iPad Do you miss any iOS 8 feature in iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Bromio, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Bromio macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking of, at last, upgrading my iPad Air 2 to iOS 9 (9.3.3). Are there any features from iOS 8 that you miss in IOS 9?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    My most missed feature from iOS 8 was how fluid and fast it was.

    I also miss the old Music app (the one from before 8.4).

    I would stay on iOS 8 for as long as possible because even 9.3.3 is still slower and even game performance is degraded (something that didn't happen until 9.3 for some reason).

    Also, if you use auto-brightness, 9.3.3 has a glitch where if you're playing a game and the auto-brightness starts to kick in, your game will drop to a really low frame rate and make it very hard to play until your brightness is done adjusting. It wasn't like that before 9.3.2 by the way.

    Each update keeps on messing up stuff that worked well before.
     
  3. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you experienced those issues in an iPad Air 2?
     
  4. AddisonIII macrumors regular

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    Having an Air2 and using iOS 9.3.3 my only complaint is Safari locking up from time to time and becoming unresponsive. As for auto brightness causing poor game play, I don't have that problem since it's rare for me to play.
     
  5. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    The iPad Air 2 is basically the same as the iPad mini 4 and I have tons of performance issues on my iPad mini 4.
     
  6. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Only noticeable difference in my daily use is the number 8 or 9. Actually I don't really even see that unless I go into the settings.
     
  7. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502

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    8.3 Music app

    Old app switcher

    And all the cool wallpapers 8 had, that were reduced to cancer wallpapers that you can't hardly tell what they are... except for the obvious ones.
     
  8. Sirious, Jul 28, 2016
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    Sirious macrumors 65816

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    All these people complaining about the newer Music app (and other things) in iOS 9, just don't like change.

    The new multitasking screen makes a lot more sense when you start using it and once you get used the missing, changed or added features, iOS 9 is just as good as iOS 8.

    Its working great on my Air 2 and I haven't had any problems thankfully, and I will happily update to iOS 10 when its available.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yeah, no its not. Air 2 is upwards of 50% faster on multi-core compared to the Mini 4. Main reason why I bought the Air 2 after the release of the Mini 4 and benchmarks came out.

    images.png iPad-Air-4-Multi-core-benchmark.png

    OP: I have no issues with 9.3.3 on my Air 2. I set it up as new, but there is no lagging or lockups.
     
  10. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    Hmm. I thought they were more similar than that. Oh well. At least it's got 2GB of RAM.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If I recall correctly, the Mini 4 has an A8 which is dual core, while the Air 2 has the A8x which is tri-core.
     

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