iPad 3 w/ iOS 9.3.2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saxman211, May 25, 2016.

  1. saxman211 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2010
    Has anyone updated their iPad 3 to iOS 9.3.2? I'm still on 7 and afraid to update... I've heard stories of people updating... but not many. Curious to hear your thoughts.
  2. Spacegray macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    You better forget it. My iPad 3 is nearly useless under 9.3.2.
    7.1 was the last iOS (IMHO), that offered acceptable speed on that device.
  3. Tron72 macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2007
    I'm in the same boat, I kept my iPad 3 on iOS 7 and don't plan on ever updating it beyond. My son uses it now for games and has no complaints other than a few iOS 8+ games that he couldn't download. Now if Minecraft ever required a higher iOS, then I'd really hear complaints. But still, I wouldn't update it.
  4. saxman211 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2010
    I just got off the phone with apple and was told that the iPad 3 works smoothly with iOS 9.3.2... But I'm still a bit nervous about doing this update... iOS 7 is cool, but I'm realizing a lot of apps aren't updating anymore...
  5. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    land of confusion
    I am on IOS 9.2 on my 3. Just haven't downloaded the latest update. It seems to run fine. I can still browse the internet just fine, watch Netflix, and run my apps well.
  6. RedOrchestra, May 25, 2016
    Last edited: May 25, 2016

    RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Which is why I updated my iPad 3 to 9.0 - which was sluggish but improved "considerably" when I went to 9.3. That was my experience - I couldn't take losing the functioning of some of my most used Apps, so I updated.

    I have since purchased a 9.7 iPad Pro and handed off the old iPad.
  7. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    Yes it a very good time for all the users that have an ipad 2 ipad 3 or 4 even the air1 to get the 12.9" or the 9.7" pro
  8. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    What is the driving force for the upgrade? The iPad3 can't make use of many of the features introduced in iOS for iPad Air (like split-screen or picture-in-picture).

    I agree with the earlier poster who said they just let it be until Minecraft requires an update. I agree.

    To answer your question, I upgraded my iPad3 to 9.3.1. It's usable. I upgraded to an Air2 last month, and although I didn't notice it before I upgraded, the iPad3 is extremely slow in comparison. That said, I still use the iPad3 regularly as a second reading/streaming device.
    I will confidently state that the iPad3 does not get faster from 7 to 9.3.1.
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I can't comment one way or the other since I don't have an iPad 3, but what would you expect Apple to say?
  10. saxman211 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2010
  11. crammedberry macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    The Golden State
    I have an iPad 3 on 9.3 and it is useable. The iPad 3 has been slow since iOS 7, it was snappiest in iOS 5, slightly less in 6 and a total dog since 7 onward. iOS 9 doesn't really make it THAT much slower, just a bit you probably wouldn't be able to tell much of a difference. If new apps are the most important thing to you I'd update it. The marginal difference in speed for the two OS isn't enough to justify giving up new apps and updates.

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