iPad air 2 update to ios 10?

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  1. Lucamassaro macrumors newbie

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    So about two years ago i bought the brand new iPad air 2. I used it for a few weeks and then forgot about it until now. Its still brand new and im planning to use it, only downside is the apps i would like to use (photoshop or vsco for example) require ios 9,10 or newer. With many people compaining online about ios 10 being laggy or slowing down their devices, this is my dilemma; Should i upgrade my brand new super fast air 2 from ios 8.4 to the latest ios 10, with the possibility that it will run slower in the future but being able to download all apps, or stay on the super fast 8.4 firmware and just use the compatible apps?

    I'd like to hear your advice/opinion...
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    DO NOT. I repeat. DO NOT UPDATE IT TO IOS 10 from iOS 8 to 10. It will be substantially slower and laggy.
     
  3. Lucamassaro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, i think i have my answer then, thnx!
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    iOS10 runs just fine on my iPad Air 2. Fast and without any issues.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, that's alarmist. iOS 10 works fine on the Air 2.
     
  6. Act3 macrumors 65816

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    I've had air 2 since 11/2014, used every iOS that has been available for it. Havent seen any issues as far as being laggy or slowing down. In some ways, I think iOS 10.3.3 is smoothest yet.

    To be honest, the thread below describes my only issue with iOS versions above iOS 8 but I've since adapted to it.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...responsiveness-due-to-input-blocking.1942001/

    I havent tried iOS 11 betas but have heard that some of the input blocking may be "fixed".
     
  7. Lucamassaro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's good to hear i was really afraid to update only to find out my iPad would just be laggy and slow, but after hearing your and others comments i think I'll update afterall. Thanks!
     
  8. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPad Mini 4, which is similar to the Air 2 in a lot of ways but has a slower version of the CPU (A8 instead of A8X). It runs iOS 10 great with no issues whatsoever and I wouldn't hesitate upgrading at all. iOS 10 also comes with the benefit of split screen multi-tasking which was not available in iOS 8.
     
  9. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I use iOS 10.3.3 on my Air 2, no significant lag compared to earlier versions. I know people seen some lag,but that's not the iOS,it's mostly caused by games or photo/video editing apps that use too much RAM. For normal photo editing,or light gaming,lag is not a problem.
     
  10. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on 10.3.3 on my Air 2 and have seen no performance dropoff from earlier versions.
     
  11. Lucamassaro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for sharing their opinions, I upgraded to ios 10.3.3 and to be honest it's as fast as 8.4 if not faster. No lagging whatsoever!
     
  12. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    Good choice! 10.3.3 has been very smooth for me too
     
  13. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I owned a Air 2 since 12/14 and have run every OS update & even the iOS 11 beta and it all ran fine while I had it. Never did I notice the iPad becoming slow.
     
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    You should have your iPad looked at, you seem to have issues, and clearly by the response (just a sampling below), the majority of people have had no issues in upgrading.

     
  16. Seanm87 macrumors member

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    Christ are you normally so dramatic?
     
  17. Act3 macrumors 65816

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    So now that it has been a few days, how is it running for you? Still good ?
     
  18. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    Are you one of those people that also record frame drop rates to see how „laggy“ animations are?

    I have an iPad Air 2 and an iPad Pro 10.5 (those names are getting exhausting) on iOS 11 beta and they are both working great. The iPad Air 2 is like the iPad 2 back in the day. Thanks to its amount of RAM it remains a great investment for a few more generations i am sure
     
  19. BugeyeSTI macrumors 6502

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    My Air 2 works perfectly on 10.3.3... Only issue was occasional stuck rotation orientation bug in early ios 10.
     

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