How’s iOS 9.3 beta 1 on iPad 3?

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

  1. XeroAllusion macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2013
    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

    Oct 23, 2008
    Probably awful as ever. I haven't used my iPad 3 in months. The performance hit will probably be huge.
  3. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2013
    Stay on iOS 6. iOS 9.3 beta makes the device barely usable.
  4. George Waseem macrumors regular

    George Waseem

    Jul 2, 2015
    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

    Sep 22, 2012
  6. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    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


    Oct 30, 2015
    North Iowa
    Strange... mine is working fine.
  8. CagdasCizer macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2015
    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

    May 6, 2014
    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

    George Waseem

    Jul 2, 2015
    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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