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Anyone with a Ipad 2 having this issue..

09-18-2015, 09:33 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,176
Anyone with a Ipad 2 having this issue..

I know its aging and maybe its time to replace but ever since I updated to ios 8 it runs slow and sluggish, is this just the ipad showing age or is there a way to fix this, will ios 9 make it worse?

I mean Screen freezes for a few seconds constantly.
09-19-2015, 08:37 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,026
It's maybe more due to the age of the device rather then the update had you asked me I would havebtold you not to even update to iOS 8 I'm not sure about the update to iOS 9 at this point what do you have to lose? I have not heard anything yet about how older devices are doing with iOS 9 I have an iPhone 4s but I decided not to update it cause my kids play on it and they would be heart broken if it quit working

09-19-2015, 10:41 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markku View Post
I know its aging and maybe its time to replace but ever since I updated to ios 8 it runs slow and sluggish, is this just the ipad showing age or is there a way to fix this, will ios 9 make it worse?

I mean Screen freezes for a few seconds constantly.
My Daughter has an ipad 2 that is still on ios 6. She hated he look of ios7 and I read lots of feedback similar to yours about ios 8 on older devices. Hers still runs brilliantly on ios 6 and other than not being able to play some of the newer games she's perfectly happy with it still.
I have a mini 1st gen and held off on ios 8 for the same reasons. I've not read much about ios9 on the ipad 2 but I guess if you are having a shit experience with ios 8 you may as well try ios9. It's a shame you can't roll back to the previous ios.

If you do take the leap I'd love if you could let me know how it goes. It doesn't show on my daughters device as an option, so I thought maybe ipad 2 wasn't supported. Good Luck.
09-19-2015, 11:34 AM
#4
time to upgrade. iPad 2 is fairly old and wont get any faster by upgrading iOS.
09-19-2015, 03:55 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 410
iOS 9 should run faster than iOS 8 on your iPad 2. Do the update only with your computer in iTunes and make two backups before that (one in iCloud and one in iTunes)- cause you never know. If you don't like iOS 9, you can always do a reroll to 8.4.1 - at least for the next few days. Maybe your pad runs even better after that. Generally keep at least 10% of free space on your iPad 2, no matter what you heard elsewhere. And do switch off and reboot at least once a week, it can work wonders with these 'old' tablets. Nevertheless a friend told me she has now problems playing Game Center MP games since the update to 9 with her iPad 2. Of course you can rather buy new apple stuff any other year, if you believe Tim Cook :-))

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Last edited by abstractgamefreak; 09-19-2015 at 04:02 PM.
09-20-2015, 10:04 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,661
Is anyone running iOS 9 on the iPad 2? If so how does it run?
09-25-2015, 03:32 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,176
well Updating might have made the ipad worse, is there anyway to reverse back to ios 6? that's when it ran best.