iPad Mini2 faster on 11.3

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  1. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Pleased to find my Mini2 32GB is very noticeably faster on 11.3, app switching, safari loading, pretty much the whole UI - yay!
     
  2. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    Mine has been too, however I also run with reduce motion enabled, that helps it seem more fluid also.
     
  3. simonsi thread starter macrumors 601

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    Me too, before and after, quite usable now I find.
     
  4. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    iPad Air 2 still runs slower than iOS 8 though.
     
  5. simonsi thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not unexpected but also not related to Mini 2’s....and iOS 8 was quite a while ago...
     
  6. newellj macrumors 604

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    Faster than 11.2.x, or 10.3.3?
     
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    Thanks. As I posted elsewhere, my wife and I have identical Air 2s and 10.3.3 opens apps faster (and may do other things faster - haven't tested) but 11.x is a huge UI/UX improvement so it's a toss-up on the Air 2.

    I'm glad your Mini 2 is still giving good service!
     
  9. simonsi thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yep I would say the interface now with Reduce Motion set on is only slightly slower than 10.3.3 (albeit with Reduce Motion set off). Its s definite speed improvement over 11.2.x though, that was borderline unpleasant to use...
     
  10. newellj macrumors 604

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    Thanks. I'll get her to update today! 11 is a huge leap forward in terms of iPad usability. I didn't like slowing things down. I'll be interested to compare it to mine when it's updated.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 604

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    10.3.3 still loads apps faster, but the margin feels closer. Some apps like Dark Sky are very noticeably faster on 10.3.3. Others, like Netflix, are almost as fast on 11.3 as 10.3.3. App loading speed is obviously not the only test for speed but it is easy to compare and does reflect a significant user experience factor.
     
  12. minik macrumors 65816

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    My iPad mini 2 is still on iOS 9.3.5. Should I upgrade to iOS 11.3 to match my other iOS devices?
     
  13. simonsi thread starter macrumors 601

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    Only you can decide that but there is plenty of info on these forums to help with your decision.
     
  14. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    iPad Mini3 much faster for me too . I must try reduce motion ..
     
  15. Vivian125 macrumors 6502

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    TrueLaLey Sister so TRuE and agree with u.

    iPad Mini 2 is like: (i'ts simple from now as i score it down)
    iOS 7.1.2 10/10
    iOS 8.4.1 8/10
    iOS 9.3.5 7/10
    iOS 10.3: 5/10
    iOS 11.3: 2/10

    Yes, iOS 11.3 is somewhat good according to Youtube because iOS 11.2.5 is like 1.8/10 Score which is really bad but iOS 11.3 made it somewhat score for me like 2/10 just like iPad Mini 1st gen in iOS 9
     
  16. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    Cool! Glad to hear that. I like when we the consumer get an extra lease on the life of our products.
     
  17. Vivian125 macrumors 6502

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    Of course it's really good the iPad Mini 2 on iOS 11.3 is just as good as iPad Mini 1 in iOS 9.3, though.
     
  18. simonsi thread starter macrumors 601

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    Be nice if you could post your OWN experiences, we can all google Youtube and repost others comments, hoping to add to our own aura...but that is not really required here. If you aren't commenting from your own experiences then please make it clear as I and others would appreciate being able to ignore such regurgitated "input".
     

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