iPad mini iPad Mini (first gen) Running VERY slow on 7.1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lordofthereef, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    Hey folks. We have an iPad mini in an otterbox defender that I wanted to essentially give to my son since he shows an interest in playing with out phones all the time. It is on 7.1(.2 I think?) and it just runs pig slow. Slide to unlock takes literally 3-4 seconds to work.

    It IS jailbroken but the only tweak on it was XBMC (this isn't something always running or tweaking teh UI in any way so I doubt it's the JB causing any of this).

    Just wondering if this is sort of par for the course or if perhaps 8.x would run better on the device? I want the device to actually respond to my son's input... otherwise it is pointless lol.
     
  2. PennCentralFan macrumors regular

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    Install 8.x and or do a restore is about all you can do.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Since you're jailbroken, I recommend using SemiRestore if you want to preserve 7.1.2.
     
  4. raymanster macrumors 6502

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    Do a restore and stay on version 7. We have two iPad mini 1's, the one on iOS 8 is noticeably slower than the other on 7.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    My Mini is actually quite snappy on iOS 8.1. I must be in the minority.
     
  6. Azadre macrumors 6502

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    My first gen iPad mini is basically useless with iOS 8.
     
  7. Donoban macrumors 6502a

    Donoban

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    My wife uses her iPad Mini first gen with iOS 8 and it is fine. Hand off, continuity, etc all work as advertised.
     
  8. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

    BittenApple

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    Albeit laggy.


    edit: 8.2 is a LOT better. so good things to come for first gen iPad mini owner . . .
     
  9. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    I just updated to iOS8 (finally). It runs curles around whatever the heck was going on with 7.1.2. I have no idea why it was running so incredibly poorly but it was unusable. There is some lag now, but it is like a new iPad compared to where it was before.
     

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