iPad Does iOS 7.1 really improve the iPad Air performance?

isoft7

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Oct 3, 2011
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I used to own an iPad Air, back with 7.04 or 7.06 or something, I can't remember... anyways, I sold it because frankly, I thought the performance was poor. Lots of lag and frame skips during the navigation of the OS and applications.

I've heard others complain of the same problem... but I've also heard iOS 7.1 is supposed to improve this.

Any personal experiences? Does 7.1 really fix things? ...should I buy another Air now?

Thanks!
 

s2mikey

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Sep 23, 2013
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IMO, 7.1 did tighten things up a bit with various operations and UI movements. It's not night and day or anything and some are trivial but it is a little zippyer.

I was pretty satisfied before but this completes it. :)
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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I was within the return window of taking back my Air and 7.1 convinced me to keep it. It's a noticeable upgrade to iOS 7.0.x
 

JGWolven

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Oct 10, 2013
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It's not night and day, but it's pretty close to it. No crashes and everything is much snappier - it finally feels like the superior upgrade.
 

Ipadlover29

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May 28, 2011
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My iPad Air is a lot more stable now. Most of the bugs have been fixed. No more auto rotation issues for me was a huge improvement. Tabs reload less now. I was close to selling my iPad but after 7.1, I've decided to keep it.
 

Donoban

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Sep 7, 2013
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My iPad Air is a lot more stable now. Most of the bugs have been fixed. No more auto rotation issues for me was a huge improvement. Tabs reload less now. I was close to selling my iPad but after 7.1, I've decided to keep it.

Come on brah, sif you'd sell an iPad Air....
 

blevins321

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Dec 24, 2010
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Winnipeg, MB
My iPad Air is a lot more stable now. Most of the bugs have been fixed. No more auto rotation issues for me was a huge improvement. Tabs reload less now. I was close to selling my iPad but after 7.1, I've decided to keep it.
Ditto for my Air and iPhone. The autorotation issue was my biggest peeve, and all seems well now. :)
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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Faster overall response. Safari no longer crashes but it still does a little bit of reloading. No near as bad as what it used to be.

7.1 was a big improvement and in time I am sure it will get even better.
 

hallidc

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Sep 26, 2013
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With the release of 7.1, my Air is running more efficient. There's been a reduction in lag, and fewer crashes in safari.
 

AllergyDoc

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Mar 17, 2013
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All around better performance. No Safari crashes, no mail crashes. Yet. The device did reboot once shortly after the update. I like the changes. I still have to restart after every charge for the battery meter to work correctly. Or for the battery to work correctly. I'm not sure which it is but if I don't restart after a charge the meter reports the battery draining about twice as fast as it should. I restart and I get 18-20 hours on a charge.
 

JackieInCo

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Jul 18, 2013
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Tabs in safari do reload just like before. I do get logged out of Macrumors sometimes when the tabs reload.

I can delete videos on my Air now without the videos app crashing. Using sharing in the videos app to play videos from my Mac also doesn't crash like it does on my Mini running 7.0.4.

I miss a few things about not being jailbroken like blocking the ads in Safari and in apps.
 

got556

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Jul 7, 2013
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All around better performance. No Safari crashes, no mail crashes. Yet. The device did reboot once shortly after the update. I like the changes. I still have to restart after every charge for the battery meter to work correctly. Or for the battery to work correctly. I'm not sure which it is but if I don't restart after a charge the meter reports the battery draining about twice as fast as it should. I restart and I get 18-20 hours on a charge.
This is interesting to me, b/c I hardly pay attention to my son's iPad Air but man since updating to 7.1 twice now he has came up to me and told me it has died. I don't ever recall this on previous iOS releases.....quite frustrating and thinking I'll DFU clean install tomorrow and go from there. Problem is he is using it when it dies so I never see it when it's down to 1% or so to see its usage stats.
 

AllergyDoc

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I hate to say that I have to update my reply. Mail crashes several times a week (it crashed a minute ago) and I restart it after every charge.
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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I hate to say that I have to update my reply. Mail crashes several times a week (it crashed a minute ago) and I restart it after every charge.
I recently began having springboard crashes on startup with assistive touch on with my iPad 3. Never happened before and i'm still on iOS 5.1.1 and I remedied the problem by first doing a hardware reset, followed by resetting 'all settings'. It worked like a charm. Someone else on this forum was having some squirrely issues on an Air and did the same and that fixed the problem as well.
 

AllergyDoc

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Mar 17, 2013
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I recently began having springboard crashes on startup with assistive touch on with my iPad 3. Never happened before and i'm still on iOS 5.1.1 and I remedied the problem by first doing a hardware reset, followed by resetting 'all settings'. It worked like a charm. Someone else on this forum was having some squirrely issues on an Air and did the same and that fixed the problem as well.
Thanks. I've done both procedures and am hoping for the best, but not holding my breath. Everything I've tried in the past that worked, only worked for a short while.
 

aznguyen316

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Oct 1, 2008
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It was noticeably speedier. Whether or not it was just animations, I'm not sure, but it feels faster and thus I'm happy with the update as I dropped the jailbreak I had on it. Just keeping my phone JB'd.
 

Mikey86uk

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Jul 3, 2010
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England
Does 7.1 have anything to do with the BSOD on the iPad Air?

Mine is bricked and was running 7.1, but then had a BSOD and now it won't even turn on! :mad: