If I don't update my iOS will my iPhone 5 stay fast

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    If I don't download too many apps and stay on iOS 6 will my iPhone 5 stay as fast?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2012
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    I have 64Gb almost full with apps, it won't slow your phone down.

    With the speed of this phone I am sure a iOS7 won't slow it down and maybe even iOS8 depending on what they add to both of them. I bought my grandmother an iPhone 4 when I purchased the 5 for my wife and I and my grandmothers phone runs perfectly fine on iOS6.
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2009
    Not necessarily. The number of apps you have downloaded does not have an effect on the speed of your phone.

    Whether the next iOS version will have an effect will be seen when it is released, at which point it is possible that it runs a little slower, but it's equally possible that it runs the same, or faster. Just depends on how it's coded.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    If u want to stay fast, just stay on iOS 6 even apple release iOS 8.

    But you'll be missing a lot of features that way.
  6. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    With the dual core CPU's, I can't see any iOS release noticeably bogging down either the 4S or the 5 for their 2-3 major iOS updates.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    Yes it is. Wait until iOS 7 to see the 4S becomes slow.
  8. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
  9. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    If you want to keep your iPhone fast you need to keep it on a diet rich in protein and vitamins.
  11. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yup, pretty sure I got a temp ban for a reply on that thread....
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
    Yep. Not only that, once I uninstalled iOS, it was SUPER fast
  13. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    IOS and Android (sorry can't help but bring this comparison up) are completely different architectures in terms of programming and design, and as such an iPhone DOES not slow down regardless of what you do with it. Now, of course if your playing a high specced game that your processor cannot handle, your game won't run smooth but the operating system always will remain as so.

    Android tends to get slower because of the different ways they handle things, such as multi tasking, they have - what android fans like to tout - 'true' multi tasking and as such programmes tend to stay in full operation even when you are not using them, this causes the phone to become slow and unresponsive and its why google has added a convenient "Close all" button just with a simple swipe. Its also the main reason why their processors are alot more powerful because its needed to run these operation systems smoothly and why iPhones are still using single and duel cores, android however have quad cores and soon hexacores.
  14. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    That's not totally correct. Certain background apps continue to run while others are suspended.

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