IOS 11 on iPad Mini 2

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jwolf6589, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 68000

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    Anyone have iOS 11 on a iPad Mini 2? If so how does it run? Should I just stay with 10 and avoid 11? I would like to upgrade to the iPad Mini 4 but at this time cannot afford to do so so need to stay with the 2. If IOS 11 will slow it down I wont install it.
     
  2. Flopstar macrumors member

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    In my opinion, iOS 11 is absolutely dreadful on the Mini 2 even if you turn a bunch of features off. Not one animation renders properly while going through the operating system. The new features of 11 don't even benefit the 2 that much so there's not much reason to update.

    The Mini 2 was a great product pre-iOS 9 but once that update came it killed the device. It's only getting worse with more updates, so I would stay on the earliest firmware you can until you can upgrade.

    Hope I helped - sorry to be the bearer of bad news lol. ;)
     
  3. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    It's good for reading and causal surfing. Anything else is pretty rough. I can watch videos in Plex or Netflix, as well, but doing so with picture-in-picture while surfing doesn't really work.

    I ran the iOS 11 public betas on my Mini 2 but now that we're pretty much done with that I've rolled back to 10.3.3. I have not decided if I'll upgrade.
     
  4. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I wont be upgrading the mini 2 and I also may not upgrade my iPhone 6s. Heck I probably wont upgrade my Mac neither to High Sierra.
     
  5. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Just so you know the 6s processor is two generations newer, it handles iOS 11 much better.
     
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    Yeah I agree. The SE (has the same processor as the 6s) runs 11 quite well as well.
     
  7. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Welp! In my opinion it’s not too bad at all. I’m pleasantly surprised, actually. Definitely some delays here and there but by no means would I, personally, forego the iOS 11 upgrade over them - particularly having other iDevices on iOS 11.

    Personal taste I guess. You can still try it out and downgrade currently, no?
     
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Did you try it on iPad mini 2 and/or mini 4?
     
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    Both - I don’t list the iPad Mini 2 (and others) in my signature for brevity purposes
     
  10. webpoet73 macrumors regular

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    I have had it on my mini 2 since public beta 3 I think. at that time I wanted to throw it out the window because performance was horrid and so was battery life. It is much better now, but there is some lag. I don't use mine very heavily now, so the lag doesn't bother me too much. Animations are sometimes choppy, so it is a toss-up on whether to upgrade or not. The new dock and multi-tasking features are really cool although the mini 2 doesn't have split screen. I will move up to a Pro one day (though, it's it funny that the minis have higher ppi than the Pros... figure that one out)
     
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    My son’s iPad Mini 2 runs slowly on 11 GM, but the added features (essentially the dock) more than make up for it. It was pretty slow on iOS 10 TBF.

    I know it’s a mini, but just thought I’d add this for anyone with a mini 2 considering updating.
     
  13. mhunt407 macrumors newbie

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    I had previously tried one of the betas on mine and it was nearly unusable.

    However I braved the GM and it’s running as good as iOS 10 did. There are some jittery animations when using universal search or bringing up multitasking, but it’s bit of a non issue.

    The enhancements like the new keyboard and swipe up for multitasking make it a much more fluent iPad experience in my opinion.
     
  14. fineaddme macrumors regular

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    my Mini 4 on ios11 is a bit laggy. I'm thinking i might just go back to 10.3.3 or hope an update resolves it
     
  15. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not in my experience.
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    I'm still on IOS 10 and may stay there.
     
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    It’s not bad on a mini 2 you need to have at least a 32gb mini 2 to do ok.
     
  17. headlessmike macrumors newbie

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    I'm pleasantly surprised by how well it runs on my mini 2, I would say just as well as iOS 10 did. And since I only have the 16 GB model I was even happier when I saw that I gained about 4 GB of additional free storage after the update from 10.3.3.
     
  18. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Then I may install it.
     
  19. Chrystal Ocean macrumors member

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    Would like to have heard back from the thread starter, but I took a chance and installed iOS 11.0.2 on my mini 2 last night. No problems at all to report either during the installation or after. No slowdowns, no battery issues. Am pleased with the new look and improvements.
     
  20. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It can be sluggish at times.
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    I also gained a bit more disk space. It runs just as well as version 10 ddi I agree.
     
  21. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    On mine I find it is a little slow to launch applications but then they run fine with no apparent slowness
     
  22. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Bought a Mini 4
     
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    I think it's a great upgrade today and (unfortunately) will probably be a great upgrade for another year or more. And, honestly, if Apple surprises us, you can either hold off upgrading to the Mini 5 until you feel like you've gotten the value you want out of the Mini 4, or sell it and upgrade. Might it cost you a hundred or two? Yeah, I guess so. To me, the Mini 4 was such an upgrade that I'd be happy if it worked out that way. Hope it works out well for you and you enjoy the new Mini.
     
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    It runs fine on my Mini 2. I don’t do a ton of intensive stuff on it, like gaming or video editing, so the upgrade is good for my purposes. I mostly stream and watch videos and share pics, do social media.
     

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