Those that upgraded their touch to iOS4...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by skiltrip, Aug 19, 2010.

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How has the iOS4 upgrade turned out?

  1. I have a 3rd gen, and it works great, no problems.

    22 vote(s)
    36.7%
  2. I have a 3rd gen, and it's caused me problems and/or I've taken a performance hit.

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. I have a 2nd gen, and it works great, no problems.

    14 vote(s)
    23.3%
  4. I have a 2nd gen, and it's caused me problems and/or I've taken a performance hit.

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Let us know how it worked out. Options for both 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen...
     
  2. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    My old second gen used to drain as much battery when in standby as when turned on.
     
  3. Ds92 macrumors member

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    My 2nd gen has become like an old man trying to cross the street and I'm an impatient driver helping him across angrily!

    If anybody gets my drift...
     
  4. Zay1993 macrumors newbie

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    My 2nd gen touch performs just the same as it did when I was on iOS 3.1.3. iOS 4 is actually a really nice upgrade, I'm enjoying the folders and playlist creation on the iPod itself. Wifi doesn't kill my battery as others have reported either.
     
  5. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502

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    no poll options for first gen users, of which group i proudly belong in? this is an outrage.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    The only issue I'm having with iOS 4 is battery life. Other than that, awesome update.
     
  7. SoraLimit macrumors regular

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    I think you should read the Thread title again. "Your group" can't vote on the poll, because the first-gen doesn't even have the iOS 4 update...
     
  8. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How much worse is your battery life now that you're running iOS 4?
     
  9. zjzjn1 macrumors member

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    I have a 2nd gen, and it works great, no problems. Multitasking enabled, and it works great. Custom wallpaper enabled, and it works great. Love it. And the battery is a little bit worse.
     
  10. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So you've experienced no sluggishness, jerky motion, delays in programs opening and reacting, etc?
     
  11. iMichaela macrumors member

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    Don't you mean 3rd gen??

    I have a second gen, and the speed is horrible! I hate it. I'm thinking of downgrading or jailbreaking.
     
  12. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for sharing this. I'm getting my wife an 8GB 2nd gen (Current) to use primarily as a PDA, and also a way to check her email, and store pictures of our daughter. I'd think there wouldn't be any reason for me to upgrade hers to iOS 4 anyway. She doesn't need and wouldn't really use any of the other features anyway. No sense taking the risk of a performance hit.

    I have a 3rd gen though, and I'm not sure it's worth doing. Multitasking would be nice. For example, listening to Pandora while I'm checking email or playing a game. There have been less reports of 3rd gen problems, but I'm still not totally convinced it's without risk.
     
  13. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a 2nd Gen upgraded to iOS4, and I didn't really see any slowness or anything negative happen. I really like it.
     
  14. celticpride678

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    I'm lucky two get 2 hours of light web browsing.

    I'm working with Apple to try and improve it.
     
  15. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I'm trying to decide between a 64Gb 3rd gen iPod touch and waiting for the 4th gen model...I'd save $100+ on the 3rd gen brand new and my friends who've upgraded to iOS4 say their 3rd gens work well so I'm curious what you guys would do given this situation?

    Either way, its going to be a huge upgrade from my 1st gen 16Gb iPod touch running 3.1...
     
  16. bflowers macrumors 6502a

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    I have a third gen, and I have a lot more crashes and Freezes than I did before. Most recently, this latest patch has had some major issues.

    ALL of my apps transferred onto my iPod when applying the patch. Took a while to remove all the ones that I don't keep installed all the time. Now, it keeps "loosing" my synced movies. I've had to put them back on twice.
     
  17. zjzjn1 macrumors member

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    Well, when I have more than 4 apps open it slows down quite a lot. And start up is way slower! That's all. It's cool!
     
  18. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Based on the poll results so far, it's a pretty safe bet to upgrade the 3g, but kind of a 50/50 split on whether or not the 2g will experience results as a problem. Not sure if this is near to an accurate sample of reality, but it logically seems that it should be close.

    I'm getting both a 2g and a 3g this week. Trying to decide to upgrade only the 3g, both, or none.
     
  19. jennyap macrumors newbie

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    You must have a 3G then as multitasking isn't available on 2G?

    I upgraded my 2G with no problems at all, but I did it via a full restore (after it bricked) rather than an upgrade per se, so that may be a factor. I wouldn't have bothered otherwise - the only benefit to me are the folders (which I admittedly love).
     
  20. rstewart1989 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2G running iOS 4, i am able to multitask and use folders, and all that good stuff, although mine is jailbroken also

    Also to others, mine runs absolutely fine, haven't experienced any problems since upgrading, battery life actually seems to have gotten better.
     
  21. vmelkon macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I've joined these forums just to say that I've had problems with OS4 and to perhaps look for help.
    I have a Ipod touch 8GB and had 3.1.3 or 3.1.2 before.
    I did not upgrade to 4.0.0 directly. I went for 4.0.1 and a few days later 4.0.2.
    I noticed that the BATTERY drained quickly even when the screen is off. The BATTERY would go empty in 16 hours.

    I also have a iPhone 3G (I think 3G S) and I'm not sure about this one. Seems ok.

    After a lot of pain, I went from 4.0.2 to 4.0.0. I was not able to install 3.1.3 but I'll check out the other threads first.

    In case Apple is listening, how to we downgrade the OS *EASILY*
     
  22. jennyap macrumors newbie

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    Should I be able to multitask on my unjailbroken one then? I understood not, but that would be cool.
     
  23. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm still torn as to upgrade my touch 3g to iOS 4 or not.

    I absolutely do not want to take a performance hit or get my calendars wiped out. Two things which I've read about.

    And I don't want to have to jump through hoops to get it back to 3.1.3 either.

    Everything works really well as it is, though battery life is already not so great on the touch. I'd hate to see it worse off.

    But folders would be extremely helpful. Multitasking would be nice. More than one Exchange account would be super.

    The poll numbers suggest that an upgrade to a 3rd gen is without much risk, but there are those incidents here and there I've read about that still make me hesitant to do it.
     
  24. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    I'd at least wait until 4.1 is released and see how that goes. Jobs has implied that it will address the performance problems of 4.0x, and hopefully many of the other issues as well. 4.01 and 4.02 were fire drills to address issues that demanded immediate attention, but 4.1 is going to be the first wide scale bug fix.

    I expect it to hit during, or not long after the traditional September iPod event, in addition to iTunes 9.3 or whatever the new version is called, so it won't be long.
     
  25. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for that input. That seems like a reasonable way to go. I'm in no rush, but the additional features would be nice to have. I'll definitely hold out for 4.1.
     

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