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iPad mini iPad Mini 4 & iPadOS performance

djc6

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Anyone try iPadOS on an iPad Mini 4? I have some reservations about upgrading since its the lowest-spec ipad supported (A8 CPU). The iPad Air 2 has A8X. Both have 2GB RAM.
 

bapegg

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13.1.2 see to run fine on my IPad Mini 4. The battery life seems as good or slightly better compared to IOS 12
 
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gdourado

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I have one running 13.1.2 and it’s great.
It’s not worse at anything than on 12 and somethings are even better.
 
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AutomaticApple

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Anyone try iPadOS on an iPad Mini 4? I have some reservations about upgrading since its the lowest-spec ipad supported (A8 CPU). The iPad Air 2 has A8X. Both have 2GB RAM.
Apple learned their lesson with the original iPad mini. Go right ahead and update your iPad mini 4.
 
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hanser

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I am thinking about updating my wife's mini 4 to 13. Is there still a consensus that it does not make it much slower? I remember the update to iOS 9 on her mini 1 slowing it down very much.
 
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FlyingDutch

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Anyone try iPadOS on an iPad Mini 4? I have some reservations about upgrading since its the lowest-spec ipad supported (A8 CPU). The iPad Air 2 has A8X. Both have 2GB RAM.
The only thing I can say is iPadOS is working fine on my wife's Air 2.
 
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Digitalguy

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It’s more or less the same, even if I haven’t a direct comparison. Sometimes it feels a little bit slower than before, but it may just be my impression, since, again, I cannot directly compare. Anyway even if it were a little bit slower, all the added features (desktop browser, dark mode, resizable keyboard etc.) are largely worth it...
 
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hanser

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New iOS version, same question: How is iOS 14 running on iPad mini 4?
 
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bapegg

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I updated my Mini 4 last week to 14.0.1 and the battery does drain a little quicker with normal to heavy use compared to before. One thing I have noticed is that the APP developers are still trying to play catch-up getting their apps updated. Battery drain is pretty much the same on standby.
 
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hanser

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I updated my Mini 4 last week to 14.0.1 and the battery does drain a little quicker with normal to heavy use compared to before. One thing I have noticed is that the APP developers are still trying to play catch-up getting their apps updated. Battery drain is pretty much the same on standby.

Thank you. How is performance, does it get more sluggish than before?
 
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KittyKatta

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Thank you. How is performance, does it get more sluggish than before?

I love the iPad Mini 4 but ours really started to slow down some time in the IOS13 updates. Apple blocked downgrading to iOS13 so fast so I was too nervous to try IOS14 and instead I just sold it.
 
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