Apps running slower on iOS 10

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by daniel1948, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. daniel1948 macrumors 6502

    daniel1948

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    I just updated my iPad Air Gen 1 from iOS 9.whatever to iOS 10.1.1. I have noticed slight hesitation in response to my input on two apps in particular: Shredder Chess and Optime Sudoku. Before the update, both responded instantly when I touched the screen. In the case of Shredder, giving focus to the cell I touched; in the case of Shredder, moving a piece. Now with iOS 10.1.1 there is sometimes, but not always, a slight hesitation in the response. It is very disconcerting.

    It's as though the OS is doing stuff in the background and when I touch the screen it takes it a moment to respond.

    Is iOS 10 doing stuff in the background that iOS 9 was not doing, eating resources, and is there a way to turn that stuff off? Or is the iPad Air Gen 1 just not fast enough for the bloatware added to the latest OS?

    It's a real dilemma because I always want to keep up with the latest security updates, but each new OS puts more of a strain on the resources of older hardware.

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
     
  2. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    No help, sorry. You're right, iOS 10 takes more resources. 10 isn't very smooth on it, even with disabled transparency. You could disable some stuff but from 9-year experience with iOS and writing two books on it, the difference will be rather small if noticeable at all.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I have noticed as well. Some heavy apps feel sluggish now. One of my most-used apps – The Guardian – takes ages to load and I am not sure why.
     

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