9.3 on iPad 2

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  1. H3boy macrumors regular

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    Hello,
    Has anyone upgraded an iPad 2 to 9.3?
    What kind of performance are you seeing?
    Does it run better than 9.2.1 ?
     
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I tried. It is stuck on trying to reach the server for setup. I do not have a way to connect it to iTunes on a computer.
     
  3. Frisco2008 macrumors newbie

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    I installed 9.3 OTA to my Air 2. No problems, runs fine.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Installed it on an iPad 2 (not Air 2 in this case).

    Initial findings: seems the same, maybe slightly faster than iOS 9.2.1 (could also be the fresh restart..)

    BTW... I had te re-activate it, as if I had erased it... It asked for my Apple ID as I had "Find my iPad" active (i.e. the activation lock).
    Strange.
     
  5. GalFieri macrumors regular

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    I don't think the OP is asking about the Air 2.

    I'll report back later with how it performs on my iPad 2.
     
  6. -texan- macrumors newbie

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    Updated my iPad 2 - stuck on activation server is not responding. A lot of people have this problem, I think Apple is working on the problem.
     
  7. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Won't activate for me either. Wonder if it wasn't meant for the iPad 2 and that's why it won't activate. But then again it worked for some people without issues. Even iTunes can't activate mine.
     
  8. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I called Apple about the activation problem. The guy said that the servers are swamped, try again in an hour. My guess is that older iPads go to the back of the queue, newer ones get quicker response.
     
  9. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S have the same chip, describing my experience here seems appropriate.

    Pretty much no changes from 9.2.1 to 9.3 (for me anyway) at first there was a tiny bit of animation lag, but that cleared itself up. Apps open maybe a tad slower, but nothing to drastic. Battery life still sucks, but i manage. There has been a noticable delay in wake up time though. If i put it to sleep and then wake it up, the screen takes about 3-4 seconds to actually turn on. Seems im not the only one having this issue.

    Other than that, 9.3 extends the life of my little 4S for just a few more short months.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I updated my ipad 2 and it seems to be a bit faster than 9.2.1. I am about to update the other ipad 2.
     
  11. Snoopy86 macrumors newbie

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    I'm testing. Everything seems ok. Maaaybeee little bit faster. But it's an old device, we shouldn't expect any miracles here ;-)

    P.S. Mine also stucked on activation (was using iTunes to upgrade). Reseting hosts file helped.
     
  12. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    Some commands that used to work now do not for me.
    One I used to use a lot was "Read my last message" or "What was my last message from Bill". Now it just looks for new or unread messages. Disappointing.
     
  13. -texan- macrumors newbie

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    This is not true - Ive tried to activate different times - no luck
     
  14. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    Just updated mine. Took a really long time on the apple logo but eventually came through. No issue at activation screen.
     
  15. -texan- macrumors newbie

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    And you have a iPad2?
     
  16. Devvy macrumors newbie

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    Updated my iPad 2 two days ago; update went fine. Cannot see any performance difference compared to 9.2.1. Especially Safari feels very heavy, it reacts slowly.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    None here , updated to iOS 9.3 last night.
     
  18. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Don't do it.iPad Mini has horrible lags on 9.3.But not much worse than 9.2.1
     
  19. NYMinute macrumors newbie

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    The iPad 2 activation issue seems to be happening only with iPad 2 3G if the update is over the air.
     
  20. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. iPad 2 wifi.
     
  21. -texan- macrumors newbie

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    ok - so its only iPad 2 with 3g that have the issue.
     
  22. PeteS1963 macrumors member

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    I have an old iPad 2 that's been passed down to my 4 yr old daughter. When I upgraded it to 9.0 it was so bad that she literally cried. I waited for a few days to see if the iPad improved. It didn't so I downgraded it to 8.4.1. The screaming stopped. I don't dare risk more screaming so I think I'll keep it there :)
     
  23. MorphMan, Mar 23, 2016
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  24. MacManiac1953 macrumors newbie

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    I installed 9.3 over wifi onto my iPad 2, and that was that. Safari crashes seem far less frequent and the News app is more stable. It appears that this is a smoother and faster version of 9.2.1 but time will tell.
     
  25. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Try turning off JavaScript. Some sites need it, but turning it off really helps make Safari react faster on A5 devices.
     

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