iPad Who has iOS 8?

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  1. JoeRito macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody get iOS 8 yet? Nothing out there yet at 10:45am Est. Comments on the download process?
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Apple will release IOS 8 on to the servers around 1pm est

    if you do a OTA (over the air) everything stays put ... what you're doing via OTA is installing the OS on top of 7 without wipe.. Backup either way you choose to install
     
  3. JoeRito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So when you use Software Update this cleans up the old OS files? Any reason to choose OTA other than early adoption? Thank you for responding.
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Only true way to "clean-up" is to do clean install = wipe 7 then install 8 but you "lose" the passwords to wifi / vpn etc re setup mail etc re organize the apps that you had installed etc ..

    Me = I'm doing OTA, my 5 originally came with 6 did iTunes install to 7 and now I'll do an OTA to 8 without wipe .. Just make sure Backup the phone just incase something goes bonkers with the install ... Better safe than sorry ...


    I do the same way with my Mac with each OS upgrade -- Backup / upgrade the OS - no wipe .. Lion / Mountain Lion / Mavericks / Yosemite ( Beta Tester) but 10.10 is on different drive but once 10.10 hits Public = Download onto my main drive as upgrade then restore to my external via Disk utility ...
     
  5. Sveke macrumors newbie

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    I did ota and everything on my air is perfectly fine. Runs great. Took about an hour and a half though.
     
  6. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    The whole family updated at around 5pm tonight. Fairly quick and painless. Two ipad 2s, an iPad 4 and my Air. So far so good but Safari has a weird issue with scrolling making the favorites bar stay on top of the screen.

    No problems or issues wit the upgrade or upgrade proces for any of us.
     
  7. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    I'm running it on an Air. Not a clean install but smooth as butter.
     
  8. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    Running on my iPad air. Animations are a bit choppy. Especially when closing apps.
     
  9. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I installed it on my iPad Mini. I do notice that the scrolling is noticeably choppier than iOS 7. At first I thought it was just Google+, but I tried it on other apps like Facebook and Pulse and they all seem choppier than before.

    The one feature I looked forward to was third party keyboards. I installed SwiftKey and was bitterly disappointed. The iOS version was pale in comparison to the Android version that I have been using for over a year now. It missed many features that I have been accustomed to. Perhaps, later versions will have those missing features that I actually want. Without these features, I went back to the default iOS keyboard.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'm doing some tests but I find it's a smooth experience so far, except for the favorites safari menu which features some lag maybe due the new transparency effect...
     
  12. ECUSnare macrumors regular

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    I have it on my rMini. Seems to run very well for me, the only issue I saw was slower loading speeds in Safari but that was due to network congestion on my end (I don't have that great of wifi and I was downloading iOS 8 for my phone).
     
  13. Badrottie Suspended

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    I installed iOS 8 last night on my iPhone 5S and iPad Air. They seems to run smoothly I am not sure if I can notice anything choppy. It took 2 hours to download via iTunes. :apple:
     
  14. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    A day later, I found my iPad Mini to be a lot smoother than right after I installed iOS 8. Most of the choppiness as gone, but a little still remain. I cannot remember how it compares to iOS 7 now. Hard to compare it with something you saw over a day ago.
     
  15. JoeRito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did as well. Even with a dash connection at work it took 1:45!
     
  16. DaCurmudgen macrumors regular

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    Upgraded my iPad3 to iOS 8 and no issues

    Install took a while, but so did iOS 7. iPad is running smoothly and haven't seen any showstoppers.
     
  17. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Indian iPad Air models reboot with blue screen of death on iOS 8. So I rolled back to 7.1.2
     
  18. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    iPad air almost useless since iOS 8. Wifi works about 10% of the time if
    I'm lucky. Tried a few of the recommended fixes but nothing works.

    Every device in the house works perfectly with the router so it's back
    to the Apple Store and they can fix it or replace it with one that works.

    I'm not prepared to fart about any more to try and get something that
    worked flawlessly before iOS 8 to work again. An iPad without wifi is
    a brick!
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Have been using iOS 8 on my iPad Air with no big problems. Safari has crashed a few times but that is it.
     
  20. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    I get the Safari crashes as well during the brief spells that wifi works! Good
    fun this iOS upgrade, NOT.
     
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    I haven't had problems with wifi.
     
  22. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure it will get sorted out eventually. In the meantime my trusty Amazon Kindle Fire HD is still working perfectly as usual.

    Did I just hear Apply has just pulled an 8.0.1 release. Jonny may not be the
    best software guy for the job!
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Haven't updates my iPad Mini 1st gen yet.. should I do it?
     
  24. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    That's your call and i've read that Apple stopped signing 7.1.2 so there's NO turning back if you don't like it. I have an iPad 2 and Air that are staying on 7 because I don't like the changes made to Safari. It now behaves like Android web browsers in iOS 8.
     
  25. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    Don't do it, wait a while otherwise you may end up in the crap like me!
     

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