iPad Air and iOS 10 A hatred story?

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  1. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    My dad just upgraded his iPad Air to iOS 10 and he's been complaining about how much slower it got. However, my mom updated her Mini 2 and OS seems buttery smooth. What is your experience with iOS10 on iPad Air 1 and iPad Mini 2?
     
  2. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Click bait title. Came for the love story. No love story...
     
  3. Leo90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry, just changed it xD
     
  4. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    You need to tell your dad to backup his iPad and then restore it through iTunes, after that restore the backup. That would be the simplest way for him to get the freshest start and eliminate possible glitches/bugs.
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Hate to say it but my iPad Air slowed down with iOS 10 as well. It was okay but graphic intensive games suffered.

    Since then I have upgraded to the iPad Pro 9.7. No complaints.
     
  6. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Oh yah, in normal day to day use for email, web, and videos the Air remains fine with ios 10 but with gaming I'm not surprised it slowed down as games now are saying it's the minimum needed to even run. I have a game on my Air 2 that even has some stuttering, but what can you do right?
     
  7. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Bad... it's the reason I sold mine and got the 2017 iPad.


    Kallum.
     
  8. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Yah id agree if you don't want or need the Pro's features and have a iPad Air or older upgrading to the new iPad is a major improvement across the board from the thin and light design to the A9 and 2Gb of ram.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Personally, it's the slowdown in UI and web browsing that bugs me most when updating firmware.

    I don't expect A7 + iOS 10 to be buttery smooth. If I'm already getting stutters on iPhone 5s + iOS 10 with 1136x640 resolution, I don't imagine the Air or mini 2 would fare better at 2048x1536 resolution.

    Granted, whether the slowdown is perceptible enough to the point of being annoying depends on the user.

    All my computers have been upgraded to SSD so anytime I use a computer that still uses HDD for OS, the experience is quite jarring. Meanwhile, most people are used to having an HDD so for them, that performance is just normal.
     
  10. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    I agree I cannot use a pic without a ssd or flash memory.
     
  11. Huge125 macrumors member

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    I've had similar issue with my iPad Air. As someone else mentioned, do a "clean install" by backing it up, then plugging into iTunes and restoring it. It helped mine run a little smoother. Webpages still take a while to load, and sometimes Facebook goes to a completely white screen before content loads, but what can you say.

    Very tempted to upgrade to the new iPad. However, I really only use my Air to stream NPR and do light web browsing, and look at FB in the evenings, so I may hold off for a bit.
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    Did you sell on Ebay? Just curious how much you got for your iPad Air. Looks like they're going for around $120ish?
     
  12. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    If you go to a Bestbuy you can get a minimum of $150 for trade in towards a new 2017 iPad.
     

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