iPad 3 owners, try changing Wallpaper to see REAL lag!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Mark Booth, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    iPad 3 owners (and some iPad 4 owners) are reporting considerable lag when changing Wallpapers under iOS 7.

    If you've got an iPad 3 or iPad 4, try it! Go to Settings/Wallpapers & Brightness and then go through the steps to select and confirm different Wallpaper for BOTH the Lock Screen and the Home Screen. Enjoy the incredible lag feeling of it all. If you have "Reduce Motion" turned off (the default in Settings/General/Accessibility), it will be particularly bad. At times, it will feel like your iPad has locked up. Particularly when you touch the white text "Set Lock Screen" or "Set Home Screen". Sssssllllllloooooowwwwwwer than hell!

    And there's a general feeling of lag in many other areas too. Particularly while typing. The automatic switches back to the letters group from the numbers group (such as when you touch an apostrophe in a word) is one example. A delay that feels like a disconnect from the device.

    My iPad now feels like an Android tablet! <sigh>

  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2009
    iPad 3 Wallpaper selection lag

    I have the same issue. I basically can't change the wallpaper. It doesn't let you scale properly and the lag is horrible. I originally did an upgrade from 6.1.4 and noticed the wallpaper selection lag. Then I erased everything and restored my iPad 3 as new. Still have the lag...
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2010
    I agree, ipad + iOS7 = lags as on Android. Went back to iOS6, and hope they will fix this in the next update.
  4. macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2012
    Southampton, UK
    Same slow issue when changing wallpaper here also on iPad 3.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
    The same for me as well with an iPad 3. Slow and lagging as if i dont know what.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2007
    Having the same problem with my iPad 3 ... it's pretty bad, can't even really change my wallpaper.
  7. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    How do you know if its lag, as opposed to that's how long it takes to save the change in 7?
  8. macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2013
    It scales properly. But it scales large for the paralax effect.

    If you want it to scale like iOS6, enable reduce motion in General settings.
  9. macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Come on folks this is getting silly.

    I own an ipad 3 and apart from the lag between letters and numbers I have not had any issues. This device is a year old, sure not old by any standards but not brand new either the software is BRAND NEW! Why would we expect no lag? This nonsense about wall papers!?! Seriously how often do you all change wall papers? For me this is about every few months at best! I think its absurd you are all moaning about something so abstract!
  10. macrumors member


    Nov 29, 2011
    Same here.Went to change mine and it was lagging so bad I thought it was frozen. I was touching different pics and was getting no response. I did mine OTA yesterday while my iMac is being repaired and I was scared I would just have to wait until my iMac came back. Other than that I have no issue and love the way ios 7 looks
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    Lag is lag... There is no excuse of being lag. A year and half old iPad should not lag like that... I don't care if the software is brand new or not. Beside, it is not just wallpaper lag, everything is slower than iOS 6
  12. macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    no disrespect...but i'm glad you don't work in the sw quality department at apple lol :confused:

    the lag is unacceptable...point, blank, period. i am experiencing it too with my ipad 3. i'm sure it will get fixed with the next sw release.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    It's not silly for people with an ipad3.

    If the device is only year old and it lags doing something on the operating system (not an app), then it needs to be fixed.
  14. macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    That time it takes is the lag. It's such a simple task that it shouldn't take any longer than in the past (when it was almost instantaneous).

    iOS 7 is running about the same speed on my 3 year old iPhone 4 as on my iPad 3 which is half the age. Not particularly great, especially when the text on screen can't keep up with my typing speed...
  15. ilp
    macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    So I can't seem to get it to actually change the lock screen wallpaper. I hit "set as lock screen" and no actual change occurs. Anyone else seeing this?
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Same problem with lag or crashes, changing wallpaper, here on my iPad 3 + iOS 7!
  17. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I always read lag as a delay between press and the action. In that context there may not be a lag, but it will feel like a lag if there is not visual feedback that something is occurring.

    I get that its slower. IRC this is the kind of thing that happened on previous iOSes at launch but were fixed in the subsequent updates.

    If I did that a lot, it would bother me.
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    The lag is the worst when I try to change the wallpaper but it's not limited to that. I notice it when I type, when I switch between apps and when I switch between landscape and portrait modes. It's not like my ipad became unusable but the lag is making me want to use it less. I'm sure they'll fix this in 7.0.1 or 7.1 and I hope it comes soon

    Sometimes I feel that apple really hates the ipad 3. The device is only 1 year old and we're not getting airdrop or the blur effect while the ipad mini - which is basically an ipad 2- will.
  19. macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    I have an ipad 3! I just don't get how when everything is running fine people find something they will rarely even use to complain about. Wish my life was so strait forward this lag was that big a deal. Personally I'm pleased the keyboard runs so fast, faster I have noticed than ios6 for typing! Often on 6 the would become e as I typed too fast for it to register the first two letters this is rarely happening now. Functionally the device has improved significantly, yet people moan about a bit of eye candy they rarely use lagging. It just doesn't add up for me.
  20. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2009
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
  22. Kendo, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2011
    I am def keeping my iPad 3 on iOS 6 since all I use it for is Safari and Netflix.
  23. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Some one the iPad section posted this:

    Go into general settings to the bottom, go to reset, then hit reset all settings.

    Then power down the iPad and restart it, this cleared all the lag and the unresponsive, delay on my keyboard also. iOS 7 has been great after I performed the above.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2013
    This. The 5 seconds of lag experienced:frequency of background changed is THAT big of a deal to be so upset about it? "Feels like an android tablet"...no, it doesn't.

    Again, such a small inconvenience being blown out of proportion.
  25. macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2004
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    While there is a "lag" and Apple could have included an indicator to show that something was happening, it's not THAT bad. As someone noted, how many times does one actually change their wallpaper? I've changed my wallpaper a few times since updating to experience this issue and it is not a deal-breaker by any means.


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