If I don't update my iOS will my iPhone 5 stay fast

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    If I don't download too many apps and stay on iOS 6 will my iPhone 5 stay as fast?
  2. The New iPad macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2012
  3. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    I have 64Gb almost full with apps, it won't slow your phone down.

    With the speed of this phone I am sure a iOS7 won't slow it down and maybe even iOS8 depending on what they add to both of them. I bought my grandmother an iPhone 4 when I purchased the 5 for my wife and I and my grandmothers phone runs perfectly fine on iOS6.
  4. s4yunkim macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2009
    Not necessarily. The number of apps you have downloaded does not have an effect on the speed of your phone.

    Whether the next iOS version will have an effect will be seen when it is released, at which point it is possible that it runs a little slower, but it's equally possible that it runs the same, or faster. Just depends on how it's coded.
  5. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    If u want to stay fast, just stay on iOS 6 even apple release iOS 8.

    But you'll be missing a lot of features that way.
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    With the dual core CPU's, I can't see any iOS release noticeably bogging down either the 4S or the 5 for their 2-3 major iOS updates.
  7. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    Yes it is. Wait until iOS 7 to see the 4S becomes slow.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  9. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    If you want to keep your iPhone fast you need to keep it on a diet rich in protein and vitamins.
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yup, pretty sure I got a temp ban for a reply on that thread....
  11. walie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
    Yep. Not only that, once I uninstalled iOS, it was SUPER fast
  12. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    IOS and Android (sorry can't help but bring this comparison up) are completely different architectures in terms of programming and design, and as such an iPhone DOES not slow down regardless of what you do with it. Now, of course if your playing a high specced game that your processor cannot handle, your game won't run smooth but the operating system always will remain as so.

    Android tends to get slower because of the different ways they handle things, such as multi tasking, they have - what android fans like to tout - 'true' multi tasking and as such programmes tend to stay in full operation even when you are not using them, this causes the phone to become slow and unresponsive and its why google has added a convenient "Close all" button just with a simple swipe. Its also the main reason why their processors are alot more powerful because its needed to run these operation systems smoothly and why iPhones are still using single and duel cores, android however have quad cores and soon hexacores.
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    That's not totally correct. Certain background apps continue to run while others are suspended.

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