Grrrr my iphone 4 is so laggy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, May 10, 2011.

  1. amazingdm macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    I don't get it.
    I got a new replacement from Apple and I though that would fix the problem.

    Could having too many apps or photos or texts be the problem?
    Or are all iphone 4s laggy now because of updates?

    It used to be so fast when I bought it in june

    now it's just bleh

    and texting is for some reason much harder... it never gets the keys I want or it will lag and not register inputs for a couple seconds
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Try resetting the dictionary, my 3GS did the same thing with laggy typing. Fixed it right up.

    For the rest, look here:
  3. mark381 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    Do you have a lot of apps running? Sometimes when my phone gets laggy I'll double tap the home button to list out all my running programs, and go through and kill the ones I'm not using. Speeds my phone up a ton.
  4. M. Johansson macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2004
    Turn off spotlight

    Dig up spotlight in your preferences and disable it. If you have a truckload of data on your device (images, contacts etc) Spotlight will slow down the system quite a bit.
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    When you got your replacement, did you allow iTunes to restore it from the backup of your old phone?

    Maybe it's time to reinstall iOS and then set it up as a new device. Assuming all your content is in iTunes and/or sync'd through something like MobileMe it shouldn't be too much of a killer.

    It has been a long time since I've seen laggy keyboard input on an iPhone!
  6. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    I find doing a hard reset will generally fix any lag I have on my iPhone - usually worse if I've just installed a few new apps
  7. dontworry Suspended


    Mar 18, 2010
    I think this is it too even though apple says you don't have to manage it. Why else would they enable you to kill these apps in the MT bar. I swear Smurf's Village is slowing mine down. Every time it's lagging I kill smurfs and it is instantly better.
  8. TheE3Guy macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2010
    YOU MONSTER! :eek:
  9. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Well if I restore as new I'll lose all my texts and contacts :(
  10. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Mine is laggy too. Definitely doesn't feel like the same phone I bought in June. I just assume it is due to shoddy updates. The more updates Apple release, the slower my phone becomes it seems. The biggest slowdown came when they release that update that introduced HDR.

    Hard resets don't do anything. Closer all apps seems to help a little. Keeping just a small amount of photos (instead of hundreds) seems to help a little too.
  11. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Wow you summed up my situation perfect. Its annoying but I still live with it. Makes me that much more excited for the next iPhone whenever it releases.

    Btw, nice icon, great great movie.
  12. dontworry Suspended


    Mar 18, 2010
    I have to keep the rest of them motivated.;)
  13. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Nice try Gargamel, we know it's you!
  14. enoC macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2009
    You won't lose your contacts, if you learn how to sync with Google or Outlook.
  15. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Back it up then Restore as new. If the problem persists, you know it's the OS, and not anything in your data. If the problem is resolved, you have a decision to make before restoring your backup data.
    Either way you'll have answered the main question as to where the issue is.
  16. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    I've tried but it doesn't seem to work

    how to back up or extract text messages though? at least on to my pc?
  17. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
  18. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Restore as new. Do not restore from a backup.

    Resync and reinstall apps afterwards. You'll see a difference.
  19. Paulo1105 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011

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