iOS6 on iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by IsaacM, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. IsaacM macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Is it worth upgrading? Is iPad 2 still as smooth as on iOS5? Are there any slowdowns?

  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  3. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Safari is noticeably faster.

    Maps is meh. Will take some time getting used to.

    No dedicated YouTube app yet. I'm sure one will be coming.

    Otherwise seems the same as iOS 5.
  4. Markdek macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Still exploring...for the iPad 2, seems like a very minor update; no slowdown that I can see. No Google Maps and Youtube pisses me off.

    And of coarse, w/ a cpu as fast as the iPad 3, i"m also not happy that is doesn't have siri, or speech-to-text, etc.
  5. Siemprerosso macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2012
    I have 5.1.1 jailbroken on my ipad 2. If i update to ios 6, will i be able to downgrade back to 5.1.1? I have shsh blobs saved.
  6. Praxis91 macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    I'm jailbroken on 4.x still lol.. I'm thinking about just going to stock iOS6.. can I just do that straight through itunes?
  7. cubedweller macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2007
    I just upgraded my iPad 2; aside from the new Maps app, nothing has changed. The feature set with the upgrade to iOS5 was much more substantial. I'm definitely underwhelmed with iOS6. If I was jailbroken on iOS5, I wouldn't upgrade.
  8. Markdek macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Here's a few things that have changed/etc:

    do not disturb
    mail, calendars, contacts
    safari is way faster
    facebook integration (who cares)
    keyboard emoji

    not much really
  9. Davewithak macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
  10. cubedweller macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2007
    No. Stupid Apple. :(
  11. NastyNoble macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    are yall able to use wi-fi after the update i am having problems with mine
  12. MassTownie, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012

    MassTownie macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2012
    sameproblem with iPad 2--NO WIFI

    WIFI not working after iO6 update...pissed, any suggestions???

    EDIT: Got it working.
  13. MassTownie, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012

    MassTownie macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2012
    What's FACEBOOK integration? What is the new function supposed to do?

    Edit- Disregard, CNET is now my best friend...
  14. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    no slowdown or lagging at all. iOS 6 is OK for me. I don't care much about Siri because I am deaf anyway. :apple:
  15. MacSignal macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    Not Loving It Yet

    My wifi set-up for the update was very solid, but it failed even with the iPad plugged and sitting in the same room as my current version AEBS. That left me with a useless iPad(2) that insisted on being connected to iTunes.

    This requirement was a problem given that what was my primary computer is dead (2011 iMac) and at the Apple Store for repair. If you don't happen to have ready access to the computer that you use(d) to put media on your iPad2, I would recommend holding off on the update until you do.

    Rather than have a bricked iPad for several more days or longer, I decided to connect to another computer running iTunes. Then I had to do a full restore just to have a working iPad again. Not sure if that was a consequence of a different computer with an "unauthorized" iTunes account or if it was a result of the failed wifi update.

    What stands out most for me after the update is LOTS of new difficulty moving App icons and folders from screen to screen. That is tremendously frustrating.

    Also no equivalent to IOS 5 YouTube App and no IOS 6 User Guide available yet.
  16. SpectreOne3 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2012
    I hadn't even noticed that Youtube was missing. Clearly I use it often. :)

    I agree that Safari seems noticeably faster

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