iOS 5 on 3GS

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by heimbachae, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. heimbachae macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2011
    I read that iOS 5 makes the phone sluggish. can anyone with a 3GS let me know how the upgrade went?
  2. Katalysis macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Went fine. No worse than iOS 4, probably better.
  3. James Newton macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Mine hasn't worked at all and completely messed my phone up. I can't use it now because apparently my sim card isn't compatible... Need help!
  4. Illumination macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    Georgia, USA
    From what others have said, this will not be the disaster the iPhone 3G and iOS 4 were.
  5. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2009
    The upgrade of my iPhone 3GS version 4.3.5 to 5.0 went smmothly without any problem. The iPhone was not jailbroken and I did the upgrade on a MacBook Pro 2011 with Lion 10.7.1
  6. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2009
  7. James Newton macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    That's exactly what I done, but now my sim card is not supported!
  8. heimbachae thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2011
    so that's 5 yays and 1 nay. guess I'll take the plunge when I get home later. thanks fellers!
  9. Readover macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    works flawlessly! Notificationcenter and everything is smooth as silk! perfect!

    Only thing I'm bummed about is that location based reminders only work on iPhone 4 and newer for some strange reason :(
  10. JWSandi macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    Trashville, TN.
    The only thing slow about iOS5 are the Apple servers.... I've been downloading it for the last 4 hours and the iTunes progress bar says its roughly 25% complete...

    Oh and the iCloud website keeps crashing...

    You'd think that Apple, by now would stop believing all the crap about no one buying or wanting their latest warez and buy more servers...

    It gets worse with each release... :(
  11. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    I'm glad to hear it's working well on the 3GS, but I'm having the issue of iOS5 not showing up as the newest version when I open iTunes. It's still showing 4.3.5 (and yes, I've got iTunes 10.5). Not sure what's up with that.
  12. Ashin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Wow, iOS5 final is amazing, I tried iOS beta 3, 4 and 5 and they all sucked, laggy as hell... almost put me off ever updating to it

    But WOW, the final release is actually faster than iOS4, trust me I easily pick up on every little lag or slowdown and I am VERY impressed

    If you are in any doubt, trust me and go for it... just make sure you set up as new and restore fully
  13. sparky1499 macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    upgrade went swimmingly.

    Just waiting for my new 4S to be delivered on Friday :D
  14. kirreip macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Same here, works nice. Although I haven't activated iCloud yet, as I still need some MobileMe only settings (iDisk and iWeb) for now. Hope iCloud won't slow down the phone.

    And I am a little disappointed they have taken away the location reminders. It has been there on some previous betas before the launch... But I don't really know if I had used it often anyway... :rolleyes:
  15. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Everytime i try to update it "extracts" iOS 4 then when it tries to put iOS 5 on it says there was an internal error. any fix?
  16. heimbachae thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2011
    On an unrelated note, I saw that iCloud is bunlded with 10.7.2, but I'm holding steady on 10.6.8. Can anyone tell me if iCloud will be released on SL, or will I just have to bite the bullet and upgrade to Lion if I want to keep working with all the features in the Cloud?

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