Pocket Edition hardware performance (iOS)

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If you are using a jailbroken device please add this information to the Jailbreak column: {{tc|partial|Yes}}
If you are not using a Jailbreak please add this information to the Jailbreak column: {{tc|Yes|No}}

When adding a device please note down whether fancy graphics run with (even small) or without lag. Typing {{tc|yes|No Lag}} means the device runs with no lag on Fancy graphics. Typing {{tc|no|Lag}} means the device lags moderately to heavily in Fancy, and typing {{tc|partial|Slight}} means slight lag on Fancy.

Please also add your MCPE version in the MCPE Version column.


Compatible Devices[edit | edit source]

Device iOS Version Jailbreak MCPE Version Fancy Graphics Remarks
iPad 2 iOS 8.3 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPad 2 iOS 7.0.4 No Lag Speedy with view distance on full and clouds on, big lag for 1 second while loading chunks.
iPad 2 iOS 9.2.1 No 0.14.0 Some Lag Best without fancy graphics, but only a small bit of lag every now and then. Most noticeable in areas with lots of blocks.
iPad 3 iOS 5.1 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPad 3 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag No lag, no difference depending on jailbreak. Works great on Fancy Graphics.
iPad 3 iOS

7.1.1

Yes 0.13.2 Slight Some freezes when generating world and too many leaves around with Fancy graphics. No lag at all, when playing on existing terrain.
iPad 4 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag Works great, on Fancy Graphics or not. Lags a bit if recording. Works fine even without jailbreak.
iPad 4 iOS 9.3.1 No 0.14.2 Slight Lag When flying around in creative with fancy graphics on there is a slight delay in chunk loading.
iPad Air iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag Max view distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water. No lag at all.
iPad Air 2 iOS 9.3.2 No 0.14.3 No Lag Max render distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water. No lag at all. Flawless gameplay. Does NOT drain battery fast with new battery management on ios 9. It may shudder a little on 0.14.3.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 9.3.2 No 0.14.3 Some Lag Game runs smoothly however, at some points shudders and is slow at loading maps and playing. Low or close to low graphics game runs smoothly
iPad Mini 1 iOS 7.1.2 No 0.10.4 No Lag No lag with max view distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 8.1.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Flawless the game works great. No lag in all biomes including jungles.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 7.1.2 --> 9.3.2 No 0.15.0 Slight Lags on villages with a lot of entities. Does not lag in places with lesser entities. Slight lag in villages with more entities (tested in worlds created in 0.9.0 and a world created in 0.15.0)
iPad Mini 2 iOS 8.1.1 No 0.10.4 No Lag Due a Bug in 0.10 it can be laggy when looking at leaves(64Bit Devices only)
iPad Mini 2 iOS 8.4 Yes 0.12.1 Some Lag Very little lag when looking around with fancy graphics and full render distance, beautiful skies. Lag every now and then.
iPhone 4S iOS 8.4 Yes 0.12.3 No Lag Works great on Fancy graphics. No noticeable lag.
iPhone 5 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag Works great on Fancy Graphics and Multiplayer(
iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag Works great with fancy graphics in both survival and creative
iPhone 5 iOS 8.0.2 No 0.9.5 No Lag Works great on fancy graphics and on realms. May take a lot to little battery life (depending on how you use your phone).
iPhone 5S iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.1 No 0.14.1 No Lag No lag, but can be a battery hog at times.
iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag No lag with Fancy Graphics, Maximum Render Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 5 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 5 iOS 7.1.2 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 5 iOS 8.1.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Steady FPS with Fancy Graphics, Max View Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 6 iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 6 iOS 9.0 No 0.12.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod

Touch 6

iOS 9.3.2 No 0.15.0.0 No Lag No lag unless render distance is full while it is raining and while fancy graphics is enabled, even then it's only a bit shuddery.

Incompatible devices[edit | edit source]

  • iPhone 1st (iPhone 2G) 2nd gen (iPhone 3G), 3rd gen (iPhone 3GS), and 4th gen (iPhone 4)
  • iPod touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd gen, and 4th gen
  • iPad 1st gen
  • All devices under iOS 8 (recently changed)