Am I the only one with a buggy iPad2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by boat, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. boat macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    Got my iPad2 (64gig att) and I love it. It's so much faster than the old one, but apps crash all the time, especially safari. Sometimes apps wont launch at all until I restart it and then it's fine for a while. I know this is a new device and thus this could be normal, but just wondering, am I the only one or are other people having similar issues?
  2. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    No problems like what you describe here. Some resource intensive apps will fail to open and perform properly if you got too many apps open.

    You could try restoring your iPad to see if that changes anything.
  3. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    I've had to reboot mine twice since I got it on Friday. Facetime video feed got frozen on a single frame from the previous day, rebooted my iPad and that fixed that problem. Just last night when I tried to turn the cellular data back on for Verizon but it wouldn't even attempt to connect to Verizon at all, reboot fixed that as well. Those are the only 2 issues I've experienced thus far.
  4. McBeresford macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Yea the iOS is buggy for sure... Same issues with FaceTime and app crashes. Fret not, apple shall resolve these issues soon (we hope......)
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    Angry Birds crashes constantly but i think that's only due to a buggy Angry Birds.
  6. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Sorry to hear about your issues,I haven't had any crashes or freezes since I got mine Sunday morning.
  7. WoodrowCall macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2010
    Memphis, TN
    From what I can tell by visiting the store, you might be the only one with an iPad 2.:mad:
  8. No1up macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I think it's iOS 4.3 my phone is running slower, Like the 3GS! and battery seems to drain a bit quicker!
  9. boat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    Haha, I had to wait in line for an hour :)
    I think the flagship stores have more stock and luckily I live near apple store soho. But anyway, glad to hear I'm not the only one. I figure it might also be because I have like 100 apps on there. Hopefully this all gets fixed with a software update but I'm just worried I have a lemon. My old iPad was super-stable.
  10. sanford, Mar 15, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011

    sanford macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    I think it's iOS 4.3, not iPad 2. 4.3 seems to have broken the Gamefly app on both my iPhone 4 and iPad 1 -- it won't connect to the internet when everything else will -- and I've had a couple of app crashes that never crashed before.

    So, I think I'd not worry about my iPad 2 until the bug fix for iOS 4.3 comes out, fixes things for everyone with iPhones and original iPads, but not for iPad 2s.

    And, yeah, you may be the only person with an iPad 2. ;-) But with an estimated 70% of buyers first-time iPad owners, stock shortages are expected. If it was more evenly split, or mostly people upgrading from the original iPad, there would be more stock. But a lot of original iPad owners will wait a cycle, until iPad 3, and a lot of people who watched the iPad "revolution" with envy will be jumping in at iPad 2. That's going to mean quite a wait for a couple months, I think.

    Me, I'm okay with stock shortages. Nothing will cure knee-jerk upgrade fever like a two-month wait before you can easily walk in and buy that upgrade. By then one's resolve to wait for iPad 3 will have become (mostly) impermeable.

    ****Oops, I just checked Gamefly's app and now it works fine with no app update whatsoever. Must have been on Gamefly's server end. Oh well. Now my original iPad is back to being super-stable. But, still, there are all sorts of issues with updated hardware and apps that might crop up and be easily fixed by an OS and/or app compatibility fix release. I wouldn't lament the iPad 2 as less stable than the original just yet.
  11. commad macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I have had a few bugs, but nothing that I would call major.

    *Going to safari after watching a YouTube video often results with safari having blank white pages. Just have to close safari and start it again. I think this is a widespread problem that others have been reporting.

    *on safari and multi-task to garage band and sound on garage band is distorted for a few seconds. This happend a few times, but during the same garage band session.

    *safari and YouTube have crashed a few times

    *on one occasion FaceTime video was frozen and needed to restart to resolve.

    I am sure most of these issues will be addressed with an update eventually. I am overall happy with the ipad2 performance thus far.
  12. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    You might want to do a Restore As New then Restore from Backup to see if that helps.

    Are any of you having problems using restored data from an iPad 1 on your iPad 2? Or did you start fresh?

    If restored from an iPad 1, was it previously jailbroken?

    Just trying to better understand the issue. My iPad 2 arrives in 3-4 weeks.
  13. commad macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011

    My issues are from a "fresh start". I didnt have a previous iPad to restore from.
  14. Grubster macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Having similar issues, but I did restore from a iPad 1 backup. I am thinking of restoring again and setting up as NEW. Haven't updated my iPad 1 yet to 4.3. For sure it is software related, not iPad 2 related.
  15. Ardency macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    iBooks kept crashing last night. When I would click more during a search it would freeze up. It happened about 3 times and then I gave up. When I tried it today, it worked.
  16. boat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    Yeah I'm thinking of doing the same thing, let me know how it goes if you do it.
  17. Krandor macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have had a few buggy issues like I was just trying to play some video files through home sharing that play just fine on my iPhone but crashed the iPod app. Fixing to reboot and try again since I have been playing with the iPad so much I am likely using a lot of memory right now.
  18. dls78731 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Got mine (32gig 3G Verizon) at the temporary Apple Store in Austin (SXSW). Already had several issues:
    1. Accelerometer died for about 20 minutes, then came back
    2. Auto-sleep/wake with the cover stopped working after two days
    3. Won't charge when connected to Macbook (only when plugged into wall)
    4. And most irratating, Garageband electric guitar sound frozen, ipad non-responsive to reset attempts. Grrr.

    It's wickedly cool when it works, but how am I gonna convince the wife to let me keep it when I have to let it run the battery down to stop its Hendrix/Tourette's spazathon. $1000 cat in heat. Argh.
  19. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I've experienced the same thing with Facetime. Super annoying, especially when there's an incoming call! Hopefully they'll fix this soon.

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