Beta 5 is out, worth installing?

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chris

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About a million bug fixes, according to all of the changelogs. Based on the calendar and supposed new iPhones, the final can't be that far away. I plan on updating today, just haven't found time yet. I'm not sure what's new from beta 4 to beta 5.
 

chris

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Jack, here's a rundown of what's new in iOS 8 beta 5. Nothing earth shattering. Again, I think it's the bug fixes and stability that's of more importance at this stage.
 
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Hondamaker

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Thanks Chris. I only went as far as beta 2 before the bugs bit me too hard. So beta 5 will probably be great in comparison. I've installed it, just waiting for my apps to sync.
 

chris

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Thanks Chris. I only went as far as beta 2 before the bugs bit me too hard. So beta 5 will probably be great in comparison. I've installed it, just waiting for my apps to sync.
Yeah, it's been an awfully buggy year. I've had Safari crash entirely too much, often on hand-offs from Facebook or Twitter – which is pretty common for my usage, so very annoying. Such is beta and life with beta. Here's to hoping beta 5 is much improved. Let me know how it works out for you.
 

coop1701

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I'm hoping this Beta is better too. I leave for vacation tomorrow. So I think I am going to wait until I get back next to load it. I may try it on my iPad first though.
 

coinstar99

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I did an OTA at work yesterday evening when I saw that it was out, it caused my 5S to go into a boot loop. When I got home I tried to do a fresh restore to iOS 8 beta 5 and I kept getting the error that the version was wrong. I restored to 7.1.2 last night and I am going to try again today and see what happens.

Funny thing was my iPad when is a 3rd gen, no problems what so ever.
 

coinstar99

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Installed, both iPhone 5s and iPad 3rd Gen working. Actually made and received a call from the iPad. Can't get the SMS Relay working properly, it will receive but it will not send.
 

Europa

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The only problem I have is that in notification center when I see my day at a glance, the weather is gone. No option to add it.
Works fine for me on beta 5. Try this:

Settings > NC > NCWeather > On

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather > On
 

Docd

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The iPad is connected to the iPhone through Your home wifi and is really using the phone to make the calls. It's one of the handoff features.