iPad Air 1 Slow on iOS 10?

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  1. theredensign macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    As per the title, has anybody noticed that their iPad Air 1 is quite a bit slower on iOS 10?

    Whilst I understand that the hardware won't always be able to keep up with the OS, I'm quite surprised by this as I don't have quite as much of an issue on the iPhone 5.

    Many thanks,

    Kind regards,
    Jack.
     
  2. bufffilm Suspended

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    My private thought was tha ios10 was not a wise move for the Air.

    Ymmv...though I think logic is on my side.
     
  3. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Yep the Air they skimped on the GPU so it going to be less smooth and slightly slower than iPhones. The iPhone 5 pushes so many less pixels than the Air that's why it will be smoother
     
  4. hinesmj macrumors regular

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    Yea i've seen the same thing. It's not terrible, and definitely still usable, but just stutters more. I definitely won't be updating the iOS on it again though...
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    What logic are you referring to? I only see a statement.
     
  6. PeteS1963 macrumors member

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    On my iPad Air 1 (I also have an iPad Air 2) iOS 10 runs significantly better - faster, less lag & stutter - than it did on any version of iOS 9.
     
  7. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    The same applies to iPad Air 2. I am sad multitasking has quite a large amount of stuttering that is obviously a bug as iOS 9 was smoother.
     
  8. djnigelchung macrumors member

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    Same experience for me, a little slower, but still usable for what I need it for. I don't think I'm going to upgrade my tablet ever (unless I move to android). Perfectly happy with it's performance,
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I'm not surprised, sadly. My air 2 has quite a bit more lag on 10 than it did on 9, and it's far more powerful than an air 1. Wish I could downgrade, but it's tolerable, just disappointing.
     
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  11. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Yah it should be :) anyone saying different is a fear monger
     
  12. M. Gustave, Nov 15, 2016
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    M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Yes, my Air 1 is on 10.1.1, and it's stuttering on things like pulling down Spotlight search on the home screen. I have Reduce Motion turned on, and I haven't noticed this issue before now.

    And I still see the blank white screen occasionally in Safari, and some stuttering switching Safari tabs. Overall add them to the long list of things that annoy and disappoint me about iOS 10.
     
  13. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502

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    It's faster then 9.

    I wouldn't go past 10 though. you will be pushing your luck.
     
  14. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding? 9.3.5 was rock solid on my Air 1, no stuttering with RM on. Now it's all janky.
     
  15. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502

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    I did a clean install and found it worked better on my device.
     
  16. bliggs macrumors regular

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    I've noticed it as well on my Air1. Nothing I can't live with but I will most likely be upgrading when the next gen iPad model comes out. Hopefully March?
     
  17. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    IPad Air 10.1 very fast for browsing etc...
     
  18. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    It's junky on a Air 2 as well common with all new iOS releases right before iOS 11 we all need to do a restore set up as new with the last release of iOS 10, it'll probably be smooth af and we ride that all the way to the last release of iOS 11.
     
  19. balzmcfearson macrumors regular

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    No good here. To put it in perspective my Air 1 has a solid 2 second delay when swiping down for notification or up for control center.

    Compared to a 7 plus I could definitely see some describing as "unuseable".
     
  20. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Having to wait 2 seconds isn't unusable and maybe if you didn't have so many notification widgets it wouldn't be a issue.
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Really? My Mini 4 isn't lagging on iOS 10, and it's somewhere in between an Air 1 and 2 in terms of power.
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    Yeah, I have to say, it's the definition of First World problems when your iPad is considered "unusable" because of 2 seconds delay. Certainly not the best user experience, but "unusable" is being a bit melodramatic.
     
  22. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    This entire website deals almost exclusively with "first world problems", so please don't go there.
     
  23. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    :D:D:D
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    lagging no, stutter yes, open up like 5-10 apps try to go to multitasking and scroll through it's a stutter you mess.
     
  24. joeblow7777, Nov 16, 2016
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    joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Fair enough, there is some stutter in the app switcher when there's a lot of apps open.
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    True, but I guess mileage may vary. There are plenty of (in my opinion) valid discussions and criticisms regarding these devices that we invest our money in. It's perfectly reasonable to expect certain standards of performance and usability. But I think that people go overboard declaring devices "unusable" because of mild stutter or lag. There are so many people who would love to have that "unusable" iPad. I just think that people should try to have a little perspective.
     
  25. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Yah or buy at the right time, Air 2 stutter free for 2 years and iOS 10 there is only 1 spot that is consistently un-smooth that is multitasking.
     

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