iOS 9 on iPod Touch 5G

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by colodane, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be interested in hearing opinions (both good and bad) of those who have updated their Touch 5G to IOS 9.
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    No difference to between iOS 9 and 8.4. Both were laggy at times but I use mine for music and movies.
     
  3. 1961 Scout macrumors member

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    I downloaded 9 on my 5. 9 is way way way better than any version of 8. The big plus is the added battery life. I was ready to junk my old 5 as the battery was almost worn. 9 gave it new life. I gained at least an hour of battery life. If you are on 8 go to 9. If you are on 7, stay there as the music app after 8 is too confusing...
     
  4. TSM macrumors member

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    For me is painfully slow on 9 vs 8. Always used it for simple tasks, no problem till I last updated.
    As for battery, I can't tell.
    But for music, podcasts, light apps, performance is just much worse than 8.
    At least, for the time being.
    Not sure they will be fixing things especifically for ipod 5 in next iterations.
    Looks like it demands more ram where there is not (just guessing)...
     
  5. TSM macrumors member

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    For me is painfully slower on 9 vs 8. Always used it for simple tasks, no problem till I last updated.
    As for battery, I can't tell.
    But for music, podcasts, light apps, performance is just much worse than 8.
    At least, for the time being.
    Not sure they will be fixing things especifically for ipod 5 in next iterations.
    Looks like it demands more ram where there is not (just guessing)...
     
  6. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    I see some lag at times, but nothing that is an inconvenience. Good iOS update.

    J
     
  7. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. Same experience.
     
  8. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    I wiped it and did a fresh install and setup as new and now it has zero issues. Maybe you should try that?
     
  9. colodane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, everyone, for all the input. I took the plunge today and went from 8.4 to 9.02. So far, so good. Everything seems to work fine and of course a few new features. Still too early to know if the battery life has appreciably changed.
     
  10. SkyeMo macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to iOS 9.0.2 on my iPod Touch 5. According to Apple Tech Support, they are aware that there is a bug related to Podcasts in iOS 9.0.2. Podcasts under 8.4.1 worked perfectly for my purposes, but under 9.0.2 this app is severely broken. There is an unconfirmed rumor that iPod Touch 5 will not be supported under 9.1. I truly hope this is not the case.
     
  11. nifta macrumors member

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    I have 9.1 beta 5 on my ipt5. It's nicer than 9.0. Safari is faster.
     
  12. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Would you guys say a 5th gen on iOS 9 would suffice for Music/minimal app use, and light safari browsing? Or is it THAT bad that i should just keep my stuff?
     
  13. TSM macrumors member

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    You can do it, but it's somehow slower and more troublesome that on iOS 8, at least on the 9 current version, specially for music and podcasts.
     
  14. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Speaking from personal experience? Has anyone used 9.1 on it yet?
     
  15. TSM macrumors member

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    Tried it. Actually, I've got a new one after a call for repair on an unrelated issue. After restoring, it looks pretty much the same as previously : /
    Mine is a 64 gb 5th, just for the record.
     
  16. TSM macrumors member

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    Yes, is my personal experience with it. But talking about 9.0.2. I'll go with the 9.1 right now!
     
  17. TSM macrumors member

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    Well... I have to say that podcasts are working better on 9.1.
    I have no music on the ipod right now since I haven't sinched it yet, so I can't tell about that.
    Quite happy with the Podcast app though. It was awful on the 9.0.x
    Nice.
     
  18. nifta macrumors member

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    I use mine exactly for that and I find it totally usable! I'm running 9.1
     
  19. Lexdexia macrumors regular

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    Running iOS 9.1 here. Performance is terribly slow compared to my iPhone 6 (which is already a bit slowed by the update). iPod touch 5's outdated hardware simply can't handle all the new stuff in these updates. Almost every translucent effect is sluggish and choppy. The only way to make an iPod touch 5 running iOS 9.1 not feel like a snail is to turn on Reduce Transparency and Reduce Motion.

    Overall iOS 9.0 and 9.1 performance is worse compared to iOS 7 and iOS 8 updates running on iPod touch 5th. I don't recommend updating any further. It's kinda obvious that Apple doesn't care to make older hardware perform well when running newer software.
     
  20. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.
     
  21. Sean_1799 macrumors newbie

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    iOS 9 is factually significantly slower on IPod touch 5 and iPhone 4S particularly
     
  22. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    IOS 9 seems faster to me. Could you please link the time testing studies you are referring to.
     
  23. Sean_1799 macrumors newbie

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    This is the iPhone 4S test however it has the same specs as an iPod touch 5 just a lower pixel count (theoretically it should be ever so slightly quicker due to having less pixels to push)
     
  24. easheer macrumors regular

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    I don't see much noticeable difference between iOS 9 and 8.4 on my daughter's 5G touch. It's a somewhat laggy experience on both.
     
  25. nifta macrumors member

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    I'm finding 9.3 b1 to be quite unusable. Constant crashes everywhere and web pages are horribly slow to appear. Anyone else?
     

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