Which beta is safest for day to day use?

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  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

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    I am impatient and want ios ASAP but I know the current beta is not safe for day to day use.
    Which stage of the beta would be reliable enough for me to use safely for day to day use?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    That's almost impossible to say

    Rumor has it the beta 3 comes out tomorrow, so you could always wait for some feedback on that
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    The GM. :rolleyes:

    In all seriousness, probably beta 4. Beta 2 is pretty darn buggy and I doubt 3 will bring a HUGE difference. But beta 3 should still bring steady improvements, enough so that beta 4 is almost nearly stable.
     
  4. dcp10 macrumors 6502

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    All betas are likely to have some chance of bugs. If you can't live with the occasional hiccup, then beta may not be for you. Probably best to wait for the public release.
     
  5. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

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    I've used both betas since launch day with very few problems. Initially battery was terrible but beta 2 sorted that for me. If you check the list of apps not working properly, that may dictate if there are some you cannot live without. That's on my iphone 5, the experience on iPad 3 not so great, very leggy
     
  6. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    Out of the current betas I would say beta 1 is the best to run on an iPod touch.
     
  7. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Is there a real reason you need iOS 7 now? If not its probably best to wait until Apple ships it this fall. Why deal with bugs if you don't have to?
     
  8. Marco123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the help and advice.
    If I register my UDID can I update to beta 2 and beyond or just beta 2?
    Thanks again.
     
  9. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Such questions are for Googling !
     
  11. typeface macrumors regular

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    Don't use Beta 2 - I hear it will explode into a burning fireball, before launching itself into the air, spinning at 4,000 rpm whilst dive-bombing you!
     
  12. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    One you're registered you stay registered for 1-year.
    All betas within that time frame should be open to you.
     
  13. DoctorFedora macrumors regular

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    All you're going to wind up with is a buggy experience where only the built-in apps are even updated — anything third-party is going to still look and feel like iOS 6 (even the keyboard) and in some cases will experience some serious bugs. Wikipanion, for example, crashes on launch.

    If your main reason for this is "I want to be in the Secret Cool Kids Club who gets iOS early" and your main question is which beta is safest, you are absolutely a textbook example of "you should seriously wait until it comes out for real."
     
  14. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Same as me. I'm just waiting patiently for a stable beta. Hope that will be beta 3.. beta 4 at the latest :p
     
  15. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Define 'safely'.
     
  16. \-V-/ Suspended

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    The safest beta for every day use is the final non-beta release available this Fall.
     
  17. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be honest I use Beta 2 all day.

    Other than minor app crashes, I love it. Battery life is great too.

    I've noticed, that if you're having battery issues, the problem is more times than not your cellular service.
     
  18. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I don't think betas are for you. Hang on till September and you'll be fine.
     
  19. matttye macrumors 601

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    Just be patient. Betas are crap if you're using them as daily drivers. Even if they *seem* fine, you'll usually stumble across a horrendous bug at the worst possible moment, like when you're swapping numbers with someone or something.

    And it's definitely not worth paying £100 for a beta update if you're not a developer, when you'll be getting a stable update free of charge in a few months.

    There's more to life than iOS7 - I'm sure you can wait :p
     
  20. cjc811wvfd73 macrumors member

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    Betas are really buggy, and can ruin your device if you mess up the install. You need to have the experience. But anyways why spend the $99 if you want to use a software for 2 months.? It is not worth it..
     
  21. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    They all will have bugs. Even the GM ends up with bugs which is why there are releases like 6.0.1, 6.0.2. But yes all the betas are buggy but usable.
     

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