I Pad 2 - iOS 9 upgrade

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jets737, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Jets737 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    i updated to iOS 9 last night. I have found the I Pad particularly slow today and cannot update many apps.

    Is this upgrade the issue?

  2. 321estrellas macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2007
    Probably. I updated my dad's iPad 2 to iOS 9 and immediately noticed it was a bit more sluggish. Not sure about not being able to update the apps though.

    I'm guessing this is the last iOS version to support iPad 2.
  3. macnewbbie macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    anyone else with ios9 on the ipad 2?
    I holded up on on upgrading back on ios 8 and some ios 7 versions, so im currently on ios 7.0.4 and can't complain much as battery life is good enough. I was thinking of upgrading, just to keep it more current and some new apps are supporting ios8 and higher only.

    So, should i upgrade?Are there many issues with ios9 on ipad 2, like battery life or perfomance?
  4. lwilliams macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2012
    Athens, GA
    I have been wondering about this as well. I upgraded to 8.0 and next day downgraded back to the last version of 7.

    Unless I heard or see different, I will stay with that version of 7.
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    my ipad2 is on 8.x

    9 works, but seems too power intensive. 8.x is just about ok.
  6. engineerben macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Greenville Tx
    From 6 to 7 was where I noticed the most lag. 7 to 8 didn't seem to change much, and 8 to 9 feels okay. But I've left my wife's iPad2 on IOS6 - I think the lag in later versions would really annoy her. (And no, she really doesn't want to get a newer iPad...)
  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    i find the internet a lot slower in 8.x compared to earlier os's. the rest is fine.
  8. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

    May 5, 2008
    We have a 2 and 3 both on 9 and both are fine, bit slow at times with app loading, but nothing to get bothered about. Guess it's personal though as to what is ok or what is too slow.
  9. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    Same here, we have iPad 2 and 2x iPad 3- the iPad 2 is just for my 5 years old daughter and works perfectly as she is only using it for some kids apps/games. all the other things like Safari etc are disabled via restrictions.
    the iPad's 3 are used by my other daughter and wife. both are dog slow when it comes to web browsing, especially for web intensive websites; however, overall the OS performance is OK - nothing great compared to the latests devices but manageable.
    I know I will definitely start looking for some deals to start slowly replacing them all. I got few family members that could be thrilled to still have iPad 2/3, so if I find a deal like Staples last month (which I missed), I will jump on get few iPad Air 2's and pass the older devices onto family as reselling these iPad for about $100 is not worth at this point.
  10. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    We have two on iOS 9. I would suggest staying at 7 if you've got 7.1.2 installed. The tradeoff is speed vs. greater security and being able to update apps. It's a personal call.
  11. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Can't speak to an iPad 2 update BUT after holding out using 7 on my iPad 3 I finally had to bite the bullet and go to iOS 9.0.2. Once you start losing App functionality you get limited off on the iPad experience - so I'm now into a lagging Safari but I have restored some App functionality and in particular, the iWork trio.

    Of course none of this would have mattered, if Apple had of just released an all-new iPad Air 3 which I'd be buying in a heartbeat.

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