iPhone iOS 6.1 performance on iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by toroncan, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. toroncan macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Can anyone who's loaded iOS 6.1 on an i4 please comment on performance, especially as compared to iOS5?

    If you can specifically comment on the following actions thatd be great:

    - lag from pressing home button to screen on
    - lag from swipe to unlock to password entry
    - lag from password entry to phone usable on homescreen
    - lag from homescreen to Mail.app open and usable
    - lag from homescreen to Camera.app open and able to take photos

  2. Bahroo, Jan 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

    Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    Ios 6.1 has made my i5 slightly faster and more consistent now so id say go for it, theres no reason why you should be on older software. Google Maps has been out on iOS 6 for a while and it got turn by turn navigation too for iPhone 4.
  3. clauzzz203 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    All of those are smoother and faster on my 4.
  4. lpsavoie macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    My iPod touch 4G is noticeably snappier with iOS 6.1. Go for it.
  5. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    On my Verizon iPhone 4...

    Didn't really notice any significant changes. Opening camera app is still slow as hell.
  6. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    It may be but it's always felt laggy on my 4, on friends 5's google maps has felt smooth as butter!
  7. Purant macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2012
    They are all about the same maybe a bit faster compared to ios6. I don't really remember how the performance was on 5 so I can't compare. Camera.app is still slow. Mail.app is pretty fast (but I don't think it was ever slow?).
  8. nnyymm macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2010
  9. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
  10. AndyWong macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Sorry. Topic aside. I can't help to noticed that your sig stated you owned 4 iPhones, 1 camera and 2 cars and it seems like that is all. No house, no TV? :D
  11. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    and no life perhaps ? Well, we all have to do our priorities you know. :D
  12. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
    i didnt own, i own
    1 pad, 3 iphones, 1 camera, 2 cars, no house, no tv


    loads of life, can't think of anything worse than spending hours watching a tv when i could be outside
  13. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    iOS 6.1 runs great on my iPhone 3GS, I would certainly hope it performs just as well on an iPhone 4!!!
  14. dallastigers macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    Mine seems to be running well, but my diagnostic reporting keeps showing a lot of crashing by the KBD app or process.
    I first did over the air and later did a full restore and update using iTunes (also from a backup once full 6.1 was applied). Still the same amount of crashes. Close to 30 reported crashes a day by the KBP app.
  15. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
  16. Triangle Man macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Seems pretty fast and stable for me. No complaints. 6.0.1 got a little laggy at time, but nothing major. 6.1 seems a tiny bit better in performance.
  17. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    My iPhone 4 felt slightly faster after upgrading from iOS 5 to iOS 6, but the move from 6.0.1 to 6.1 feels about the same.

    Unfortunately iOS 6 doesn't offer much in terms of features, so there's no urgent need to upgrade. I found 6.0.1 to be rather buggy, particularly in Safari, so I can't tell you how smooth 6.1 is just yet. That's just my personal experience though.

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