Experiences with iPad Pro 9.7" on iOS 10

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  1. Sparky2012, Dec 29, 2016
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    So I don't normally ask this, but if you have updated your iPad Pro 9.7" to iOS 10.2, what are your opinions of it compared to iOS 9 in terms of performance, features, reliability, battery life?

    I've been holding off updating my 9.7" Pro to iOS 10 as I've found it to be reliable and performance to be excellent. Recently though, certain features have been appealing to me which are on my iPhone 7 running iOS 10.2 such as the QuickType(?) keyboard improvements, iMessage improvements, etc.

    TLDR - should I update my 9.7" Pro to iOS 10.2?
     
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    Positive to know that mostly everything works as it should in your experience. As for the videos app or new TV app, well it looks awful. Only a matter of time until that's complained enough about that Apple change it, much like the Music app.
     
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    Which isn't very much, yet ... I use it a lot BUT I only work it hard in fits and spurts. Hopefully others will chime in with their experience
     
  5. Cameroncafe10a macrumors member

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    I have also not updated my iPad Pro 9.7" to iOS 10 as I fear that it will eventually become unusable like my iPad 2 was on iOS 9.
     
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    To be fair though, the iPad 2 was very lucky to get that far with its hardware so imo it had a good run.
     
  7. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    My pro is staying 9.3.3

    I'd also be worried about iOS 10 making things worse
     
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    Other that the music app being ruined I've had zero issues with iOS 10. My battery life is still north of 9 hours of actual use when not gaming, everything is responsive and fast and stable. Zero complaints really (except with the music app, I really hope they fix it).
     
  9. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? When I got my iPad Pro I instantly updated it to iOS 10 public beta and I've had literally zero problems since then. The current version of iOS 10 is nearly perfect in every way. Fluid performance, minimal amount of bugs, great features etc. I really don't see a point why would someone hold out from latest software for so long.
     
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    I'm running iOS 10.2 on iPad Pro 9.7" and it's not too bad-there are a couple of long running glitches Apple have never rectified (despite several bug reports).

    I get newer versions of iOS on 'older' devices does have an impact on performance but surely the security patches should be taken into consideration?
     
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    I feel my iPad Pro runs just a hair slower on ios 10. Everything is still speedy and all, but it's like having weights strapped to your ankles. You can feel a bit of lag in stuff like opening apps and scrolling between stuff.

    Plus iOS 10 doesn't really being much to the iPad feature-wise, barring iMessage and a revamped widget interface.
     
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    I agree security should be considered, but sometimes the experience of using the device is most important. And I don't think there are any mass security exploits in the wild taking advantage of users on iOS 9.

    What glitches?


    Not great to know that about the performance. Was that a clean install or an OTA update from iOS 9?

    I agree for the most part. Safari Split View could be really useful. I'm not an emoji crazy person but it's annoying when all you see is a '?' where a new emoji should be. Main thing for me feature wise would be the improved keyboard and safari split view.
     
  13. Cameroncafe10a macrumors member

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    I just use google chrome in split view, slightly more effort but basically the same thing
     
  14. PrettyWings macrumors member

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    I updated my iPad Pro 12.9 from 9.3 to 10.2 around a week ago and I really regret it.
     
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    Really? Why do you regret it, is it just really laggy?
     
  16. PrettyWings macrumors member

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    No lag whatsoever. They decimated the Music app though, and the TV app feels cluttered. I've also been getting random bugs. The most recent is the FaceTime app closing 4 times after opening it each of those times last night.
     
  17. thadoggfather, Dec 30, 2016
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    this seems to be the common sentiment, "works fine" and "zero problems"

    i'm not contesting that it probably still functions and fine by most accounts, its just when you're used to one iOS version and its bugs or relative lack of, then come across minor inconveniences you aren't used to for few features gained, and battery life diminishing potentially, re-learning to deal with new quirks on same hardware is a PITA

    if you didn't have a good reference point of iOS 9, you wouldn't understand the complaints,
    i don't have a good reference point of iOS 10 on iPad so its purely speculative, but I didn't like the direction they took it when I beta test iOS 10 before its official release, in the summer. seemed like they didn't consider tablet use case at all,

    also historically speaking, a newer iOS version has hosed me.

    even though i don't even have my air2 anymore, I always kinda regretted 8.4 which is what it came with to 9.0.2 even holding onto jaiblreak. i can't remember what I'm gained, I'm sure there was something, but 8.4 was way better on my air 2,

    could my air 2 handle 9.0.2? of course, but horsepower can't trump lack of refinement and optimization,

    same goes with any previous version of iOS, except I think 8 problems were nothing compared to 9 until 9.3, then they got on parity- stability, performance, etc.

    you're always comparing a mature on its way out OS with an immature new OS that the public is still actively beta testing , beta or final. There is usually no comparison for those who are perceptive
     
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    I find I rarely use apps in ½ split-screen mode on my 9.7 iPad pro, because they then get shrunk so small. I typically use the 3:1 split, where I have the main app open on the left, and a secondary app (like tweetbot or messages) open on the right.
     
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    I had to first update my brand new iPad Pro to iOS 10 because I had saved all my data from my old iPad that had iOS 10 downloaded. I didn't realize the 12.9" Pro would come stocked with iOS 9. But I couldn't transfer all my data until I updated the Pro.
     

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