iPad Should I Use iOS 8 On iPad 2

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  1. Crosscreek, Sep 17, 2014
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    Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    Woundering if I can update without slowing things way down. I know continuity won't work with my Mac. Are there any advantages?
     
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    Security updates
    Conformity
     
  3. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I need to replace it this year with the IPad Air 2 so I can take advantage of continuity with my Mac and phone but without some feed back from some IPad 2 members that have downloaded it and are not having any problems, I am reluctant.
     
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    Well, I updated my iPad2 to IOS8. Its now making me want to buy a new iPad. it works, but sure is slower than it was with IOS7. :(
     
  6. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeh, that's what I was afraid of.
     
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    If you are a sheep or a slave..
     
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    :apple: Think Different :apple:
     
  9. RMG96 macrumors newbie

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    Updated to iOS8 and there is too much lag on my iPad mini (1st gen.).:mad:
     
  10. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I started to notice lag after loading 7 so I going to remain with it until I get rid of it and get the new one this holiday season.
     
  11. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    The iOS 8 reviewer on Anandtech.com said he sold his rMini because iOS 7 was too slow on iPads (but fine on iPhone 5S). I can't imagine that iOS 8 will speed things up on an iPad 2. I'd skip it unless you wanted the sharing features, or the smilie face on the keypad.... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

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    Cons:
    Safari crashes. This is my 3rd attempt to post this.
    Slower
    Screen stuttering in zoom effect between home screen and apps.

    Pros:
    Use of gestures in Mail to delete emails.
    Extensions in Safari. Really like the 1Password extension.

    So far I am slightly more pleased than irritated.
     
  13. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Skiping. It won't handoff to the Mac anyways.
     
  14. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    Here is the way it works. You buy an iOS device. You never ever update it unless you're having a specific issue that will be fixed by an update.

    If you want iOS 8, get a new iPad when it comes out.
     
  15. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's the plan.
     
  16. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    Think that your iOS device will never be better than the way it came out of the box. So keep it like that as long as possible.

    People ask me why not just buy an iPad now.

    Because I want iOS 8. I'm not updating an iPad. No way. When iOS 10 comes out I'll get a new iPad, or maybe not. Keep it until it dies with iOS 8.
     
  17. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My wife uses it the most but I would like to enable handoff to and from my Mac.

    I'll wait for the holiday sales and then trade mine in.
     
  18. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    The iPad air 2 will have the perfect thinness. That's most important in a tablet. IOS 8 will work with the new internals.

    Then don't touch it.
     
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    My iPad 2 remains on iOS 6, and it will stay there until it dies. iOS 8 sounds like it isn't close to worth the headaches, especially since handoff, the most important feature, isn't enabled.
     
  20. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Ditto.
    Handoff isn't enabled so if I had an iPad 2 I'd stick with iOS 7.1 or even iOS 6.
    One of my iPad 2 is still running iOS 6 and is really faster than the other one running 7.1
     
  21. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I agree.
     
  22. crawler1975 macrumors regular

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    And I thought it was only me who had the issue after update :eek:. Thanks for the confirmation
     
  23. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the double confirmation. My iPad 2 is staying on iOS 7 until the battery dies. :)
     
  24. usmaak macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad 2 that I updated last night. It seems ok, but slightly more laggy. Usual tab reload on safari, etc. There are a number of apps like Facebook that take a long time to load, but I am not sure how much is with apps that are not optimized for iOS 8. It is usable, but I am seeing slowdowns.

    I have an iPad 3 that I have never updated. It has the yellow left side issue and I don't really use it any longer because staring at the yellow patches bugs the hell out of me. Having a white keyboard would make it even more noticeable.

    I will say one thing about my iPad 2. I have been using it for about five hourssince charging, an it is at 74 percent. So it has not affected battery life at all.
     
  25. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't. The ipad 2 is ancient. That goes for the first mini too, which is the same machine internally. Even though officially it supports it, I would say ipad 3 is the min sys and the iPhone 5 for ios 8. Stick with ios 7. It's a very good os.
     

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