iOS 10.3 on iPad Air 2?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Ev0d3vil, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    hows the performance? Worthy update ? I'm still on iOS 8.
  2. Cakefish macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2015
    Better than every version of iOS 9 and 10 before it.
  3. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    even my original iPad air handles all the new updates like a champ.
  4. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    My iPad Air 2 is going stronger than ever with iOS 10.3 and I expect it to continue even in iOS 11. Due yourself a favor and get off iOS 8 and enjoy the new multitasking, bug fixes, and smoother performance yet. iOS is a insult to the iPad Air 2 power
  5. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    For those of you who can remember, how is battery life on 10.3 compared to earlier 10.x and 9.x versions?
  6. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Same as before a solid full days use
  7. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    10.3 is awesome on my Air 2. Apple still hasn't fixed the issue of the keyboard not sitting directly on the bottom of the screen.
  8. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Same as before. Which isn't bad. But don't expect any noticeable long-time boosts.
  9. Tritto macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2014
    I've been running the betas on my air 2. No problems. Could be faster and smoother, but that could just be placebo.
  10. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    I don't own an iPad Air 2 but I use that model iPad fairly frequently as they have them at school. It runs absolutely amazing on iOS 10.2, I know. I have an iPhone 7 Plus, so I know what good performance feels like for this day and age in iOS. 10.3 I can imagine is even better on that iPad.
  11. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Faster no I think the Air 2 has hit its limits of how quick it'll load things, that said it's more than quick enough to handle iOS 10 and probably iOS 11. I can confirm however it is much smoother and the stuttering I've experienced has been eliminated.
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    Oh it is
  12. smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    Pretty good.
  13. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I haven't noticed any difference from 10.2 that said I feel it still performs very well.
  14. l.i. bruce fan macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2012
    Does 10.3 resolve some of the bugs in 10.2 on the iPad Air 2? More specifically, mine randomly gets stuck in either landcape or portrait orientation and there is nothing you can do except wait it out and I need to periodically "force close" the mail app or it gets extremely wonky (gets stuck, does not show the entire left pane, becomes un-navigable, etc.)
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I have encountered that issue but very rarely, usually its trying to rotate to portrait. I wouldn't notice it often though because I rarely do that. Currently I'm not having a problem with that but it could take days to show itself.

    Update through iTunes to get the entire OS.
  16. jumpingjackflash macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2016
    Since Air2 is so "old" device and it has been through many iOS update cycles for most of us, would it be a good idea to have a fresh start with iOS 10.3? I mean with this new file system and everything just start the device as a new because there might be a chance that older iOS versions on the "background" will slow it down?

    Has anyone made a comparison yet with air2 (with all previous updates + 10.3) vs air2 (just 10.3)?
  17. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    I have had my iPad Air 2 16GB running perfectly fine for years. I update the same day the updates are out and it has always worked fine.

    It has had its share of rotation bug. It comes and goes no matter iOS version. It's easily fixed but locking it and waking it.

    Can't believe you're still on iOS 8.
  18. Racineur macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2013
    Montréal, Québec
    Hello, I upgraded my Air 2 to 10.3. Happy to report the rotation bug (which affected my iPad a lot) is gone. As far as I can see and feel, nothing has slowed down. Actually, it's a little bit snappier. As for the battery life, I'll charge it when iOS tells me to do so at 12%. In a nutshell, I am not disappointed with 10.3.

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