Does it work well on the iPhone 4?

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

  1. HoopTrundler macrumors member

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    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

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    No problems for me on an iPhone 4. I wouldn't worry about upgrading.
     
  3. FluffyPop macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Yeah. But only if you plan to charge it every 8 hours.
     
  10. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    I am quite happy...

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

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

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

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

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    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.

    Hth

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    Daniel.
     
  17. nostylez macrumors member

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    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

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    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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