OS 8.1 update

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cleo001, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. cleo001 macrumors newbie

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    I have a ipad2 and was thinking about downloading the OS 8.1 but i never use iCloud and don't ever plan to use it..My question is…Should i still download the OS 8.1? and I'm trying to find out any more big changes in the new update..
    thank you for any information on this issue..
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Read the impressions in this forum or the iOS forum. The general consensus on this forum is that iOS 8 causes more of a performance hit than iOS 7. I have an iPad 2 and made the mistake of upgrading from iOS 6 to 7. I won't make the same mistake by installing iOS 8 on my iPad 2 or Air. ;)
     
  3. mreg376 Suspended

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    I already made that mistake of "upgrading" my iPad 2 to iOS 8. Don't.
     
  4. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    I do not recommend iOS 8 on an iPad 2. I'm very sorry I did update mine.
     
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  6. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    On an Air? Hell yeah you can upgrade that.
     
  7. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I've known that but iOS 8 offers me nothing I want or need and is a step back from iOS 7. :p
     
  8. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    How is it a step back exactly?
     
  9. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Performance hit which even Apple admits to. I like to close Safari pages and you can't close the last window unless you do some weird pinch gesture. The other new features don't apply to my use so iOS 7 is fine by me.
     
  10. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    That's not what I would call a step back...
     
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Well we obviously have a different opinion on what a step back should be. Enjoy iOS 8. :)
     
  12. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, and you enjoy iOS 7.
     
  13. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I have a iPad 3 and downloaded 8.1, so far it is behaving itself.
     
  14. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    The iPad 2 in my household seema to be running OK with the latest OS updates. We didn't reset it back to factory either. Just cleared the safari cache, reset network settings, and verified that any features we didn't use were turned OFF since sometimes after an update it appears that things get turned ON be default.
     

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