iOS 7 on the 4S

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by pullman, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Feb 11, 2008

    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
  2. macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    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.

  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    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.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 11, 2008
    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.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    You should try running it on a 4. Hilarious!
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    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.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    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.
  8. MagicHAM, Oct 12, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013

    macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2013
    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.
  9. macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2009
    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.

  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2013
    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
  11. macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    iOS 7 runs just as good on the 4S as it does in the iPhone 5.
  12. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2012
    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2013
    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.
  14. macrumors 603


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    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?

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