Text messages causing lag in iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Fontane, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Using an iphone 5 with over 50% of space free, but when I get a text message and either click on the notification or manually open the message app, the phone lags for a few seconds, or even locks up. Only lasts about 3-5 seconds but it's very frustrating. Also, it only happens every other text message or so.

    Any ideas on where I can start to troubleshoot this problem?

    Also, although I back up messages to icloud, I'd like to back up some messages to my mac so I can permanently delete them from my phone. Any suggestions on how to do this? I did a google search and couldn't find a good solution.

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    May 9, 2013
    #2
    I see this happen on my iPhone 5 as well.

    I think the lag might be due to the amount of messages.

    If there are more than 50 on a contact, it will archive the older ones.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    When was the last time you restarted your phone?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    #4
    Never noticed this before on my 5 and I have several thousand texts.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I think he just needs to restart his phone. We'll see what happened if OP comes back to post an update.
     
  6. macrumors 604

    cynics

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    I have this problem if I don't keep up with my text. If I let 20-50 text accumulate (in a group message that's not uncommon for me) my 4S will slow to a stand still.

    Checking them all, resetting my phone (home plus power until apple logo) fixes it.

    It slows down iOS entirely. Other apps will be fine. I find it very annoying however.
     

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