6.1 slow on iphone 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacOSXuser, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2007
    Anyone experience slow on iPhone 5 compare to 6.0 or 6.0.1?

    I am scared to upgrade, as previous experiences from iPhone 2, 3, 4 told me Apple likes to make the device slow as they upgrade iOS.

    Also is it possible to downgrade (option+click) in iTunes revert back to 6.0.1 if needed ?

  2. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Something like this might happen with a full OS upgrade (going from 5 to 6, for example), but not so much with a point upgrade (6.0 to 6.1). That aside, something like this would never really happen to the latest version of a device--iPhone 5 being the latest iPhone version would generally work the best with the latest version of the iOS.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    Such a small upgrade will not cause slow performance. I am a 4S user and my performance is fine.
  4. macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Ive not noticed any difference after upgrading from iOS 6.0.2 to 6.1.
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2012
    Fort Worth
    I can say on my iphone 5 it has sped it up. I've found several things loading and working better.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    Yes, lets make the user frustrated with the device by making it slow and get angry at their purchase, that will make them buy the new version again! /sarcasm

    Honestly, if you think Apple does this, you are nuts.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2009
    I am in the 0.00000001% minority here I'm sure, but I'm still on a 3GS. 6.1 runs much smoother than 6. At least for me.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Thank you. Try running Windows 8 on a ten year old computer (as it would have come out of the box- no RAM upgrades or anything) and don't act surprised when it doesn't run as well as it would on a brand new laptop. That's a pretty similar situation when we're talking about the extremely fast-paced mobile device market. An iPhone 4 contains ancient technology compared to what's in the iPhone 5.
  9. DayOfChaos, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    I agree with you.

    Windows 8 does not purposely make your PC slower. OP on the other hand, is claiming that iOS slows your device down purposely. I get what you are saying though.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    iOS 6.1 has sped up my i5, improved wifi performance, and faster and smoother App store/iTunes store/ music store no other speed improvements anywhere else.

    iOS 6.1 is much more polished then 6.0
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    My 5 feels quite a bit snappier, not that it ever felt slow but things seems more optimized. :)
  12. macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Well, iOS 6.1 screwed up my iPhone 5's 3G! I can no longer use 3G (even with 3G enabled, the phone keeps using EDGE). And there's no LTE in Malaysia either.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    Don't know if mentioned already but Safari feels snappier.

  14. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    If anything, my iPhone 4S feels faster on iOS 6.1.

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