1. Michael Brown20's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    09-21-2014 07:26 PM
  2. anon4757448's Avatar
    That's too bad. I hope you're able to find a phone that you enjoy.
    David McKee likes this.
    09-21-2014 07:31 PM
  3. Craig's Avatar
    Why did you not just upgrade connected to iTunes and not have do delete anything?


    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    boovish likes this.
    09-21-2014 08:09 PM
  4. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    You could have connected to iTunes and not had to delete anything. All over the air updates require much more space available than they actually take up. This is true for all mobile operating systems. I haven't heard about anyone losing anything. But the fact that people don't back up to iTunes before updating the OS baffles me.

    ಠ益ಠ
    09-21-2014 08:15 PM
  5. austriak's Avatar
    This is pretty much the same comment every ios update. It is the "I lost all my data, battery life is terrible now, etc...". I don't get it. Update went smoothly and perfectly for my 5s, ipad air, and my wife's ipad mini.


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    calebt, Wallace and goldmagpie like this.
    09-21-2014 09:08 PM
  6. Issa-7's Avatar
    i updated some days ago and everything is just fine
    09-21-2014 09:50 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    This is pretty much the same comment every ios update. It is the "I lost all my data, battery life is terrible now, etc...". I don't get it. Update went smoothly and perfectly for my 5s, ipad air, and my wife's ipad mini.


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    I was going to comment this before I saw yours. It seems that every time a big OTA update hits, people lose some kind of data on their phone. I don't know how much more Apple can push iCloud, but maybe they need to push it more than they do.
    09-21-2014 10:10 PM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Did you back up your phone before updating?
    09-21-2014 10:36 PM
  9. ne0stai2dust's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    just a rule of thumb, a backup is always suggested before any type of update to the phone. Another potential way to save info is to save data (pictures/music/etc) on your own cloud drive like a WD My Cloud.

    the personal apple iCloud storage isnt usually enough. and the iCloud Photo Steam can only save 1000 photos a month and then starts to delete them on their own.
    09-21-2014 10:39 PM
  10. zerog46's Avatar
    just a rule of thumb, a backup is always suggested before any type of update to the phone. Another potential way to save info is to save data (pictures/music/etc) on your own cloud drive like a WD My Cloud.

    the personal apple iCloud storage isnt usually enough. and the iCloud Photo Steam can only save 1000 photos a month and then starts to delete them on their own.
    I have never had a problem with iCloud backups in all the times I have used them. But I also do use Onedrive also.

    And the 1000 photos is no longer in use. Once you change over to iCloud Drive the only thing that will limit photos is the space you purchase in the cloud.
    09-21-2014 10:56 PM
  11. ne0stai2dust's Avatar
    very true. I'm waiting for Yosemite to come out before going over to iCloud Drive.
    09-21-2014 11:22 PM
  12. darkoman4's Avatar
    I have never had a problem with iCloud backups in all the times I have used them. But I also do use Onedrive also.

    And the 1000 photos is no longer in use. Once you change over to iCloud Drive the only thing that will limit photos is the space you purchase in the cloud.
    I wander how many people will have no clue about this and they will fill up their 5GB in no time and never realize they need to buy more space to keep backing up their phone. And eventualy their phone will stop backing up. Apple shouldn't have done this. They should have kept phone back up separately. Most people that don't come to these forums are clueless.
    09-21-2014 11:59 PM
  13. calebt's Avatar
    Backup, Backup, Backup and then Backup again.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    09-22-2014 06:02 AM
  14. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    It's a shame you had this issue. Nothing went wrong with iOS 8 at all. I think it may be that you were potentially unaware of how the OTA update works, like a lot of people. It's not a problem, it's why you have support communities such as this to help you. No-one can be expected to know everything about everything so please don't take this as a disparaging remark at all. It's offered in friendship and a genuine desire to help you.

    Personally, it all went smoothly. I backed up before updating, as is recommended, and everything went through fine. I used OTA on my iPad and iTunes to update my 5s and experienced no issues at all. I do understand and appreciate that my experience is not indicative of everyone though.

    Remember, on an Over The Air update, your device needs to download and cache the install files before installing them so it will ALWAYS take up more space at first before the install files are cleaned after successful installation.. On your computer, it is the computer that downloads and caches the install files ready for installation on your device, so you will never need as much space free on your device. It's the way its always been with software like this and other platforms experience exactly the same, as was mentioned above. I had a similar space issue when I upgraded my HTC One from Android 4.3 to 4.4.

    You have a right to be disappointed and disgusted and I would be the same if perhaps I hadn't fully understood the instructions before doing something and had lost data because of it too. In fact, I remember feeling exactly the same as you on an iOS install a good few years back but once I understood what I was supposed to do, it went through fine.

    I hope you get it sorted, I really do, and please stick around on the forums and continue to be a valued member. It's times like this where iMore attracts new members and where those of us who have been here a while need to reach out and be understanding to issues that arise from members such as your good self.
    09-22-2014 06:19 AM
  15. Steve Fuentes's Avatar
    Notifications stopped working after update would randomly get some sound on the ones coming was off then they stopped working all together after a few hours they resumed worked for a couple of days and now they have stopped coming again both my iphone and ipad air are doing the same so I dont think is device related.
    09-22-2014 08:59 AM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    I updated the day it was released OTA without any problems. I always do OTA and I've never had a problem. Backup to iCloud folks. Good luck.
    09-22-2014 09:56 AM
  17. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    I'm good right now for updating.
    09-22-2014 01:48 PM
  18. Oofa's Avatar
    I don't have any complaints about iOS8 on my 5s. Everything runs as it should and I didn't lose anything. I also didn't gain anything. I find just about everything 'new' in iOS8 to be at best, a shoulder shrug.
    09-22-2014 04:03 PM
  19. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore Michael

    It appears everything is covered but I wanted to welcome you and hope things work better in the future
    09-22-2014 04:27 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    OTA here, and no issues. I never have "lost" anything with an OTA update. I did delete some things to make room for the 5.7 gb install.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-22-2014 04:48 PM
  21. timjobs's Avatar
    Why don't you downgrade before it's to late. I did earlier today. I like iOS 7.1.2 better than iOS 8. Download the firmware from online.( very easy) the shift or command if you are in a Mac and choose the firmware. Boom!!
    09-22-2014 10:01 PM
  22. sting7k's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    This is why I never do a major OS update OTA. IMO you should always use iTunes for a major update.
    09-22-2014 10:16 PM
  23. Miso Studios's Avatar
    Rule #1 Always Backup
    09-22-2014 10:57 PM
  24. Quis89's Avatar
    You could have connected to iTunes and not had to delete anything. All over the air updates require much more space available than they actually take up. This is true for all mobile operating systems. I haven't heard about anyone losing anything. But the fact that people don't back up to iTunes before updating the OS baffles me.

    ಠ益ಠ
    Prior to updating, where does Apple offer the recommendation to backup on iTunes prior? Just wondering because I don't recall seeing it.
    09-23-2014 12:42 AM
  25. BParker4381's Avatar
    This update destroyed so much of what I loved about this phone! I'm amazed that I had to delete so much of what was on my phone to be able to do this update, to then realize it took hardly any of the space I created.
    What went wrong with this iOS 8?
    Other friends are having issues; loosing valuable information, passwords that were kept in notes that vanished, photos that were saved and more.
    Disappointed and totally disgusted
    Like everyone is saying, the OTA update feature is cool and I use it with every update however people who do not have extra memory needs to update using iTunes. If you don't you will have to delete some things to make room.

    Now, I am also having some issues with the new iOS but I am just hanging in there because I know Apple will release some fixes and before you know it the OS will be a lot better. I remember when iOS 7 come out and I had apps that would relaunch themselves and the battery was horrible.

    I wish that in future updates that they will do like they did with Yosemite and have a open beta. That way more people will have their hands on it and more things will be addressed and/or found before the official release.
    09-23-2014 02:44 AM
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