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1st gen iPad question

11-30-2013, 03:30 PM
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1st gen iPad question

I am giving away my first gen ipad to someone as part of their Christmas present. it seems to be running a little slow lately but hasnt been updated in quite some time.

So the question is: if I update/restore it to whatever the current supported ios version, does it handle it very well or is it quite slow?

Thanks for advice.
11-30-2013, 06:52 PM
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Minimally, restoring it would most likely make the performance better. The latest ios version is pretty aesthetically pleasing, but it feels a bit sluggish on my mothers iPad 1. Restoring at least is your best bet.

11-30-2013, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob007 View Post
The latest ios version is pretty aesthetically pleasing
You have to be joking... ios 7 is an abomination, it's like fisher price designed it.

Ughhh.

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
11-30-2013, 08:22 PM
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He means ios 5.1.1
11-30-2013, 08:24 PM
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He means ios 5.1.1
Ahh, my apologies then. Yes 5.1.1 is good!

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
12-01-2013, 12:15 AM
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Restore it, it will probably run better, plus if you are giving it away, you might as well delete everything.
12-01-2013, 09:48 AM
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you'll want to do a DFU mode restore so it completely wipes and resets the device. a restore through iTunes only does it on a superficial level.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/22840261#22840261

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12-01-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mene View Post
You have to be joking... ios 7 is an abomination, it's like fisher price designed it.

Ughhh.
I hate iOS 7. Absolutely hate it.
12-01-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Harry Hannahan View Post
I hate iOS 7. Absolutely hate it.
It's not that bad. My biggest complaint is the rotation bug I get every so often and the screwy wallpaper dimensions.
12-02-2013, 12:01 AM
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Thanks guys, restored it today.