How’s iOS 9.3 beta 1 on iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by XeroAllusion, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. XeroAllusion macrumors member

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    I’m thinking of upgrading my iPad 3 from iOS 6 to iOS 9.3 beta 1 and I was wondering how much of a performance hit I should expect.
     
  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Probably awful as ever. I haven't used my iPad 3 in months. The performance hit will probably be huge.
     
  3. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    Stay on iOS 6. iOS 9.3 beta makes the device barely usable.
     
  4. George Waseem macrumors regular

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    You should've updated to iOS 7 when it came out. iOS 9 feels terrible on iPad 3, the iPad doesn't have enough power to run iOS 9 like it should, it feels like an iPad 2 with a Retina Display. Just stay on iOS 6 till u upgrade to a newer iPad in the future, iOS 6 is still amazing, I wish I had an option to downgrade all my apple devices.
     
  5. elfary macrumors regular

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  6. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    My iPad 1 is running iOS 5.1.1 and feels better than my brother's iPad 3 with 9.2, doubt 9.3 will make any difference.
     
  7. kch50428 macrumors 6502

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    Strange... mine is working fine.
     
  8. CagdasCizer macrumors member

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    nononononononononoononononoONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONNONONONONONO. Never ever update it. Its pretty much useless now. I know it because I constantly use it. Altough 9.3 is way better than 8 and above its pretty bad considering ios 6.
     
  9. bcodemz macrumors member

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    iOS 9.3 does make a difference, a big difference for me. It pretty much eliminated most of the lag and stutter on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 compared to iOS 9.2 and below. My iPhone 5 feels like an iPhone again, fast and smooth. My iPad is a little slower, but still way better than iOS 8 and the previous iOS 9's.

    However, I do have an iPad 3 on 7.1.1 and it is faster than my iPad 4 on 9.3 for almost everything. I am curious how the iPad 3 is on 9.3 though.

    I'd say, if you just use your iPad for simple stuff like Safari and Youtube, and the current apps make you happy, don't upgrade.
     
  10. George Waseem macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad 4 too, it feels good with 9.3, the problem with iOS 9 is mainly animations and the Reduce transparency option on iPad 4 has fixed everything for me from spotlight stutter to the slow app switcher. I can finally compare iOS 9 to iOS 6 & 7.
     

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