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Anybody braved ios 7 update on ipad 2

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  • XMath650 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:31 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    Thanks, now it's tempting!

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,080 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to sdudden)

    sdudden wrote:


    Don't do it.  Keyboard is horribly slow and basically unuseable.

    Wish I could go back.

    Complete baloney. There are several threads suggesting a fix by resetting settings in the General panel. Almost all have reported success. I myself did not experience any slowness or sluggishness with my update.

  • RayOfSunshine001 Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to XMath650)

    Have you tried asking the 'Geniuses' at an Apple Store what other OS upgrade options are available to you?

  • XMath650 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to RayOfSunshine001)

    According to Apple, there is only one option: iOS 7. It's it works good, then great, I'll update, because some news apps that I like now require iOS 6 or later. If I could install iOS 5, I'd do it, because more apps on the App Store require iOS 5.

  • fzotto01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    I have decided to wait a little bit longer, as the majority of the posts are still negative.  However I'm happy to see a small increase in some positive feedback.

  • appleuser1322 Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    To answer your question, yes, many millions most likely have downloaded or are trying to download ios 7. In 2.5 hours your post has gotten 1,944 views and that says something.


    In the past 23.5 hours, there have been approx 1,593 posts, most dealing with ios 7 issues. Why doesn't everyone wait until some fixes are addressed by Apple?


    If your ipad is working and you can hold off the updating process at least it won't be taking two days to download,

    basically making it unuseable to you during that time. (There are threads here reporting this.)


    It's sort of like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory thing going on here (sort of.) 

  • pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (5,420 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    Did mine last night.  No issues.

  • seanjohn21276 Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    I put iOS 7 on my iPad 2 and now the screen is very jittery.  It was working fine before

  • Sexyslm99 Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    I did on launch day, and the iPad 2 is extremely slow. It is quite frustrating. I assume this will be fixed at a later time.

  • krisna_m Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    Just upgraded last night on my iPad 2. It took an hour or so. First impression: It's not as smooth as the 6.1.3. Few bugs I've encountered are:

    1. Lock screen; every time I lock it, the screen seems to stay lit for a couple of milliseconds before it's finally turned off.

    2. Edit photos; we can align/straighten the photos now (or has it always been there?) but aligning it took a while to register my two thumbs rotating the photo. Sometimes it won't even budge.

    3. Newsstand; whenever I try to pinch the screen (four fingers) to exit the app, it's still stuck inside it. I had to push the home button to get out.

    4. Exiting an app; there seems to a quite noticeable lag getting out of an app. Not much, but not as quick as 6.1.3

    I don't do a lot of typing on it so I didn't experienced any lag. I also don't listen to music on the iPad, for storage reasons, but the iTunes Radio is a nice addition. And browsing feels quicker now.

    Every thing else is okay, so no regrets upgrading.

  • Djkljj Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    Yes, and I am having trouble with my screen orienting when I turn it. It's stuck in portrait mode and I can't get it to change to landscape.  Any ideas?

  • JeffreyLeePierce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 12:01 AM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    Hello All

    We've got 2 IPads. We upgraded one of them yesterday and since then we've found that both of them are unable to hold their connection to the router, as is my iPhone, when we tested that. So we're wary of upgrading the other iPad!

    (I might try the phone though ...)

    Of course, once we switch the upgraded one off, everything is fine on the other (and the phone)

    I've not tested if it takes out anything else  on the wifi (sonos) yet, nor if it impacts direct wired connections, like our freesat box - I'll check that later.

    I assume apple will tell me to upgrade the other one, but I wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience with this before I go down that route.


    Much appreciated!

  • sue2459 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 12:11 AM (in response to JeffreyLeePierce)

    First upgraded my iPhone which was easy and painless.  Checked most apps etc out and, as it all seemed fine, did iPad 2 as well. So wish I hadn't. Hate the way it looks on iPad but, worse than that, it's so buggy. Would recommend that anyone who hasn't taken the plunge waits until Apple resolves the issues.

  • Jamesgrandma Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 1:28 AM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    If it's not too late don't install IOS7!   My iPad is now slower and so difficult to read.   Most changes seem to be for the sake of not for useful purpose.    White on pale grey is not a visually easy look and makes iPad useless in sunshine unless you have perfect eyes.   On emails Delete is now called Trash and out of 3options has been moved from left to right so I keep hitting Mark instead of delete.  Small things I know but I'm telling you this to highlight what stupid and unnecessary changes they have made.   All photos are now in date order so only a few per screen so finding a particular picture is so much harder -I'm no genius so never remember the date I took a photo in order to find it.   Thankfully I never synced my iPad and phone so phone is still IOS 6.   So I can continue to use phone old format.   Will restrict iPad to games and hope someone buys me a non apple pad for Xmas!   As I type now screen light grey keyboard slightly darker grey and keyboard letters finer than a hair -everything so wishy washy.   When looking for something on Safari now just a small space at top of screen to type in instead of the big box in middle of screen.   Like anything new I could get used to it but it's just not user friendly or visually helpful.   Again if it's not  too late don't install. 

  • Jamesgrandma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 1:38 AM (in response to Lisaliverpool)

    Further to my previous post I believe there is a way to reload OIS6 and take off IOS7 but haven't found out how yet.  If anyone knows please tell me!   Tried to ask Apple but they wanted £25 for me to speak to them. 

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