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Should I upgrade to 4.2 now?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by Wakawaka, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Wakawaka
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    Well it's been a while from release date. I decided not to jailbreak. Is it worth upgrading?

    What are peoples thoughts after having it for a few now..
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    I would in a heartbeat!
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    Ditto that. Besides, most apps are going to have that update, and you might not be able to use them if you don't have the current
    one.
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    ios 4.2 is worth the update...it's free obviously and will enhance your iPad
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    I regret upgrading mainly due to wifi issues. Unless you have 5,000 apps I would stay away from 4.2. And even with lots of apps you will get issues with folders only allowing limited number of apps in them.
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    Love 4.2. No problems with wifi, or anything else. I like using folders and "multi-tasking." I would upgrade.
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    Hmm. Going to update tonight or tomorrow. We just bought a new windows pc with a brilliant 23" HD display.. This will give me a reason to use it now :)
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    never a single issue on all three ipads with the update and wifi...
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    If for no other reason, I would upgrade just for app compatibility.
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    Don't worry about people saying there are problems with the Wi-Fi. I am sure they are experiencing problems, however they are in the VAST minority. So chances are, your upgrade will go smoothly and you will have zero issues.
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    If you have an AppleTV, Airplay alone is worth the upgrade.
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    Ipad newbie question

    OK, altho a newbie to Ipad I have been a computer user since DOS days.

    When I try to download and install the 4.2 op system it tells me I have to move my downloaded apps to Itunes before I can do this or I will lose them.

    They are in the apps section of Itunes now.........what's up here? After I install the new os won't I be able to just re-sync and have all my apps back in place????

    As you can see, still gettng my feet wet here on Ipad.

    Steve C.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
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    just select the "transfer purchases" option then back up and you'll be OK you probably have one or two apps that were not synced/transfered yet.
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    Many thanks BB. Worked like a charm. Can't say I wasn't biting a few nails until it finished, but except for the wallpaper change and the gaming icon all seems to be as before.

    If & when you have the time you might tell me how you get out of an app when you finish with it. Some do have "done" on them, but I have just been using the main screen button. Is there a better way than wearing out this button?

    Thanks again.....

    Steve C.
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    Thats pretty much it, just click home button. However, with the new OS you will have a "tray" of recently used apps. You can access them by double clicking the home button. Then you can close them with long press. Although it looks like you're going to delete them you aren't it only closes/removes from the tray. There are plenty of arguments/discussions regarding the need to do this so make your own choice/preference for whatever reasons you feel are valid. I prefer to occassionally close/remove all or most of them since I don't like the clutter, but I like leaving the most used ones in the tray so I can access them without going all the way to the main screen. I treat it more of a quick shortcut bar.

    Whether the apps are actually open or closed or frozen or whatever is not a big deal to me, I prefer not to worry about it and close/remove to my own criteria which satisfies me.
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    Good info. Thanks much.

    Does seem that apps should have a simpler way to shut them down when through using them.

    Guess we can't have everything. :(

    Steve C.
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    Well, I finally had time to update, but then I got a message saying that I had many purchased items which might be lost unless I sent them to iTunes. When I look at what is on there, all my book purchases through iBooks are there. Nothing from Nook, Borders, or Kindle. What about apps? What to do? Thanks for your help.

    Happy New Year!
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    kindle you can resync/download the book and it should have your last used place marked. apps you can redownload without repurchasing. I do not use the other readers, including ibooks so I can't tell you what to do with those. The one thing to remember to do is to "file/transfer purchases" before doing any changes. simply syncing/backing up doesn't always cover this. Also on my friend's ipad we had to 'transfer purchases' several times before they all copied into the pc-itunes
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    Guess Im hesitant to do the upgrade because of the issues I have had with my iPhone 3G. I did the update on my phone and have lost 2-3 bars of reception since and have experienced a lot of dropped calls. It also keeps asking for my voicemail password, which doesnt work when I enter it....

    Anyway, back to the iPad, thats what Im afraid of...it works so nice right now, great 3G reception and no issues on the Wifi side either...

    Dont know what I should do????:confused:
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    I hate it. Multitasking is a pain.

    For example, friendly (facebook) doesn't refresh. Each morning I read flipboard. When I open it, it's not on the main page..but where I left off.

    Other than that..I havent noticed anything other than my rotation switch is now a useless mute. I knew about this going into it. Thinking I would have more pros than cons..

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