iPadMomma: your iPad really got slower? If anything, my experience has been faster and smoother. The only ver minor "lag" that I see in when opening a folder, and it's maybe 1/10th of a second.
just a thought, but double click your home button and see how many apps are open. I just tried mine and there were 20 plus things open. It may be that some of the slowness ow wifi issues are related to "multitasking" leaving them open. they no longer really close like they did in iOS 3.
There is not enough RAM on the iPad to keep much open, assuming background operation of fast switching is even supported in the app.
So with a stock iPad it is just best to let the OS handle it and if it is sluggish a full reboot every now and then should clean out any cobwebs.
Tag me for another unhappy user of 4.x...
my Wifi is undeniably slower with the new os. My HP laptop (4 yrs old) was always slower at web browsing and such than the ipad. We did a side x side test last night and tried to load yahoo.com from both the laptop and ipad....safari never did load the page and the laptop it popped right up. Both are connected to the same home network router. (Verizon). I've reset the router and the laptops are still running smooth. Ipad - not so much. I'm going to try some of the "easy" fixes i've seen here to see if performance on the ipad returns to normal.
Count me as one of those with problems, my wifi is much slower after the upgrade, in fact if things do not improve then I can see myself firing up the laptop until a solution is found.
This is what I tried tonight:
Reset network settings
I'm still getting intermittent signal. Wifi signal indicator shows full bars. Speedtest app has drastic differences. (anywhere between 8mgb down to actually timing out)
May have to go back to the old os.
Speaking of which.... How would i go about doing that. Never had to do it with any of the apple products i have.
Screen shot from dslreports:
DSLReports.com Speed/latency test
best for mobile browsers
How is your mobile device connected?
Latency:*1136ms 8053ms* 56ms* 62ms* 1137ms* 1048ms* 20638ms* 47ms* 50ms* 52ms
Have you tried restoring the iPad? Something might have got messed up during the install. By restoring I don't mean rebooting it, I mean completely wiping it and starting from scratch essentially.