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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:39 PM   #1
Chargr
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Should I update to iOS 6?

I haven't updated, not sure if its worth it, so far I'm on 5.1, is it a good idea to update? Does it make the iPad smoother or anything?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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Ios 6 has far less negative effects on Ipad than on Iphone or Ipod touch.

Other than new features, it didn't do any harm to my Ipad 2.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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Works great on all my devices.

No idea why you'd be so suspicious or worried about upgrading.

It's not like going from Windows 98 to Vista.

And if anything goes wrong with your device, the first thing Apple will ask is that you upgrade to the latest software.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:53 AM   #4
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I haven't updated, not sure if its worth it, so far I'm on 5.1, is it a good idea to update? Does it make the iPad smoother or anything?
I asked the same questions as the OP. I didn't want to upgrade from iOS 5.1.1 because of all that I read regarding Maps, YouTube, battery life, bugs and sluggishness.

I did the update on my iPad 2 but kept my iPad 3 on iOS 5 just in case. And so far so good, no issues and battery life actually seems better for me with iOS 6.0.1 than with iOS 5.

The one thing I did was a hardware reset after the OS upgrade. Everything has been running great so far. I had Safari crash once on iOS 6 but can't say if was because of the new OS.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:03 AM   #5
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IOS6 worked fine on my ipad.

Only thing is that I don't really see the point. IOS6 doesn't really bring any new features to the ipad (save for siri and facetime over 3G on ipad3 and improved safari). Maps actually becomes worse. So I am not really any worse or better off updating.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:07 AM   #6
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I wouldn't do it. You can also jailbreak your iPad on 5.1.1 and make it way better with tweaks
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:34 AM   #7
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wouldnt do it either, on my ipad 3 and 4 it suffers from slower performance , stutters in safari sometimes. The three was fine on 5.1
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Don't do it!!!! 6.0.1 really slows down the iPad. Check out this thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1485233


Prime number test (lower is better)

iPad 3, iOS 5.1.1 Safari = 3.98 sec
iPad 3, iOS 6.0.1 Safari = 11.304 sec
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:23 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone, looks like I'm going to stay put.
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I wouldn't do it. You can also jailbreak your iPad on 5.1.1 and make it way better with tweaks
Ill check it out, any good tutorials for it?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:55 PM   #10
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I've noticed no changes in performance since I updated. Unless you need to jailbreak it just update.
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