iPad 2 and iOS 8

designali

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Oct 4, 2014
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I downloaded ios 8 on my ipad2 and now I it crashes, runs very slow, after calling apple they had me do a complete restore as a new ipad and it still is crashing. They basically told me I had hardware failure and it needed to be repaired or I should buy a new one. I think its my time to jump from the sinking apple. I'm really sad to see that apple has changed so much. I use to love my apple products. :(
 

Rigby

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Aug 5, 2008
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iOS 8 works fine on my iPad 2. If yours crashes even after you installed it as new (or wiped it with iOS 8 installed), I would agree that something is wrong with the device.
 

Cwrkr

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May 29, 2010
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Ipad 2 really sucks with 8.0.2

Safari experiences long delays, i have to resize the screen for touch to work. Basically it delays on everything. I really don't enjoy it anymore. I am not going to buy a new model because that what Apple was trying to do. My 5s battery drains much faster. Time to switch to Samsung! Why pay extra for Apple only to have them ruin the products with their "launch and learn" software updates instead of releasing a working product!
 

I7guy

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Nov 30, 2013
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Gotta be in it to win it
My iPad 2 surprisingly is running pretty much flawlessly on 8.0.2. I did notice some webpages do not render correctly, don't know if it's safari or not.
 

mangomind

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Mar 15, 2012
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Safari experiences long delays, i have to resize the screen for touch to work. Basically it delays on everything. I really don't enjoy it anymore. I am not going to buy a new model because that what Apple was trying to do. My 5s battery drains much faster. Time to switch to Samsung! Why pay extra for Apple only to have them ruin the products with their "launch and learn" software updates instead of releasing a working product!
My iPad 2 surprisingly is running pretty much flawlessly on 8.0.2. I did notice some webpages do not render correctly, don't know if it's safari or not.
Cwrkr, look at the post below yours. Do you really want to switch to Samsung? You seem to believe that Apple has an evil plan to get you to buy a new model, and that's not your fault. You might have been led astray with all the "Apple is doomed" news, which is influenced by Google and Samsung.

Reality is, Apple is doing just as well as ever, and iOS 8 runs very well. Another reality is that every computer contains different data, and the data on your portable computer may be hindering its performance.
https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/20017386/
 

oldmacs

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Sep 14, 2010
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iOS 8.0 is slower on the iPad 2 than iOS 7.1.2, The difference is big with a OTA update but not as big if you do a clean install. Apperently iOS 8.1 on the 4S is an improvement so I suspect it will also be an improvement on the iPad 2.

29 percent of iPad users are on the iPad 2 still so I expect Apple to optimise its software for older devices now.
 

St8kout

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May 17, 2010
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IOS7 never gave me any problems on my ipad2, but I think I'll hold off on IOS8 with so many people complaining about it.

I see no reason whatsoever to give up my ipad2 for something newer. It does everything I need it to do. I did have to bring it in to the Apple store several months after I bought it because of dying pixels, but I walked out of the store with a brand new replacement ipad2.
 

nippyjun

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Jul 26, 2007
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Check to make sure that you're not running out of Space. Running out of space is one potential reason for to be running slowly
 

designali

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Original poster
Oct 4, 2014
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nj
Check to make sure that you're not running out of Space. Running out of space is one potential reason for to be running slowly
I have 9GB left and it still is crashing.

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iOS 8 works fine on my iPad 2. If yours crashes even after you installed it as new (or wiped it with iOS 8 installed), I would agree that something is wrong with the device.
My device was running fine before I installed 8. No crashes. I just wish apple would have said "Sorry , your device may be to old for this software update and I would have left it with 7 installed, now I feel forced to buy new. I have a ipad mini and it runs fine on that device.
 
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