iOS 8.2 on Original iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by chaofahn, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. chaofahn macrumors member

    chaofahn

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    Hi there, just a question for those on the original iPad Mini running iOS 8.2: how has your experience been on this latest firmware?

    Apparently my father won an iPad mini 1 from a raffle, and so I've been setting it up (ie playing) for him. What I've realised though is that this mini came preloaded with iOS 8.1, and it is slow as hell.

    As I'm typing this, the keyboard input is crazy laggy.

    Will upgrading to iOS 8.2 make it slightly better? Or will it not make much of a difference?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If it's already not doing well, doesn't seem like there's much of a downside to upgrading. Based on quite a few different existing 8.2 threads it's certainly no worse and generally seen as being better for most across pretty much all of the devices.
     
  3. chaofahn thread starter macrumors member

    chaofahn

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    Thanks mate. Upgraded as soon as I saw your response, slightly faster but not by much. Guess :apple: wants to abandon all A5 devices ASAP!
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As far as responsiveness goes you might get some improvement from some accessibility settings, like reducing animations and/or disabling transparency.
     
  5. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    8.3 and hopefully 9.0 will be where the improvements hopefully are.

    The iPad Mini 1 will get more support, its still for sale.


    You should also turn off background app refresh and any location services not needed. That tends to speed things up.
     
  6. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    im running 8.2 on my original ipad mini without issues. only hiccups i have are with laggy 3rd party keyboards but thats expected.
     
  7. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Always upgrade if you can.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Aside from those times when an upgrade is known to be worse in paricular ways that might be important to you or even in general.
     
  9. chaofahn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tips guys, closed all those settings and the iPad sped up noticeably! Fingers crossed for a stable 8.3 or 9.0...
     

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