So, Is IOS 8.1 stable enough to be a daily driver?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ics55, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. ics55 macrumors regular

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    Like a lot of folks, i'm really bothered by the car Bluetooth bug, and many seem to indicate its fixed in 8.1. I'd like to hear opinions from those actively using it.
     
  2. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    Yup it works great
     
  3. Max(IT) Suspended

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    It's in the beta test phase, how could it be ready for everyday use?
     
  4. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    Cause it's better than the disaster named 8.0.2
     
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    it feels like there's less risk with this update (compared to say 7.1) because it's so soon, they haven't had enough time to really **** it up
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I just upgraded to 8.1 b1 and noticed my "swipe up" for camera works again, however my signal went from LTE to 4G... hmmm.
     
  7. andythecurefan macrumors newbie

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    I'm using 8.1 Beta on my iPhone 6 and it's working great. Been on it for a few days.
     
  8. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    for me it's great. battery life is pretty bad on the 5, but the os is solid for the most part. :)
     
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  10. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    Seems stable enough to me. The only problem is it doesn't fix any of the bugs that I was hoping it would. The phone still decides to open up completely upside down when I unlock it from being in my pocket, the phone still jumps randomly into the middle of text conversations when opening Messages, still refuses to use third party keyboard when quick-replying from the lock screen, still crashes when typing on a third party keyboard. Sigh.
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I have no issues in iOS 8.1 that weren't already in 8.0.2

    Tho I don't really see anything fixed either. But I haven't ever had any of those bluetooth issues.

    Predictive text after using diction still fails to work correctly. Status bar is still visible when viewing a photo from messages. I cannot get text forwarding to work on my iPad, the PIN never appears.
     
  12. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    thats why its only Beta 1 so far lol.
     
  13. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    Does it work without a registered UDID like iOS 7? I just want it because comments look like it's more stable than 8.0.2 and I need a more stable OS
     
  14. ics55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, I installed 8.1 and everything is good so far. It did indeed fix the Bluetooth issue I was having.
     
  15. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    some said they arent registered & it works, if it doesnt work then spend the $4 its worth it
     
  16. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Who is your phone company?
     
  17. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    If it doesn't work, what will I have to do? I can't be arsed with the $4 do I just have to restore a backup
     
  18. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    restore back to 8.0.2 then restore from backup yes. apple saying u cant downgrade from betas or downgrade period is a scare tactic
     
  19. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    T-Mobile, I seem to be having the Wi-Fi drop issue still with 8.1 b1 as well. I am now getting an LTE signal but only when I leave my work location, which is odd.
     
  20. johnnyboy360 macrumors regular

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    I'm not even a developer and haven't got 8.1 on my 6, but anything has to be better than this car crash of a software. I've tested better betas than 8(.0.2)!! Heck, even the iOS 8 betas were more stable than the official release!! I would love to have 8.1 on mine. From what I've heard its better than 8.0.2 and now I'm getting the wi-fi issue where sometimes it will disconnect and refuse to scan for it again. Plus my battery life isn't as good as it should be. I mean after 3 hours of hardly any usage, maybe a bit of Facebook, Twitter, even with good signal and I've lost 30%+. Its so annoying. The phones only a week old so there should be no hardware issues at all!
     
  21. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    Yea, or buy a Developer Account. $99 a year but you get 100 UDID slots, so I think there might be a way to get the money back ;)
     
  22. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. 8.1 is very smooth but it's a battery eater.
     
  23. Phillyfinest89 macrumors member

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    8.1 is a lot faster and less glitchy for the most part.
     
  24. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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  25. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    8.1 is working very well on my 6. The battery life is even better, which is kind of scary. I've been using it for about 30 minutes now, and the percentage is still at 100%. Full brightness, nothing turned off. I just updated it earlier today, so we'll see how it handles a full day of use. But I'm impressed so far.
     

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