Upgrade iPad Pro 9.7 to iOS 11.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by clukas, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010

    For the first time I've held back on a major iOS upgrade, and kept my iPad Pro 9.7 on iOS 10.3.3, and am now wondering whether I can upgrade to iOS 11.3 without suffering much slowdown. I tested iOS 11 when it came out, and found the ipad had slower performance and dropped frames in iOS 11 and decided to downgrade back to iOS 10. I would find some of the features in iOS 11 useful, which is driving me to want to upgrade, but I'm not sure whether the performance sacrifice is worth it. Any thoughts?
  2. KlingonSpy macrumors newbie


    Dec 26, 2017
    I've upgraded (2) iPad Pro's, 12.9 and 9.7 and iPhone X. I'm not sure what features you would find useful or specific performance issues, but I haven't experienced any issues with any of my devices so far. I'm not a heavy iPhone user other than connecting to security cams while out and about. iPad I use almost constantly and only had one issue trying to cast from Discovery Go to a Sony TV. Worked flawlessly for months until yesterday then seems to have corrected itself. Cause may not have been upgrading to 11.3, but who knows for sure.
  3. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
  4. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    My wife and I have identical Air 2s. Hers is running 11.2.6 and mine is running 10.3.3. Mine runs noticeably faster - although the UI improvements are a big plus. Once an app loads, though, you don't really notice a difference. She has probably made the smarter choice. ;)
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I haven’t had any issues with iOS 11 on either of my iPads (Air 2 and Mini 4, both of which have inferior chipsets to your iPP), but I did have issues with iOS 11 on my iPhone 6s which all seem to be rectified with iOS 11.3. I’d say go for it, the improved multitasking features are great on iPad and 11.3 finally appears to be a stable release.
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    While not a perfect comparison (A9 in 6s vs A9x in iPP 9.7), iAppleBytes is my go to source for solid comparisons between different iOS versions on both performance and battery life so I have a better idea on if I should update:

  7. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    I have been running iOS 11’s on my iPP 9.7 since beta 2. It is now on 11.3 final. Would not go back to earlier version for anything.
  8. clukas thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010

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