1. jxng's Avatar
    My phone was exactly like yours - kinda slower. Reverted to iOS 7.1.2 and loving it more than ever -so smooth
    09-19-2014 12:25 AM
  2. Spaz888's Avatar
    My phone was exactly like yours - kinda slower. Reverted to iOS 7.1.2 and loving it more than ever -so smooth
    what device do you have? you can't save blobs with iphone 5+
    09-19-2014 12:40 AM
  3. Spaz888's Avatar
    Hello JB

    The iOS 8 update on the 5s shouldn't slow down your device at all. Try doing a Hard Reset by holding the power and home button down at the same time until the screen goes dark wait a few seconds and then power your device back up

    Also go to the App Store and make sure your getting all the app updates for iOS 8 there are a lot of them coming in hourly
    That's not true. With each major update, your device slows down. Granted, for the most part, most people probably wouldn't notice a difference unless you have two devices, one with and the other without side by side. However, for the astute like myself, I do notice a difference. I noticed a difference immediately with the 5 when iOS 7 came about. It wasn't a big difference but it was there.

    My rule of thumb is never update iOS more than one major update eg. iPhone 5 was introduced with iOS 6 and I upgraded to iOS 7. iOS 8 is really pushing it. One might not notice a big difference if you run very few apps or very light apps. For me, I run over 130+ apps and of course, I see the difference even though others may not.
    09-19-2014 01:24 AM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I updated my 5S OTA. Seems to be running fine just like when I was on iOS 7.1.2.
    09-19-2014 02:10 AM
  5. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    what device do you have? you can't save blobs with iphone 5+
    I kept IOS 8 on my iPhone 5, and restored my iPad 2 back to 7.1.2 because it seemed to take longer opening some apps, and did not add to much for the ipad 2... Anyways as of Sept. 18, at 10:00pm Apple was still signing IOS 7.1.2.. I just downloaded the proper ipsw file, put my ipad into dfu mode, and did a shift restore in itunes, no problems at all, and my ipad works like a charm now..well as well as an iPad 2 can work
    09-19-2014 02:24 AM
  6. Devin Mariah's Avatar
    I am an iPhone 4S user and have no courage to update when thinking of the pain iPhone 4 users going through when iOS 7 comes. While for the users who want to update, my suggestion is clean up your iPhone with some 3rd party software like Macgo iPhone Cleaner for Mac. On the one hand, more space will be freed up for the iOS 8 install, on the other hand, it can also speed up your iPhone.
    09-19-2014 04:31 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    I have a 5, with a lesser processor than the 5S, and no issues with it. Maybe a hint of delay here and there, but could be my imagination If it's just a hint on the 5, it should be non-existent on the 5S.
    09-19-2014 06:50 AM
  8. estroh's Avatar
    I updated my iPhone 5 OTA - and works great. Really like some new features.
    09-19-2014 07:41 AM
  9. iBright's Avatar
    Updated 3 days ago n restored back to 7.1.2. Surprisingly it worked. Not going back until one or 2 more update


    iPhone 5S Gold ( iOS 7.1.2 )
    09-19-2014 09:51 PM
  10. billyboydoy's Avatar
    I updated 2 days ago and at first night it was real pain specialy with battery drain and overheat so I decided to restore as new phone and bang,, now I am completely satisfied ... It's great .. The best.
    Love iOS 8
    Just_Me_D and pr1nce like this.
    09-19-2014 09:55 PM
  11. iBright's Avatar
    I updated 2 days ago and at first night it was real pain specialy with battery drain and overhit so I decided to restore as new phone and bang,, now I am completely satisfied ... It's great .. The best.
    Sure had no issues myself but just think it's too early to use it. Plus I missed my jailbreak lol


    iPhone 5S Gold ( iOS 7.1.2 )
    09-19-2014 09:57 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I updated 2 days ago and at first night it was real pain specialy with battery drain and overheat so I decided to restore as new phone and bang,, now I am completely satisfied ... It's great .. The best.
    Restoring as new can be time consuming, but the benefits, at least in my experience, is well worth it...
    iBright and billyboydoy like this.
    09-19-2014 09:57 PM
  13. Spaz888's Avatar
    Well, I jailbreaked my iPhone 5 just so I wouldn't be plagued by this update. I guess I can't avoid it now. My jailbreak (Pangu) isn't stable so I have to do a DFU restore which will update automatically to iOS 8. I dunno how people who jailbreak can put up with that the instability.

    Once I update, I will report back and let everyone know how much RAM is sucked up by iOS 8.
    09-19-2014 10:09 PM
  14. kzimmy50's Avatar
    How did you revert?
    09-19-2014 10:09 PM
  15. iBright's Avatar
    How did you revert?
    Downloaded the firmware. Used shift + restored and selected the firmware from my desktop. Bam it worked


    iPhone 5S Gold ( iOS 7.1.2 )
    09-19-2014 10:21 PM
  16. iBright's Avatar
    Well, I jailbreaked my iPhone 5 just so I wouldn't be plagued by this update. I guess I can't avoid it now. My jailbreak (Pangu) isn't stable so I have to do a DFU restore which will update automatically to iOS 8. I dunno how people who jailbreak can put up with that the instability.

    Once I update, I will report back and let everyone know how much RAM is sucked up by iOS 8.
    Well, my pangu jailbreak has always been been stable on my 5S. Truth.


    iPhone 5S Gold ( iOS 7.1.2 )
    09-19-2014 10:22 PM
  17. kataran's Avatar
    That's not true. With each major update, your device slows down. Granted, for the most part, most people probably wouldn't notice a difference unless you have two devices, one with and the other without side by side. However, for the astute like myself, I do notice a difference. I noticed a difference immediately with the 5 when iOS 7 came about. It wasn't a big difference but it was there.

    My rule of thumb is never update iOS more than one major update eg. iPhone 5 was introduced with iOS 6 and I upgraded to iOS 7. iOS 8 is really pushing it. One might not notice a big difference if you run very few apps or very light apps. For me, I run over 130+ apps and of course, I see the difference even though others may not.
    Your incorrect in your observation iOS 7 was a complete rewrite of there OS and granted it did slow down aging devices but iOS 8 was a feature rich update that has no real barren on the resources. What you might be noticing is 3rd party app lag from non supported software
    09-20-2014 04:35 PM
  18. cobra302's Avatar
    That's not true. With each major update, your device slows down. Granted, for the most part, most people probably wouldn't notice a difference unless you have two devices, one with and the other without side by side. However, for the astute like myself, I do notice a difference. I noticed a difference immediately with the 5 when iOS 7 came about. It wasn't a big difference but it was there.

    My rule of thumb is never update iOS more than one major update eg. iPhone 5 was introduced with iOS 6 and I upgraded to iOS 7. iOS 8 is really pushing it. One might not notice a big difference if you run very few apps or very light apps. For me, I run over 130+ apps and of course, I see the difference even though others may not.
    So wonderful to be astute no? LOL

    Unless you're running all 130 apps at the exact same time, your usage really won't be much more than anyone else due to the nature of the multitasking in iOS.
    09-20-2014 07:10 PM
  19. jbmaglunog's Avatar
    I am also missing some features, like quick reply from the lockscreen. Swiping the notification only gives me the option to dismiss it. I also have message preview on in the lockscreen.
    09-20-2014 10:05 PM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    I am also missing some features, like quick reply from the lockscreen. Swiping the notification only gives me the option to dismiss it. I also have message preview on in the lockscreen.
    Are you swiping down?

    You only swipe left in the lockscreen pull down menu to reply if your on the Homescreen you swipe down
    09-20-2014 11:47 PM
  21. abazigal's Avatar
    Pretty smooth on my 5s. Somehow, the animations and transitions seem smoother and less janky.
    09-21-2014 05:18 AM
  22. jbmaglunog's Avatar
    Are you swiping down?

    You only swipe left in the lockscreen pull down menu to reply if your on the Homescreen you swipe down
    Yes, I do swipe left in the lockscreen. It only gives me the option to dismiss the notification.
    09-21-2014 07:28 AM
  23. jbmaglunog's Avatar
    Finally fixed the problem! Did a factory restore from the phone settings, then bam I can already quick reply from the lockscreen.
    09-21-2014 08:23 AM
  24. rward01's Avatar
    I ended up updating my 5s through iTunes. I had a pretty smooth experience. My 5s performed just as well as it did on iOS 7.1.2. There were some bugs but performance was fine.
    09-21-2014 11:54 AM
  25. CORYK333's Avatar
    My 5S is running just like every other time I've done a major update.....a bit sluggish/buggy the 1st day or 2, then after a reboot or 2 & system cache building & catching up with itself it runs wonderfully. Even noticed a bunch of (personally) annoying things from ios 7 are gone such as not being able to add songs to a playlist from another playlist. Now if only they would do something about that horrible landscape view in the Music app. Still looking for a point, let alone advantage to it over a year later!!!

    Same exact feelings/review on IOS8 on my Retina Mini & an iPod touch(newest version)
    09-21-2014 05:53 PM
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