Anyone with an iPhone 5 or iPad 4 download 9.2?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Congo Javabase Resources, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Congo Javabase Resources macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    How does it fare on these devices? Any lag, any reduction in quality of the software?
  2. dantracht macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2013
    I had 9.2 on my iPad 4, which served me well until I passed it to my son last week. It worked fine, no major issues on the iPad. There was some lag in Safari and in particular the widgets, but in general the tablet was showing it's age.

    All in all 9.2 was fine on it.
  3. Congo Javabase Resources thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    Thank you.
  4. George Waseem macrumors regular

    George Waseem

    Jul 2, 2015
    I own an iPad 4, it's amazing with iOS 9.2, some lag that is already found on all iPads, (the performance is definitely better than iPad Air and mini 2 ), the iPad performs very well in 90% of the tasks. It's not showing its age and I think it got even better after iOS 9.2, the battery is still good, little battery drain but still exactly 12 hrs of usage. iPhone 5 is still very good too even that it is over 2 yrs old. Battery is very good and performance is outstanding.
  5. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    On 5, it is a bit slower than 8 but it's also the smoothest one graphically. iPhone 5 doesn't support Metal which is the culprit of jerkiness and stutters on newer phones.
  6. se95dah macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2014
    I upgraded my wife's iPhone 5 from 8.4.1 to 9.2 last week. It's running great. Everything feels fast and smooth, and not dramatically slower than my 6. I would be happy to have it as my daily driver - after 3 years and on its fourth major OS it is not showing its age at all.
  7. alphonseM macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2014
    Works quite well, I would say. In my experience, iPhone 5S actually seems to be handling iOS9.2 worse - probably due to the quirks and penalty of running 64bit.
  8. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2013
    The iPhone 5 is buttery smooth on iOS 9.2, it's even better than iPhone 6 Plus running the same version.
  9. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
  10. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    iPad 4 is pretty good on 9.2. It definitely has some lag in certain places, but it works fine and is nowhere near the end of its life in my opinion. I use mine every day and will continue to do so until it is unusable (maybe iOS 11).
    If this helps, I upgrade my iPhone every year, but the iPad 4 still holds its own on iOS 9.2.
  11. Koudspeel macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2013
    iOS 9.2 runs great on my iPhone 5. I do notice a few quirks here and there but that is to be expected really. For example pulling down the search animation stutters a bit, but I've read that even the newer iPhones suffer from this.
  12. George Waseem macrumors regular

    George Waseem

    Jul 2, 2015
    I had the same search bar animation bug on my iPad, I turns out reduce transparency can fix it.
  13. Danilo - Italy macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    iPad 4 with 9.2 is a little slow but usable. Safari and Note are the most slow.

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