Which beta is safest for day to day use?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Marco123, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    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?
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    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 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    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

    Jul 30, 2010
    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

    Aug 17, 2008
    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


    Jul 3, 2011
    Out of the current betas I would say beta 1 is the best to run on an iPod touch.
  7. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    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

    Jun 14, 2012
    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


    Jun 5, 2013
  10. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    Such questions are for Googling !
  11. typeface macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2013
    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

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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

    Jun 8, 2010
    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


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    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

    Mar 28, 2011
    Define 'safely'.
  16. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    The safest beta for every day use is the final non-beta release available this Fall.
  17. Parise macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    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


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    Honestly, I don't think betas are for you. Hang on till September and you'll be fine.
  19. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    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

    Jun 12, 2013
    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

    Jun 14, 2012
    Columbia, MD
    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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