iPad 2 iOS 8.2 Reviews: Should You Install iOS 8.2?

Find out if you should install the iOS 8.2 iPad 2 update or stick with iOS 8.1.3 or the even older iOS 7 that some users are still running on the iPad 2.

We compiled an essential collection of iPad 2 iOS 8.2 reviews from regular user and a video of the iPad 2 iOS 8.2 performance in action so you can decide if you should install the update or wait for the iOS 8.3 update coming later this year.

Upgrading from an earlier version of iOS 8 is pretty easy, but users still on iOS 7 face a bigger decision when the iOS 8.2 update notification arrives on their iPad 2.

After iOS 8.1 delivered performance improvements users are looking into the iOS 8.2 update to see if it delivers the same boost or if it brings problems or bugs that degrade the speed of the iPad 2.

Read early iPad 2 iOS 8.2 reviews to see if you should install the update.
Read early iPad 2 iOS 8.2 reviews to see if you should install the update.

Right now it is still possible to downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3 so if you do run into problems you can backtrack to the older version of iOS. This trick won’t let you switch back to iOS 7, so if you make that jump you are stuck on iOS 8 forever.

Apple delivers a lot of fixes in iOS 8.2 as well as security updates and stability upgrades. There is a new Apple Watch app, but it is not available on the iPad. Read more on what’s new in iOS 8.2.

iOS 8.2 Installation

Occasionally upgrading older devices can cause problems where the user needs to perform a factory reset, but we did not see any reports like that and one user shares that his iOS 8.2 update installed easily on the iPad 2.

iOS 8.2 on iPad 2 Performance

It is important to remember that the overall performance and stability of an update will vary based on the apps and services you run and how you use the device. While the iPad 2 iOS 8.2 reviews are generally positive, your experience may vary depending on how you use the iPad 2.

iPad 2 iOS 8.2 Speed

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So far the overall iPad 2 iOS 8.2 speed reports are good with a reviews saying the iPad 2 is usable again and the iPad 2 iOS 8.2 video below shows a two-minute look at the speed of the iPad 2 running the latest update.

Watch this video to get a better idea how the iPad 2 handles this update.

Apps & Connectivity

Overall there are not widespread reports of iOS 8.2 problems on the iPad 2 or connectivity issues with WiFi, Cellular & Bluetooth. Although it would be great to see hundreds of people saying that everything works great, the lack of user reviews is actually promising. If there were problems with a major app or with WiFi many users would be on Facebook, Twitter, Apple Support Forums and Reddit complaining about what Apple did to their iPad 2.

The lack of complaints is a good sign that there are not widespread problems with the iPad 2 iOS 8.2 update.

iOS 8.2 Battery Life

After  just a day the only iOS 8.2 battery life problems an iPad owner would notice would be a fast draining battery from a big bug, but with no reports of this type of drain the odds are good that iPad 2 battery life remains the same. Stay tuned for further reports.

Bugs & Issues

Even though the iOS 8.2 update delivers a large number of bug fixes and stability improvements there are some users running into problems. After installing one user complains that using non-Apple apps results in a push notification error.

If you experience the problem above where you see a message that reads, “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications.” you need to go to Settings -> iTunes & App Store. Log Out and restart your iPad. Then go back to that page and log back in. According to Bram.us, this will solve your problem.

Should You Install iOS 8.2 on the iPad 2?

For users already on iOS 8, the iPad 2 iOS 8.2 update looks like a safe one to install, but if you prefer to get a bigger picture you may want to wait a week until more users install and test the update.

Who should upgrade to iOS 8.2 now?
Who should upgrade to iOS 8.2 now?

If you are still on iOS 7 this is a bigger decision and you should definitely wait until more users provide feedback about how the iPad 2 performs on iOS 8.2. There is no iOS 8.2 jailbreak at this time so jailbreakers need to stay away from this update.

It is possible to downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3 if you don’t like the overall iPad 2 performance. This option should be available for at least a week.

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3 Comments

  1. azlan

    03/11/2015 at 11:46 am

    I am still on iOS6, shoud I update to 8.2 or not? Since most apps dont support iOS 6 anymore..

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  2. Sandeep

    03/29/2015 at 8:30 am

    I updated my iPad 2 with 8.2. Now my iPad is continually restarting. Unable to use at all. I tried recovery and restore many times. But no use. Sometimes it’s able to display the welcome hello screen but crashes in few moments.

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  3. [email protected]

    04/04/2015 at 8:14 pm

    I for one have had ongoing WiFi connectivity problems with 8.2, but like a lot of other people i believe have not openly complained about it, but after reading your belief that all is fine I was prompted to tell you of my problems with iPad 2. Every time I try to use my iPad 2 since the OS upgrade I have to shut down and re-boot the system. It’S the only way to get WiFi working, but after that it only works for an hour or so and the I have to do it again. It’s a PIA and Apple needs to fix it and focus on spending some of the billions they have in the bank to test these updates before they release them rather than using their customers to do the beta testing for them for free.

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