iPhone iOS 6.1 performance on iPhone 4

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  1. toroncan macrumors newbie

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    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

    TIA!
     
  2. Bahroo, Jan 28, 2013
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    Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    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 regular

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    All of those are smoother and faster on my 4.
     
  4. lpsavoie macrumors newbie

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

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    On my Verizon iPhone 4...

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

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    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

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    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?).
     
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  9. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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  10. AndyWong macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    i didnt own, i own
    1 pad, 3 iphones, 1 camera, 2 cars, no house, no tv

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  16. Triangle Man macrumors member

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    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

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    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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