Run 8.1.3 on ipad 2 any advice?

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  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

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    Hi I have an iPad 2 running 7.x iOS on it.

    Is it worth upgrading to ios 8.1.3? Is the performance as good as ios 7 on ipad 2?

    Kindly assist Thanks!
     
  2. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Unless you just HAVE to have the new features, then I would most certainly keep my iDevice on iOS7.
    You're risking lag and a decrease in battery life. There will be no going back!
    iOS8 doesn't run all that well on the latest iPads and iPhones, so tread carefully.
     
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  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    8.1.3 runs fine on iPad 2. Unfortunately need to add YMMV.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I'm running iOS 8.1.3 on my iPad 2. It's worlds better than 8.0-8.1.2. Each version has been substantially better than the last. That being said it does not even come close to iOS 7.1.2. My GF is running that on her iPad 2 and every task I throw at it is done in half the time, if not even faster, than my iPad 2.

    SMS and Phone continuity are a big deal to me, so that is why I upgraded. If neither of those are appealing to you, stick with 7.1.2.
     
  6. notrack macrumors 6502

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    Mine is running like slo-mo. Especially on websites. Some taps and swipes are lagging so much that they are recognised as long taps and trigger the popover. The keyboard also lags at random times.
     
  7. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    That's not how it should run. I am on my iPad 2 now and whole it is slower than iOS 7 it is in no way that slow. Have you tried turning off transparency, background app refresh, automatic app updates, automatic store purchases and unneeded location services?

    Also I find doing a 'reset all settings' helps a lot.
     
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Yes, my youngest daughter is running it and believe shed complain if there was a problem. I use her tablet from time to time and it seems fine with the latest OS. But, yeah, YMMV.
     
  9. FloridaGary macrumors regular

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    iPad Air 2 running 8.1.3 and all is good.
     
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    I run iOS 8.1.3 on my iPad mini (ipad 2 internals) and battery life is fine. Performance is a bit laggy at times but its not unusable.

    Wife's iPad is also on 8.1.3 and no complaints from her.
     
  11. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I am running 8.1.3 in iPad 2, without any major problems.... As someone else said that each new release of 8.x has improved the performance of the iPad 2... Same with me...

    My battery life is very good and performance wise it is OK as well.
     
  12. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    The iPad 2 has a damn good battery, because I can still get 20 hours and days of standby in usage settings!
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Having a good battery, and having software which drains it unduly, are two different things. Standby time is not indicative of usage time.
     
  14. RiderX macrumors regular

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    Battery is fine on ipad2 with 8.1.3, the only issue I have are sometimes problems with copy/paste.

    Apple's quality control sucks, since Steve Jobs passed away.
     
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  16. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    ...not being funny but the fact that one has to turn off the above features in order to get iOS 8+ running better, is proof alone that iOS 8 does not work as intended on an iPad 2!!!!
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I turned off transparency because I didn't like the effect. Everything else is on and I am satisfied with IOS 8.1.3 on my iPad 2.
     
  18. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Getting 20 hours of Usage as in full on usage plus multiple days of standby time is very impressive on a 3 year old device, that was only meant to get 10 hours.

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    Or maybe that Apple wanted to give people the option to use certain features, as speed doesn't bother people. iOS 8 works perfectly fine, and I turn off these settings (besides transparency) on all my other newer iOS devices to improve battery life.
     
  19. notrack macrumors 6502

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    Yes I thought so and I tried all that. Since iOS 6 it gets worse with every release. Unfortunately no improvement with the minor updates.
     
  20. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you have a hardware issue?


    Have you tried a clean install of ios 8 ?
     
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    In terms of raw performance, yes it is better to stick with iOS 7. However for security and new features, iOS 8 is better.
     
  23. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    ...personally, I find that keeping everything on and just turning off 'Reduce Motion' helps quite a bit! I also think that the fade animation looks alot better (when 'Reduce Motion' is on) than the constant zooming in and out (when 'Reduce Motion' is off) of folders/apps ;)
     
  24. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I dislike the zooming in and out feature as well so I turn it off. The other animation I dislike is when Safari or any app crashes and it just disappears.
     

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