iOS 6 GM on iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by CallOfDuty, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    How is the performance of iOS 6 GM version on the iPhone 4? I assume that the GM build is most likely the exact same build that everyone will receive next week.
    Does it seem more smoother? Or does it lag? And does the battery life suffer in iOS 6 ?
    Just curious. I hope to see some improvements though.
  2. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    It definitely seems smoother in iOS 6. I don't know if that's because I haven't put as much content back on it after I restored, but I've definitely noticed general speed improvements across the board. Even unlocking the phone seems a tad quicker.

    As far as battery life goes, I've not been using it long enough to make a definite judgement on that.
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    The GM is the Gold Master. This is what's being loaded on every new phone shipping from China now.

    It runs great on the iPhone 4, though some of the advanced features are not present.
  4. sharpycl macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD
    I've had it a few days now and it's been snappier than iOS 5 ever was for me. I restored my phone and started from an icloud backup though so not sure what an update to the OS will do though.
  5. jableskg macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
  6. Major General macrumors member

    Major General

    May 26, 2012
    Works great for me everything is faster

    Battery life isn't all that great but that's probably because I haven't recalibrated my battery yet.
  7. Nyk0n macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2008
    i installed it as an update (through iTunes of course) and was the fastest install ever did both iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using one cable in less than 20min.

    find MAPS amazingly smooth and fast now even over cellular and using Siri to get directions blew my mind it was so fluid and cool looking I almost took my eyes of the road to watch it....everything else seems faster and smooth and my Battery is not as good as Beta 4 but still easily getting a solid day out of it
  8. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    From experience, both as a former iPhone 4 user and from sitting putting the GM on my wife's 4 just now, to get optimal UI performance from the 4 try these tips.

    Icons per screen: 3 full rows, and two at most in the fourth row. A full home screen of apps will result in the 4 stuttering when returning to the home screen.

    Folders: 8 apps at most, when used with the above, results in a smooth folder opening/closing animation. A full folder on a full home screen is just asking for a stuttering experience.

    If you must use a full home screen, keep Folders to 4 apps per folder to ensure smooth opening/closing.

    Just home hints from personal experience.
  9. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    It's working fine for me. Battery is fine on mine as well. I only used about 50% yesterday.
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Cool and all but this thread is about the 4 with ios6, the the 4s...
  11. MathiasVH macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2009
    Great performance, quite bad battery life though.

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