Poll on iOS13.3 Stability

I’ve previously asked about views on iOS 13, and frequently checked this a resource to understand what reliability of the OS is really like. I’ve been keen to use to since WWDC (or before!) but not willing to compromise data integrity over a Beta cycle. I’d normally jump in on day1 or soon after but I’ve heard nothing but issues with iOS13 so how good is it?

  • Do you have any issues?
  • Would you recommend it to a friend, colleague or relative?
  • Or is it still with issues which concern or frustrate you?

I’m sure polls below don’t cover all use cases but I’m hoping that some data might provide perspective to both my reservations and others with their experience in using iOS13.

I’ve setup these polls on both on the latest set of faceID phones, earlier phones, and in ipadOS.

iOS 13 - on an iPhone X or later

  • I have iOS13.3 installed and have no issues with any Apps installed.
  • I have iOS13.3 installed and only minor issues with any Apps installed, not with the OS.
  • I have iOS13.3 installed and a few issues which I hope Apple will resolve in the next update.
  • I have iOS12 installed and I’m waiting on a better version of iOS13.

0 voters

iOS 13 - on an iPhone 8 or earlier

  • I have iOS13.3 installed and have no issues with any Apps installed.
  • I have iOS13.3 installed and only minor issues with any Apps installed, not with the OS.
  • I have iOS13.3 installed and a few issues which I hope Apple will resolve in the next update.
  • I have iOS12 installed and I’m waiting on a better version of iOS13.

0 voters

ipadOS 13

  • I have ipadOS 13.3 installed and have no issues with any Apps installed.
  • I have ipadOS 13.3 installed and only minor issues with any Apps installed, not with the OS.
  • I have ipadOS 13.3 installed and a few issues which I hope Apple will resolve in the next update.
  • I have iOS 12 on my iPad installed and I’m waiting on a better version of ipadOS 13.

0 voters

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Poll closing soon

It would be useful to have as many inputs as possible to get better picture of how iOS13 is really performing.

Or not performing!
Personally, it’s been the most disappointing upgrade for my iPad Pro. (Words like ‘dumpster fire’ spring to mind.) I found out I’m not alone either, https://www.zdnet.com/article/ios-bugs-and-annoyances-apple-desperately-needs-to-fix-in-2020/
I have all the issues mentioned in this article!

Yes, dumpster fire. And yes, you are not alone.

My wife and I kept our 4 iOS devices (two iPhones, two iPads) on iOS 12 because of the iOS 13 bug reports. During the holiday season we bought a new iPad Pro 11" for my wife to replace an older iPad Air. The new iPad Pro came with iOS 13 and appeared to work OK, so we upgraded the other 3 devices to iOS 13.3.

We thought we were smart by waiting 3 months for 3 “point releases” for iOS 13.3.

Not smart enough, apparently. Upgrading to iOS 13 was a big mistake. Quirky issues are present in Mail, continuity/handoff fails to show Safari tabs [edited - tabs] between our iMacs (running Mojave) and the iOS devices, selecting and copying text is troublesome, issues are present with AirDrop, etc.

Apple has not done a good job with iOS 13. Ditto with macOS Catalina.

I’d left it open to allow for more votes, but this poll is closing this weekend…

Will be interesting to see what the poll says.

iPhone 8, works mostly fine for me.

I voted “has a few issues I’d like Apple to resolve…” because the only real issue I have is with the OS. All apps seem fine.

The problem I have is that in the evening, after my Screentime downtime has started, if I use Safari, the keyboard keeps auto-closing itself as I type URLs. This is incredibly frustrating, and probably a bug, but I’m not supposed to be using my phone then anyway so I can’t be that angry.

So the results consistently say that 13.3 has addressed the issues of previous releases but that there remains minor issues with the OS.

Maybe the MPU forum users or those responding to the poll is a self selecting group but I find it interesting that almost no-one is sticking with iOS12. (I have been using iOS12 but didn’t vote in the poll.)

So this addresses the question I’ve been asking myself since September, can I update my iOS devices? It appears that the answer for me and anyone else asking themselves the same thing is yes.

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Bitten the bullet and installing ipadOS on my iPadPro 2018