1. pr1nce's Avatar
    I just thought I’d throw this out there. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about the latest iPhones and the topic of iOS came up. We started talking about some of the iOS betas that have been released lately. In the past I have run iOS developer or public betas on my iPhones. I didn’t run iOS 11 until beta 11.1 beta 4, then I downloaded and installed beta 11.2 beta 1 and went with that for a few days, then I decided to get on the official 11.1.1. Over the years I’ve enjoyed getting a “sneak peek” and playing around with various betas, and for the most part betas have run fine on my devices. I can’t remember ever having a real problem with any betas. Everyone has their own reasons for jumping on betas. I think most of us here are really into our devices and are “more techy” than the majority of people who are just fine running iOS 10.1 or whatever, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

    So, I’m just curious, why do you run beta software on your devices or why don’t you.
    Last edited by pr1nce; 11-14-2017 at 08:04 PM.
    11-14-2017 06:39 PM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    I used to do the public betas on both iOS and macOS, but I don't anymore. I decided when I got my 2016 MBP not to run beta because I had more problems with it than iOS. When I got my 7 Plus last year I decided not to put the beta on it as well. I didn't have any major problems with iOS betas, but I decided I wanted to get all the new features of .0 releases at once and stable instead of the buggy nature that betas sometimes give.
    11-14-2017 07:10 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I do because I’m an early adopter and I like being amongst the first people to see/try a feature
    11-14-2017 07:20 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Curiosity. At least that's how it started out. I can't even remember the last time I wasn't on a beta build of iOS. iOS 6, perhaps? That's a shame...(laughing)....Excellent question, by the way, Pr1nce.
    11-14-2017 07:31 PM
  5. Frehley's Avatar
    I do because I’m an early adopter and I like being amongst the first people to see/try a feature
    I agree...I like to be on the cutting edge and experience new features. And if a beta is not to my liking, I just restore to the previous from a backup. But I have to say that the 11.2 public betas have been really good.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-14-2017 07:33 PM
  6. Red_Phx82's Avatar
    Same here and all my friends are like wait why is your phone different or how do u know all this stuff lol
    Just_Me_D and aximtreo like this.
    11-14-2017 08:24 PM
  7. calebt's Avatar
    Just need to dabble into the unknown I guess and the challenge of solving any problems.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-15-2017 05:48 AM
  8. TripleOne's Avatar
    I run betas to check out the new features.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-15-2017 07:47 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    I run the betas because I’m an infant that needs the latest and greatest yesterday. I’m a very impatient person.
    Just_Me_D, aximtreo and Tartarus like this.
    11-15-2017 09:14 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't care so much about having to have the latest greatest. I ran iOS 10 beta to submit bug reports to Apple. That's what betas are for.
    11-15-2017 09:28 AM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    I used to run beta's but with the iOS 11 beta, it really turned me off of them. I had more problems than I preferred to deal with. Which is expected because it's beta software so I'm not upset by the experience. I just need more reliability out of my device as of late. So I'd rather a smooth experience and allow myself the chance to use the new features when they're ready rather than jumping in the deep end head first. In addition to that, there really aren't any features that are of interest to me to compel me to run beta software again. iOS 10 was a pretty exciting time in that it offered features I was very interested in. That's not the case now.
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    11-15-2017 10:07 AM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'm not that intrepid!

    I'm admittedly curious, which is why I follow the discussion on the forums here, and am content to wait!
    11-15-2017 10:10 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    I run the betas because I’m an infant that needs the latest and greatest yesterday. I’m a very impatient person.
    ^^^This^^^
    11-15-2017 01:53 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    Curiousity, and wanting to be ahead of the game with new features mostly.
    11-15-2017 02:09 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Wow! No one wants to actually beta test the OS! They just want the latest greatest, then complain when things don't go right. LOL
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    11-15-2017 03:03 PM
  16. phreddyl's Avatar
    Wow! No one wants to actually beta test the OS! They just want the latest greatest, then complain when things don't go right. LOL
    I never complain cough cough....
    11-15-2017 03:30 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Wow! No one wants to actually beta test the OS! They just want the latest greatest, then complain when things don't go right. LOL
    Have you heard me ever complain?
    11-15-2017 03:42 PM
  18. naddy6969's Avatar
    I’m done beta testing software for free. I’ve tested more software over the last 30 years than you can imagine, both paid and for free. I just want things to work now. I have no time or desire to find problems in other’s code. I have my own code to worry about.

    Heck, I just this week got around to installing iOS 11 on my iPhones and iPads. I figured that 11.1.1 is mature enough.
    11-15-2017 09:09 PM
  19. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    With IOS 11, I feel even the final versions are still Betas, I think there are so many problems with Ios 11 that we are all really beta testers, battery was horrid for me.. I am just so glad I was able to get back to 10.3.3 before they stopped signing it, I have no problem with it and for the first time I dont think I will bother installing 11 on my iphone 7
    11-15-2017 11:05 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Call me crazy but I’m not having any major issues with iOS 11. A little glitch here and there but pretty smooth overall.
    I run iOS betas on and off because I like to try out new features.
    11-15-2017 11:36 PM
  21. naddy6969's Avatar
    “ I am just so glad I was able to get back to 10.3.3 before they stopped signing it.”

    That is exactly why I waited so long to install 11. I waited until this week, 11.1.1. Apple pulled 10.3.3 WAY too soon, so there was no going back if there were problems.
    11-16-2017 12:11 AM
  22. LCW's Avatar
    I don’t bother with betas anymore... just too much risk and hassle. I want reliability... god I must be getting old lol
    11-16-2017 09:11 PM
  23. pr1nce's Avatar
    I don’t bother with betas anymore... just too much risk and hassle. I want reliability... god I must be getting old lol
    I understand. I’ve been reluctant to install any iOS 11 betas. I did install 11.1 betas 4 and 5. They were both stable for me. Lately I’ve just wanted my device to run the way it should.
    11-18-2017 04:02 PM
  24. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Betas are fine when you are running a major release (i.e. in August before a number release). I stopped doing betas for dot releases because I'm not THAT interested in beta testing builds with fixes.
    11-24-2017 11:29 PM
  25. darius_robin's Avatar
    I once downloaded an iOS 9 public beta on my old iPad 3. The iPad killed itself and wouldn’t turn on. Luckily it came back to life a few months later. That was the first and last beta I installed.
    11-25-2017 02:56 AM
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