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Should I upgrade to iOS 5?

12-20-2011, 09:43 PM
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Should I upgrade to iOS 5?

I'm wondering whether or not I should upgrade to iOS 5. First off I'm wondering since I'm on iOS 4.2.1 on a 4th gen iTouch. Been constantly getting games that aren't 'compatible' even though they really are, but the devs want to make it not download for 2nd gens. One reason I'm hesitant to upgrade is pulled apps. Do some pulled apps work on iOS 5? Curious about Madden '11, NBA Elite '11, and the original Flip Riders. Are there any top-notch games that don't work on iOS 5? Also I'm wondering because of the time. I've heard it can take forever to download the OS and then send your apps over (WITH backup). Does it? And is it worth it afterwards?

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12-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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I enjoy using my iTouch 4 less since I upgraded to iOS 5. Everything is just slower. Typing here on TA lags. App store pages take longer to load.

12-20-2011, 10:15 PM
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I'm going to jump in on this query myself, as I have an iPod Touch 4 with 4.3.5 and have held off getting iOS 5 so far for the same reasons. I get that iCloud is swell if you want to access apps away from home, and the ability to maintain game saves in the cloud sounds good, but the negatives (games that aren't being updated to iOS 5 and may not work with it, device lag, eternal update download, etc.) sound very unappealing. Does iOS 5 offer anything that makes it a must-do for iTouch 4 users, other than a cloud feature I will largely have little use for?
12-20-2011, 10:29 PM
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Also I personally don't care (at all!) about iCloud. Doesn't interest me at all. A couple of features like deleting music on the device do interest me a bit, but not a huge amount. I want to update the iOS more so I can play more games (like for example the new game Crazy Hedgy) that require iOS 4.3 and above. Also if anyone knows of safe, legit downloads of 4.3 please post 'em. I'd almost prefer that to 5. But I don't think there is a way, sadly. Also: how long would updating to 5 take? And 4.3 (if it's possible)?

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12-20-2011, 11:04 PM
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Also I personally don't care (at all!) about iCloud. Doesn't interest me at all. A couple of features like deleting music on the device do interest me a bit, but not a huge amount. I want to update the iOS more so I can play more games (like for example the new game Crazy Hedgy) that require iOS 4.3 and above. Also if anyone knows of safe, legit downloads of 4.3 please post 'em. I'd almost prefer that to 5. But I don't think there is a way, sadly. Also: how long would updating to 5 take? And 4.3 (if it's possible)?
Okay, we'll I have an iPod Touch 3rd Gen (32 gb), so I don't know if my answer really matters to you.

Well, to actually download iOS 5, it took me about 25-30 minutes. The actual backup of the apps told a long time. That took me about 2 hours ( I have about 120 games/apps on my iDevice).

So far, iOS 5 is amazing. Surfing the web, downloing apps and overall performance is 10 times faster (Don't know what the other guy is saying). So overall, I say go for it!

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12-20-2011, 11:11 PM
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iOS 5 has just made by my iPhone 4 and iPad 1 better at everything.
12-20-2011, 11:21 PM
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Okay, we'll I have an iPod Touch 3rd Gen (32 gb), so I don't know if my answer really matters to you.

Well, to actually download iOS 5, it took me about 25-30 minutes. The actual backup of the apps told a long time. That took me about 2 hours ( I have about 120 games/apps on my iDevice).

So far, iOS 5 is amazing. Surfing the web, downloing apps and overall performance is 10 times faster (Don't know what the other guy is saying). So overall, I say go for it!
Out of curiosity----how full was your device? Was it all the way full? I have the same size device as you, but mines practically full to the brim (with like a gig to spare). Think I might update tonight. Anything I should know before then? And all your input really does help, but...are there any other 4th gen itouch/iphone that also had positive experience? [Also I don't own any of the new unreal engine games except for IB (the first one], so those glitches wouldn't throw me too much...

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12-21-2011, 12:14 AM
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Out of curiosity----how full was your device? Was it all the way full? I have the same size device as you, but mines practically full to the brim (with like a gig to spare). Think I might update tonight. Anything I should know before then? And all your input really does help, but...are there any other 4th gen itouch/iphone that also had positive experience? [Also I don't own any of the new unreal engine games except for IB (the first one], so those glitches wouldn't throw me too much...
I have about 14 gb left on my iPod

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12-21-2011, 02:42 AM
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The first few days after upgrading to iOS5..my 4th gen ipod touch felt fast. As time went by, it started feeling slower and slower. Games chug more and more now. Games also seem to crash more and more (I get a lot more low memory logs now). I get constant pausing when using the ipod and when switching apps and stuff. Typing in forums is slow. I wish I didn't upgrade..but can't down grade. I'm thinking stuff like notifications and stuff takes more memory..and ipod touch has 256 mb (vs. iphone's 512mb) really slows it down.

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12-21-2011, 06:28 AM
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iOS 5 is awesome, but with the recent iOS 5.0.1 my iPod has gone really slow and laggy. It doesn't respond to pressing home button in a long time, I can only open the screen from lock button, no home button, safari crashes and more. I'd just wait on the next update that fixes these issues and a lot more.

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