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pullman
Sep 21, 2013, 04:13 PM
Friends

I'm running iOS 7 on a 4S and like it a lot. I do notice that there is a slight lag or "hestitation" generally. Everything takes a fraction of a sec longer. Not a really big deal and likely a result of the slower processor of this phone but I am wondering if there would be a way to reduce the lag - would a fresh install solve it (and how do I do that?) or is there anything else (apart from getting a more modern phone...)?

Cheers and TIA
Philip

munakib
Sep 21, 2013, 04:52 PM
No, the lag will be there even if you restore. I was on the beta program all the way upto GoldMaster and I had shared the same opinion that if you have a 4S, its better to stick to 6.1.3 because iOS7 does take the pleasure away from using the phone. Die-hard apple fanboys who cannot take a simple criticism/advice and instead blow steam. I am on an iPhone 5 now, still on 6.1.4, waiting impatiently for JB by winocm. Unfortunately for you, you cant downgrade to 6.1.3 now either as Apple stopped signing iOS6.

Yet many more 4s owners report the opposite. Giving 4s owners this advice is really irresponsible considering this is a beta.

After having iOS7 on my iPhone 4s for over the past week or so, I have decided to downgrade back to 6.1.3. The OS just kept on getting slower with time which could be due to all the new animations/multitasking features but I feel its not at all feasible for the 4s even after it crosses the beta finish line. This is apart from the random crashes of apps (ie. Skype/Contra)which is completely expected for a Beta.

My suggestion to all iPhone 4/4s users is to stick to 6.1.3 if you want the smoother experience on these devices or else upgrade to 5/5s.

prk60091
Sep 21, 2013, 07:59 PM
Been running ios since @ least beta5 on my 4s . Absolutely no lag. If anything the os feels zippier ( could be the animations) but this is a very good update for me. Obviously that is not your experience. Try reinstalling or resetting network settings.

pullman
Oct 12, 2013, 05:17 AM
Just to update. I reset to factory settings and all is now well. In fact, great. Even battery time is better. I really like iOS7.

Now I just need to figure out how to get my sms and imessages back from a backup i made before the reset.

NutsNGum
Oct 12, 2013, 05:39 AM
Friends

I'm running iOS 7 on a 4S and like it a lot. I do notice that there is a slight lag or "hestitation" generally. Everything takes a fraction of a sec longer. Not a really big deal and likely a result of the slower processor of this phone but I am wondering if there would be a way to reduce the lag - would a fresh install solve it (and how do I do that?) or is there anything else (apart from getting a more modern phone...)?

Cheers and TIA
Philip

You should try running it on a 4. Hilarious!

Mike in Kansas
Oct 12, 2013, 08:31 AM
You should try running it on a 4. Hilarious!

My son is running it on a 4. No problems at all and he's happy. He's coming from Jelly Bean on a Galaxy Nexus to iOS 7 on a 4 and considers it an upgrade. Being an avid Android user for years that's saying something.

Dweez
Oct 12, 2013, 08:33 AM
I've got it on my 4s and haven't noticed any performance degradation, but I'm not a "power user" of the phone either.

MagicHAM
Oct 12, 2013, 08:36 AM
Runs fine on my Iphone 4. I actually treat my phone as a phone to make phone calls and text. Therefore it runs fine with iOS7.

TonyK
Oct 12, 2013, 08:37 AM
There is a lag I notice too on my 4S. The battery life is also worse but I've employed all the tricks to try and make it better.

I've customized iOS 7 so it feels better to me and I like the fact I can have fewer folders because I can have more items in the folders helps. iOS 6 did not have this so that there is a big plus in iOS 7 for me.

Even if I could I would not go back because I like some of the things I see. But my wife is still on iOS 6 and won't change nor will I force her to change. iOS 6 works for her and that is what is important.

No, the lag will be there even if you restore. I was on the beta program all the way upto GoldMaster and I had shared the same opinion that if you have a 4S, its better to stick to 6.1.3 because iOS7 does take the pleasure away from using the phone. Die-hard apple fanboys who cannot take a simple criticism/advice and instead blow steam. I am on an iPhone 5 now, still on 6.1.4, waiting impatiently for JB by winocm. Unfortunately for you, you cant downgrade to 6.1.3 now either as Apple stopped signing iOS6.

Lytefall
Oct 12, 2013, 08:37 AM
I am running it on a 4s with no lag here. Only issues I have (and impatiently waiting for a resolution) is the iMessage and FaceTime problems

bbfc
Oct 12, 2013, 01:16 PM
No, the lag will be there even if you restore. I was on the beta program all the way upto GoldMaster and I had shared the same opinion that if you have a 4S, its better to stick to 6.1.3 because iOS7 does take the pleasure away from using the phone. Die-hard apple fanboys who cannot take a simple criticism/advice and instead blow steam. I am on an iPhone 5 now, still on 6.1.4, waiting impatiently for JB by winocm. Unfortunately for you, you cant downgrade to 6.1.3 now either as Apple stopped signing iOS6.

iOS 7 runs just as good on the 4S as it does in the iPhone 5.

NitinNike
Oct 12, 2013, 01:27 PM
Friends

I'm running iOS 7 on a 4S and like it a lot. I do notice that there is a slight lag or "hestitation" generally. Everything takes a fraction of a sec longer. Not a really big deal and likely a result of the slower processor of this phone but I am wondering if there would be a way to reduce the lag - would a fresh install solve it (and how do I do that?) or is there anything else (apart from getting a more modern phone...)?

Cheers and TIA
Philip

Rather in my case I see no difference in animations between my iPhone 5 and my iPhone 4s(Except some minor lag after a reboot) . Even the camera is as fast as iPhone 5 daamn!!!. And I did ota on both of my devices
Of course the games on iPhone 5 runs smoother than 4s due to its processor. But then too I see no difference except that.

pmcjr
Oct 14, 2013, 06:21 PM
After installing ios7 on my 4S, I lost wifi (on/off toggle greyed out...nothing worked to fix it), things slowed down a bit, and battery drain was simply awful. After living with this for three weeks and trying numerous fixes, three days ago everything miraculously improved or fixed itself somehow. I'm making the assumption that the problems were interrelated and, correspondently, so was the magic fix.

Armen
Oct 14, 2013, 06:38 PM
No, the lag will be there even if you restore. I was on the beta program all the way upto GoldMaster and I had shared the same opinion that if you have a 4S, its better to stick to 6.1.3 because iOS7 does take the pleasure away from using the phone. Die-hard apple fanboys who cannot take a simple criticism/advice and instead blow steam. I am on an iPhone 5 now, still on 6.1.4, waiting impatiently for JB by winocm. Unfortunately for you, you cant downgrade to 6.1.3 now either as Apple stopped signing iOS6.

Looks like reset all settings fixed the lag issue according to the OP. Did you ever try that with all the beta "testing" you did?