Report: iOS 8 Crash Rate Is 78% Higher Than iOS 7.1
Before the release of iOS 8, we had seen only good side of the Apple’s latest mobile operating system and like everyone, we were expecting a much better update supporting many interesting features. Practically, every software starts revealing bugs once it is deployed. The same is the case with Apple’s iOS 8.
According to a study conducted by Crittercism, a San Fransisco based company, apps running on iOS 8 crash 78 percent more than those running on iOS 7.1. In other words, crash rate for iOS 8 is 3.56 percent while the crash rate for iOS 7.1 was 2 percent.
For their study, Crittercism analyzed data from over 1 billion monthly active mobile users. They evaluated the Apple devices running iOS 8 between September 17 and September 22.
Every new update usually causes problems for older devices. Crittercism said that iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 5S, and 5C had a crash rate of 3.57 percent. It means that 3.57 percent of the apps crashed on iOS 8. They also mentioned that iPhone 6 plus had a relatively lower crash rate as compared to iPhone 6. iPhone 6 Plus crashed 2.11% of the time, while iPhone 6 crashed 2.63% of the time.
However, iOS 8 is causing problems for some newer devices too. iPhone 6 and iPad Air are the two examples.
Since the iOS 8 update was released, people have been reporting problems to Apple Support. Their forums have seen complaints about battery drain issue. One user reported that the battery was drained from 100 percent to zero in just four hours without doing any activity. However, battery drainage issues are common with every iOS update and it might get fixed soon.
Another big issue in iOS 8 was about WiFi. The WiFi on iOS 8 devices became too slow after the update, and in some cases it faced a lot of disconnections. Initially, Apple reported that this was a hardware issue but the number of complaints on the forums suggest otherwise. The problem has its roots in iOS 8.
Moreover, Apple has been selling 16GB iPhones for many years and continues to do so, but the latest iOS update needs multiple gigabytes of space. Some people reported that their iPhone needed up to 7GB of disk space to download and install iOS 8 update. This can be a problem for people who install a lot of apps and store music.
Some problems regarding sound and performance were also reported by some users. Safari became too slow while some users weren’t able to hear any sound in games and apps even though it could be heard from music and YouTube.