3GS and iOS 5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by escogido, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. escogido macrumors member

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    Work amazing with each other!! Just thought I'd let all 3GS owners know that! I've searched this forum, and there ain't much posts from 3GS owners. I was extremely skeptical about upgrading, but from my experience, iOS 5 is so much smoother on my 3GS than iOS4, no choppiness, no delays, the only pain I've experienced when restoring, is that the backup didn't remember my folders setup, so all my 80+ apps were scattered across 7 screens, had to reorganize all over again. So I'm officially waiting for iPhone 5! :D
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How's the battery life? Some iPhone users (in general, not just 3GS) reported a loss in battery life but haven't seen any 3GS posts.
     
  3. wargamer6 macrumors member

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    I've got a 3GS and IMO battery life is better.
     
  4. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    If anything, actually a bit better! I've done the upgrade at around 10am, after the upgrade and restore were done, I've disconnected the cord, and was using the battery since about 11am, it's 14:16, battery is at 68%, that's playing with it the entire time and using 3G a ton (for some reason majority of the apps that were restored were a version earlier, so a lot of them 30+ had to be updated, so that took about a hour to download and update - did all that over 3G on purpose to see how the battery can cope with it). So far so good! No complaints!

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    I concur!
     
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    That is good news then. I've been in Dubai for this week and hence haven't been able to update my 3GS yet. Good to know that this isn't 3G 4.0 vol 2 :D
     
  6. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    Totally - I was really afraid that iOS 5 would turn my poor 3GS into a paperweight, same way that iOS 4 did with 3G, ended up being completely the opposite!
     
  7. ROLLTIDE8405 macrumors newbie

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    My 3gs is noticeably slower. Crashing apps, frozen lock screens. It's pretty irritating.
     
  8. alflavor macrumors regular

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    My 3GS was loads better with the new 5, however the poor thing is going to the great phone recycling company now the 4S landed in my hands yesterday.
     
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    My 3GS is much better on iOS 5 than it ever was on 4. Great news! Means I can wait another year before I upgrade.
     
  11. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    I think it seems speedier, but my 3GS has had some quirks...

    the Gmail account could not be accessed. Had to reset my password.

    My character count in my text messages no longer functions. I always try to avoid sending texts that are only one or two characters trailing off the 160 character limit. Now I have no way of knowing!
     
  12. HealthForward macrumors newbie

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    3GS apps are gone

    Any body know how to get my apps back? after upgrading I have lost almost all my apps and they are NOT in iTunes either. I paid $10.00 for an app just 2 days ago and it's gone after I upgraded to ios 5.
     
  13. Paul Graham macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I concur again. My 3Gs took iOS5 like an athlete! Everything runs smoother, the screen transitions are snappier and battery life is improved :)
    I think any glitches people are experiencing are across the board, not just on the 3Gs.
     
  14. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Here too. My 3Gs is running smoother than ever and seems faster too. Have only had iOS5 for a day or more so while I believe battery life is better, I'll know more later this week when I use it for a full day without charging.


    No issues on mine thus far. All my apps seem to work fine.
     
  15. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you back it up to iTunes or iCloud before installing iOS 5?
     
  16. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    One weird thing started happening with new songs that I add to my music library. Some of the songs are unplayable, see image below, the grey ones, I can't even click/tap on to play - any ideas? Re-syncing doesn't help...

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  17. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    I get frozen lock screens - slide to unlock and it freezes. Initial animations are jerky but then it settles down. takes ages to open text entry fields (like the search bar in maps etc) - have tried resetting (power+home) a couple of times, but no change :(
     
  18. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I posted about iOS 5 on 3GS: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1250760

    And yes, its fast and has a good battery life, i also had to reorganize apps, the way I could have avoided it was by not turning on the iphone while it was restoring (I mean using the new feature to use the phone while syncing, dont start doing that until everything is restored).

    Had this same problem, just re sync it, with USB only. It worked after syncing it a day later.
     
  19. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe they should merge the two threads... I'm sure there're a lot of 3GS owners skeptical about upgrading to iOS5. As far as syncing, it worked, I was using wifi, just now did it over USB and all songs are playable!! yey!! :D
     
  20. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I, too, created a thread for 3GS owners prior to reading this one. Maybe they should merge all three?

    As I mentioned in my thread, I'm guessing there will be an influx of new 3GS owners since it's now free (w/ contract).
     
  21. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Before getting the 4S I updated my old 3GS to 5.0 and it ran better than it had in months, far better in fact. Battery life was still crap though.
     
  22. ROLLTIDE8405 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah thats the exact problem im having, even sliding through app pages makes it hiccup.

    I didnt plan on buying the 4s either prior to this but i dont know now.
     
  23. escogido thread starter macrumors member

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    Try doing a restore, everybody I know who has a 3GS have had nothing but positive experiences...
     
  24. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Ok, I'm going to give this a shot on my iPod touch (3GS equivalent) right now. I'm scared! :eek:
     
  25. Amblydoper macrumors newbie

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    My 3GS has been sluggish ever since upgrading. Button response is really laggy. I just quit every app and I still can't type this with out lag. All the features are great but if I can't USE the phone, it's not worth it.
     

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