iOS 9.2 and performance in iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by shankar2, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Hi anyone running iOS 9.2 on their iPad 2 ?

    Is it any faster? Thanks!
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Any faster than what? We have one running 9.2 but to be honest, its an old iPad and can only do so much. It's usable if you have patience. It does not crash or hang or anything bad, its just slow in general. Its used for basic purposes like email and web surfing so nothing too demanding.
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Yeah it's used for news apps, browsing, music, and Google search
  4. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    the iPad 2 is slow, and old. I'm using it on iOS 9.2 and it is usable. But slow.
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Acceptable to me. Safari crashes a lot on
  6. Enry5s macrumors newbie


    Dec 17, 2015
    I've an iPad 2 with iOS 9.2. In my opinion, it's usable but it's slower than the others version of iOS. But if you use it only for email, internet or facebook and other things like this it's ok.
  7. Jean-F. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2015
    Quebec city, Quebec, Canada
    I had OS 9.1 installed and I found it faster then with OS 8.x.
    But it is anyway, so slooowww that I could not cope with that anymore.
    I grab an IPad Air 2 recently, what a relief it was !
  8. fredcintra macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I just installed iOS 9.3 beta on my iPad 3 and it had a huuuge improvement in performance!
  9. Agent2015 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2015
    Sonoran Desert
    I too installed iOS 9.3 Beta 1 on my iPad 2 (64 GB Wi-Fi + GSM) and am finding performance to be improved overall compared to iOS 9.2. Considering the iPad 2 is relatively ancient, I am pleased that it continues to be stable and to adequately perform functions where needed. Slow yes but useable. My iPad mini 2 and iPad Air 2 on other hand are super fast and stable on iOS 9.2.
  10. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
  11. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    My grandmother uses one for her daily computer and it works pretty well on 9.2. Can't say if it's any faster than before as I haven't used it in a couple of years and only used it today to help her re-sync a bluetooth keyboard, but it was fast enough for something that's almost five years old. They're holding up well for relatively ancient devices.
  12. se95dah macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2014
    Not in my opinion. I'm happy with 9.2 on my iPad 2. Multitasking is slow but in-app performance seems faster and more stable than 8.4.1 was. My experience with 9.0 was horrible - regular freezes of several seconds in safari and other apps - but 9.2 works well. Last year was the same story - 8.0 made me want to smash my iPad but a couple of minor updates later everything was much improved.

    That said, if Apple pulls the trigger on an iPad Air 3 with A9X soon I might have to turn iPad 2 into a 9.7 inch frisbee.

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