Should I go ahead and install iOS 9 on my 6+?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by zooby, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. zooby, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. lagwagon, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I could be wrong but app shrinking won't be available until release and apps are written for it? But you will save a little bit of space because iOS is a tad smaller than iOS 8.

    For me I've been on iOS 9 public beta on my only iPhone (6) since it was released. Aside from some appearance bugs (which will be resolved most likely within the next build or two) it's been rock solid and runs better than 8.4.

    You're mileage may vary though based on if you have apps you really need and may not work yet. And performance seems to be all over the place (like any other iOS and update.) Some have great performance, some not so much.

    If you do end up trying it. Make sure to make a backup first in iTunes and archive it, so if you run into anything you can revert back.
  3. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    The fact that the control center would quit working on both my 6 and 6+ was enough to make me go back to 8.4. Never realized how much I used CC. They both would also stop fetching Yahoo mail suddenly, which was also annoying. Not so sure I could recommend switching to the first public beta yet.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    iOS 9.0 Beta 3 Bug Fixes and Changes
    iOS 9.0 Beta 3 Working/Partial/Not Working Apps
    I recommend you check the first post of these two threads before starting try-on on your iPhone 6 Plus, since iOS 9 is still in beta phase. I would also recommend you not to install this beta software on your productivity device (I don't say primary because this may vary, while productive device is a more certain category, which indicates critical apps are running on such devices. Thus upgrading beta software requires extra attention).

    And, have a nice beta testing journey! :)
  5. zooby, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  6. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I think, probably it will not. Probably although Apple only claims this fall would be the season iOS 9 goes public.
  7. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I went right back to 8.4. It buggy and and laggy on the 6 Plus. I hope performance will be the same as 8.4 because performance so far is a step back for a phone that's not even a year old.
  8. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    Don't do it. There's not enough of a difference to make it worth the upgrade in comparison with the amount of bugs.
  9. LS3 POWER macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Only BIG Issue I have had so far is the fact that my iCloud still shows the storage of almost 10 gig from my last iOS 8 back up right before I went to the PB of iOS9, and now that I have backed up my phone since then I have exceeded my cloud storage and now I had to upgrade to the 200gig from the 20 gig because I cant delete the old iOS 8.4 back up. That back up doesnt even show in my list of storage on my phone or iPad. Called Apple and they cant delete it either. Sucks.
  10. hobsgrg macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2010
    No it will be released after the next iPhone is announced and a few days before the next iPhone is released (to spread the server hit). This is the way it has always happened, there is usually one feature or more exclusive to the new iPhone that gets revealed to be part of the new iOS when the new iPhone is announced.
  11. mizxco macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Wow. So helpful...not. OP was looking for advice for those who have already installed, not smart alec responses. SMH
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    While it's certainly not bug free I'll say that the flaws really haven't bothered me that much. (For example, I haven't had the control center issues the previous poster mentioned.)

    So of course, YMMV and I'm not going to tell you that you should do it, but I'm just saying that it's been good enough for me and I'm content to keep using it for now.
  14. rnbwd macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2015
    It won't free up memory yet - but you could sync all your photos in iCloud (or dropbox) and then delete them (or reset your phone) - also delete lots of text messages. When you reboot (in ios8 or 9) it'll allocate the photo space so that it won't take up all the memory in your phone. Same problem happened to my SO, now she has space to take pictures / videos / download apps without her phone constantly telling her there's no space (and she won't upgrade to ios9 either) - right now the iCloud photo optimization is the best feature for either platform - with even better optimizations rolling out in the fall with the official ios9 I'm sure.
  15. PsykX macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2006
    If you are a developer and need to test your app on iOS 9 to get it ready for September - sure go along, install it.
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    I guess he should've specified 'public beta' so as to avoid this type of response.
  17. PsykX macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2006
    Then my answer would be "if you're willing to inform Apple of bugs that you have noticed in iOS 9 itself - not 3rd-party apps - then yes it's a good idea". Because all-in-all iOS 9 is superior to iOS 8 already.

    Now, about app thinning features, I'm not completely sure it supports it already and how it works if you already have 3rd-party apps on your device. I think it needs App Store updates which should be coming in September along with iOS 9 final.
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    He's not looking for an answer like that. He seems to be looking for a yes or no with regards to performance and bugs.
  19. PsykX macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2006
    He specifically said he wanted to benefit from the new App Thinning features to gain more space.

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