How slow is iOS 7 on an iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by samqthegame, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. samqthegame macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2014
    I keep getting the notice to upgrade but I've heard the horror stories about it bricking iPhone 4's. Anyone have any experience?
  2. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    iOS 7 is slower than 6. It manifests in navigating the OS mostly, and did improve quite a bit with 7.1.

    Still not nearly as quick as iOS 5/6.
  3. samqthegame thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2014
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I wouldn't. My dad has been exceptionally frustrated with his iPhone4 ever since installing iOS7.0 and although 7.1 makes it a bit faster, it still isn't a patch on the performance of iOS6 (on older hardware such as the iPhone4).

    He mainly experiences occasional lag whilst typing and slow Safari loading of certain websites which were once much quicker.

    Many seem happy to have the latest o/s on their handsets and are greatful to Apple for making it possible, yet others bemoan the speed and fluidity they enjoyed with iOS6. Make your own mind up from the positive and negative posts, there are plenty of threads regarding this.
  5. samqthegame thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2014
    Is there a future build that will be a lot faster? It's inevitable right?
  6. iFarmer macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Recently updated from 6.1.3 to 7.1 and I love it! Lots of new features to use. No regrets.
  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    I haven't used 7.1 on the 4, but I've used it on the 4s and it runs really well. I think you'll be fine, but I'd save up for the iPhone 5s/6 if I were you.
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    If I remember correctly, the A5 processor in the iPhone 4s was advertised as being twice as fast as the iPhone 4, and the GPU was 7 times as fast. The 4s gave a pretty big performance increase.
  9. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
  10. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Most likely not.
  11. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Based on previous experience: no, it won't support iOS 8, and 7.1 is the last major update for 7.
  12. afrmr macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2014
    I have a 4S, i have this to tell:

    Before iOS7 -» Best cellphone i´ve EVER had, amazing, recommend to EVERYONE.

    After iOS7 -» i went back to my 50€ android (3.2) phone, after 3 refurbished phones, and 10 travels to Vodafone headquarters to solve a problem that, today still without solution.

    Im probably one around here, but i cant accept a cellphone that cost 479€ having the same or WORST performance than my 50€ android.

    Simple as this, my 50€ android its 5 times faster opening the settings menu than my 4S after the iOS7.

  13. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    You do realize that's 50¢ on contract, right? Just like how the 4S is free on most contracts. And you should've stuck around for 7.1, it makes the 4s a lot faster.

    Edit: Looking at your other posts, it looks like you've tried installing 7.1 but are having trouble. I recommend bringing your 4S to the Apple store.
  14. afrmr macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2014
    I would be very pleased if my agent had offered me my iPhone, but since im living in a country called Portugal, that doesn´t happen around here, you pay it anyways. Ok you can get it for 250€ with a 60€/mounth contract for 24 mounths... so (60 x 24) + 250€.... daaammmnn i bought 4 iPhones lol...

    But im willing to give a try on 7.1 update... hope it solves some of my problems, i really hope... when my friends ask my "wheres your iPhone?" and i answer its in my chocolat drawer lol wth...

    Thanks :)
  15. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    My iPhone 4s runs as quick as an iPhone 5, though there is some stuttering in animations from time to time.

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