iPad How good is the iPad 3 on iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ramram55, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2012
    Anyone upgrade to ios 7 on ipad 3 ? how good it is running ?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I'm using mine right now and so far it seems okay. I haven't had much time with it yet to make a good judgment on it though.
  3. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010
    It's a bit sluggish. Some operations, like changing wallpapers, take more than 10 seconds. I feel some lag in the keyboard as well. Some apps seem to crash more often than before on 6.1.3.

    All in all I'm not too unhappy. I stopped using my iPad some time ago because I was really bored of the interface. iOS 7 makes it look nice and fresh and I feel like I have a new toy again.

    However Apple needs to polish the new system more to make it as good as 6.1.3 in terms of stability and speed.
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    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    One thing I noticed already is that I've had it off the charger for about 15 minutes and have only checked my email, Twitter and MacRumors and I've already lost 3% of the battery. That shouldn't be at all like that.

    I am noticing as I type this that the keyboard has a slight lag to typing sometimes.
  5. macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2012
    I have been using iOS 7 on my iPad 3 for the last three hours on a train.
    I am on a WiFi hotspot and so far the battery has been keeping up pretty well.

    Shortcomings, I have noticed so far:

    Lag on the login screen after reactivating the iPad from sleep.
    Lag in the animation, when switching from an app to the homescreen.
    Lag, when switching between apps.
    Lag on the keyboard, when typing.
    Lag, when entering multi-task screen.
    Major lag, when switching wallpapers (10 seconds at least).

    Will do a complete swipe and clean install this evening and report back.

    So far not that impressed.

    Other things, I have noticed:

    Swiping back and forth in Safari and some other apps does not always work flawlessly.
    I keep accidentally activating Control Center, when scrolling down in Safari.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    Mines running great no lag or anything VERRY happy so far
  7. macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2005
    Portland, OR
    ^no lag... not even when trying to get a new wallpaper? I heard a lot of people complaining about that. Pretty annoying.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    So lots of talk about how it is running, but does anyone have any comments about what is good and what iOS 7 adds to the experience? Surely just looks were not Apple's goals here...

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    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I played a music video and I couldn't find away to make it full screen, and it was in a rather small box in the center of the screen with a lot of white space all around.
  10. macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Carolina
    It was buggy at first

    First, it takes a LONG time to download. Second, it needs at least 3.3GB of memory FREE even though it is only 900mb big. You also need 50% battery life or be connected power.

    At first, the system was lagging and unable to turn on or off at times. HOwever, after 15 minutes, it operated like a normal ipad3 should.
  11. macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm not seeing ANY lag. None. Not even during wallpaper refresh...it's instant. I wonder if there's a reason behind the lag/no-lag scenarios?
  12. macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2009
    For me, I'm not upgrading until someone is able to confirm the behaviour of the composite av cable I'm ipad 3 works the same as per in ios 6
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    Did you perform a clean install? I'm wondering if I should perform a clean install as well but the thing is I got way too many pictures on iOS 6.
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    On iOS 6, I removed teh iPad from the charger at 6:00 am on Tuesday and used it a little that day and again yesterday. I did not put it on the charger Tuesday night. From Tuesday morning until 9 pm last night it was off the charger and I lost only 14% of the battery. I updated it to iOS 7 last night at 9 pm and put it on the charger before going to bed, so it was at 100% this morning.

    I used the iPad this morning about as much as I normally do, but messed with some settings a bit. I lost 10% of the battery in an hour.

    A few minutes ago it was still at 90% and I decided to turn it off and then back on. When I turned it back on, it bumped up to 93%. Weird.

    I haven't done anything with it yet, and now its down to 91%.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    I found that I needed a factory reset but once I did it works like a dream aside from the wallpaper but I didn't notice it. I thought it was just me doing something wrong lol.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2012
    All said and done, nothing is perfect. Anyways shall wait for 7.0.2 and beyond be it another few weeks, so what.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2005
    I did a full erase and restore and it seemed to help a lot of my lag and sluggishness.

    Initially I did an OTA update and was pretty worried my iPad just became unusable.

    That being said, changing wallpapers in settings is still super slow.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    I have the problem with wallpaper too. On iPad 3.
  19. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    So the consensus says it's a lagfest with a few saying no issues. I'll stick with iOS 6 on my iPad 2. I'll try iOS 7 when they announce the new iPads.
  20. macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2012
    I am running iOS7 on my iPad 3rd Gen WiFi and iPhone 5. I upgraded from iOS 6. No issues so far. Everything flawless on both devices.

    However I had some lag and fast draining battery problems initially. Everything solved by a reset of all settings.
  21. macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Same problem. FYI: you can go into Settings and disable the Control Center in apps making it available only at the Home screen.
  22. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2010
    Believe it or not. iOS7 runs better on iPad 2.
  23. Contributor


    Dec 8, 2009
    I've seen iOS 7 run flawlessly on iPad 2, so it should be fine on iPad 3
  24. macrumors member


    Nov 29, 2011
    It is running damn near perfect, except for the lagging when changing Wallpaper. Other than that I love it.
  25. macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    Got ios 7 on my iP5 and iPad 3. On the 5, it's smooth as butter, but it's so laggy on the iPad!

    I'm also having issues with the transparency. On the phone, it's as it should be (frost effect), but on my iPad, it's just translucent gray. No frost effect. Increased contrast is off. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

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