1. ajl's Avatar
    I haven't had the guts to try the ios beta yet. I need my daily driver to be stable. Think this is a good one or should I wait for beta 5
    I've been only using for a couple of minutes so far. But imho, there's really no performance differences between this and iOS 7. Excluding the minor bugs occasionally found throughout the software, And reading other reports about this beta, I think it's very much able to be used as a daily driver.
    07-21-2014 09:46 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I haven't had the guts to try the ios beta yet. I need my daily driver to be stable. Think this is a good one or should I wait for beta 5
    That depends on your usage and your needs. Beta 4 is definitely stable enough as a daily driver for "me", but so was beta 3....
    07-21-2014 09:50 PM
  3. ajl's Avatar
    Nothin big, just wanted to report.

    If in a conversation with someone, you cannot facetime a contact from there without the springboard crashing..
    07-21-2014 10:03 PM
  4. theflyingbeagle's Avatar
    Hi Guys, forum newbie here... been a reader of iMore for quite some time, but only just signed up to the forum.. English living in HK
    Apple user since 98...
    Been using iOS 8 beta on ipad mini since beta 1 and it has generally been OK to use, but now with beta 4 I think it is stable enough to load on my main ipad air and 5S...

    Couple of things to note, today it seems that when my ipad mini wakes from sleep it auto connects to my 5S hotspot which hasnt happened before but believe this is a feature apple mentioned in their keynote... really cool as this always frustrated me

    also, Evernote app doesnt appear to be working - freezes when opening and it has worked on previous betas...
    07-21-2014 10:09 PM
  5. melbsteve's Avatar
    I'm thinking about downloading it for my iPad as well now. Beta 4 seems stable enough. Just wondering why my Photostream has disappeared entirely on iPhone and if the same would happen to my iPad if I upgrade? Anyone running the beta on iPad that could help me out? Is there still photo synch (via iCloud) between the two devices with beta4?
    07-21-2014 11:04 PM
  6. acerace113's Avatar
    I'm going to wait one more beta before I use it on my daily driver... It's close but not close enough for me yet.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch (beta testing) using Tapatalk
    Bro-row likes this.
    07-21-2014 11:34 PM
  7. ritesh's Avatar
    Any changes in the mail.app imap timings ( less than 15 mins fetch)? Hoping for IMAP IDLE.
    07-22-2014 01:53 AM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Any changes in the mail.app imap timings ( less than 15 mins fetch)? Hoping for IMAP IDLE.
    Nope. Choices remain 15 minutes, 30 minutes, hourly and manually.
    ritesh likes this.
    07-22-2014 02:44 AM
  9. theflyingbeagle's Avatar
    I'm thinking about downloading it for my iPad as well now. Beta 4 seems stable enough. Just wondering why my Photostream has disappeared entirely on iPhone and if the same would happen to my iPad if I upgrade? Anyone running the beta on iPad that could help me out? Is there still photo synch (via iCloud) between the two devices with beta4?
    From what I can see on my ipad mini running beta 4 and my iphone 5S running 7.1.2, it looks to me like camera roll and photo stream have been combined into the photos app. Pics I took at the weekend and also today are showing up in my photostream on my iphone 5s and in the photos album on the ipad mini and all my photostream pics are showing up on my ipad mini correctly
    07-22-2014 03:03 AM
  10. ritesh's Avatar
    Nope. Choices remain 15 minutes, 30 minutes, hourly and manually.
    Dang. I don't think IMAP IDLE is on the ios8 menu. I have sent a feedback to Apple ( not dev feedback). Lets see if they take it in their stride.
    Last edited by ritesh; 07-22-2014 at 03:43 AM.
    07-22-2014 03:31 AM
  11. Daniel Smith4's Avatar
    I think Beta 4 is ready to stick on my daily driver. No major bugs, a couple of reprings but irregular enough not to be bothered by them.

    Battery life is still rather poor, though that's to be expected with apps having not been optimized for it yet.
    07-22-2014 06:28 AM
  12. Blue Shift's Avatar
    It may just be my imagination, but Beta 4 seems a lot quicker, and smoother. Most of the stuff I reported in Beta 3 seems to have already been addressed.
    Just_Me_D and iknrisms like this.
    07-22-2014 07:01 AM
  13. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    There is probably only one beta left. This one is nice.
    07-22-2014 07:20 AM
  14. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The next iPod is getting Touch ID since my iPod requires me to enter my passcode after restarting...
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-22-2014 07:21 AM
  15. Doc Z's Avatar
    beta 3 was stable for me as well but my biggest issue was app incompatibility. And the occasional complete freeze of the screen. lets see how beta 4 fares
    07-22-2014 07:38 AM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Did OTA instead of DFU this time. Battery life is not good right now. Dropping 4-5% every five minutes.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I always do OTA updates when they are available. I haven't had any battery life issues. Yet, at least.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-22-2014 07:48 AM
  17. OZsMac's Avatar
    So is the keyboard bug only relevant to quick replies or throughout the OS with beta 4? I've been chatting with others who don't see this issue.
    07-22-2014 07:54 AM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So is the keyboard bug only relevant to quick replies or throughout the OS with beta 4? I've been chatting with others who don't see this issue.
    I haven't seen it.
    07-22-2014 08:03 AM
  19. John Yester's Avatar
    I am wondering if some 3rd party apps are reflecting on battery life some may be seeing right now...
    07-22-2014 08:13 AM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    There is probably only one beta left. This one is nice.
    There have been more beats on prior releases... As many as 8... So there will be however many more Apple needs to get to the Gold Master version by the time the next IOS devices release.
    07-22-2014 08:15 AM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    There have been more beats on prior releases... As many as 8... So there will be however many more Apple needs to get to the Gold Master version by the time the next IOS devices release.
    Yep. Probably at least 6 betas.
    07-22-2014 08:21 AM
  22. acerace113's Avatar
    Yep. Probably at least 6 betas.
    I'm expecting at least 7 betas


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch (beta testing) using Tapatalk
    07-22-2014 08:22 AM
  23. luvesuga's Avatar
    I always do OTA updates when they are available. I haven't had any battery life issues. Yet, at least.
    Currently at 77% and it's only been off the charger for an hour. Took one phone call. Took one photo. Browsed Facebook and IG for a few minutes. I usually do a whole lot more by now. On beta 3 I could listen to pandora all day and take phone calls and emails and end the day at 56%.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-22-2014 08:35 AM
  24. luvesuga's Avatar
    And in the time it took to post that, I dropped to 74%.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-22-2014 08:35 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    How pathetic am I????? I just squealed like a stuck pig here at work.

    It's closer.

    It's closer.

    It's closer.


    😜
    07-22-2014 08:41 AM
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