Compilation of iPhone 3G problems

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Aldon, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Aldon macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    This is a compilation of problems/errors I've had with my new iPhone 3g in the last 24 hours it has been activated.

    Freezing (three occasions)
    Turning off randomly (once)
    Slow response to touching
    No response to touching
    Syncing would stop due to error having to do with the applications on my iPhone (AIM, Weatherbug, AOLRadio, etc)

    If anyone else has had any of these problems and has resolved it somehow, please post here. Thank you
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    Try restoring with the slightly newer software?
  3. monkeygadge macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Sounds like you have a bad unit. On other devices I would recommend a hard reset, but I have never done this with an iPhone. Can anyone recommend a restore from iTunes for this? p.s. I'm not suggesting you do yet - wait til someone verifies.
  4. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    Extremely weak 3G..see my other post or check engadget or other sites.
  5. Tobes00 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Mine has frozen a couple of times.
    I don't mean completely crashed, but I have opened an app (I think it has happened with SMS, iPod and App Store) it stopped responding for a full 45-60 seconds.

    Also, once I started playing a song in iPod and no sound came out. Volume was up at about 75%, the time bar showed that it was in fact playing, I could skip to the next song and everything. I could even watch videos, just no sound.
    It took a soft reset to fix the problem, no idea what the issue was though.
  6. sam3020 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    I am having the same issue. The handset seems to be lagging quite a lot. It seems that the new software has caused the phone to lag maybe. I am going to restore my iphone now and see if this fixes the problem
  7. Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    I've had to restart mine a few times due to the SMS screen moving halfway up the screen where I can't see what I'm typing. And my ringer volume slider in settings magically resets itself to 1/4-1/2 volume, although the actual volume never changes.
  8. martyrk macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2007
    In Lab

    Actually I have almost the same problems, but I have the 1st gen iphone, I noticed it right after the upgrade to 2.0
  9. mitchellh macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Hmmm I was in the iPhone developer program pre-release and when I saw that the build numbers of the beta and the shipping version were the same I was a bit worried because the beta was plagued with freezing, slow response times, and random restarts. I am hoping this doesn't happen to the iPhone 3G.

    My iPhone 3G has froze only once where I had to restart it and hasn't had the slow restart times... so I'm hoping this is a good sign.

    Either way 2.0.1 will be a much-needed release when it comes :p
  10. sam3020 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007

    Yes it does happen on both of them as i have tried on both my normal iphone and my 3G one. if they have not changed the version of the beta software it probably means that they did not have to time to perfect another release which probably means it will be on its way in the next couple of weeks
  11. gw1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2007
    For GPS - see separate thread - worked successfully for me.

    Which just leaves the finish. Mine has a poor finish on one side of the screen - a raised ridge on the right hand bezzle where the screen feels as if its been pushed in by half a mm or so.

    The unit works, but does't feel quite right - would the jury seek a replacement?
  12. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Vibration stopped on mine this morning. I tried a power cycle, reset and full restore to no avail. I then gave it a slap on the back and it started working again :)
    If it happens again (and assuming there's some stock somewhere), I'll swap it over, but for now I'm happy again
  13. wowotoe macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I had pretty much the same problem. Especially random restart and slow response.

    I've only installed less than 10 apps. At one point, the restart happened when I tried to launch Facebook app and caused all the apps failed to launch. I followed Apple support recommendation by reinstall the Facebook app. The apps are working now but still experiencing random restart.

    The slow response is also killing me too. Tab on something and I have to wait about a second to get the response. Not all the time but it happens pretty often too.

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