Upgrading iOS 8 apps in iOS 7?

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

  1. Wongstea
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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