iOS 4.2 ...WTF

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mtnDewFTW, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I feel like a bit of a hypocrite for even posting this, because I always complain about OCD people on this forum, but it has come to a point where I don't even wanna bother to do certain things on my phone anymore.

    After updating to 4.2, my iPhone has basically turned into a slow piece of crap. I started having random problems like, it now vibrates on me cheek when I'm on a phone call and I get a notification. Apps crash more often. there is no longer a smooth transition between opening and closing apps. The phone itself is just slow.

    I don't know if it's just me, but when I did research, I saw that many people were complaining about 4.2. I'm wondering as to why Apple even bothered releasing this buggy update.

    Did anyone else's iPhone become very noticeably slow after the update?
  2. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    I'm having an issue with battery life. When I first updated to 4.2.1 my battery life got better. Then when I did my monthly 'battery drain til it shuts off then to full charge' my battery life is worse.

    I restored as new recently and it has gotten better.

    So prior to the monthly battery maintenance battery life was extremely overwhelmingly great, now it's not close.

    Any recommendations?
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I'm having no issues at all after upgrading to 4.2.
  4. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    Prior to this monthly cycle battery with the update I was getting 1 hour heavy usage/10%, now it's way less. Maybe I'll try to restore as new again to knock out whatever bugs there are.
  5. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2010
    Mine is fine, behaves exactly the way it did after I updated to 4.1. I think I even get a better battery life.
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    restore it as NEW and see if any problems come back...
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Have you tried a fresh install? Any troubleshooting whatsoever?
  8. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    I restored it as new already. I'll do it again.
  9. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
  10. RichL macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Your posts on this forum rarely add anything of value to these threads. How does that make you feel?

    My battery life after upgrading as well as recalibrating has gone down the toilet. I'm literally watching my % go down as I type this.
  11. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    I've read this so many times. I myself had the battery drain issue. Every couple of seconds it would go down a %. I reset ALL my networks and settings, then reformatted as a new install, or new phone setup. It works fine now. I can't notice any difference from the battery life of 4.2 from 4.1.
  12. WRIGHTRACING macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    I bought an i4 the other day. It has 4.1, so hopefully when I update it to 4.2.1 it will be ok. I don't know if I need to, but likely will as I don't see it hurting the phone.
  13. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    is there an official JB for 4.2?
    Also if i update to 4.2 do i have to re-upload all my music pics etc?

  14. WRIGHTRACING macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    Steve why are you asking us what to do???
    IDK about jailbreaks, never done one and don't care to. As far as what is stored on your phone, save it to your computer and there you go.
  15. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    As I restarted my iphone again today I was thinking that there are some issues with 4.2. I see it freezing up, spontaneously quitting apps etc. I'd have to say I agree.
  16. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
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    He speaks the truth. all Apple updates do nothing but improve the phone. It is impossible for Apple to release a buggy update. How dare anyone suggest that 4.2 has bugs. :rolleyes:

    Your one liner did not contribute to this thread at all. Why bother?

    OP, my battery life has gone down marginally since I updated. I'm going to try restoring and setting it up as new when I get the chance.
  17. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    FWIW, 4.2 (4.2.1) has INCREASED my battery life on my iPhone 4 32GB. I don't have any hiccups or odd behavior, and even with WiFi and Bluetooth left on all day, I'm only down to 75% at worst from when I take the phone off the charger at 7am and get home at 6pm. And yes, I do use the phone a moderate amount at work.

    I've been very happy with the update so far.
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Every iOS update has given some users bad battery life. Restoring as new, as others have already stated, fixes the problem most of the time.

    I'm on a iP4 and jailbroken even and have ZERO problems with my battery life.
  19. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    I'm not sure if iOS 4.2's working fine for me... After fully charging my iPhone 4 and leaving it on my desk for approximately 1 hour, the battery life falls to 99% without any usage. Is this normal?
  20. aphexacid macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I'm still on 4.0.1

    i stopped giving a crap about having the newest awesomest firmware when they started destroying instead of improving.

    My iphone 4 runs great, give me no issues. the BS that they call enhancements that they have added in subsequent updates dont impress me.

    If i ever need to, i'll "settings/general/reset/erase ALL" and start fresh. but i'm not updating.

    5+ hours battery life is awesome too.
  21. cole01 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2008
    The experience running 4.2.1 seems to vary for me. Sometimes it seems snappier than 4.1 and nicely fast and other times it feels as if my iPhone 4 is now a 3G. Same with my iPad.

    Hopefully 4.3 will be released sooner rather than later. The animations when opening apps and folders really needs some work, this was ruined with 4.1 and has never been the same since.
  22. robotfist macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Stick with iOS 4.1 for now

    iOS 4.2 has been horrendously buggy for me, too.

    Half of my screen animations lag and sometimes the keyboard lags to such a degree that I have to perform a hard restart of the phone. I really wish I'd stayed with 4.1. With each new release of the iOS (and Mac OS X for that matter), the architecture of the operating system becomes more complex and feature rich. The consequence of all those features is an OS that is a bit more bloated and more likely to suffer from bugs. I suppose we can't have our cake and eat it, too. Nevertheless, I am disappointed with 4.2 and am desperately waiting for the next update. I thought I wasn't happy with 4.1 but it took 4.2 to make me realize that of all the versions of iOS 4 out there, 4.1 is currently the best.

    My fingers are crossed that they finally get it right with 4.3. One positive thing is that Apple has released 4 versions of iOS 4 in just 4 months (iOS 4, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.2.1). I really appreciate that Apple has been releasing updates in a timely fashion. It shows that they give a s%$#.
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    After 4.2.1 I noticed sometimes my album covers don't keep up with what's playing (they'd be one behind). May be a fluke though. Otherwise, I see no real difference in anything.

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