Upgrading iOS 8 apps in iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Wongstea, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Wongstea macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    I'm one of the lucky ones still running iOS 7. Most apps have been providing updates for iOS 8 compatibility since the day after it was launched, but what does that mean for iOS 7 users? For the most part, unless the update lists improvements other than "optimized for iOS 8", I don't bother. I accidentally clicked Update All just now and I'm wondering if that will slow down the apps or anything.
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It shouldn't do anything bad. You might get some bug fixes and other things that any other update would bring, just not anything limited to iOS 8 basically. A lot of apps are changing to require iOS 8, so those updates or new apps you wouldn't really even be able to get.
  3. Wongstea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    So far the only issue I've noticed is that iOS8 apps have a much larger display/UI to adjust to the large screens of the iPhone 6 and 6+... very irritating that some UI features take up half the screen of my 5c now (the newest Google Maps update is a prime example).
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    What features take up a lot of space? Aren't the devs designing it so that it's compatible with iPhone 6 and 6+ screens, but also compatible with smaller screens--basically it will adjust accordingly.
  5. Wongstea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    It's not the worst thing in the world but check out how big that blue part is at the top, a lot bigger than the pre-iOS8 menu. Maybe it's just this app. Something to look out for though.

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  6. thedeejay macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2012
    Toronto, Canada.
    That's not too bad, you'll be alright. As long as the apps don't slow down you'll be fine!

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