IPad Air 1 and IOS 11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Math889, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
  2. Zeromancer macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Laggy like hell
  3. xsmett macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2015
    I can comfirm that. Not really making fun with Air 1. On The Air 2 iOS 11 is running a lot smoother. Feels like its kind of the end of the Air1, even its just the first beta.
  4. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    I'd probably keep Air 1 on 10. It's not the smoothest even there.
  5. xsmett macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2015
    I think im gonna keep the Air 1 in the kitchen as my SONOS Remote and going to buy the 10.5 Pro for action. The Air 1 is not really fun anymore, as you said, even not with iOS10.
  6. Prabas macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2010
    iOS 10 with Air is awful, 11 is more or less the same.
  7. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Not sure what you mean. 10 works great on my Air 1.
  8. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
  9. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007

    My Air is slow enough compared to my 7. I'm not making it any slower by updating to 11.

    Here's hoping to an improvement by GM.
  10. xsmett macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2015
    Specially a really bad performance when u use safari on the ipad Air 1 or switch between apps with ios11. I dont complain, its the first beta and its quite an old ipad. I guess with the final ios11 it will get better. But as i said before, even with ios10 having safari open with several open tabs is quite laggy and not really fun.

    I dont use my ipad that much, i still prefer the macbook, but even as my second device im going tu upgrade my Air 1 to a 10.5 now. Will be lot more fun.
  11. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2011
    Was the iPad Air ever really smooth on any version of iOS? I seem to remember mine wasn’t even that smooth on iOS 7!
  12. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    Hello Guys,

    Is there any improvement with iOS 11.0.1. i really want to install it on my iPad Air but refraining from it. I think it might leave my device very slow. Also most multitasking features are not meant for iPad air 1.
  13. PeteS1963 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Overall iOS 11 is smoother and only very slightly slower (most wont notice the difference) on my Air 1. I also have an Air 2 and apart from the obvious hardware & software differences between the two devices there’s really isn’t much between them on iOS 11. I’m pleasantly surprised. And the extra features of iOS 11 make the upgrade well worth while for me.
  14. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    I have it on my Air 1. It plays Netflix/HBO/etc. and my games just fine. That's pretty much all I use it for. I can't speak to how stutter / lag-free the OS is. As long as my apps run fine, that seems like a silly thing to worry about, so I've never really paid attention.
  15. CopyChief macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    I don't do any heavy lifting on the Air, so iOS11 is just fine for me. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime all run just fine, and AirPods/other bluetooth headphones work great. The early betas of iOS11 were terrible, but the latest updates (including the 11.1 PB) are fine.

    Of course the Air misses out on some of the coolest new features of iOS11 for iPads, but I do like the new dock. Control Center takes a bit of getting used to, but in general it's just fine.
  16. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    My Air 1 was a bit laggy with 11.0 but that has been resolved with 11.0.1 and I have no real complaints now, other than the Air 1 is just slower in general compared to my iPhone 7.
  17. USF813 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm not going near iOs 11 with a 10 foot poll on my Air 1.
  18. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    I finally upgraded my air to iOS 11 and its not that bad. A bit slower but not really bad and understandable as it has only 1gb of ram. But over all managaebale.
  19. JoeRito macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New England, USA
    Usable on Air 1, but too slow. A shame as the Orig Air is still a great device.
  20. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    The biggest issue is the lack of ram. Otherwise it would still perform very well.
  21. Renegade72 Suspended


    Oct 5, 2017
    Working mostly fine on my son's Air. Not very different from what iOS 10.3.3 was
  22. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    I can confirm that even hell lags like hell.
  23. Easttime macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2015
    Same here. Even smoother after a clean factory reset that I did for a problem not related to OS 11.
  24. dogslobber macrumors 68030


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    The Air 1 uses the same processor as the 5S. Stick to 10.3.3 is my recommendation.
  25. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    Honestly I was under the impression that it had the iPhone 6 processor. However upon checking it is indeed iPhone 5s. That way it’s doing a good job pushing all those pixels in iPad Air.

    That way it should work better in iPhone 5s with all those fewer pixels. But iPhone 5s isn’t that great on iOS 11.

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