iOS 5 runs great on iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by saintforlife, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    I'll admit I was very nervous before I decided to upgrade my iP4 to iOS 5 because of my personal experience with what iOS 4 did to my old 3G. But I have to say iOS 5 runs great on my iP4. Been using it for 2 weeks now. Everything seems to be snappier and some of the lags that I saw with iOS 4.x seems to have disappeared. The phone runs very smooth over all. I couldn't be happier. So anybody that is still on the fence and who have not updated to iOS 5 should definitely update. It is a great update from Apple!
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Agreed - it runs just as smoothly on my iPhone 4 as iOS 4 did.
  3. sharulazlan macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2008
    But some people having problem in updating process.. Lost some app, not proper restore and some more.. But ios5 rock..
  4. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I am completely content with iOS 5 on my iPhone 4. So pleased that I'm saving my upgrade for the iPhone 6 :)
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    True, and some people have problems with anything and everything. I have yet to see something launch into the market and not see someone without a problem.
    I also realize that for every 1 person that has problem, more than 50 do not.
    And its that 1 person that squeaks the loudest.
    No one complains that everything is working good. :D

    As for me, been using it since the GM. Works great.
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    No issues here. I'm very pleased with performance. I can't say the same for iOS 5 on the iPad though, especially that terrible new music app.
  7. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2011
    London, England
    Very happy with iOS5 on both my iPad 2 and iPhone 4 (though I will shortly be upgrading to a 4S to get Siri and location-based reminders).
  8. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    It runs even better.
  9. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    The only issue that I seem to have is that my home button seems less responsive. I've read articles that this may be related to either the software or the hardware. Just seems to coincidental that it became less reponsive at the time I upgrade. Even with that said, I'm still happier on iOS 5 than 4.x
  10. dave-tx macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    I've had a few small problems, including a reboot of the phone and loss of internet connectivity until restarting (each only happened once), but overall iOS 5 on the iPhone 4 seems pretty good. My upgrade went very smoothly, no complaints there.
  11. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    only major issue I have had so far was installing iOS 5 on my iP4. It took very long and not all the songs were loaded properly/restored.

    it showed the space as being there but the songs would not play.

    however, iOS 5 seems really good once you "get" how things are supposed to work now.
  12. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    mine does to like when I double tap, sometimes it thinks its a single tap
  13. malias4 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    i was a bit scared also but i have to say that it runs so smoothly and the battery life is slightly better , maybe its bs i was on 4.3.3 and jailbroken before ..
  14. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    Same here - the upgrade process was a little rocky, but I managed to get past the problems. It seems to be running at least as fast as ios 4 was. Just wish I could afford a 4S!
  15. Mindy60 macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2011
    Houston, TX USA
    I am a former customer and the migration to iCloud was seamless. The only problem was I ended up with my account being the apple id for the store that was different from the apple id I used on my home PC which became problematic when syncing either with iCloud or with iTunes on my PC.

    I learned from someone here that a simple log out and log in from the store app under settings fixed that problem (it didn't seem obvious to me that from there you could log in and out). I just wish the Apple support dude knew it was a store issue and not an iCloud issue.

    Other than that I am very happy! :)
  16. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Runs great on my wifes phone, no complaints at all. And that's rare.
  17. ScoutDad macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Location-based reminders work fine on my 4 and I too am running fine under iOS5 on my old 4. Like others have said, it seems to run faster now.

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