iOS 6 (6.1.2) still a laggy crashing mess on iPod Touch 4G?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by touchipods, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. touchipods macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    I'm still on iOS 5.1.1 because of all the issues I've heard with iOS 6 on iPod touch 4th generation. Is iOS 6.1.2 more stable?

    Some issues:

    -Booting up takes longer

    -Opening stock apps such as settings or camera take long

    -Lower FPS on apps mainly games.

    -Worse battery life

    -App Store crashing when trying to search.

    -Wifi issues

    -Crashes to Safari? I know 4g only has 256MB RAM but 6.0 (and even 5.1.1) made Safari crash far more often which is annoying (as this also means all background apps have to reload). Although on 5.1 Safari never crashed on me.

    Also I like iOS 5.1.1 over iOS 6 because:

    -New App Store/iTunes layout which I hate

    -Removal of Youtube app, I liked this app since it was simple with no adds

    -New music layout which I hate because everything is white

    -Apple Maps, enough said about that
  2. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    used an iPod touch 4g with iOS 6.1.2 yesterday,operation was smooth but there was lagging yes,especially when opening settings and apps had to reload very often but it was definitely usable especially taking into account that its a 2010 product.
  3. touchipods thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    Thanks for your comment. When you mention "apps had to reload often" how many background apps before the refresh? For example if I have music running, Safari, settings, App Store and mail would it refresh? Or only when intense apps are running in the background like a game and trying to go back to Safari it refreshes the page?

    Also can you try these two websites and tell me if they crash the iPod (with no background apps running):

    -Apple iPhone 5 website
    -Google News Desktop site

    The reason I made this thread now is because a few days ago at the Apple Store, the touch 4g was at 6.1.2 and the 2 websites did not crash (unlike mine on 5.1.1). No matter how many times I double tapped/zoomed in-and-out. Perhaps the ones in display are 'enhanced' 4g touches or 6.1.2 is more stable. I'd like to think the latter.

    I would be willing to put up with the changes in iOS 6 if Safari is stable.
  4. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    It had a game called Zombie Tsunami running,opened settings and turned on wifi,went on Facebook,the game had been closed from memory.

    Can't try those websites as the touch isn't mine and im not sure when i'll see the owner again but there aren't any enhanced 4g touches,apple probably just tweaked the way safari handled low memory situations.
  5. RylanH16 macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2012
    Not exactly

    It's not the OS, just the 4th gen sucks. It's been that way for me since iOS 5. I can live with it just don't play intense games on it
  6. touchipods thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    Yes I agree. In 5.1.1 it seems like if iOS senses the OS running out of memory it crashes Safari while 5.1, still tries to chug along and not crash Safari.

    I disagree that it sucks. iOS 6 runs quite well on iPhone 4 (similar specs to touch 4g but with 512mb RAM) and even 3gs. 3gs and touch 4g/3rd gen ran iOS 5.1 quite well.

    Also check this out:
  7. clauzzz203 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    6.1.2 is better and faster than 5.1.1 on both my 3gs and my 4
  8. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    I find it odd that my iPhone 3GS works smoother than my iPod touch 4
  9. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    Those retina displays sure put lots of pressure on the A4 chip and the low ram situation doesn't help either.
  10. iHeartSox macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2013
    Did there have a way to let apps run on half resolution on Retina display devices?
  11. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    mmm the app detects that you're running a retina capable device and just loads the retina versions i believe.
  12. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    I wonder of there is a jailbreak tweak for that. Time to request it in reddit!
  13. Puddintame macrumors newbie


    Oct 19, 2014
    My older iPod (4G) crashes when

    I play Star Wars 2 or Stella. It never crashed until after I installed 6.1.2 I hope an upgrade becomes available because I take my 4G when traveling & leave my 5G at home.
  14. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    Mine has NO lag, glitch, wait's still like when I bought it in 2010

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