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Fastest iOS version for iPad Mini 1?

sgtaylor5

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Aug 6, 2017
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Cheney, WA, USA
I found this website;

https://www.redmondpie.com/downgrad...-on-any-32-bit-device-and-untether-jailbreak/

and it gives me some hope that I might be able to downgrade my iPad mini 1 running 9.3.5. I’ve destroyed some Android phones in the past working with firmware and so I want to be more careful this time.

Question: Which version of iOS runs fastest on an iPad mini 1? If the software as it improved did not make the hardware run slower, then I shouldn’t downgrade. But, if the iPad did get slower, then I might try.

Thank you for your responses.
 

Menneisyys2

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Jun 7, 2011
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I found this website;

https://www.redmondpie.com/downgrad...-on-any-32-bit-device-and-untether-jailbreak/

and it gives me some hope that I might be able to downgrade my iPad mini 1 running 9.3.5. I’ve destroyed some Android phones in the past working with firmware and so I want to be more careful this time.

Question: Which version of iOS runs fastest on an iPad mini 1? If the software as it improved did not make the hardware run slower, then I shouldn’t downgrade. But, if the iPad did get slower, then I might try.

Thank you for your responses.

IMHO, the 9.3.5 isn't THAT bad on the iPad 2, despite the initial (indexing-caused) slowdown.
 
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sgtaylor5

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Aug 6, 2017
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Cheney, WA, USA
Didn’t work for me. But it looks like it might have promise for other people. The product version number seems to be the problem and I can’t find the correct one and I’m not going to worry about it.

EDIT: had a revelation last night: I turned off every notification and just about every app I can think of in Settings setting it up for the third time. ** iPad Mini 1 hasn’t slowed down yet, I thought **. And then I realized that I hadn’t installed Bear nor Tweetbot and they both use a lot of Internet.

Well...

So if I use my iPad Mini 1 as a static consumption device for books, downloaded music and my Bible software; I’m fine. The moment I start using Internet-based apps, I’m sunk.
 
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sfphoto

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My Mini 1 still has iOS6. Works great although some web sites can be buggy. Have tried Puffin, Chrome, Dolphin.

Searching here users say 8 is slower than 6.

The check for update says iOS8 is available rather than 9. Perhaps it has to install 8 first than 9 becomes an option?
 
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