IPad 1 - Upgrade OS?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by elgrecomac, May 7, 2012.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    I just received and iPad 1 running 4.3.1. Should I upgrade to the current iOS or leave it be? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

    Thank you, in advance for your advice.
  2. nickn macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    The rest of the forum will kill me on this, but no, I would strongly suggest you stay with iOS 4 for as long as possible. The second I installed iOS 5 my whole iPad 1 tanked. Apps crash constantly, and overall performance is worse. I also lost features with iOS 5, such as the ability to network print to non HP printers, or run banned apps, so you might want to consider those things too.
  3. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2011

    Will not "kill" the other poster on this, I am sure that his experience is true and that it was not good for his iPad. On mine it is great. Now what happened with mine and it may have made a difference is that I received mine as a gift and the other person erased all of his info and redid the iPad as a new machine and upgraded the OS. Since it was not an upgrade with all the programs and other stuff on it, that could have been why mine works great. I don't know, but it does work great.

    Have a great day,
  4. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    iOS 5.1 works beautifully on my iPad 1. No performance or stability issues to note.

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