iOS8 on iPad Air - thoughts?

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  1. Goobs10

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    One of the main improvements I've noticed is the battery life. It's definitely better than it was before the update. I've been browsing the net now for 2hrs solid and the battery has only gone down by 6%. Interestingly, there are a lot of articles on the net about how battery's are draining quicker since the update. Not so on my iPad!

    Also like the new predictive feature on the keyboard. Not sure what the time lapse video feature is about. Another little feature I like is the ability to change font size, I like a small font.
     
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    I'd be interested in hearing thoughts too. I haven't updated my Air yet....holding off right now
     
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    I was reluctant to update as I had heard that it takes up over 5gb of space but it doesn't appear that this is the case. When I clicked on the option to update it said it was 1.2gb in size. I would say it's safe to update.
     
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    The update itself is only 1.2 GB in size but it requires the extra 5 GB for installation. This space is freed up after the upgrade but you have to clear that space on your device before the download will commence.
     
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    I didn't have to clear any space. It just installed it.
     
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    Did you do the update OTA or by connecting to iTunes on your computer? Apparently doing the update through iTunes doesn't require you to clear the extra space.
     
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    Didn't do it through iTunes, just over the Internet.
     
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    Ah yes! That makes sense now... !
     
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    If you already have enough free space on your iPad you don't have to clear anything, just update as you did.
     
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    I upgraded my Air today using iTunes. (It took over an hour!) It runs fine. I haven't had any problems.

    I notice that when I check Settings -> General -> About, I have 1 Gig less free space available than I did with iOS 7.
     

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