iOS 8 pretty slow on iPad 3. Guess should not have upgraded :(

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Steviejobz, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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  2. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    who else can is running ios 8 on an ipad 3?

    interested to hear more thoughts before I upgrade
     
  3. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    I believe the iOS 7.1.2 signing window is still open. Downgrade while you can!

    I am keeping both my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 on 7.1.2, just feels faster with less stuttering.
     
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    Yea apple is still signing 7.1.2 just put your ipad in DFU mode and restore while you can.


    As with most big software releases apple uses the public as Guinea pigs to work out kinks for future releases
     
  6. Dubberton macrumors regular

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    on the iphone 5s I'm noticing safari is taking longer to load/refresh webpages, anyone else concur?
     
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    Oh good, was hoping someone would beta test this on an iPad 3 :) I won't update my mums for a while then if it's that bad.
     
  8. Kenneth D macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting this. I upgraded my iPhone 5c I will wait however to upgrade my iPad three
     
  9. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    I was going to keep my 5 on 7 (I use iPhoto for editing daily and haven't found a better alternative) and update my ipad 3.... Oh well :(!
     
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    i tried the GM a few days ago but i went back to iOS 7 after a few hours because the lag of the animations and the slowness of iMessage drove me insane especially since i was used to speeding up the animations with Springtomize. Thank god i have that back, the default animations by apple are even too slow for me.
     
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    I'm on an iPad 3. I updated to iOS 8. I don't find it unstable at all. Yes, Safari seems to load Pages more often. It's not a deal killer though. Overall, I am enjoying the iOS 8 experience.
     
  12. Steviejobz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is markedly slow. Safari has serious issues, reloads pages often. Apps seem slower to load and noticed some glitchy animations. I may delete all content and settings and try to start from scratch to see if it helps any.
     
  13. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad you posted this because I was already hesitant about updating my iPad 3. This has confirmed by misgivings so I will just hold off using iOS 8 on an iPad until I purchase a new iPad Air later this year.
     
  14. panar macrumors member

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    iPad 3 user here.. iOS 8 is running perfectly fine on my device. About the same performance as 7 if not a little smoother.
     
  15. markosb macrumors 6502

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    Not bad for me either.. It's not perfect,, but it's acceptable.
     
  16. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely noticing some choppy animation when I close apps on my iPad air.
     
  17. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Certainly not me. I'm running Scott Forstall's iOS 5.1.1 :cool:
     
  18. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    well aren't you so cool!!!!!!

    maybe everyone who's using an iPad 3 and NOT running iOS 8 should chime in also, then this thread will be really long and without any useful info!

    :cool:
     
  19. terrywfoster macrumors regular

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    I did a clean install to an iPad 3 and it's slow, sluggish, crashes and is about unusable.
     
  20. JohnGrey macrumors 6502

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    Just installed the update. It seems fine to me. Of course it's not incredibly fast, but then I didn't expect it to be.
     
  21. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Really laughing at all you iPad 3 owners who foolishly updated to 8, yet alone 7. My iPad 3 runs just as fast as the day I bought it with iOS 6.1.2.
     
  22. yansun macrumors regular

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    7.1.2 is running perfectly fine on my iPad 3.
     
  23. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. All works just as well as 7 did. It actually works better than 7 did when it first launched.
     
  24. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    7.1.2 was pretty stable on the iPad 3. I have used it on a friends. But 8.0 will degrade performance just as much as 7.0 did for the iPad 3.
     
  25. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    7.1.2 runs fantastically on my iPad 3.
     

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