General Ios 8.4 making al devices really slow

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by suras, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. suras macrumors newbie


    Dec 19, 2007
    After upgrading to 8.4 my iphone 6 and ipad mini star to work really slow. Specially de ipad mini, apps like netflix and simcity become un usuable. Anybody else? how can i fix it? (i cant downgrade, because i loose apple music)
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    My iPhone 5s works the same as under 8.3; while my iPad 2 is actually smoother than iOS 7.1.2.

    Maybe other models have different perceptions.
  3. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
  4. MetalCores macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2015
    Mosinee, WI
    My iPhone 6 is working the same if not a tad bit faster.
  5. tryphone macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2015
    No difference here. I doubt that a music app is going to slow down your phone.
  6. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Okay so when I quit the music app and my phone works fine again, then it's just a coincidence? The music app isn't just an app. It's a system-wide service because it runs in the background. It's possible for it to have some sort of memory leak.
  7. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Same results here on two different iPhone 6s. Haven't updated the iPads yet.
  8. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    My phone is just as fast as it was before ... a 5S. I did a clean Restore though.
  9. Mtmspa macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2013
    I don't have a AL device, so I don't know if it is slower.
  10. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    iPad mini 2 is still pretty sluggish as it has been since iOS 8.0 and onward. It's not better, it's not worse.
  11. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    Working as intended. This is bait to upgrade to a new phone every year. Historically has always been like this
  12. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Same here. I put it on my 6+ only atm. It seems to pause or slow-animate when I execute an app. Apps themselves seem to run fine.
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    The last updates for various previous iOS versions, like iOS 7.1.2 or iOS 6.1.3 (or somewhere around there) have been seen as rather stable and performing fairly well. Not sure where the bait is.
  14. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    If you really believe what you're saying, I urge you to stop buying products from Apple. How could you support a company that intentionally cripples functioning devices?
  15. perkedel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2014
    I don't feel any slow down on my iP6+ on 8.4 like I did on my 5s from 7.1.2 to ios 8.

    You probably need a restore on your devices. List all your apps here.
  16. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    It's definitely tied to the new music app. I saw this during public beta and reported. At first I thought 8.4 release fixed it but it's back and seeing this again. It's the app itself I suspect because I was seeing it bog down the entire phone even without Apple Music and it was just the redesigned app in beta. Completely shutting down the app in the app switcher (double tapping the home button) always solves the issue....well until you use the music app again for 5-10+ minutes and is running in the background
  17. randalf72 macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Well my 6 is a touch laggy

    When in the messages app it takes three or four seconds for message details to appear on the screen when selected compared to instantaneously on 8.3.

    Candy Crush, on 8.3 chain reactions of similar colours were immediate, now you see the colours freeze for maybe half a second before exploding.

    I've cleared all suspended apps, done the hard reset and checked the available memory (a shade over 32gb free).

    Short of deleting everything off the phone and doing a factory reset i can't see what else I could do.

    The phone, while not unusable, is not pleasant to use at the moment.

    I'm torn between making a backup and going down the hard reset route and hoping that na update fixes the performance issues.
  18. Boenke1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2015

    I had the same problem, and for me the solutions was:

    Backup your device using itunes.
    Set your device back to factory settings. It will delete everything! But no worry you habe the backup.
    After rebooting the device, set it back up ( but not as a new device )
    Restore the device with the itunes backup.

    Now it should work a lot faster.


  19. madara889 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2015
    my iPhone 6 is pretty good and smooth with 8.4 ... I think you need to restore your device
  20. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    My 6 is "ok", although there is a tolerable but present lag throughout. Interestingly, a lot of the tips for speeding up old devices also benefit the iPhone 6. In particular, reduce transparency makes a noticeable improvement to the fluidity of ui elements like control centre.

    2 years since the ui refresh and they still haven't shipped a phone that can run it without a performance hit. It kind of dulls the argument that Apple devices benefit from them designing both the hardware and the software.
  21. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    8.4.1 has caused Safari to crash a lot more than it usually does, and I have been experiencing some horrendous slowdowns since updating.

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