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pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

Looking for feedback on any speed or functional issues when using an iPad 2 after upgrading to iOS 7

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    My iPad 2 is a 32 GB model with 5.2 GB of free memory

  • Steveo0705 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPad 2 16 Gb wifi model and it is quite a bit of lag. Although I think this could just be an iOS7 issue because I have read reports of lag even on iPad 4's. I would not recommend updating to iOS7 on iPad at all though. It was not optimized well for the iPad. I'm about to downgrade mine back to 6.1.3.

  • yholman Level 1 (0 points)

    I shut down my iPad 2 and restarted. The lag time was corrected.

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,545 points)

    My iPad 2 (64GB) is running nicely for the last 7 hours.

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    That's promising

  • SergZak Level 5 (6,725 points)

    Diavonex wrote:


    My iPad 2 (64GB) is running nicely for the last 7 hours.

    Did you do anything such as a device reset or power-cycling the device at all or did it just come out that way with no extra steps involved? Just curious and thanks for any info.

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    Thanks for the feedback. These machine are just old enough to make me hesitant to upgrade the OS. I have no idea how much RAM is in this model compared to the newer ones and haven't seen any articles about whether iOS 7 "likes" more RAM than iOS 6.

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,545 points)

    A few things to do before update:


    1. Backup iPad


    2. Charge battery


    3. Close all apps in Task Bar


    4. Set Auto-Lock to "Never"


    5. Have iTune (computer) on standby in case you go into Recovery Mode


    6. A good/fast internet connection

  • jcmel Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is impossible to use. I have an iPad 2 I updated 2 days ago and I am miserable. I cannot type I sit and wait for the passcode to accept for at least a minute. Forget FB or any search functions. I can basically use it to read and that's it. Avoid upgrading for a while!

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    For all of you that are having problems, there may be some help in an iPhone 4 thread called "Does iOS 7 Slow Down An iPhone 4?


    Summary info from that thread (go there for more details):


    Try rebooting the iPad. Also, in another similar thread on the iPhone 4, people are having success by going to Settings and resetting them. See the thread:


    Some people have had success by: "Go to Settings>iCloud>documents and data       and turn it OFF.  If its off already set it to ON then set it back to OFF."   That was in the iPhone 4 thread also.


    Give those a try and report back.

  • jcmel Level 1 (0 points)

    This perfectly fixed the issue on the iPad. In fact I did this to the iphone 4 too

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    I upgraded my iPad 2 a few weeks ago to iOS 7. I'm at 7.0.4 and the iPAd is running fine. I have no issues.

  • vespa5 Level 1 (30 points)

    There are people in this forum who are expressing their problems with iOS 7 on an iPad Air, what more with an older iPad model? There are updates around the corner. At least that's what I was told over the weekend at my local Apple Store

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)

    And I didn't have to turn iCloud documents and data off. I only have 5 apps though that store documents on iCloud. I didn't change the Accessibility settings Increase Contrast and Reduce Morion to ON either. It's a 32 GB iPad 2 with about 3 GB of free storage (about 25 GB used).

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