iphone 5 got on 2013, never replaced battery

    then ofc if i use it like a **************** ill discharge it in no time, but i would define as NO TIME something like 3.5 4 hours! and that would me max brightness and location on with maps and music
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    I think since it includes bug fixes, that its a good idea to install it.
     
  14. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    Impressive battery life. I think it's similar to the iPhone 6 one. I can't get more than 5 hours on Wi-Fi and 4 on 3G on my iPhone 5.
     

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  15. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly
    i have always had impressive battery life on this particular phone, way more than all of my friends

    its true that i keep location disabled unless i need it, brightness at half, but its also true i can count on this phone even after 2 years and thats the reason why I'm reluctant to upgrade....

    for example i found this screenshot in my gallery, its not recent but it shows what i mean

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    i also think your battery life is not good, unless you keep location always on and a bunch of other stuff i dont normally use! there is clearly a mismatch in usage between me and you, or some drain on your part
     
  16. KALLT macrumors 601

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    There is nothing particular in 8.2 that’s worth upgrading for if you’re holding back for specific reasons. Bug and stability fixes and Apple Watch support, that’s it. If you’re having no issues then skip it.
     
  17. zoneee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only issue that i have is when i turn location on and use it and then off, sometimes the settings app will crash. its a known but and it has been fixed on 8.1 that i still retain in 8.0.2. other than that, its perfect. (beside the fact i dont have camera roll lol)
     
  18. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    That's an impressive result. Hai una fortuna sfacciata ;-)
     
  19. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Ok then. Don't update, then you won't get the latest bug fixes.
     
  20. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Safari feels snappier on 8.2

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  21. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    Not only that but he missed all the fixes from 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2 and 8.1.3 as well. I say update but I am using iP6 and it works great. Don't have a iP5 to compare but I would definitely update if I did.
     
  22. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    8.2 feels solid so far. Better battery life for me than 8.1.3.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is it really way faster? It seems that none of the updates have really had that much of a drastic improvement/change in them (like let's say ios 7.1 had for example).
     
  24. Jzo macrumors regular

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    You do realize that it's possible this update CONTAINS bugs, right? You just assume every update is better than the last? It's not.

    My iPhone 6 Plus is on 8.1.2. Why? Because, for now, it runs fairly flawlessly. Why risk that on 8.1.3 or 8.2? I don't have a lot of the "bugs" that those updates fix anyway.

    Don't get me wrong, when there comes a time when an update contains a feature that I really want, I'll update. Or, if I notice a bug that my current version has, I'll update...
     
  25. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I'm afraid of "not updating" more than updating. I'll take my chances. While I generally had no "big" issues with 8.1.2 or 8.1.3, 8.2 did fix a few things like rotate.
     

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