Everyone I know who upgraded 3G to IOS 4 is furious

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by needthephone, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe that apple has dropped the ball so much recently and there has not been more said about this.

    I have a 3GS and upgraded to ios 4 without issues. But everyone I know. Who upGraded their 3G hates it.. One guy is more of an apple fan boy than me and is so livid he seriously thinking of getting an android phone.

    Can they downgrade to ios 3 ? What is apple doing to help these users??
     
  2. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    If he's such an Apple fanboy he should have upgraded to a 3GS or iPhone 4 by now.
     
  3. molala macrumors 6502a

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    What are his phone's problems exactly?

    I have a 3G that I upgraded to iOS4 3 weeks ago. Overall, I am happy with it. No noticeable speed change. Not any more or less stable. But I like the folders and especially the combined inbox in mail.
     
  4. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is becoming the new Microsoft, just a matter of time anyway.

    Get more popular, alienate customers more and more.

    They say they care, but they don't
     
  5. Pandora01 macrumors regular

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    What problems are you talking about? My 3G is working just fine, and so are my mother's and stepfather's.
     
  6. njpodder macrumors regular

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    I also upgraded my 3G to iOS4 while I am awaiting my iPhone 4 to arrive, and so far, I have not had any problems with it other than a few minor slowdowns here and tehre that I will forgive for the sheer amount of positives that iOS4 brings to even the 3G.
     
  7. Mosco macrumors regular

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    Same thing happened to my girlfriend, we reverted her back to 3.1.3. It also happened to a guy at work.

    I have heard that if you disable spotlight, things work much better. It seems the phone has trouble keeping up with indexing which causes choppy performance.
     
  8. bbotte macrumors 65816

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  9. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Apparently a DFU restore speeds things up. I'm going to try that one mine before I give it to my sister when I get the iPhone 4 on Friday.
     
  10. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    My biggest probelms are with Maps and Safari...those are running noticeably slower on 4...to the tune of 25 seconds to load a page that previous loaded in 5. Or taking 30-45 seconds to be able to search for something within Maps.

    It has extremely slowed my iPhone 3G....my wife has the same problems.

    I'm not complaining. I knew the risks of upgrading an older 'machine' to a newer OS. Happened with my old iMac Sage. I wouls still be usuing it today but I wanted to benefits of the newer versions of OS X and you just can't do that with older, slower processors. I wouldn't say Apple has 'dropped the ball'

    (I will try the spotlight deal though...hadn't heard that.)
     
  11. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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  12. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    +1

    (I thought it would be an easy find within Settings, but I can't find it.)
     
  13. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    Me neither. I see where you can turn off indexing for everything by un-checking categories, but I can still swipe and see Spotlight on the phone.
     
  14. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    It is well known now that iOS 4 runs poorly on a 3G. I tried it for a few weeks and downgraded back to 3.1.3. I also had a 3GS and an iPhone 4 so compared to those two, the 3G was way too slow on 3.1.3. A few weeks ago, I upgraded that line to another 3GS, an 8GB that came with 4.0. No more 3G for me.

    I'll still use my original iPhone. It's speed doesn't bother me as much as the 3G did for some reason.
     
  15. Mosco macrumors regular

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    I think you just disable all the things it can search. Settings -> general -> Spotlight Search -> Uncheck everything.
     
  16. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I think the indexing is what we are talking about. Where is that located?
     
  17. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I don't have a 'Spotlight Search' option under Settings...General

    :confused:
     
  18. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    yes you downgrade 3g anytime,no blobs need it,just use REDSN0W OR custom firmware in DFU mode.
     
  19. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    I have it on my 3GS, my 3G is in the hands of my mom so I cannot confirm, Maybe it is a 3GS and iPhone4 feature. LOL
     
  20. Mosco macrumors regular

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  21. 3GEE macrumors regular

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    Settings-general-home button-spotlight...uncheck all
     
  22. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Thank you! 'Home Button' is the key...
     
  23. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    Question - what are the options for those who don't have -- and will not -- jailbreak their phones. i.e. Technophobic friends who "don't want to break my(their) phone".

    I have a friend whose laptop I'm finally going to be given a chance to fix in a few weeks. She hasn't synced her 3G in at least 9 months. I'm not even sure it even has iOS 3.x on it! I assume iTunes grabs the latest version, so how can we instead upgrade it to iOS 3.x instead of 4.x?
     
  24. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    iTunes will not update the phone if you don't want it too.

    I'm not jailbroken and never will be. ;)
     
  25. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on that. Also clearly clueless and did not read prior to upgrading. I am sure he is wondering with the backgroud wall paper is.
     

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