iPad Is the iPad 2 powerfull enough for iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Denis54, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Denis54 macrumors member

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    My daughter uses my old iPad 2. It runs well with iOS 7. Is it powerful enough for iOS 8?
     
  2. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    Honestly it's not powerful enough. If I could go back to iOS7 I would. Save yourself the frustration.
     
  3. ipadlvr macrumors regular

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    The rule is if it runs well leave it alone. You've already done too much by updating it.
     
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    It's pretty slow and choppy on my iPad 2. But I need dat SMS relay. :)
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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  6. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    Trust me you do not want to go beyond 7.1.2 on iPad 2.
     
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  8. Denis54 thread starter macrumors member

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    7.1.2 runs very well however I will not push my luck and will follow your advices. I will not upgrade to 8.1
     
  9. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    The iPad 2 SHOULD be powerful enough, but iOS 8 is very buggy and bloated even on the latest hardware.
     
  10. usmaak macrumors regular

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    I went to iOS8 on my iPad 2 before they stopped signing iOS7. I used it for a day, and then went back to iOS7. Too choppy and laggy for me.
     
  11. MTL18 macrumors regular

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    From everyone complaining, it doesn't sound like it does. Mine is staying on 7.1.2...
     

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