Are we Stuck with IOS 5?

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    My iPad 1 has been nothing but a pain in the proverbial since upgrading. I wish I'd stuck with IOS 4.

    Since the upgrade it only works when it feels like it. The sound, music, keyboard clicks, etc work intermittently. As I'm typing this I'm getting sporadic keyboard clicks. I also get annoying keyboard lag in Safari and Mail which I never got before.

    I tried all the usual resets and restores and triple checked my settings. But it still plays up.

    How can Apple release such buggy operating system???

    I've gone right off their products!
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    Have a look at Rich's troubleshooting guide. You'll find that most Members have nothing but praise for iOS5. But, to answer your original question, it's not possible to return to iOS4.

    Tim
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    Sorry to hear of your troubles, how frustrating. But as Tim points out tens of millions of folks (including yours truly) are using iOS 5 on their iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches without any issues. That's not to say I might have done a few things differently and I hope they'll make some changes and tweaks going forward, but overall things are good and your iPad shouldn't be giving you that kind of trouble.

    You mentioned having done a few things. Did you actually try resetting it? The reason I ask is some folks mistake "restarting" for "resetting". Restarting , turning the iPad off and back on by holding the Sleep/wake switch on the edge of the iPad until the close slider shows up on the screen, shutting it down and then restarting it can actually fix things sometimes, but other times it takes more. So you may have already tried it, but if not, try resetting your iPad:
    • Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process will take longer than the restart. More here:
    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting

    If it still has problems I'd look at restoring it either to an existing backup or to factory settings and then set things up again. More here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

    If that still doesn't do it, it's time to either visit your local Apple store or contact them. They have first-class customer assistance and should be able to get things sorted out.

    Apple - Support - iPad - Contact Support

    Apple - Support - Contact Support

    Contacting Apple for support and service

    Hope that helps and let us know how it goes!
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    Thankyou,
    I've just restored it again on iTunes but I still get no sound.

    If you look carefully at the photos you can see there's volume slider?

    Attached Files:

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    Well, this is certainly a new one on me!! I've never seen "Volume not available" before.

    I am going to go away and think about this one - fascinating (for me, not for you!)

    Tim
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    Hi Tim,
    It's working again now. I toggled the 'sound check' checkbox (music settings) 'on' and 'off' a couple of times and it fixed it!

    I don't know what 'sound check' does but toggling it did the trick :)
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    iTunes: About Sound Check
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    Sorry you're having this issue. My iPad 1 upgraded fine, so I think you had a corrupid install.
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    Hi,
    It's all working fine now although I do get a time lag between typing characters and them appearing on the screen on web pages. But I think Tim said this could be a wifi issue?

    I'd be interested if anyone else experiences the same lag?
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    Having problems restoring selected or ticked albums to iPhone 4 and iPad 1 post ios5. Also notice occasional lags and crashes. Please advise.
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    I've seen the same lag on my web browsers (Atomic, iCab and Safari), but I'm using Google and it has that "auto-find" (or whatever you call it) "feature" that constantly searches for matches as you type, so the continual two-way communication causes some latency. I'll have to figure out how to turn that off and see if it gets better.

    Other times the lag can be because something else is happening in the background. I notice it when the iPad checks for email.

    Glad to hear things are good once again otherwise!
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    I had the same issue on my iPad after upgrading. I ended up doing two things, deleting all of the music on my iPad (uncheck "Sync Music", sync iPad, disconnect, reconnect and then re-check "Sync Music and let it load everything anew) plus reseting (not restarting) it. That took care of everything that wasn't working properly.
    • Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then the iPad should be responsive again.
    More here:

    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting

    Hope that helps!
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    I'm actually surprised to see someone who isn't happy with the iOS5. Most of us who upgraded were really satisfied. :)
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    ever thought that this might be a message from apple to buy the ipad2 ;-)
    kidding ....
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    There is of course some truth to that. Some folks have to have the latest, greatest products. That's the nature of the beast and I wouldn't expect less from any responsible company than to keep those folks happy.

    That said, I've had pretty good luck with the "every other model" scheme. Buy the iPad 1, skip iPad 2, buy the iPad 3, skip the iPad 4 and so on. I've done the same with Mac's and iPhones with pretty good results...I never felt like I was really "behind" or missing out on anything too much because the next gen is usually 12 months away or so.

    Unless there's a marked difference or incredible new feature all of the next gen "bells and whistles" are included in the following version plus some. Every 24 months is about right IMHO. Although I've been really impressed by Siri so my iPhone 4 has fallen under some serious scrutiny. :)

    The release of iOS 5 was a bit of a trial...Apple certainly could have done a better job rolling it out and I'm pretty sure they know that by now. It's obvious that they didn't grasp the pent-up demand for iOS 5. The weekend after its introduction there were 25,000,000 downloads alone. Plus this was a full upgrade of all of the elements, not just incremental meaning that there was huge amount of work going on under the hood this time. They could have staggered it and had better, less troublesome results IMO. Hopefully they've learned and will do better next tim.

    FWIW I'm perfectly happy with iOS 5 overall. I might have done a few things differently and there will be updates and tweaks coming, there always are, but it's a solid foundation to build on IMHO.
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    There are actually quite a number of people that arent fully smitten with it. Thats why Im holding out. The problem is that there are some apps I want(Numbers) that require OS5. What to do, what to do????
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    Being concerned about technical difficulties is understandable (although they've generally been ironed out), however if it's performance that's of concern and you have an iPad 2 it shouldn't be...

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-1-forum/51791-ipad-slower-after-ios5-2.html#post356866

    As mentioned earlier, the only downside to iOS 5 that I can find is with the new Music App UI and that it's missing some features that the iPod App had. I'm pretty sure it will be tweaked to address those issues in future updates, and soon I hope!

    It's certainly your call though.
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    The MUSIC app certainly looked strange at first, and I miss coverflow, but on the whole, I'm satisfied with it. I've grown accustomed to the minimalist interface, and Home Sharing seems less flaky than it was under iOS4, for me at least.

    It may be my imagination, but battery life seems to have improved on both of my iDevices.

    I don't use Numbers, but Pages is enhanced dramatically under iOS5. Now that the two devices are synced I use the iPad with BT keyboard for major typing tasks, and the iPhone for minor corrections. This feature alone makes the upgrade worthwhile.

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