How do these devices run ios 9

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Jordan246, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Jordan246 macrumors regular

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    I was just wondering how these devices run ios 9 they are all a5 devices which are the 1st gen ipad mini iPod touch 5th gen ipad 2 and ipad 3. If anyone has these devices can you please report back and describe how these a5 devices run. Thanks
     
  2. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Curious to know too. Is it lighter on older devices and does it restore the pre-iOS 8 user experience like Apple claim?
     
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It's appears to be up in the air at this point with mixed reviews, but it is still only the first beta.
     
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    Being the first beta, things look promising. If anything, they will perform better than iOS 8, maybe equal to iOS 7.
     
  5. cchase8875432 macrumors member

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    iOS 9 beta 1 on my iPhone 4S its really fast. Takes up a bit more memory but I can handle that. The thing I cant handle is the random resprings. That's my only complaint with this beta. And also that when texting from notification bar the keyboard doesn't show up
     
  6. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    Resprings are to be expected with betas, especially the first one. It is shaping up to look pretty good though.
     
  7. saukko4 macrumors newbie

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    Running a clean install on iPad 3. Runs pretty fast, few features missing in this beta (no sketch in Notes, no low power mode for battery, etc) Ran a few apps and games so far, with no problems. Footprint of clean install is small- just under 1GB.
     
  8. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Can't wait to try the public beta on my 4S and see how it compares to iOS 7
     
  9. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    On iPad 3 its about the same as ios 8 but sometimes a bit laggier.
     
  10. Shirasaki, Jun 12, 2015
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    iOS 9 beta 1 destroys my iPad mini.
    I have updated back to iOS 8.4 beta 4, and then...
    I need to enter multiple passwords for my multiple accounts!

    :mad:

    PS: If you upgrade your notes to new version, only notes containing upgraded features will become invisible under iOS below iOS 9 and OS X below 10.11.
     
  11. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Thats strange as the low power mode is on other A5 devices..

    Do you have the swipe to left search?
     
  12. yansun macrumors regular

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    How fast would you say is iOS9 compared to iOS 7.1.2 on the iPad 3? Comparable? Or noticeable slower?
     
  13. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    I don't even remember how iOS 7.1.2 was on iPad 3, but I can tell you that as far as I tested it, it seems to be working with less lag than 8.4 beta but still there are hiccups as this is a beta.
     
  14. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Good news! I assume the beta process will fix the Hiccups, and give better performance :)
     
  15. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Id be really interested to hear how it is on the iPad 2. iOS 8 crippled my mums iPad 2 so badly they she doesn't ever use it anymore which is a real shame.
     
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    So do notes still sync between iOS 8/10.10 and iOS 9/10.11 providing you don't add the fancy bits to them?
     
  17. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    The way it works is you get a prompt asking if you want to upgrade, with a warning that it will only sync to iOS 9.0 and OS X 10.11. I pressed no to upgrade and I can still access a local version only of the fancy bits, and the old ones are still synced and I can edit/create/read across iCloud. I have a attached a pic showing how it appears.


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  18. nordique, Jun 13, 2015
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    nordique macrumors 6502a

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    A developer friend let me put the iOS 9 developer beta on one of my 5S's for a day, and it was laggggggggy even on a 5S.

    Performance was very sluggish for me, so some people experiencing a sluggish A5 or A5X device may simply be experiencing the "first beta blues"

    I'm sure by the time the final version rolls around, perhaps even by the first public beta, performance will get a nice increase all around.
     
  19. saukko4 macrumors newbie

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    No, it's missing as well. as far as low power nose, the new battery icon is there, just no low power setting on the usage screen
     
  20. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Uh, what should I say?
    You can still use the notes on older devices, but new notes created by new app will not be synced with other devices not supporting them.
    Plus, notes new features only support icloud notes, therefore notes from other possible support accounts will not be affected.
     
  21. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    I have installed iOS 9 on my iPad mini 1 gen (A5) and it is really BAD! The boot process is so slow that half of the time it goes into a Boot Loop due to a boot timeout! NOT RECOMMENDED!
     
  22. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I have seen this, but I choose upgrade.
    Now, only notes with new features are not synced across devices running iOS prior to iOS 9.
     
  23. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I don't recommend that either!
    I can see the springboard, however everything is extremely slow. I can't use anything a little bit heavy on that.
     
  24. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I forgot what the performance was on iOS 7, but compare with iOS 8.4, iOS 9 runs much slower.

    Oh, sorry, I say iPad mini 1.
     
  25. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I've definitely seen it on A5 devices (touch 5, 4S and iPad mini) under battery on the main page so that Is Very strange.
     

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