iPad iPad Air 2 owners: should I upgrade to iOS 8.1.1?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bromio, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Bromio macrumors 6502

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    Hi:

    I have read no comments about how iPad Air 2 works with iOS 8.1.1. I think 8.1 is too buggy... so should I upgrade to 8.1.1?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I would. 8.1.1 seems to have fixed the total lockup I was getting every 1-2 days before.
     
  3. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I have had absolutely no issues with my Air 2 on 8.1.1. I think you're safe to upgrade now. Just curious what bugs are you having and is your iPad wifi only or cellular?
     
  4. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you have any issues on 8.1?

    My iPad is 64 GB cellular.

    In general it works well, but I've experienced annoying issues. I've had some freezes, which seem to be repaired after rebooting, as well as some strange behaviors like showing banners when they are disabled or notifications not working.
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    Okay mine isn't cellular but I haven't had the issues you describe. I would guess it may be certain apps cause iOS 8 bugs that others can't replicate. If you do upgrade let us know if it fixed your issues.
     
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I've had no issues with iOS 8.1 or 8.1.1 on my Air 2 WiFi only.
     
  7. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Besides Safari being snappier, I see no reason not to upgrade
     
  8. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is getting so snappy, that the next update I predict that it will load a webpage moments before I even press the button!!!
     
  9. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    It already does that (preloading top hit). :p
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh...

    People be making up problems just to come on here and talk about stuff.

    Should you upgrade the newest hardware to the latest OS after hearing exactly zero bad things about such?

    Yes, yes of course you should.
     
  11. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Let's go so!
     
  12. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Instead of worrying and wondering if there are no bugs in the new OS; why don't you check if there is an active reason you would want the upgrade? If there is a new feature, or a bug fix (that you are currently experiencing), then go for it, otherwise keep enjoying what you have!
     
  13. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I know there are reasons to upgrade, but only if the new OS is better than the old one. I want to go better, not even worse.

    Anyway, I've just installed 8.1.1 and it seems more fluid and right.
     
  14. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Glad that you are enjoying 8.1.1. But the very fact that you and others have had to create threads and worry about it - means that in iOS-land, new OS is not necessarily better than the old one for everyone.
     
  15. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Jailbreak is broken on 8.1.1
     
  16. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

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    I would.
     
  17. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    The OP doesn't mention that being an issue
     
  18. davewolfs macrumors regular

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    I had random reboots until the 8.1.1 update became available. Find my iPad significantly more stable now.
     
  19. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    8 is still a work in progress and updating a good idea.
     
  20. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    OP asked if s/he should update. I'm letting OP know that jailbreak is not available for 8.1.1. It could possibly be an issue, who knows, but it's an FYI.

    Looks like it's too late anyway =)
     
  21. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    A week later my iOS upgrading I can sure that my iPad Air 2 works much better now. Those rare freezes seems to have disappear.

    This performance is what I was expecting from an Apple device when I bought it.
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I also think you need to be on 8.1.1 to have SMS on your tablet and phone calls ;)

    assuming you have an iphone on 8.1.1
     

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