On September 17, 2014, Apple Inc. released iOS 8 as the successor to the current iOS operating system, iOS 7. According to the company, iOS 8 will be the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of App Store. What makes iOS 8 the biggest change? Basically, it is a major redesign of iOS 7 with improvements in the interface system. However, Apple phone users weren’t pleased with iOS 8 due to its massive file size ( 5.7 GB). It was certainly too big for users who had limited free space in the Apple devices.
However, in this article we will not be talking about how to downsize the file as there is no solutions to that. Instead, we shall highlight on a few issues bugging the older generation of iPads with iOS 8. Do understand that these issues and solutions are also applicable to the latest version of iOS 8.
The major problem faced by many users who are using iOS 8 is no other than the sluggish and laggy performance on their devices. Although iOS 8 seemed promising in terms of its features, most users were complaining of the tremendous decrease in speed of their devices soon after the update. In fact, the speed was far worse than its predecessor, iOS 7.
If you faced trouble in even opening an app, it is most recommended for you hard reboot the device. Some may call it hard restart or reset but they shared the same meaning. Hard reboot is actually forcing the device to restart or reboot. Some users may not like this way but it is the best way to escape from the laggy, sluggish speed.
To hard reboot, press the power button and home button together for about 15 seconds. Once the Apple logo appear, released both buttons simultaneously. Do not panic if it takes a long time for your iPad to reboot as iOS 8 is a large file thus it needs much more time to set up.
If that doesn’t work, there is another way though it is considered the most outrageous step – wipe and restore iOS 8.
Once done, you should restore your files into the iPad and you are done. This method requires much more work to do but it is no doubt the most effective way to speed up your iPad.
Performance Issues ( Animations)
This issue is not a really major problem to most users as it can be instantly fixed. Certain iPads with iOS 8 had suffered from blurry and laggy animations. The problem with the animations will also lead to the sluggish speed of the device.
The solution to this problem is simple. You will just need to turn off the motion animations. Head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. From there turned on the switch of Reduce Motion and voila! You will discover that your iPad will be free from the laggy animations.
Sadly, iOS 8 has not been spared from the random rebooting problems. This is one of the greatest nightmares faced by any Apple users as there is a possibility to have no solutions for it. Of course, you can simply bring your iPad to the Apple Store to fix it but it comes with a price. Not many people are willing to fork out their money for that.
Hence, we had listed down a few solutions to fix the random rebooting matter. The most possible cause is a corrupted or faulty app had been installed in your device. Although it is rare to face problems with app downloaded from App Store, there are few cases of these apps threatening your Apple device. Delete the app and quickly reboot your iPad. Then, sync with iTunes to check whether the issue had been resolved.
Did it work? If no, we have another solution.
The next way is to restore from old backup. Have your iPad connected to iTunes and simply restore from old backup. If it works, you will discover that your iPad will be its usual state.
As life is not a bed of roses, you might failed in both attempts. Have no fear, there is another way to save your iPad.
You will need to have your iPad in recovery mode and restore it. First, hold the power and home button for approximately 15 seconds. Once the screen goes blank, release the buttons. Connect to iTunes and your iPad will be detected to be in recovery mode and restore your device.