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Old Sep 18, 2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Slow iOS 7 On Iphone 4

Owners of the above model, you have been warned.

Mine is slow.

Hard reset and installed iOS 7 as a new phone with nothing installed.

No music, no apps no movies whatsoever.

Scrolling in wallpapers settings has a lot of lag.

On my iphone 4S, there is no issue at all though.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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one of my test devices is an iphone 4, bare bones, no apps installed. its not as fast as my iphone 5, but it sure as hell isnt laggy and slow by any means.

and my wife has been using beta ios 7 on her iphone 4 since beta 5 as her everyday device and says it works fine for her.

so i think its different for different people. some will be slow and others just fine.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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Owners of the above model, you have been warned.

Mine is slow.

Hard reset and installed iOS 7 as a new phone with nothing installed.

No music, no apps no movies whatsoever.

Scrolling in wallpapers settings has a lot of lag.

On my iphone 4S, there is no issue at all though.
Yeah, same here. More sluggish than with IOS6. Not going to put it on my ipad/iphone5 until they improve it.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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one of my test devices is an iphone 4, bare bones, no apps installed..... but it sure as hell isnt laggy and slow by any means.
I have iPhone 4 and iOS 6.* and it lags a lot already. Specially when the camera is open in background. When they designed iOS 7 I doubt iPhone 4 users happiness was high on the agenda list. I may pass that for now.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 12:42 AM   #5
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iOS 7 is great for my iPhone 4.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 01:13 AM   #6
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i have many problem in iOS 7 iPhone 4 is very slow for write a message and in facebook chat
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 01:40 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting.I think i will hold off from updating my iphone 4. Let's hope 7.x.x will fix some issues...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:19 AM   #8
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I'm happily surprised about how good it is, very usable and still looks pretty good considering a few bits and pieces have been left off the iPhone 4 version. Was actually considering getting the new phone but ISO7 has made me stick with it for another year.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:36 AM   #9
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I just updated. It is a little more slow to open some apps. That's it! Very impressed by my 3 year old iphone.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:03 AM   #10
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I too am experiencing lag with my iPhone 4, especially with typing, but I do also notice it when opening apps and moving between folders etc.
I am just putting it down to the fact the iPhone 4 is the oldest model to support the iOS. I'm guessing the next iOS won't support iPhone 4 and it'll be time for an upgrade.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 04:16 AM   #11
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I am also experiencing the same issue. Very slow and sluggish on on my iphone 4. Everything feels two steps behind.

Its also a tad slow on my ipad 2, but nothing like my iphone.

While I plan on buying a 5s, i hope they fix it as I plan on keeping my old phone.

Positive - safari is super fast now on the ipad.

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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:00 AM   #12
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Mine is pretty much flawless, dunno what you guys are doing.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:02 AM   #13
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Stop complaining. Your 3 year old phone just got iOS 7. How many 3 year old Android phones have 4.3?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:06 AM   #14
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Stop complaining. Your 3 year old phone just got iOS 7. How many 3 year old Android phones have 4.3?
WTF is complaining? OP is putting out information that ip4 owners can use to decide to upgrade. I also have a fairly slow/laggy ip4 on ios7, although so far it seems faster than ios6.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:09 AM   #15
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Haven't used it heavily yet, but mine is smoother than ever so far.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:09 AM   #16
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WTF is complaining? OP is putting out information that ip4 owners can use to decide to upgrade. I also have a fairly slow/laggy ip4 on ios7, although so far it seems faster than ios6.
exactly. I would imagine if Apple didn't want people to update with previous generations iphones, they would have stated this OS doesn't work with your phone. Just as they do with older mac pro's and the newer OSX.

I sure hope they tested this with iphone 4 and are aware how slow it is but plan on fixing it ASAP. I want to downgrade my ios. I assume that isn't possible
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:10 AM   #17
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Stop complaining. Your 3 year old phone just got iOS 7. How many 3 year old Android phones have 4.3?
It makes no sense to get new OS update if it would ruin your user experience.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:18 AM   #18
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exactly. I would imagine if Apple didn't want people to update with previous generations iphones, they would have stated this OS doesn't work with your phone. Just as they do with older mac pro's and the newer OSX.

I sure hope they tested this with iphone 4 and are aware how slow it is but plan on fixing it ASAP. I want to downgrade my ios. I assume that isn't possible
It is possible, download the ios 6.1.3 ipsw and restore
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:19 AM   #19
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Here's a good article u guys might find helpful

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/new-lease-on-life-or-death-sentence-ios-7-on-the-iphone-4/
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:23 AM   #20
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Haven't had any issues with my 4. In fact it runs faster than iOS 6 did.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:29 AM   #21
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I updated my Iphone 4 and I can't see that big difference. It is maybe slightly slower, yes, but I like most of the new features.

In generel I like the design, but the new apple icons look crappy. People will talk about the "champaign" or golden Iphone 5s + the new Apple icons in the future like: "Haha, crappy "teenes design" (2010-2019)"

Edit: Just made some comparisons with an updated and non-updated phone for phone, since my friend didn't update yet.

Mine with iOS 7 is slower and more laggy in exactly everything, we've tried so far. Especially booting takes by far longer.

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Old Sep 19, 2013, 06:08 AM   #22
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My iPhone 4 w/ iOS 7 works pretty much the same as w/ iOS 6. There were lags after the install but after a few hours, it's getting much closer to the performance I got with iOS 6. So far, I'm very happy with iOS 7. The boot time and shut down are considerably faster than w/ iOS6.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 08:26 AM   #23
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It is possible, download the ios 6.1.3 ipsw and restore
Have you guys found 7 to be slower than 6? So far 7 seems a hair faster than 6 for me on a ip4, at worst they seem about the same. I really like the control center and new notification center, but I despise the atrocious white on white scheme, I can't make anything out on it.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 08:35 AM   #24
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Have you guys found 7 to be slower than 6? So far 7 seems a hair faster than 6 for me on a ip4, at worst they seem about the same. I really like the control center and new notification center, but I despise the atrocious white on white scheme, I can't make anything out on it.
Well tbh with you i decided to put ios 7 back on it and im cool with all the animation stuff, that was my only issue to downgrade but now i kind of decided im going to keep iOS 7 and hope for some future update improvements.
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It is possible, download the ios 6.1.3 ipsw and restore
Thanks. I may dl the old ios. I found a link to it earlier.
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