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

needthephone

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Apr 4, 2006
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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??
 

molala

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Oct 25, 2008
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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.
 

Ashin

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Jun 19, 2010
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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
 

njpodder

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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.
 

Mosco

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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.
 

fishmoose

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Jul 1, 2008
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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.
 

mstrze

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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.)
 

bbotte

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Feb 11, 2008
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+1

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

SpaceKitty

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Nov 9, 2008
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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??
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.
 

mstrze

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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.
I think the indexing is what we are talking about. Where is that located?
 

chrisperro

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Oct 24, 2009
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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??
yes you downgrade 3g anytime,no blobs need it,just use REDSN0W OR custom firmware in DFU mode.
 

mrfoof82

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May 26, 2010
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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?
 

mstrze

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

I'm not jailbroken and never will be. ;)