i5 gets jittery / laggy when charging

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RickG, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. RickG macrumors regular

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    is anyone else experiencing a jittery/laggy i5 when its on the charger ???
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Negative. My iPhone 5 runs faster on the charger. I think the CPU realizes it doesn't need to conserve power so it runs at full speed.
     
  3. DJ.Nickk macrumors regular

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    A restart a day keeps the iPhone problems away :p
     
  4. darster Suspended

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    Once a week I reboot my phone right before charging.
     
  5. mdags49 macrumors newbie

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    If you're talking about a lot of lag...like, the screen almost doesn't recognize touch input...try a different charger. Happened to a friend. We thought the phone was toast. But, we tried a different charger since it was only while plugged in. Turned out that was the problem.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I haven't restarted my 5 since purchase and it works flawlessly.
     
  7. Usehername macrumors member

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    Hey not everyone eats an apple a day.
     
  8. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Yesterday I noticed the signal was inconsistent. I was in the same place, and my signal would go from 1 bar to 5 bars on 4G, when I was in an LTE area. I couldn't send a text message or make a phone call. Once I unplugged the power it was fine. However I wasn't plugged in to your standard wall outlet, I was plugged in directly to the front USB port on my Alpine head unit.
     
  9. Hawtin macrumors member

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    Yes mine does. Scrolling becomes jittery and if I hold my thumb in one place the screen has a little fit. The keyboard is also massively unresponsive. Must say tho, this only happens when plugged into USB (due to the lack of adapters I have to take my cable to work etc, cheers for that apple) when I'm plugged into mains with the proper charger it works fine.
     
  10. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    This is a sign of a counterfeit charger by the way.
     
  11. Hawtin macrumors member

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    Surely if its an iPhone 5 they'll be using the charger they got with it?
     
  12. RickG thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats what mine does- when I touch the screen it gets gittery and very unresponsive- it can't keep up with typing inputs- i think it might be the charging cable- its an official apple cable and its the one I keep at my work desk and thats really the only time I use my phone while plugged in for charging so Im not sure if my other three charging cables do the same thing to my phone- im thinking this new lightning cable was a huge mistake by apple- yes its nice that it is smaller and can work upside down or right side up but sometimes things get too complicated.....
     
  13. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Not necessarily? I mean personally I have probably hundreds of the little Apple bricks floating around, but I know a lot of people enjoy "Genuine OEM" 2 dollar adapters from China. Which is nothing wrong with that. But it's bad for the phone; if the touchscreen is jittery and unresponsive while being charged ONLY, it is getting unclean power from the supply.
     
  14. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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  15. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Where is your USB plugged into? Computer? Wall adapter? USB Hub?

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    Thank you :)
     
  16. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    It may be iCloud doing a backup. It normally stars when the phone is plugged in and connected to WiFi. I don't know why else it'd lag
     
  17. mdags49 macrumors newbie

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    Charger was the one that came with the iPhone 5. It was just bad.
     
  18. Hawtin macrumors member

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    Exactly my point. Can you even get fake lightning cables yet?
     

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