Will mini 2s function with Tuesday's iOS update?

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if I should even try updating my younger grandkids' mini 2s. What do you think?
     
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  3. Flopstar macrumors member

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    I've used 11 Beta on the mini 2 and it's very slow, but only marginally more than the already sluggish 10. The 2 really hasn't been snappy since iOS 8. Whatever firmware you're on, don't update to the next major firmware.
     
  4. TwitchyPuppy macrumors member

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    I've been running it on my Mini 2 since Dev Beta 1 and it's nothing short of fantastic! :D
     
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, iOS 10 struggles so I would never even contemplate 11.
    Hell I'd like to go backwards to 9 and gain some fluidity back.
     
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    I'd go back so 7 if I had the chance :p
     
  7. ejin222 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone updated their Mini 2 on ios 11? curious to see if it runs much slower or not... thanks
     
  8. TwitchyPuppy macrumors member

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    It’s very sharp and stable
     
  9. NorthSeaBeach macrumors 6502

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    Not my experience. Both Mini 2's in my household work fine and snappy on 10.3.3. I'll leave them there untill I have more reviews of iOS 11. Probably untill september 18.
     
  10. EdwardC macrumors regular

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    I am running 11 on my Mini 2, its a little better than 10 not choppy or laggy it just seems that web pages load pretty slow on it as well as any other app I bring up. I guess for me it's better than 10 but this is definitely not the Mini 2 I had when it was running 7. Now 11 on my Air 2 is great!
     
  11. HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying 11 is faster then 10 in loading webpages? How is YouTube run on 11 compare to 10?
     
  12. ejin222 macrumors regular

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    did anyone else's mini just get decimated by ios 11? at first, mine was running smoother than iOS 10. but, and it's purely speculation, as the apps began to update to iOS 11, my mini 2 got slower and slower and lags considerably now.
     
  13. HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    How general web browsing and YouTubing!?
     
  14. penguintri macrumors member

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    I've been refusing to update my mini 2 for years and am still on iOS 8 and it runs pretty much as smoothly as my iPhone 7 but the new features on iOS 11 are tempting me to update it. Are the new features worth the loss in performance in peoples opinion?
     
  15. pika2000, Sep 26, 2017
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    pika2000 macrumors 601

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    I’ve updated my mini 2 to iOS 11.

    What I like: the new keyboard with the flick thing.

    What I dislike, a lot: convoluted way to slide over an app. The old way only invoke the last app being put in slide over.

    Overall performance is okay. Invoking the new task switcher / control center feels a bit janky since I enabled reduced motion.

    Overall iOS 11 feels fine, but the redesigned slide over really ruins my productivity. I can no longer do quick tasks like the old slide over since now I have to prepare the apps that I would use on the dock first, which is ridiculous. Speed wise, I don’t feel much different than iOS 10.

    If it will only be used for kids apps, I don’t see the point in updating it from even the OS it comes with, other than if the apps require the new OS.
     

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