iPad ipad2 and ios 8.3

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  1. honeycombz macrumors 6502

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    worth upgrading to? have not upgraded my ipad2 to ios8 yet. wondering if it might be fine to do so now?
     
  2. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I upgraded on day one of iOS 8.0, mainly because I am an earlier adopter, and while performance dropped, for me the features made it worthwhile. 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 have gradually improved things but I feel it still feels a bit slower than 7.1.2.

    To answer your question, if you need the new features/ security updates and you can put up with a bit of degraded performance, and general iOS 8 instability (though 8.3 has fixed this a bit) then go ahead. If not probably don't.
     
  3. peroni macrumors newbie

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    In my opinion 7.1.2 is already quite slow, requiring the ipad2 to be rebooted regularly to get back on form.
    If ios 8.3 makes it even slower I see no reason to update
     
  4. mickeydean macrumors 6502

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    My iPad 3 (notoriously slow) is much better on 8.3. Grain of salt.
     
  5. The Man macrumors 6502

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    I have a iPad mini, which has the same A5 processor as the iPad 2. I find 8.3 to be very good. I'm an early adopter of iOS 8. The early version was disappointing. But the point upgrades made a difference. And now with 8.3, it feels good. If you really want iOS 8, now is a good time. Some apps even require iOS 8. Of note, though, is that I can't remember how iOS 7 was like. I can only say iOS 8.3 is what iOS 8.0 should have been. But then again, iOS 7.1 was what iOS 7.0 should have been. ;) It just took Apple longer to get there with iOS 8.

    I still have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1. Now that A4 processor does feel sluggish. But it's acceptable as a "feature phone" -- I can't call it a smartphone anymore :) as it doesn't sync with iCloud Drive.
     
  6. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    Just upgrade my ipad 2 to 8.3....very slow!

    I've noticed a significant slow-down with iOS 8.3 on my iPad 2, with the possible exception of Safari.

    I often get the display momentarily freezing in "zoomed" mode when going from an app to the home page. Mail response takes several seconds to actually show any messages.

    Would I get a better experience if I did a factory reset and just reinstalled everything? Is there any difference to manually reinstalling everything to restoring my iCloud backup?

    Thanks!
     
  7. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm. We have an iPad 2 in the house and it's running good with the latest OS. To answer your question, YES, resetting a starting over does seem to help people with performance issues. Sometimes. Can't hurt, that's for sure.
     
  8. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Try a settings reset - that seems to help without having to erase everything!

    If that doesn't work, a clean install then reinstalling manually is generally does.
     
  9. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    Factory reset + restore fixed it for me :)

    Thanks for the suggestions! I did a factory reset and then restored from my iTunes backup, and performance is at least as good (possibly a tad better) that my previous 7.1.2 installation. It was a pretty painless fix.

    The iPad 2 is still a bit slow, but at least it's usable now.

    Thanks!
     
  10. peroni macrumors newbie

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    Contrary to what I thought, upgrading to IOS 8.3 from 7.1.2 has made things better.
    This is not a fresh install but a plain over-the-air upgrade.
    I was expecting extreme slowness and was pleasantly surprised.

    Ipad 2 still going strong, thanks Apple!
     

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