iPhone 5 slow

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tmurray315, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    so the past week i noticed my iphone 5 has been really slow and freezing up, and a force closing apps. every time i swipe the screen it freezes do you know why all of a sudden its doing this??
     
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    Applejuiced

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  3. macrumors 68030

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    It is most likely due to one of two things: (1) iPhone is running out of free memory and paging out or (2) app is poorly written and using up lots of CPU and other resources excessively (e.g., memory, GPS).
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    hold the lock and home button down til your phone reboots.. that should help
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys its slow at anything I do like my screen always freezes unlocking the phone takes forever its slow And laggy
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Try a restore then and setup as new phone.
    If it still does it then bring it back to Apple.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I do a restore will i have to re download everything on my phone??
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Before the iPhone 5 came out people already knew it would run slow, I don't know why
     
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    Jordan921

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    Yes you will.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yes, but you have to figure out if its a software issue that's causing your phone to be slow or hardware.
    If it runs fine when restored and setup as new then its a software issue and if you restore from your old backup you might inherit that issue again.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    is this normal my iphone 5 has been fine up to this point i swipe to unlock and it freezes and wont register for a minute then it unlocks that goes for swiping screens and other things
     

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