iPad Air useless

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shadyman, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. shadyman macrumors member

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    My iPad Air has been pretty much useless since iOS 9. I was looking forward to iOS 9 since they had promised to improve the stability and performance (as far as I understood).
    Reality is the extreme opposite. When swiping down the search bar on the home screen, the keyboard lags. When opening the multitasking manager, the animations are so bad that I'm almost scared of opening it.
    I know many people experience these issues.

    My only concern is, if Apple even considers fixing the before mentioned bugs. Frankly, I don't think they will.
    I even thought about getting the Air 2 but again there are people who complain about it being laggy as well.

    PS: I forgot to mention I'm on 9.1 currently.
     
  2. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    No issues here on my iPad Air, have you tried a complete restore?
     
  3. shadyman thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? Yes, I have after being subscribed to the open beta program. Didn't help at all.
     
  4. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    That's weird. Dunno what advice to give you other than a complete restore as a new iPad (rather than restoring via a backup).
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    Sell your Air and buy Air 2 problem solved.
     
  6. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    Had no problems with my Air after updating, and now that I've passed it on to my son, no complaints from him.
     
  7. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Not really sure what one has to do with the other. Are you saying you did a full restore using iTunes after 9.1 final came out to wipe out the beta you were using?

    Anyway, make sure you are doing a restore with iTunes - not just the restore on the iPad itself. It can make a difference.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201252

    Before you do any sort of restore of your settings or add apps make sure the "lag" you are experiencing is gone on the stock install. If you have problems still then it seems like a hardware issue with your unit. The iPad Air runs very well under 9.1.
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Its really poor how apple force device obsolescence..
    Owners should be able to revert back to iOS8 or even 7 on demand.

    Vote with your money - don't buy another apple device, go else where.
     
  9. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    Uh what on earth are you talking about? Name one single brand that has better legacy support than Apple? You can update an iPhone 4S to the newest version of iOS. How many 4 year old Android phones can run the latest version of that OS?
     
  10. shadyman thread starter macrumors member

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    There's a difference between just supporting certain devices with the latest versions and these devices running smoothly.
    No one's expecting the older devices to run flawlessly on the new iOS. It's about losing the joy of using these devices to that point where you actually don't want to.
     
  11. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    As above the upgrade is not the point in question, the fact is that if you elect to take that route you are screwed as the OS kills a device that's less than 2 years old and makes it feel basically unusable - hows that a good model for consumers?

    The other point, i should as a consumer once I've tried iOS9 and it runs like crap be able to restore back to iOS8 or even 7 which actually worked!!! Apple does not allow this in its own vain attempt to claim market share %s.
     
  12. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    Then don't update, problem solved.
     
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It's up to each consumer to research the upgrades and not just blindly apply them. I currently do not have any old devices but I have in the past and would carefully look at posts from other people who had upgraded to try to spot performance trends.

    I don't disagree with those who say that consumers should be able to roll back but it is what it is. You can gripe about how it should be or work with what's available. I personally find the latter more productive but would recommend that people continue to complain to Apple.
     
  14. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    Uhhhh yeah, this. I'll take Apple's system and potentially roll the dice over Android's lack of updates any day. I read somewhere once that with Android, the OS that ships with a device is more than likely the same OS the device will die with.

    Well, then buy new hardware or never update if you want out of box performance. I'd venture to guess a 4S running iOS 9.1 today is faster than any Android device still lurking around from 2011. I had a droid and it seemed like it just naturally slowed down over time - even with zero updates.
     
  15. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Then customers would complain about how apps don't work with older os's because they only work with the latest os
     
  16. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I've had almost the opposite experience with my air.

    The new features are helpful although there is some lag as is expected
     
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    mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    While I somewhat disagree on iOS 9.1 since it's the first usable version compared to 8.x and 9.0.x for basic things like Safari but I do agree that iPad is too limited and restrictive and therefore useless.
     
  18. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    Yup. I got a jailbroken iPad Mini (1st gen) running 8.x, not going to update the OS on that one anytime soon. Pretty damn snappy still with the right jailbreak tweaks. Also it's mainly used as a GPS for my car at this point, running Navigon, TomTom and a few other suitable apps.
     
  19. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    No they wouldn't.. or not to the same extent.
    plus the apps should mostly work its not like its a new OS every release and at that point a person can make a choice.

    Apple are forcing people to keep paying money for new devices. Why can android users keep running old version of their OS and new apps for years and years..
     
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    I sold my iPad Air yesterday. I couldn't stand it. I had so many issues with it lagging and other misc bugs. I even did a full restore. I will be getting the iPad pro as soon as it comes out.
     
  22. Not-A-Fan macrumors newbie

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    I don't get this at all.

    My iPhone 5 (no S and thus even older than the Air) still works as well / terribly as on day one.
    All the flaws it has now were there when I bought and I certainly don't notice any degraded performance.
     
  23. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    Pop quiz: Name a tech product, any tech product, that doesn't have this.
     
  24. Not-A-Fan macrumors newbie

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    That actually makes it worse, not better.
     
  25. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    win xp, xbox - all ran for year. YEARS.. Apparently dried does the same. No one forces you to upgrade, move or prevented apps from working. App does. they bug the crap out of you with pop ups until you do as they want. its like water boarding until you confess to anything.

    "rose tinted glasses"
     

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