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  • Norcim133 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem.  All apps slow.  Many crash.  Moved to barely usable category.

  • kenan51 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much for the tips, TradeMaster!  I've tried the suggestions of tunring of some of the icloud sync, and it seems to help somewhat.  But it is still not running as smooth as when I was using iOS4.  In addition, the language input method still has the problem of sitting there and thinking about what you have input for a long while before returning any characters for you to choose.  In any case, at this moment I will take that little performance improvement for now until Apple does something.  Like I said, my great experience of using iPad have just got reduced down to the point of where I am feeling like I am using some PC/Windows based devices.  I thought I switch over to Apple for a different expeirence but now...

  • Blue0rbit Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem with my iPad 1 too. Extremely slow after the update: typing takes ages now; safari keeps crashing (even when I was typing this); iBook is very slow with PDF taking ages to load; I can't even play with angry birds anymore.


    I'm becoming an angry bird myself now because this has already happened with my iPhone 3. Upgrading the software should improve the performance of our machines and not kill them so that we then buy the next release. If this is their marketing strategy it won't last very long and people will start soon realising that.


    I'm very disappointed. I like my apple products but I didn't expect this happening from apple...I hope they will take into account these comments and do something to fix this problem.


    I don't care about iCloud anymore. My iPad performance is far more important than its ability to synchronise apps and documents.


    Apple please listen to your devoted customers.



  • stephanfromwedemark Level 1 (0 points)

    Terrible Performance now after upgrading my Ipad1 to iOS5.

    Thats not acceptable to break the harware with an OS update without

    the ability to downgrade it again.

    For me it is close to unusable due to the low memory issue with the new IOS5

    Fix it or give the users the ability to downgrade to the last version.


    Thanks !

  • Frdnerk Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem,  very unhappy,  I have had my iPad 1 now since first release andir has been faultless and wonderful, and overnight it has turned into a dog.


    Very ****** off and want it fixed now.

  • conormcnicholas Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same problem but I seem to have improved things. Try this:


    1. Go to Settings and close down all iCloud services you can do without for the moment.


    2. Double-click the menu button and go through and close every application.


    3. Give the iPad a hard restart by holding the menu button and the power button down simultaneously for ten seconds until the iPad reboots.


    By doing this I've seem my newly-loaded applications return to their previous speed (though I fear I may have to do it regularly). iCould appears to be the biggest culprit which is a bit of a pain given that it's the core-offering if iOS5.


    And yes, I am actively thinking about getting an iPad2 as a result. More than ever the iPad experience needs that A5 chip. I feel a bit cheated about that, really.

  • maria gina Level 1 (0 points)

    I switched OFF iCloud backup and other services, still dead slow.

    I deleted my iCloud account, and its back to 95% of the previous speed.

  • Tripemonkey Level 1 (0 points)

    Regrettably, I must add my voice to this chorus. Since the iOS 5 update, my iPad 1 has to "think" for a while after opening nearly any app before I can do anything. I often have to open my mail app twice, because it crashes the first time. Some third party apps (e.g., my beloved NPR app) won't work at all.


    Yes I accepted the new terms of service.


    Yes this problem was occuring before I moved to the cloud.


    I won't say that my iPad is totally unusable, but it is totally frustrating, and its value to me is seriously (but hopefully temporarily?) degraded.



  • StevePye Level 1 (0 points)

    Echoing the same thing as everyone else here. Slowed down almost to the point of completely unusable. Can't type a full sentence without tremendous lag. Word lookups are terribly slow, typing is filled with mistakes, most apps crash on first launch, Safari is barely usable, and the whole reason I bought my iPad--to use OmniGroup apps--has been basically chucked out with garbage. I now have a $1000 paperweight. I would have expected better from Apple, but I have to say, this is by far the worst experience I've had with Apple in ten years. I use this thing every single day for business, and my productivity just went down the crapper with this. Very disappointed Apple. Please fix this. Please, I beg you.

  • wordsareuseless Level 1 (0 points)

    same here, acts just like my 10 year old IBM laptop that i threw out.

    typing is slow, browsing is slow, freezing, this is the most ridiculous and useless upgrade

    can i downgrade???

  • Metalerionth Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem with my ipad 1, slow slow i not be happy with IOS 5 this is a tactic to obligate us at buy an ipad2?

    apple please give me an answer about!

  • ayano Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having exact same problem with my iPad2 as well since iOS5 update. It is so slow to run and Safari keeps shutting down without any notice. If Apple is aware of this please fix this!

  • ayano Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, just thpught of letting you know i am not sure about getting a new ipad2 coz I have an ipad2 but having the exact problem as everyone else here..! It really is frustrating.

  • ChipTCM Level 1 (0 points)

    I have same problem - super slow after IOS 5 upgrade and apps frequently crash upon opening. Do I need to delete everything and rebuild one app at a time until I find the problem? Would love to downgrade to IOS 4.  Will try turning off most iCloud functions. Will that help?

  • StevePye Level 1 (0 points)

    As I mentioned, I'm definitely not happy with my iPad experience now, but how about we use this thread to get solutions, and for newcomers to report their actual experience? I don't think it will help our cause much to mud-sling Apple, or to suggest that they did this deliberately to make us buy an iPad 2... that would be a tactic that isn't in Apple's character, and it really doesn't help us move forward either.


    I think most people here are people who love their iPad 1, and don't regret making the decision to buy it, even though it was a brand new, and potentially risky product for us to buy. Hopefully our purchase numbers are enough to get Apple's attention to make this a priority to resolve for us. I fully intend to buy the iPad 3 when it comes out, but I need my iPad 1 to perform for two years before I do.


    It seems that disabling some or most iCloud features does add a small boost in speed. I also found that making sure that the voice feedback from autocorrect is turned off helps a little. I would guess that turning off autocorrect completely would offer some boost as well, but autocorrect fixes things for me more often than it causes hilarity in wrong word guesses.


    Does anyone else have any settings they've found that might help to pacify the problem until Apple can release an OS update with some fixes?

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