Running iOS 8 on iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Superluigi6, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Superluigi6 Suspended

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    I understand that there is already a thread about iOS 8 and the iPod touch 5G, but it didn't really say much about what I'm about to ask.

    For anybody with iOS 8 on your iPod touch 5Gs, how is it? Does it lag a lot because it's outdated or just because it's a beta? Any features that aren't on the iPod touch but are on the iPads and iPhones?
     
  2. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    IOS 8 beta 3 lags. There are noticeable delays when starting apps. I suspect this will improve before the Gold Master release.
    I'm getting twice the battery life using iOS 8 beta 3 (four days of lite use running time instead of 2 days.)
    The iPod Touch 5 is missing a few higher end features, such as auto-brightness and a compass.
     
  3. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Double battery life? Wow!
     
  4. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed my phone kept crashing at night; closing down some of the background apps helped as well. Battery life is actually good on both my iPod and the iPhone; maybe people run too many resources!
     
  5. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    It's still in beta and has issues but overall atleast on my iPhone 5 it's quite decent
     
  6. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    Auto brightness and compass / gps have never been there, since the actual hardware (ALS, compass chip and gps chip) is not present in the iPod touch 5. The iPod touch 1-4 had the ALS (Ambient Light Sensor) built in, and therefore auto-brightness did work on them.
     
  7. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know for sure there was an ALS in some iDevices. I thought maybe the camera was being used as ALS. As soon as I started using my new iPT, then I realized. Odd they took it out but I guess it helped making it thinner? Not a big deal though. I find ALS often times more annoying than useful.

    Lack of GPS sucks though - but I knew that going in.
     
  8. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    I noticed when got my iPT 5 that it didn't have a ALS, I always had the option turned off on my old iPod 4, so it didn't really effect me. Anyways, I just updated to iOS 8 Beta 4 and I have endured a longer delay when opening apps. The opening/closing folder animation lags my iPod. I have a better battery life too on my iPod, which was weird for a beta. I do like the new Tips app and Control Center on Beta 4. Hopefully they fix all the lag with newer betas. Beta 3 was faster than Beta 4 for me, so beware when you update to beta 4.
     
  9. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    How does it feel if you turn off the animations? I always turn off as much Apple lets me.
     
  10. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    It feels as fast as beta 3 now that I turned the animations off. Still hope they fix some lag in later betas.
     
  11. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    But you kept the animations on in b3?
     
  12. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    Yes I did.
     
  13. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I hope that's not a bad sign. Meaning I hope Apple doesn't forget about us iPoders - especially now that we're like 1% of sales now.

    I have an iP5 and an iP5s, but at home my IPT5 is my go to device. It's my mini tablet!
     
  14. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    I really hope they didn't make it slow on purpose, just to make us buy the iPod 6. I am restarting it right now to see if the slowness goes away.

    My main device is my iPad 3 because I use it for work. My iPod is my go to device too, because my iPT is usually close to me, while my iPhone and iPad are across the house.
     
  15. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Even if there is an iPod 6, which I'm beginning to doubt, I kind of don't really want it. For me the greatest appeal of the iPT5 is it's small size and incredible cuteness. It can just follow me all over the house when I'm doing stuff with zero inconvenience factor. I super hope they optimize iOS 8 for us to keep it at least as spiffy as iOS 7.1.2 runs on it now, and hopefully spiffier.
     
  16. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    I agree about the small size, I like it because it is thin enough for me put in my pocket and not notice it as I go through the house. It's also the perfect size to use with one hand.

    After I restarted I saw a big improvement of performance, it nows runs as good, if not better with beta 4 than with beta 3. Still not as good as iOS 7.1.2, but Apple is getting there.


    On an unrelated topic, when I restarted my iPod and I got a warning saying that "iPod touch requires your passcode after restarting". It's the same message that appears when you restart an iPhone 5s. It won't let me access the camera, just leads to the passcode, and Notification and Control Center is also disabled. I couldn't take a screenshot because if I tried the iPod would crash/respring. But once I entered the passcode everything was back to normal.
     

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