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Mamie Sat 20-Sep-14 06:47:43

How are people getting on with this? So far, I have failed to find any advantages and am deeply irritated by the extra clicks associated with bookmarks and the fact that the back arrow at the top of a page also needs an extra click.
What do other ipad users think?

NfkDumpling Sat 20-Sep-14 07:02:30


Haven't been offered it yet and shall avoid it as long as possible!

Nelliemoser Sat 20-Sep-14 07:04:57

What on earth is it?

Brendawymms Sat 20-Sep-14 07:28:22

IOS8 is the lates operating system from APPLE. I like the vioce memos but the new predictive text is driving me to drink!
My icons on my iPad have all gone strange but are ok on my iPad mini. The wi fi also keeps dropping out on the iPad.

Mamie Sat 20-Sep-14 07:28:48

Latest upgrade to operating system for ipad. It took three hours to load on our pathetic broadband.

Mamie Sat 20-Sep-14 07:31:28

Crossed post Brenda. grin
Do you find the extra click bookmarks and disappearing back arrow annoying?

Brendawymms Sat 20-Sep-14 07:52:42

Yes but like other IOS upgrades you get used to using what you like and cope with the rest.
The vioce messaging is keeping my grandchildren amused grin

My IPAD took overnight to upgrade. My mini did it quite quickly and my phone took three hours.

Icyalittle Mon 22-Sep-14 00:39:42

Mine downloaded and installed fairly quickly, but it is a nightmare on my iPad 2. Horribly slow, lagging behind when I type, or open an app, and kind of juddery. It also keeps crashing, just shutting down what I am doing. I really wish I hadn't upgraded this time. I can't find out how to uninstall iOs8 and reinstall my previous version without losing loads of stuff, or I would. Really, really annoyed at the moment.

Mamie Mon 22-Sep-14 05:42:40

Have just googled and seen that there are problems with ios8 and ipad2. Mine is also slow and juddery, some things like the RightMove app keep crashing and in the Guardian app when I swipe forward it keeps going backwards. Not good.

Icyalittle Tue 23-Sep-14 08:14:25

I filled in the Apple feedback and found iOS8 wasn't even listed in the pull down of operating systems! And I've just been on an Apple forum seeking help - grrr! I got a smug "mine's working perfectly" reply, along with "that's what you get for early adopting". Why do people bother going on a help forum if they haven't got the problem, and nothing to help??? Wouldn't happen on GN.

penguinpaperback Tue 23-Sep-14 09:17:50

I had no problems but DD has.

Brendawymms Tue 23-Sep-14 10:21:58

My wi fi keeps dropping out since upgrading to iOS 8. I have to turn it off and on again in settings. It's really p***ing me off.
The printer is also reluctant to work with it and my audible app had to wait a "bug" fix before it would work again.
Expect there will soon be a software upgrade to fix it all. That's what usually happens.
The IPAD forum also annoys me. I wear an ID card and also hold my iPad to my chest thus wiping the magnetic strip. When I sort help locating a cover to protect the ID card was told by the forum to hold the iPad differently away from the card. If I could I would!

Mamie Tue 23-Sep-14 10:42:36

I am also really annoyed that when you add a message (like this) on a forum, the default is for the keyboard to cover what you are typing. I know you can move it up, but even so.

Galen Tue 23-Sep-14 11:04:06

What are the voice memos? I haven't come across them yet

Ceesnan Tue 23-Sep-14 16:47:15

If you look to the left of the spacebar you'll see a little microphone. To make a voice memo just tap the microphone, speak, and then press done when you've finished . It will miraculously appear smile

SueD Tue 23-Sep-14 18:07:59

Time lapse videos are there now - quite good fun if you have the time! Have had problems with wifi and incomplete opening of apps on iPad mini. Was quite nervous right about loading it but hit the bullet. I' sure it won't be too long before Apple fix all the bugs.

Brendawymms Tue 23-Sep-14 18:14:40

In messages there is a microphone at the bottom right press that and speak and a vioce message is made. It appears in the message column as a sound wiggle, if you understand what I mean. Once the vioce message is received it self destructs unless you press keep.

Brendawymms Tue 23-Sep-14 21:02:53

Have found quite a bit on Google and Twitter about wifi problems and trouble with Apps suffered by those who have upgraded to IOS8. Hopefully Apple will get it sorted soon.

Anya Wed 24-Sep-14 08:01:00

My iPad is running slow since the upgrade, though there is plenty of memory left. The keyboard has jammed twice now and FB and GN take for ever to load. It's quicker and easier to use my phone now.

NOT impressed shock

shabby Wed 24-Sep-14 08:15:04

Thank goodness I read he above. I will not upgrade until they have fixed the bugs.

Thistledoo Wed 24-Sep-14 14:59:11

Meant to do the upgrade last night but perhaps I won't bother after reading all the negatives. I did look at the details and there was screeds of info which I just couldn't be bothered reading. I am quite new to the Apple iPad so don't want to complicate things even further.

Anya Thu 25-Sep-14 09:21:19

ggrrrrrrrr angry I'm ready to chuck my iPad out of the window. Nothing but problems with this upgrade ... where's ISO 8.1 with its promised bug fixes? Get your act together Apple.

Anya Thu 25-Sep-14 09:24:19

Just been on Apple Community Forum ... everyone is complaining about the same issues. Don't touch this 'upgrade' until all the bugs are fixed.

Icyalittle Thu 25-Sep-14 09:29:33

The one thing I found on a forum that has helped is this: Settings, General, Accessibility, Reduce Motion: turn this ON. Mine is much much faster after I did.

Anya Thu 25-Sep-14 23:18:01

Tried that icy and though it's a tad faster, all the other problems remain, such as iPad crashing, keyboard sticking, and so on. But thanks anyway.