8.1.3 reduced performance


crjackson2134

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iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 2.

Almost un-noticable on on iPhone 6 and Air 2, but very noticable on iPhone 4S. This point upgrade made my 4S go from tolerable to nearly unusable. On the 4S it takes almost 10 seconds to launch the phone App. In fact it takes it about 8-10 seconds to launch any App.

The iPad 4 is responding about twice as fast. It went from 1 sec. to about 4 seconds.

The iPad Air went from about .5 seconds to 1 second. Same on iPhone 6...

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iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2. No no performance change for me.
Okay, my perception of time must be off today for some reason. Anyone got an App. For that :confused:
 

sanke1

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Nov 9, 2010
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Yes I noticed this.

I am on 8.2 B5 and it's the most stable version of iOS 8. It feels faster too.

It may not be noticeable to 99.99% people. But Apple are preparing us for seemingly faster next gen iDevices from now itself.
 

XTheLancerX

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Aug 20, 2014
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iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 2.

Almost un-noticable on on iPhone 6 and Air 2, but very noticable on iPhone 4S. This point upgrade made my 4S go from tolerable to nearly unusable. On the 4S it takes almost 10 seconds to launch the phone App. In fact it takes it about 8-10 seconds to launch any App.

The iPad 4 is responding about twice as fast. It went from 1 sec. to about 4 seconds.

The iPad Air went from about .5 seconds to 1 second. Same on iPhone 6...
Wow, I haven't noticed much of a change at all. That's pretty bad. Try a General>Reset>Reset All Settings and if that doesn't help try a full DFU restore, set up as new.
 

crjackson2134

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Yes I noticed this.

I am on 8.2 B5 and it's the most stable version of iOS 8. It feels faster too.

It may not be noticeable to 99.99% people. But Apple are preparing us for seemingly faster next gen iDevices from now itself.
I hate that I can even feel this on my new Air 2 since it's my most used device, and Im down right Pi$$ed that I can barely use the 4S. A slowdown is one thing, but it's like the 4S pauses for several seconds and then resumes.

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Wow, I haven't noticed much of a change at all. That's pretty bad. Try a General>Reset>Reset All Settings and if that doesn't help try a full DFU restore, set up as new.
I'll try the reset tomorrow I don't know how to do a DFU, and I don't want to screw it up so I'll skip that.
 

RoboWarriorSr

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From reading the forums, all devices seem to be affected by 'late' app responsiveness. My iPhone 4s performance is identical to iOS 8.1.2 maybe slightly better due to better coding.
 

crjackson2134

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From reading the forums, all devices seem to be affected by 'late' app responsiveness. My iPhone 4s performance is identical to iOS 8.1.2 maybe slightly better due to better coding.
Do you think this is something I'll just have to get used to, or can I tweak something to mitigate the problem?
 

Mlrollin91

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Surprisingly, my iPad 2 is running a lot better on iOS 8.1.3 than 8.1.2. Still crappy and laggy, but each variation of iOS 8 is getting better.
 

Ggvfvgbffbf

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Sep 10, 2014
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My iPad 3 is worse than ever on 8.1.3. There's no joy in using it anymore. It's approaching 3 years old but so what? It's shocking that I'll often now fire up my 6 year old bog-standard cheap Windows PC to browse the Web rather than use my iPad.

I've done all the usual. As a final resort I erased everything did a full restore via iTunes and set up as new. Even with just the stock apps it still juddered like hell. Safari was still slow and all over the place.

8.1.3 did nothing whatsoever to help. And the great news is on my state of the art, flagship, top of the range iPhone 6 I now get a little stutter in animations thanks to 8.1.3 and Safari seems to be a little 'unsnappier' as well...

Grrrr.
 

RebornProphet

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I'm running iOS 8.3 b1 on both my iPad Air and iPhone 5s and am extremely happy with how fast and fluid they run.
 

RoboWarriorSr

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Do you think this is something I'll just have to get used to, or can I tweak something to mitigate the problem?
This issue cropped up after iOS 8 and I've 6+ users see this as well. A friend's iPhone 5 doesn't have this issue so I'm wondering whether storage speed is a factor (the 5 is known for some crazy NAND speeds). I believe there isn't a way to fix this unless Apple changes the coding. I would prefer to see the app splash screen longer than see the "app lag" occur.
 

crjackson2134

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It's there, it's real, it sucks. I hope an update will cure this soon. It's not storage space. All my devices have 64 GB and less than 50% used.
 

GoldenChild

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The funny thing is iOS 8.2 beta 5 was A LOT better than 8.1.3 for me. I don't know why I decided to go back to 8.1.3 :mad:
 

BrettApple

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iPhone 4s here, 8.1.3 seems nearly identical if not a little faster for me. However, after 8.1.3 came out I did a complete DFU restore, clean with no backup. And turned on reduce transparency to help the UI smoothness. Works fine. It's no iOS 6, but it's still perfectly usable with phone, iMessage, Safari, Instagram, Leo's Fortune, Producteev, FaceBook, etc.

Do remember the poor thing only has 512MB of RAM. So reloads are pretty frequent with bigger apps. But using the core OS apps like messaging/photos/safari/notes/reminders they will all stay open just fine. Even a few sites in Safari. Sometimes more than my 6 plus :rolleyes:

Really hoping for improvement in 8.2/8.3 and possibly iOS 9 if it is supported and is focused on speed and bugs. Probably not, but it would be nice. Otherwise, if they would just let the user decide what to run I'd be perfectly content on iOS 6.1. But that's an impossibility.
 

Haynzee

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Mar 13, 2012
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My iPad 3 is worse than ever on 8.1.3. There's no joy in using it anymore. It's approaching 3 years old but so what? It's shocking that I'll often now fire up my 6 year old bog-standard cheap Windows PC to browse the Web rather than use my iPad.

I've done all the usual. As a final resort I erased everything did a full restore via iTunes and set up as new. Even with just the stock apps it still juddered like hell. Safari was still slow and all over the place.

8.1.3 did nothing whatsoever to help. And the great news is on my state of the art, flagship, top of the range iPhone 6 I now get a little stutter in animations thanks to 8.1.3 and Safari seems to be a little 'unsnappier' as well...

Grrrr.
Completely agree with you regarding iPad 3 it's awful now. Can barely use safari webpages just lock up.