Should i update to 8.4?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by lakaiordie, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    I keep reading some people say its slow and they rolled back to 8.3. some people say its fine or maybe a little better. i havent had problems with 8.3 and the battery is great on my 6 plus. It seems there are more complaints for 8.4 then there was for 8.3
  2. Dizbuster macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2013
    I have it on my 5s and my 4th gen iPad and haven't noticed any issues at all.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    If you use home sharing for music then no, unless you feel Apple Music is a worth the trade off. Also some of us are experiencing a rotating issue with the iPad Air 2.

    This is the first update Apple has release that I really wish I hadn't done. Oh well.
  4. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I am sorta regretting updating to 8.4 because of the music player. I have not updated to the new iTunes on my Mac yet, does anyone know if it's possible to roll back from 8.4 to 8.3 on my iPhone through iTunes?
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just like with pretty much any other update, it seems to work fine for most (as in about the same as previous versions), perhaps slightly better for some, and somewhat worse for a few others who run into some issues here or there (again, as is the case with most updates).
  6. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I found out how to downgrade back to 8.3 and just did that now before Apple stops signing 8.3. I just didn't like the new Music App and I won't be using the new Apple Music Subscription. There's just too many things I don't like with the music app on 8.4, they reduced the cover art again (keeps getting smaller) the layout is a step back, don't like how Recently Added takes up 1/2 the screen space and there's no way to remove it. I also noticed huge battery drain using the Music App, even though I had Apple Music subscription turned off I feel with everything now bundled into the new Music App it's just using more battery.

    So I've reverted back to 8.3 and will wait and see what iOS 9 is like later this fall.
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    The best is way is to try it out yourself. Even tho we all have iPhones, each device reacts differently. I'm on my second day with 8.4 and so far it's pretty good. I don't use Apple Music (and am not interested in it) and overall the my experience has been solid. If you don't like it after a few days, roll back to 8.3. Apple typically gives you a week or 2 to be able to roll back to a previous version of iOS. Just make sure you have a backup
    Of 8.3 before you update so you have something to restore if you decide to roll back.
  8. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    This. With the exception of those who use Home Sharing on iOS, 8.4 is doing pretty well for most people. But as usual, flawless results are not guaranteed.
  9. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    New York
    I want to because of the new LTE version for Verizon. Also I'm on 8.3 and they took ALOT of channels away from their existing 8.3 music app. Also I hear people with battery issues. I might wait.
  10. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    No issues here, sure the music app looks different but hey things change.

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