Ios12 Saved my Air 1

Starfia

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Yay – it's good to hear some real-life opinions that iOS 12's improvements to performance have been noticed by users.
 
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MisterBigMack

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May 23, 2012
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Wow - fantastic

I didn’t even think about my air 1, obviously I knew all the old iPhones were getting the treatment but great to know they thought about the old iPads too
 

firemenhon

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I am still using iOS 8 on my iPad air 1 , it's slow on Internet browing ,always hang on playing game, the reason
Why I am still stay on iOS 8 is the movie transfer, I am using ifunbox to transfer movie, I am still consider should I
upgrad to iOS 12, beside I just only see the iOS 11 on the software update under the setting , should I backup all the
data , erase all content and then update to iOS 11 first before ?

Thanks all of you guys !!
 

magicschoolbus

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I am still using iOS 8 on my iPad air 1 , it's slow on Internet browing ,always hang on playing game, the reason
Why I am still stay on iOS 8 is the movie transfer, I am using ifunbox to transfer movie, I am still consider should I
upgrad to iOS 12, beside I just only see the iOS 11 on the software update under the setting , should I backup all the
data , erase all content and then update to iOS 11 first before ?

Thanks all of you guys !!
I did a wipe; loaded iOS12 via WiFi after the wipe - worked out awesome. Can't remember the last time I picked up my Air to actually use and enjoy using it. It's been great since the update.
 

firemenhon

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I did a wipe; loaded iOS12 via WiFi after the wipe - worked out awesome. Can't remember the last time I picked up my Air to actually use and enjoy using it. It's been great since the update.
Thanks guy, so I need to update to iOS 11 first? I can only seen iOS 11 on the software update under setting

How i transfer movies if I dont wanna use iTunes. Thanks for reply!!
 

magicschoolbus

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Thanks guy, so I need to update to iOS 11 first? I can only seen iOS 11 on the software update under setting

How i transfer movies if I dont wanna use iTunes. Thanks for reply!!
You probably need to update to 11 in order to put 12 on it, but I am not 100% sure on that.
 

Heat_Fan89

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I have an original iPad Air that ran quite well on iOS 10, 11, and now iOS 12. It keeps me from shelling out for another iPad, maybe a 2019 budget iPad if the iPad Air doesn't get iOS 13.
 

Codeseven

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I did a wipe; loaded iOS12 via WiFi after the wipe - worked out awesome. Can't remember the last time I picked up my Air to actually use and enjoy using it. It's been great since the update.
I’m going to update my Air 1 to iOS 12.

Do you guys normally ‘wipe’ your iPads before major updates? If so, how is that done?
 

iapplelove

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I’ve bought every iPad up to the Air first gen. Runs strong on iOS 12. I still get epic battery life lol.

I will be upgrading for sure to the next iPad, but for anyone still using an original air this update is a must.
 

darrylcn

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Oct 24, 2015
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Chiming in to say thanks for the opinions on the Air 1 + 12. I inherited one running 10.0.2 after repeated OTA updates over the years and it's a bit of a dog. I'd always hoped to DFU it but didn't want to update the OS since 11 was signed by the time I got the device. I'm pretty anti update (running 10.3.3 on my 6S Plus) but I've been really weighing breaking my own rule to try and resurrect the iPad.
 

darrylcn

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Oct 24, 2015
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A follow up from me - I did a DFU restore after downloading an ipsw file from ipsw.me and so far so good.
 

djnigelchung

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another Ipad Air owner.. Been eyeing a pro with pencil for a while now, but I rarely used my Air to justify the Pro.. glad IOS12 speeds things up. Will continue to use it!
 

nperei

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Jun 27, 2010
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I did my iPad Air 1 week ago. I was surprised how useable now with iOS12. that definitely better than ios11. I use safari when I pitch zoom it use be so slow and delay. Wish iOS12 did resolved it. nice.
 
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