How did 2.0.2 affect your 3G phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pj rage, Aug 21, 2008.


How is your phone working after the 2.0.2 update?

  1. Definitely much better!

    9 vote(s)
  2. Definitely much worse!

    10 vote(s)
  3. Seems like it might be a little better

    24 vote(s)
  4. Seems like it's worse now!

    25 vote(s)
  5. I have not noticed any difference whatsoever.

    43 vote(s)
  1. pj rage macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Reading here I keep seeing what seems like a lot people having problems after updating to 2.0.2, with one thing or another, but articles I'm reading on the web seem to indicate that some people have been helped by 2.0.2, so I was just curious who the majority are.

    I'm answering "Seems worse" because my 3G acts up every now and then, as does GPS. Neither of which ever acted up with 2.0 or 2.0.1.

    Please only respond if you have a 3G, since the 3G problems seem to be the main concern.
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  3. pj rage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I think it switches from edge to 3G much faster. That's about it.
  5. olliebraves20 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2007
    Lansing, MI
    I personally haven't noticed a difference at all between this and 2.0.1....
  6. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    It hasn't affected my phone, but the phone has spawned way too many of these silly ass polls.
  7. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    "I have not noticed any difference whatsoever" - this is what I voted and it wouldn't necessarily be a problem were it not for the insane amount of bugs I'm experiencing. (for an apple os of course :p)
  8. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    I think the backup speed might be better. Other than that no difference. So I'm in the "maybe a little better" camp.
  9. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    my 3g is very sensitive and on the first floor i used to have some 3g now it goes to edge more often then 3g and also in my room on the 2nd floor its on 3g , but it also goes to edge a lot more and sometimes i have to click the network tab and fix it to make it find 3g right away, instead of me waiting.

    it made it to sensitive when there is def. 3g in the area.
    i think 2.1 will have the 3g fix.
  10. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    I found that installing apps from the iPhone works a lot better now, no more waiting 20 minutes to install apps
  11. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I don't notice any difference between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2. My 3G connection has always been very good; that may be why. As for the keyboard and contact lags, they got much better with 2.0.1, but not at all with 2.0.2.
  12. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    mine is 10 times better, sorry for those that are still having problems
  13. ScrewzLuse macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2006
    I have lost the ability to really use 3G. Although it shows I have full 3G reception, I cannot access webpages or email over 3G. It's kind of frustrating. Switching to Edge seems to help a bit. When sitting next to a friend, his iphone has no issues after the update but mine does. /sigh.
  14. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    My 3G reception seems more stable. Safari is still crashing on me (which only started after 2.0.1). I can't speak to app install times - they were never that bad for me, and syncing time is about the same (5-10 mins).
  15. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
  16. aristotle macrumors 68000


    Mar 13, 2007
    My GPS location in Google maps seems to work now in seconds instead of 30-60 seconds if at all.

    Data speed-wise, I thought that 2.0.2 was slowing my iphone down but I just did a speed test after 11pm at home and I got 2.24 Mbps while I had been getting 0.4-0.6 Mbps earlier in the evening from home in the same location.

    This leads me to believe that data speeds are affected by network congestion and that some poor Americans are victims of AT&T over selling their network in their area instead of installing enough 3G towers.

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  17. jcde7ago macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Overall, i haven't experienced anything different with regard to 3G signal/reception. I get 2-5 bars of coverage, other than intermittent drops that can be extremely annoying, i can deal with it as long as it eventually gets fixed, as it's simply "acceptable" for the time being, but not up to advertised standards by any means.

    I am happy to report that i have had virtually no issues with my 3G in the month that i have had it (I've only had to do a soft reset 3 times, all because i was updating multiple apps within the phone and it froze). The one thing that has consistently annoyed me has been the painfully-long backup process, which would take me an average of 2 hours before, but with 2.0.2 i am now down to 25-30 minutes (just did a backup about an hour ago), and this is with my 8 GB filled with 950 songs, 2 full length movies, about 100 photos and 64 apps. While 30 minutes is still long, it's a lot more bearable than 2 hours. When the 3G issues get resolved and 2.1 adds some new features, i'll be an extremely satisfied customer. :)
  18. pj rage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    This is exactly what happens to me. I've found two solutions. 1) Restart the phone, this has worked for me every time. 2) Hold the home button until safari is force-closed. This seems to work too, but may not be as reliable. I generally just restart the whole phone. This never happened on 2.0 or 2.0.1, which is why 2.0.2 pisses me off. 3G just randomly dies. I've had edge die once in the same fashion, and I've also had GPS do the same thing (non-stop spinning wheel while trying to locate me until I restarted my phone, then it found me in 5 seconds - never had a problem with GPS ever before 2.0.2). Basically, before 2.0.2 I was in the 2% of iphone users, the 2% who DIDN'T have problems that is, but now I guess I'm right there with the majority.

    I'm surprised to see the poll so even, though. Evidently 2.0.2 has helped about as many people as it's hurt. Weird.
  19. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    For me, 2.0.2 helped my connectivity. Under 2.0.1, in some locations, 3G wasn't allowing any data to be transmitted to/from the iPhone. But when I had a strong signal, I got very fast speeds.

    Now with 2.0.2, I can connect and send/receive data anywhere, but the speeds are a little slower under 3G.

    So overall, I like 2.0.2. I'll take slower connections for better connectivity.
  20. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
    If anything Safari crashes more than ever for me!

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