iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Reviews

The iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews are in from regular users who own the oldest tablet with support for iOS 8 and it remains a mixed bag. We’ll show you the most important iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews with a focus on performance, battery life and speed and help you decide if it is worth updating and how it compares to iOS 7.1.2.

Over the last three months iPad 2 owners faced a touch choice in regards to upgrading to iOS 8 and the various updates including iOS 8.1 and now iOS 8.1.2.

After three months Apple is still trying to convince some iPad 2 users to upgrade to iOS 8 and the iOS 8.1.2 update is the latest collection of bug fixes available to the iPhone and iPad.

We'll help you decide if you should install iOS 8.1.2 on the iPad 2.
We’ll help you decide if you should install iOS 8.1.2 on the iPad 2.

The iOS 8.1.2 update fixes missing ringtones, but it also fixes other bugs and problems that could help some iPad 2 owners enjoy relief from bugs or issues.

Here is a closer look at iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 performance from users who live with the iPad 2.

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Review

Using iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews from users on Twitter, Apple Support Forums and Reddit, we help you decide if you should install iOS 8.1.2 on the iPad 2.

Apple is already working on the iOS 8.2 update that will bring other fixes to the Apple devices, but this is not coming until 2015, and it includes a big focus on the Apple Watch.

While Apple still lets users downgrade from iOS 8.1.2 to iOS 8.1.1, there is no way to downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 or iOS 7 at this time, so you will need to stay with iOS 8.1.1 or iOS 8.1.2 until Apple releases another update. The iOS 8.1.1 downgrade will disappear soon.

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Installation

We could not find any reports of iOS 8.1.2 installation problems on the iPad 2, which is something we looked for after several reports that users ran into problems on the iPhone 4s with this update. You should still make sure you are backed up before the update, but overall you should be safe.

Overall iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews are positive.
Overall iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews are positive.

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Performance & Speed

Most of the iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews from users are positive with users reporting good overall performance after the update and some even saying it is as good as iOS 7.

On Reddit many users say this is a solid update. User whatthehelpp writes,

“Absolutely go for it. I’m coming from 8.1.0 and the latest OS is just as fast as iOS 7. You can even jailbreak it.”

User GetCapeFLy writes,

“Confirmed. My iPad2 runs as smooth as IOS7 now!”

Another user jlianz writes,

“I recently had to completely wipe and reinstall my ipad 2 (64GB wifi) with 8.1 and that process made it as fast as it ever was. 8.1.2 is fine. No lags.”

It’s worth noting that not everyone is on board with this. User jonny says that it is, “still slower than 7.”

Here are several iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 reviews from Twitter users that you need to read if you are concerned about performance and speed.

On the Apple Support Forums there are not a lot of talk about this update, but that is a good thing. Normally people do not go to the support forums to praise a new update, only to complain. One posting asks if it is worth upgrading the iPad 2 to iOS 8.1.2.

User Diavonex says that there was no problem with the update, but in regard to performance writes, “Don’t feel any significant improvement.”

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Battery Life

Without widespread reports of battery life problems it looks like this is a safe update for your iPad 2 battery life. On the same Reddit thread optnox reports,

“No battery issues here. In fact my ipad 2 runs longer on iOS 8 than with iOS 7.”

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 WiFi & Bluetooth

If you are on iOS 8, the iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 update is solid.
If you are on iOS 8, the iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 update is solid.

Once again there are not many reports of problems with WiFi after installing iSO 8.1.2 on the iPad 2. On Reddit one user reports that 3G is working fine and none of the user reviews mention WiFi or Bluetooth problems.

iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 Problems

While it is possible that there are some outstanding iPad 2 iOS 8.1.2 problems, this has all the makings of a solid update. You can check out the general iOS 8.1.2 problems roundup to see common complaints and potential solutions.

Should You Install iOS 8.1.2 on the iPad 2?

For users who area already on iOS 8, this is a solid upgrade that you can install today without worrying about performance or major problems.

Upgrading from iOS 5 is a bigger decision.
Upgrading from iOS 5 is a bigger decision.

If you are still on iOS 7, or even on earlier versions like iOS 5 and iOS 6, you need to consider this more. It looks like performance is finally at iOS 7 levels again, but there is no going back to the older operating system, so think before you update, and you may want to wait for the iOS 8.2 release.

9 Comments

  1. Robert (@Rhodse)

    12/17/2014 at 1:50 am

    Just installed 8.1.2 last night on old iPad 2. My iPad now is running so slow! The Internet pages are taking minutes to open if they complete at all. I’m waiting as long if not longer than dialup! FB app is also taking minutes to scroll down from page to page.

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    • James

      12/17/2014 at 7:27 am

      Thanks for the feed back on the newest update. My iPad 2 is still running on iOS 6.1 and I’m fairly content with it. The new Facebook app just keeps getting bulkier and bulkier with each update and does take a while to load. Google Chrome definitely takes a performance hit after having more than 6 tabs open. Newer apps in the app store are more dependent on newest devices and their processing power with larger RAM, so seeing a sluggish performance on this device with its outdated hardware is bound to happen.

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  2. Annie

    12/18/2014 at 5:21 pm

    I loved my iPad 2 BEFORE I unfortunately updated to iOS 8 then did the subsequent updates with 8.1.2 just a little while ago. Hate 8.0 and still HATE 8.1.2. My iPad continues to run slow, pages take forever to load, email opens slowly and have to wait forever for individual email to load. Very frustrating, used to love my iPad now I hate it.

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  3. Roger

    12/21/2014 at 11:42 am

    Followed the whole update process. Took me 4 hours! Then after the automatic reboot, no 8.1.2 but still 7.1.1 on my ipad 2! What the @&€!)()!

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  4. Xpidla

    12/22/2014 at 1:53 am

    lies, do not update to ios8.1.2 and remains on ios 7 and below, if you do not have a home paperweight. Clean installation looks good and everything works when you use a couple of days ipad, upload aplikacve, music, movies, just start when it normally uses, totally freezes and stops working. Processor and RAM goes full speed and the battery is discharged about 700 mA. Do not believe what is written here ..

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  5. Thomas Greco

    12/28/2014 at 12:28 pm

    My ipad 2 is still crap after clean wipes and 8.1.2!! Constant crashes slow wifi ect!! Junk!!

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  6. Jim

    01/04/2015 at 1:16 pm

    Absolutely regretted upgrading to iOS 8, everything is running super slow and laggy, wifi speed is crap, battery life shortened. DO NOT UPGRADE (don’t think you can call this an upgrade because it doesn’t feels like one)

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  7. Tracey

    01/07/2015 at 11:18 am

    When I updated to iOS 8 my iPad 2 all of a sudden would not charge at all!! Then the home key would not work! Online said load the next update for fix! Wtf! It won’t charge how is it possible?!? Needless to say I resq has it now for 89$ in repairs! This happened literally the same day! It was perfect prior! Don’t ruin your iPad 2! I regret it! No way am I putting iron my phone or my mini!

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  8. Mbrogz3000

    03/21/2015 at 8:11 am

    Thanks for the reviews on both the iphone4s and ipad2 ios8.2. I finally upgraded both to ios8.2, and performance impacts are mostly transparent. Most importantly, there isn’t any sluggishness or lag when flipping between apps or when using the keyboard. speed is however impacted when you update apps and try to use the device at the same time. Overall, both devices are still performing as I would expect for their age, and most of the little syncing features with OS X Yosemite are present.

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