Text messages causing lag in iPhone 5

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

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    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.

  2. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2013
    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. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    When was the last time you restarted your phone?
  4. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Never noticed this before on my 5 and I have several thousand texts.
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    I think he just needs to restart his phone. We'll see what happened if OP comes back to post an update.
  6. cynics macrumors G3


    Jan 8, 2012
    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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