Anyone tried iOS 6.1 on the 4th gen. iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by multicore, Jan 28, 2013.

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    I'm still on 5.1.1 due to all the bluetooth problems reported with iOS6. Just wondering how 6.1 is.
     
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    Same, I'm still on 5.1.1 as well. Waiting for people to comment on the performance of iOS 6.1 on it. I want to know if there's any lag when scrolling through the music app.

    If you guys can make a short video on it, even better! :D
     
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    I updated to 6.1 today. I do not see much of a change from the 6.0 version. I was able to play a round of Temple Run without the iPod lagging too much. But that could also be due to the fact that the iPod rebooted. I'll give it a couple of days and update my thoughts.
     
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    My friend upgraded his 4th gen to 6.1 and it seems to preform the same :)
     
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    i updated to 6.1 on mine, havent noticed anything wrong so far. but i havent really had the chance to mess with it yet.
     
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    free RAM

    Has anyone tested the free memory yet, because IOS 6 definitely had less free ram than 5.1 and with only 256 mb ... well you know :(
     
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    Bluetooth problem seems to be fixed... my iPhone 5 is no longer cutting off the first 2 seconds of songs.
     
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    Ok, took the plunge today and updated to iOS 6.1. Downloaded the whole firmware through iTunes.

    Quite ok. I've only touch the music app (because that's the only thing I use my touch for), and it's quite sleek, very little lag. Overall, I'm satisfied. :)
     
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    Went to 6.1 here too. Glad to report no problems with my Motorola bluetooth headphones. Thanks for all the responses.
     
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    I restored from backup on the 6.1 update and it's a bit faster. I am going to jailbreak it on Sunday
     
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    Yes

    My touch 4g works great with iOS 6. Granted there was an error and my iPod was accidentally restored. But now it's ok and faster than ever.
     
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    Aside from x.x.1 releases, this will probably be the last update for the 4th gen. No way it could run iOS 7. Glad performance is good with the latest update.
     
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    Don't come to a conclusion so quickly, you never know. :D
     
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    IOS 6.1 is smooth with limited "lag" it is jalbroken with the recent jailbreak released yesterday. It is not going to be as fluid as the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 due the 800Mhz processor and 250mb of RAM, but it does its job at the end of the day
     
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    Same, jailbroken. With some tweaks, it runs faster.

    6.1 stock is quite stable. Most works without lag. Although App Store and iTunes still lag :(
     
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    4th Gen iPod Touch here, and running 6.1 fine since the day it dropped.

    No problems, but I don't use Bluetooth.

    For what it's worth.
     
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    Maybe just an impression, but I think 6.1 a much better experience than 6.0.x on iPods Touch 4 th gen.
     
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    I tried iOS 6.01, and wished I hadn't. I don't utilize Bluetooth, but for everything I do, iOS 6.1 has worked quite well.
    Lately, I've had an infrequent/intermittent problem with delayed printing of characters when I'm typing at a natural clip. I could be a number of things, I just don't know which. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  23. Lacemaker427, Feb 12, 2013
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    So then there is no reason to update?

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    Can you elaborate on "faster than ever"?

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    Ok but can you elaborate as to what makes it a better experience specifically? Thanks
     

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