iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ormadeline, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. ormadeline macrumors newbie

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    Can I go back to IOS 7? I upgraded to 8.2 and it's a nightmare.
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately no, since Apple stopped signing iOS 7.
     
  3. ormadeline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ormadeline

    Thank you Rodster for your reply. Since we can't go back, one would think they'd fix what we are stuck with.
     
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Apple doesn't care because all it means is there's a greater chance you'll buy a newer iPad. I'm really leery about updating iOS anymore. Apple's QA has gone in the toilet.
     
  5. Ti Rider macrumors member

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    I updated to iOS 8 the day it came out on my iPad 2. I tried using it for two days before deciding to roll back to 7.1.2. The roll back restored it's speed and stability. It won't ever be updated again.

    Even before iOS 8 was officially released there were people everywhere warning iPhone 4 and 4S owners not to update. I heard nothing about older iPads. It would've been nice to get something similar. Something like - iPad 2 and older models may suffer much slower speeds using iOS 8 so consider carefully before upgrading.

    I learned my lesson - if your Apple device is more than two generations old it's best not to update.
     
  6. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    If you read these forums, you'll find iPad 2 owners who did update to iOS 8 and have no issues. Same goes for other models - some hate it, some love it.

    I've never been in a rush to update iOS the same day it's released, preferring to wait a couple of weeks or longer.
     
  7. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad 2 and updated to iOS 8 and have had no problems. I'm running 8.0.2 on it at the moment and it's working ok.
     
  8. ormadeline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ipad 2

    Thank you for your response janitor3. They must be working on the problems as it's better today. Not perfect, but better. Maybe in a couple of more days, they'll have everything fixed.
     
  9. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried a hard reboot of your iPad?

    That means holding the on/off switch and the home button down until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.
     
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    iOS 8 is a little rough around the edges right now. I wouldn't worry too much about leaving 7.x behind but it will probably be another month or two before a decent update comes along. Hang in there.
     
  11. ormadeline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPad 2

    Yes, I've done the hard reboot more than once. It has improved over the past few days, and I'm hoping for perfection in time. At least now it's manageable, where at first it was a nightmare. That you everyone for your responses everyone. I appreciate it.
     
  12. rneglia macrumors 6502

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    I sympathize with you.

    I had an iPod Touch 4th generation a few years back, that I definitely should not have upgraded to iOS 6, but the temptation was too great, and I pretty much killed the device.

    I'm going to say, based on your experience and my own, that no one should upgrade an iOS device past TWO FURTHER UPDATES beyond what it shipped with.

    Meaning, if you have an iPhone 5 that shipped with iOS 6, you can upgrade it to iOS 7 and 8, but not iOS 9 next year.

    Even if Apple says you can, you shouldn't.

    Just my two cents.
     
  13. Mary lou macrumors newbie

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    Ipad2

    Very slow when I upgraded to the IOS8.0.2, did a hard reboot and made a big difference, but I will definitely hold off upgrading my iphone 5.��
     
  14. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    iPad 2 users now feel like iPad 1 users after iOS 5.
     
  15. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    That is not really true nowadays.Look:

    You could take a random MacBook Pro from 2010 and put Mavericks on it and it would run fine. The processing power in iPhones have reached a point, where ever since iPhone 5 they will handle anything you throw at them - slower, but they will.
     
  16. rneglia macrumors 6502

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    Hi, my new rule was only for iOS devices, not Macs. I think a Mac should last at least 5 years under the right circumstances.

    My GF is on a 2009 MBP that is still chugging away with the original HDD that it's always had, and it does fine. It's slow, but still perfectly functional.

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    I think iPhone 5 can handle iOS 8 but iOS 9 will be a stretch.

    If I'm wrong, then kudos to Apple for keeping devices running longer.
     
  17. designali macrumors newbie

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    ipad 2 ios 8 problems

    I called apple to try to get a little help, I did a complete restore. Still crashing all the time. they basically told me to buy a new ipad. I'm done buying apple products.
     
  18. SlasherDuff macrumors 6502a

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    My husband is running iOS 8 on his 4s with no problems...
     
  19. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe your statement you were told to buy a new iPad.
     
  20. heyitsmeneil macrumors member

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    I have an iPad mini 1st gen also updated to 8.0.2 so since it has same internals as the iPad 2 I'm also experiencing the same iOS 8 is a disaster. I already did a factory reset but nothing happens. Every app I use is slower like half a second. But I'm not giving up on Apple hoping 8.1 would fix this like what 7.1 did last year.
     
  21. St8kout macrumors regular

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    My ipad2 prompted me to update, but the thing is I have not turned on wifi or connected to iTunes through my desktop for so long I can't remember. I just posted earlier asking how could it know there was an update available. It's also non-cellular.

    Glad I didn't connect or I might have updated.
     
  22. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I've been told the same thing by Apple. My 3GS had battery issues at 2 years old and their best advice was to buy a new iPhone 4S. Other people have been told the same thing.

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    Thats totally not true. The iPad 2 ran iOS 7 like a champ, the 3GS ran iOS 6 fine etc. iOS 8 is just not optimised for older devices yet.

    The iPod Touch 4 was an exception, it shipped with way too little ram just like the iPad 1. I also have an iPod Touch 4 and iOS 6 is not an absolute nightmare on it at all. Its certainly a bit slower but not usable.
     
  23. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    iOS 7 phone's home a lot checking for updates. All you need to do is connect once to iTunes or to iCloud and it will check for an update. My advice is to just forget the badge, nothing will download unless Wifi is turned on and you are plugged into a charger or a Mac USB port.
     
  24. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    What did you do about the phone? Hopefully a new battery?

    FWIW, my iPad 2 still runs like a champ on iOS 7. And will continue to do so as iOS 8 doesn't bring enough to the party to update on that model.
     
  25. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    In reality most people would go out and buy a new insert Apple product here after the newest update made it work like crap!
     

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