iOS 5 is SLOW

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by marcusj0015, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
  2. mreddys10 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    Restore and set up as a new phone? Mine actually got faster, and has better battery with iOS 5
  3. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
    yeah, the battery life is better, but it's slower. i only have an iPod Touch 4 tho.

    i've restored it twice, setting it up with an iCloud backup AND as a new iPod.

    the main thing is the homebutton is NOT responsive at all. there's a 5 second delay, and a few times there was a 30 second delay, then crashing.
  4. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Restore as a NEW IPOD then. Weird because my iPod touch 4 is doing great (couple lags here and there but only about 3 seconds) And great battery to. Do you have alot of apps in the multitasking bar? clear that if so.
  5. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2009
    Huntington Beach, CA
    i find that ios5 is much snappier than ios4. this is on my 3gs.
  6. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
    i am constantly clearing the multitasking bar...

    i play music almost always tho, and their ALAC. is it an ALAC issue?
  7. rodrigomarrafao macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2009
    It is blazing fast for me. Maybe twice faster then ios 4.3.

    I think clearing the multitask bar is a myth.
  8. The Cat Empire macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2011
    It's faster and smoother than it's ever been on 4.x
  9. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    It's ridiculously fast for me on the 4 and on the 4S.
  10. sharpycl macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD
    I have an iPhone 4 and when iOS5 was released I restored my phone as a new phone. After which the battery life seemed to increase for me 30-40% (was only able to get through 8hrs with a charge, now it lasts a day and a half), and the phone does seem snappier.

    I hadn't restored my phone since I originally bought it back in sept 2010 which was my reason for doing the restore. As time went on it got slower with every new update. When iOS5 was release I decided to start over new and was glad I did. This may become a new ritual for me whenever a major update is released.
  11. rdstoll macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    I actually find iOS 5 to be faster than the previous version, at least as it relates to my 1st Gen iPad.
  12. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    If I restore as a new iPhone , how would
    I go about getting all my apps, contacts etc back how it was?
  13. Orion126 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010

    I'm interested to know this as well. Mine does seem to hang up and I have to press the home button a couple of times for it to respond.
  14. acidrain79, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    acidrain79 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    ive been playing around with iOS 5 on my 3GS for a few days and thru trying stuff that ive found on other forums and just general trial and error, ive found out some useful info to help after installing iOS 5 or any future updates on ur iDevice.

    from what ive found, the most fool proof way to install and have ur phone or whatever running its absolute best is doing fresh restore and setting it up as a new device rather than restoring from back up. but then u lose all ur stuff(pics, contacts, etc) which kinda sucks!!!

    however ive discovered a few things to do after u do a fresh install/restore and restore from backup that will have ur device still running beautifully. the MOST important thing u need to do after the installation from backup/sync/etc process is done is go to SETTINGS>GENERAL>RESET and hit RESET ALL SETTINGS. this doesnt delete any of your data such as photos or apps, it just resets things like your home and lock screen background, notification tones, location services, and ur screen brightness; all things that are easy to change back once ur phone reboots. it will still leave all of the really pain in the ass settings alone(contacts, contact specific personalized ring tones and/or photos, browser bookmarked pages, etc).

    from what i gather(purely theory here, not fact), doing this resets and deletes all of the invisible leftover fragments of temporary info from previous backup/restores from previous iOS settings that are the wrong parameter/calibration for ur current iOS, which left lingering are serving to affect ur current installations performance and battery life. once deleted, ur phone will run noticeably better. for instance, ive noticed that after installing iOS 4.3.3(i think) that my 3GS home button has been lagging. when i hit it at the lock screen or to close an app, the response is noticeably delayed. with the install of iOS 5 it improved slightly but not entirely. however after doing RESET ALL SETTINGS, the home button lag is gone!!!! not only that but the overall performance of iOS 5, which was already quicker than 4.3 on my phone, is even snappier now!!! battery seems slightly better too, now its about the same as it was with iOS 4.3.

    another thing to try is go to SETTINGS>MAIL, CONTACTS, CALENDERS, turn off PUSH, delete ur email accounts and reboot ur phone. once u reboot u can enter in all of ur email info again and turn PUSH back on. im not sure how much this helps but ive read it does ur battery some good by getting rid of lingering temporary setting info as well.

    a few other things that will help improve performance a little:
    -SETTINGS>GENERAL>SPOTLIGHT SEARCH and uncheck everything.
    -SETTINGS>GENERAL>BLUETOOTH and switch it off

    hope this helped!!!!

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