4S performance degradation?

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  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I've got an AT&T 32 gig 4S I got on launch day. I have about 14 gigs of music and a gig of apps; it's half full more or less.

    I keep the emails empty, I delete all the messages, and all the photos. In other words, I keep the phone cleaned out so it doesn't bog down.

    But over the last couple months ago, I've noticed a small degradation in performance compared to when it was new. The camera takes a few seconds to open whereas it used to be instantly, pulling up safari and some other things take a little longer than they used to.

    Any ideas? Running the most current iOS software.
     
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  5. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    I believe in this case you should see a doctor... Or snap back to reality
     
  6. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Every OS, loaded with more and more stuff over the time- starts to lag more or less. Nothing unusual and as long as this is not striking- you are fine.
     
  7. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed similar behaviour with my 16gig 4S and have over 4.5GB free space. the camera app seems to have lost its fizz and the OS seems to be generally dragging its feet.

    Not sure what's causing it, but it's definitely slower than it was previously.
     
  8. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Or maybe it's always been like that but since it's not shiny and new you notice more:confused:
     
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    I've only noticed issues with my battery. In 3 hours i"ve lost 45% of battery life. Only used a little music streaming.
     
  10. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    Restart your device. While iOS is decent at managing memory, it can still get bogged down after several days of uptime.
     
  11. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Try restarting your device, removing tasks from the multitask menu, not filling up the device completely, rebooting your device, and if all of this fails, i recommend the best which is restoring your device. Hope this helps! :D
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I noticed it for mine too. Not sure if it's a hardware defect or not...
     
  13. vincenz macrumors 601

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    At least you don't have to deal with the 4's processor. Or the 3GS for that matter.
     
  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    What do you mean?
     
  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I mean my 4 is slowing down also. So if 4S people are complaining, think about how it must be for those with older iPhones.
     
  16. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Oh. At this point, if the other hardware's also getting affected, it seems to be an issue with iOS software rather than the hardware.
     
  17. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Eh, it's not really an issue. It's just a side effect of technology.
     
  18. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    Same here my 4 is slowing down
     
  19. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Have you never owned an iPhone before? They all degrade in their performance, approximately around the 6 month mark. And, I'm almost certained this is entirely planned.
     
  20. ayeying macrumors 601

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    My Original iPhone didn't do this... nor did my 3GS until the iOS5 update got installed. Thats when I noticed everything I do had a lot of lag.
     
  21. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Yes the camera app has become as slow as I remember my 4 being. I even purged the entire camera roll and it still doesn't have the speed in opening and being ready to shoot as when I first got it.

    And enough with the reboot and close apps advice here in this thread. The OP didn't seem like he just fell off the turnip truck and I am sure knows all about closing apps and rebooting lol. :D




    Michael
     
  22. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Why would anyone vote these down? They are the first two things you should do when you phone is having a performance issue and this advice has been given for years.

    Here's a link to Apple's Support Site that recommends these actions.

    If you don't want to visit the link, Apple's recommendations are in order:

    1. Restart
    2. Charge battery
    3. Close programs
    4. Update software
    5. Restore phone
    To the folks that voted them down please post your alternate, better solutions than Apple has already provided.

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    Everyone I know that upgraded their 3GS to iOS5 when it came out rolled back to 4 due to performance issues. I don't know if 5.01 or the impending next release will help or not.
     
  23. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally didn't vote them down because they might help somebody that's new to iPhone. But I'm on my 3rd iPhone (3GS, 4 & 4S), so to me they're the obvious first steps that go without saying! I'm already fastidious about shutting down background programs, I'll also regularly reboot my i if any app plays up.

    Tinmania above your post, hit the nail on the 'proverbial'.
     
  24. Delighted macrumors 6502

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    I smell a lemon.

    Try restoring it, if it does not work see a genius at the apple store.
     

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