iOS 7 is being very Laggy and Slow

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by theappleman3000, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. theappleman3000 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    So I just downloaded iOS 7 a couple hours ago and its very slow and laggy. The keyboard takes 8 seconds to type in sometimes doesn't even work. Everything i try to tap is very slow. Only happened when i downloaded. Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Hard reset / reset all settings / reboot / clean install.

    - in that order until it's fixed.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Try restarting the phone, and if that doesn't do anything try resetting your settings.
  4. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011

    old iphone or ipad?
  5. AppleMrHan macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2013
    I have iPhone 4 and its running great, I think something is wrong with your phone.
  6. theappleman3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    Its an iPhone 5, i don't know why its doing that
  7. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    Having gone through the whole Beta process, I find that the keyboard does erratically lag.

    It's not so regular that it's a major issue any more (for me) but it's still happening more than it should on a public release build.
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    I notice reboots are lightning fast compared to OS6
  9. Aylan macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2013
    iOS 7 should not be running slow or laggy. I would backup and do a restore. Also, iOS 7 is not as "snappy" as iOS 6. The animations are slower by design.
  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    It sounds like your phone may be indexing. Give it a while. If it is indexing, you should see an improvement shortly.
  11. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    It will lag until you restart it. Happened on my iphone 5. Nothing as exaggerated as what you claim but there was some animation lag until I restarted the phone.
  12. theappleman3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    It is very bad especially on the keyboards typing in my passcode takes around 12 seconds. Safari: Probably like 15 seconds. I restored rebooted and reset all the settings. I don't know what to do anymore. Could it be my processor?
  13. cogitodexter macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    Naaaaaaarfolk, England
    You may have the problem of having Springboard run multiple copies of itself. This can happen if you've restored from a previous iOS version's backup onto the newer iOS on your device and can cause battery drain issues as well.

    What you'll need to do is backup any data to iCloud (and photos to iPhoto) and hard-reset the phone's firmware via iTunes - it's called a DFU reset. Having done that you'll get a pristine phone and you can re-download all your apps from the App store.

    I'm running iOS 7 on both a 4S and a 5 and the response on both is excellent, so it's unlikely to be a general issue with the new version of iOS.
  14. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    I don't know whether you've been running iOS 7 for a while, but I've been through all the Betas as I mentioned and this has been an issue for me throughout.

    It's got steadily better as each version was released, but it's still there now albeit relatively infrequently.
  15. cogitodexter macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    Naaaaaaarfolk, England
    Yup - had it since Beta 1 up to and including the GM.

    Obviously there were bugs in the early betas, but as of now I've got no problems.

    I will say that both my phones were recently DFU-reset (the '5 because iOS6's Springboard had crazily spawned multiple copies of itself and was eating the battery for breakfast, the 4S just because it's a dev phone so frequent resets are a must) so having recently 'pristine' phones may have helped, but my experience is that iOS7 is smooth as silk and not remotely laggy.
  16. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Early betas for sure...the last two or three, I've not see what you are. Nor am I with the public release today on an iPad 4 or iPhone 5. They're flat flying, fluid and incredibly stable as far as my most used apps. It's awesome. I'm pretty amazed how far it's come in less than 6 months.

  17. sandwicher macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
    iPhone 5 OTA update, iPad 3 iTunes restore update.

    No lags!!
  18. Sym0 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    I felt it was lagging as well on 4s but I changed a few settings like decrease motion, bold text and increase contrast and after a reboot it feels and looks slick. Old apps are a bit of an eyesore now!
  19. tarasis macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    I only see the laggy typing problem when I am typing in a user name / password on a site in Safari.

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