iOS 5 ipad 2 slowdown

Discussion in 'iPad' started by archdelux, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    has iOS 5 caused a slow down in any apps/etc for your ipad 2? I've heard someone complain that mail takes a long time to load.. is that a consistent event?

    I just remember when I upgraded my iphone 3g to the new software (maybe it was ios 4?) and it just completelt destroyed the phone..became worthlessly slow after that.. just hoping the same thing doesnt happen with new software for the ipad..
  2. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    The speed has been fine for me so far. No slowdowns whatsoever and I've had it since beta 1. The GM is great. Also, any apps that have been said to be slow are not iOS 5 optimized yet. I have only received an update for Evernote that is fully functional on iOS 5. Any other app is running a 4.x build.
  3. StoneGaijin macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    No slow down here, in fact, I honestly think iOS5 sped up my iPad2. It's running slicker and quicker.
  4. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    I have yet to upgrade my iPad but iPod Touch feels faster with iOS 5 GM. I've read somewhere for some that iCloud seems to slow things down so perhaps you could try to turn off iCloud and see if that makes difference to identify the problematic area.
  5. DrFreeman macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Well, I have upgraded to ios5 and I have noticed a drop in responsiveness of the safari browser! Overal it's ok but I think there will be an update sometime soon to iron out some of the stuff.
  6. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Same here. After I installed iOS5, I felt that my iPad 2's responsiveness was slightly improved.
  7. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Really? I find Safari faaaar faster under ios5, much more akin to a laptop experience with the speed it renders pages.
  8. rhazz macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    This! Page loads are a slightly quicker as with response times. Changing tabs is also quite snappy! Almost makes me want to trade in my iPhone 4 for a 4s to have faster browsing.. Almost ;)
  9. DrFreeman macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Sine I upgraded to ios5 I have started having difficulties with the home button and also a less snappy safari. Not really sure why! I might reinstall the ios5 and see what happens.

    Has anyone faced this problem? I may take the iPad to an apple store to see what they say.
  10. paulsheller macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    I have iPad 1. Yes definitely sluggish on all aspects. :(

  11. IsaacM macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    It will actually speed up your iPad 2. Especially while browsing with Safari.

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