Updating an iPad 2 still on iOS 4 all the way to iOS 9

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gwhizkids, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Have a work colleague who has an iPad 2 that is still on iOS 4. OTA updating is not available. When we connect to iTunes, I'm hoping it will show that an update to iOS 9 is possible. Does anyone know for sure? Even if it is available, is it advisable to make that big a leap?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    no reason why it shouldnt update.

    i just recently read an article on updating the ipad2 to ios 9 from a much previous version. it highly recommended it :)
     
  3. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    It's a tough call, I can tell you that iOS 8 on an iPad 3 was sluggish, but without the update you are loosing out on many apps that need newer versions of iOS to operate. Honestly if the coworker isn't complaining I would leave well enough alone.
     
  4. gwhizkids thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's the problem: the iPad 2 is laggy already (mainly due to out of date apps, I think). All things being equal, I think the upgrade should improve this particular device.
     
  5. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I feel the upgrade to iSO9 helped the performance of my iPad2.
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That is an interesting scenario! Updating from an OS that is almost 5 years old to the most current speaks volumes of Apple's support for iOS versions.

    I would say the app support alone is reason enough to update.
     
  7. BlackbookGuy macrumors regular

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  8. gwhizkids thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Gave it a try. iTunes won't recognize the device, so I think there's more going on besides the old OS. Advised colleague to make a a Genius appointment.
     

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