Is the 3gs on iOS 6 really this slow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by grillyawd, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I realize iOS 6 is going to slow down the iPhone 3gs some, but my phone is really slow now booting up. It takes about 40 seconds to boot to the slide to unlock screen & the slider is unresponsive for another 15 seconds.

    The genius said this is normal, is it really? I don't even think I'll be able to sell it on Ebay because the buyer will think it's defective.

    What's strange is when I do a restore as new the slide to unlock is responsive right away, it's only when I install a few apps that the slider takes 15 seconds to respond. I've even tried different apps & it doesn't seem to make a difference. I've also tried disabling Spotlight, location services & all the other normal tweaks with no noticeable changes.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    You do relize the 3GS is several years old with a single core 600MHz CPU and 256MB ram correct? it's not going to win anybody over on performance.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Both my 3GS takes around 30-35 secs to boot on iOS 6.1. Both working fine too, not too slow to the extent of hindering performance.
     
  4. slu
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    slu

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    My wife use a 3GS with ios 6.x and while not a speed demon, performance is more than acceptable.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    With the 50% increase in performance between each iphone---I say you are about 150% slower than the IP5, So Yes its crazy slow compared to the IP5
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    aphexacid

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    Yup my moms 3GS does the same exact thing. I updated it to 6.0 and then 6.1. It takes forever to boot and then the slider is unresponsive for a while too.
    I did a clean install and it didn't help.

    Once it's all up and running, it's decent.

    I think it's time to get my mom a new phone
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    listen to this man
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does it take 10-15 seconds for the slide to unlock to become responsive?
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    Around 5-8 secs for both phones.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    my parents both have 3gs's but i've not noticed this fault with them as i've only switched them on once!
     

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