what happens when my iOS 8.1 beta 1 expires?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by MaxPayne79, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    so i'm rocking the 8.1 b1 because of the vicious battery drain problem with the b2 and the official version. Just curious what happens once the beta 1 expires on Dec 4th? Do i lose all my content?

    thanx guys. :))
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    iOS 8.1 is out. Why don't you just update? No. You won't lose anything.
  3. MaxPayne79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    because as i explained in the two sentences above, there's a nasty battery drain problem and the b1 doesn't have it. But will the phone be usable after the beta expires? Like, what actually happens to the OS?
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You'll get locked out of your phone until you basically use iTunes to update it to a version that is being supported at that time. I believe you'll basically get some activation error type of message on the screen and won't be able to do anything.
  5. navodwickra macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2013
    Leeds, UK

    Your phone stops working. Until you restore it to 8.1 it will not work. Simple as that.
  6. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    what happens when my iOS 8.1 beta 1 expires?

    There's no battery drain issue... The phone just needs to sync itself with the new OS that's all. There would be hundreds of threads about battery life if it really did exist, there are a few reports from people but most have actually edited their initial threads saying the phone is now back to normal after a day or two.

    And as others have said, the beta will stop working and you'll have to update regardless.
  7. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    every single ios release including betas, on every single idevice, all have "battery issues":rolleyes:

    kind of like how safari gets a little snappier, every time
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    A screen comes up that says "Activation Required" and you can't do anything with the device when it happens.

    People say every version has battery issues, it varies for each device.

    You should just upgrade as soon as possible because beta backups can cause worse performance, unless you don't mind if you lose all of your data.
  9. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Sorry, but I hate posts like this that casual mention some vague issue is if it's a known, universal, and unfixable problem. There is no "vicious battery drain problem" with iOS 8. If there was, EVERYONE would be complaining about it. Some people get better battery life with 8.1, some people get worse, I imagine most people get about the same. There is no one cause of all these issues. There are about a million different things that can cause excess battery drain, from corrupt settings to cellular connection issues to misbehaving background apps. Most of these things can be tracked down and fixed or worked around.

    Rather that trying to hang onto an early beta version forever, you would probably have more luck if you described the problem you're having in detail and what you've done to resolve it. That way people can actually help you.
  10. MaxPayne79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    it was in the 2nd beta and it's in the official release. apple is being incredibly sloppy with this launch and with everything else lately so no, it's not been two days. more like two weeks. thanks.


    well if you actually used yosemite from the 1st DP to the 8th you'd know that, that is in fact what happened. Safari did get faster with every release and in DP6 it was much faster than it is now, but they had to pull it back because it was cause a serious battery drain. But of course you know that. ;)


    I'm sorry but i think you posted this in the wrong thread because this has nothing to do with my question. If you missed it my question was; what happens once an iOS beta expires? if you know, i'd love it if you could share your answer. Thanks.
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like the answer has already been provided and more than once.
  12. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
  13. MaxPayne79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    I am on 8.1. LOL. Pay attention man.
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    8.1 beta is not 8.1 (final).
  15. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Yes i meant 8.1 FINAL PUBLIC RELEASE!
  16. dan.synergy macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2014
    If you must ask this question, you should not be "rocking" Betas.
  17. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    Update your phone. There is no battery drain issue. I agree with above poster.
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Ran all the Beta's and I am also on 8.1. Never had a "nasty battery drain" issue. Something is running that's draining your battery or you have a faulty device if your battery is draining.

    If you're just going by what you read somewhere - don't. Update to 8.1. There is no battery issue.

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