Does it work well on the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by HoopTrundler, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. HoopTrundler macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    Sorry if this has already been stated, but I couldn't find it anywhere and I'd like to get input from at least a few people. Does iOS 6 work well on the iPhone 4? I haven't installed it yet in case of any performance or battery issues (I learned my lesson after iOS 4 killed my 2nd gen iPod Touch's battery life).
  2. Pock macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    Beds/Cambs, UK
    No problems for me on an iPhone 4. I wouldn't worry about upgrading.
  3. FluffyPop macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Works perfectly on mine. I was worried about potential performance or battery issues but it works perfectly. Nothing to complain about.
  4. Gatecrasher1875 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Outside of the apps (app store and maps etc) it works as well as iOS 5 in terms of speed and battery life
  5. honeygirl macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2012
    well,it's works on iphone 4,don't worry about it.
  6. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    It runs well on my iPhone 4, but had I known about the tacky design changes like the status bar, Music App colour scheme and App Store, as well as how bad the Maps App is than I never would have upgraded.
  7. irishv macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    Agreed. There seems to be very little benefit to iPhone 4 users. I would be ok with maps if it included turn by turn, but its pretty worthless to me since they dropped transit. Fortunately, I have a 5 on the way.
  8. HoopTrundler thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    Cool, thanks for letting me know guys! Gonna update soon!
  9. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    Yeah. But only if you plan to charge it every 8 hours.
  10. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I am not seeing any issues on my 4, even the battery life has not changed. I do wonder how the new maps app is supposed to work on the 4. I know there is no turn by turn voice, but i was under the impression that you could still use the navigation aspect of it (there would just not be any spoken directions).

    I put in my route and the on screen prompts show up but they are static, they do not follow with me as i progress towards my destination.
  11. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I would rather not start a new thread and I have searched for an answer but I have had no luck, so does the new map program work at all on the 4
  12. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I am quite happy...

    It hasn't slowed down at all.
  13. 328xi macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2012
    I have noticed a dramatic decrease in battery life on mine.
  14. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Battery life with 3G turned on with my iPhone 4 is definitely worse.
  15. khiaao macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2012
    I was curious about the same info, thanks for the replies
  16. Bishwasher macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2012
    The only thing I've really noticed since updating my iPhone 4 to iOS 6 is when I send an e-mail it sends it quicker than you can even blink - whereas before it used to take half a minute maybe more. Apart from that no better or worse than the last iOS.


  17. nostylez macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011
    On my iPhone 4 which was purchased on release, I've noticed a big increase in terms of performance. Battery life for me which runs about the same a day or so of average use. I'm actually impressed with iOS 6. Although I have a 5 now the 4 will be going to my pops.
  18. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    Battery life... Same
    Maps.... Suck
    App Store.... Sucks
    Safari... runs well
    Mail.. flies!
    iMessage..... fine
    Photo's and the album layout..... different, but ok
    Ignore or send a text reply to incoming phone calls.... Cool.

    I keep the front "screen" empty of icons. Before when I did a reboot, I lost my "clean screen." Not now. iOS 6 seems to remember your screen settings.

    Privacy settings, and all the changes in settings..... nice.

    Bottom line, iPhone 4, go ahead and upgrade the iOS

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