In the process of updating my devices to work seamlessly with Yosemite on my new iMac, iPhone 5S upgrade to iOS 8 went perfectly. I love the way my iMac and phone share notifications and I even take calls thru the iMac if that's convenient at the time.
iOS 8 on the other hand pooched my iPad2. Screwed it hard. Removed the life out of it. Made it a pain to use. Safari is nearly impossible without endless efforts to (unsuccessfully) load many of the sites that I use. Now it struggles just to open the Settings app.
Previously it was snappy and stable on iOS7. And Apple has now made it impossible to restore with 7. Apple stopped the possibility of reverting to iOS7 in September, although the software download can be found, iTunes restore will stop and state there is no "signing" to allow the install and instead installs iOS8. I poured through tons of articles and discussions and there seems to be hundreds of posts where iPhone4 and iPad2 are bricked or left in a zombie state (like my iPad).
I've wiped it and reset to factory setting, fresh install of iOS8, turned of almost all preferences that might slow it down .... situation is the same.
Suggestions? My (once) perfectly great iPad is now almost useless. <pissed>
I've read too many posts with people going to the genius bar to be told that you can't revert to 7. Apple support discussion thread always say that conclusion is Apple's answer. Yet iTunes still allows iPhone4 and iPad2 to be updated to 8, and that seems to be the kiss of death.
I have not found one tidbit of info online that iOS8 and iPad2 is a good mix ... except for Apple giving software update alerts to do it.
If Apple would allow a 7 restore there would be no problem, but they yanked that possibility. Why? I guess so I'll buy a new iPad. <bleh>
I've had the same complaints from my brother, and any of my customers that have the iPad 2 and updated to 8. My 4s iPhone is definitely a bit clunkier. Oddly I don't notice it near as much it in third party apps. It happens with the Apple apps like Safari, Settings is slower to respond, and in general any maneuvering around the iOS is slower. It doesn't make it unusable but my brother has to Force Quit Safari or reboot the iPad to speed Safari back up on a regular basis.
.... and now the WiFi connection sucks even when it's 10' from the modem. Before I had full bars at any location in my house.
I used my iPad a lot to stream music to my home audio system. Now it's unusable because of constant dropouts. I used to be able to watch my stock charts in real time. Now it won't even load them. I used to be able to use the TWC app to watch news & stuff on it, now it stutters and won't load.
I can't even receive or send mail reliably with it now because mail "sometimes" loads.
Photos in my library won't even load in high res, they're half baked.
... and everything is painfully slow as it hangs on the most simple tasks. Typing is a joy when the letters appear 5 -10 seconds after I hit the keys.
And to top it all off, iOS8 made many of the apps uglier and the system font lighter, bitmapped and harder to read. iOS8 looks great on my phone but horrible on iPad2.
Yosemite looks so incredible on my new iMac 5K and is unbelievably fast at every task. It sure seems Apple made the choice to abandon support for older hardware or even try to make it work.
I did a complete reset and fresh install twice.Like I've said, it worked perfectly in iOS7. I don't think it's user error except for the fact I trusted the system update alert and went ahead and did it without reading up on it for that particular device.
One more oddity I forgot to mention. On both installs at boot up the screen brightness is so low it's hard to read the welcome startup instructions. As soon as the home screen comes up I can adjust the brightness to where it should be.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
You do mean 4s don't you? I recall that it was stated that even though the 4s could be upgraded to iOS8, it was not advisable due to the "slow" processor. My 4 cannot upgrade to iOS8, and iTunes doesn't offer it.
Edit: The iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s have the same processor - A5.
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