3GS was fine after iOS 5, but is becoming sluggish

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heimbachae, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. heimbachae macrumors regular

    heimbachae

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    Anyone have an explanation/fix for this phenomenon? I've noticed after any major update my phone will be blazing fast right after and it gives me that "oh I don't need to upgrade" feeling. After a few weeks though it becomes unresponsive to the home button, and sluggish all around.

    There has to be some cache or something clogging up somewhere, but I have no clue what and where or even if I can clear it. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
     
  2. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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  3. heimbachae thread starter macrumors regular

    heimbachae

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    Tried it. Doesn't help much. I would have posted this in the iOS forums, but it's done it since 4 so I figured this forum might have some more helpful hints.
     
  4. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    Every iOS upgrade introduces new features that slow devices down because it was designed more for the current models.

    is it jailbroken? If so, you can disable a bunch of task daemon processes to speed up the phone and free up some memory as well. There are many that most people don't even use. I did it to my old iPhone3G running 4.2.1 and it speed up nicely.
     
  5. ac921ol macrumors regular

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    try deleting your cache, and history and doing a hard reset and see how it goes.
     
  6. heimbachae thread starter macrumors regular

    heimbachae

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    delete what cache? safari? do that daily. and I used to be jailbroken up until 4.0 came out and have stayed straight shooting ever since. wonder if some little things carried over.....
     

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