How much slower was your 4S when you upgraded to iOS 7?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    All of my tweaks are there now, I'm just debating compromising my speed and flow. Is it a huge difference, even w the latest updates?
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    My 4 (not 4S) got faster. After that I upgraded to the 5S though.
     
  3. makinao macrumors regular

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    If my 4s is any slower on iOS7, I hardly feel it.
     
  4. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Nothing perceivable. However, I rarely use apps that are processor / graphics intensive.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Not much different. Apps have gotten more demanding but that isn't iOS7's fault. It absolutely crippled the iPhone 4 though.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I noticed no difference on a 4S from IOS 6 to IOS 7
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    My 4S is faster once I turned off a couple settings. I think I was having problems with iOS 6 though. I'd get a lot of apps that would hang.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    iOS 7 works well on a 4S. It's terrible on a 4, though.
     
  9. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How about just opening and closing apps?
     
  10. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    No loss in speed on my 4S. If anything it's quicker with all the 'shortcuts'. Love it enough that I saw no reason to go to a 5. YMMV:)
     
  11. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. My 4 (not 4S) became a bloated pig, that I hate using. after the upgrade to iOS7.

    My friend has a 4S, and it runs iOS7 with no issues.
     
  12. blarivee, Feb 4, 2014
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    blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Opening and closing apps are pretty much the same. I did turn on reduce motion in accessibility (a.k.a. disable parallax).
     
  13. badman89 macrumors regular

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    Same story with my iPhone 4. Anyway, I decided to upgrade my iPhone in 2014 - can't wait for the iPhone 6!
     
  14. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    My complaint on iOS7 is battery drain. For my use, prior to the upgrade, I only had to charge my 4S every 2-3 days. Now, it's daily.
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What about the slower animations everyone's talkin about? I've noticed myself, when you open apps it's slower.
     
  16. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    My 4S got much slower, but still usable. My brother has a 4 and his seems just as fast or maybe even faster than my 4S. I am hoping it gets better with 7.1, but I am not too concerned since I use my iPad mini more than my phone now.
     
  17. cynics macrumors G3

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    I'd try to restore from new on the 4S. I've found worlds of difference between the 4 and 4S on iOS 7.0.4.
     
  18. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'll give it a try this weekend. My wife is on a 4S too, but she is in Japan and won't be back until mid-March, so I can't compare.

    The one app that I find annoying slow since iOS 7 is "LINE" by naver, and I use it daily.

    Might be good to clean up some apps I don't use anymore anyhow.
     
  19. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    When I enable "reduce motion" in accessibility, it also tones down the animation. Unfortunately it's a all or nothing setting in 7.0, disabling parallax, disables a lot of other animations as well. Maybe there's a 0.5 to 1 second lag. I also don't use a lot of notification services, like push mail, so it "may" have help with the speed.

    A suggestion. If there's an Apple store nearby, you should check out their iPhone 4S demo units since it's still being sold and will have 7.0 OS loaded. You can judge for yourself if the animations are too slow for your liking. I'd feel bad if what I find acceptable turns out to be too slow for you :)
     
  20. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just went and checked it out @ AT&T! Works fine, thanks.

    On my way to Apple Store now.
     

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