iOS9 on 4S is terrible

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by BarcelonaPaul, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    Just downloaded this to my 4S and it's a disgrace. It takes 4 seconds to open any app - photos, music. It makes 8 look lightning fast. I thought that they promised a better performance on older phones? Sincerely shocked and disappointed. What a load of crap.
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    I probably only would have updated if I had a iP5. anything below that would have turned into an iPod for my truck.
  3. MacMartyr macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Anaheim, California
  4. prowlmedia Suspended

    Jan 26, 2010
    Give it a while. It's probably indexing and that takes ages.
  5. donpromillo macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    on my ipadAir2 similar effect occurred. After 30 minutes it was fine and not that laggy anymore. also enable batterysaving mode to see if there are any changes related to speed. GoTo Settings - Battery; enable "Low Power Mode". After following this video I am still not convinced installing ios9 on my iphone 4s :(
  6. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    It's 2015 now son. The 4s is the problem not ios9.
  7. TETENAL macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2014
    The problem is that Apple does not provide security updates for previous OS versions.
  8. lovewd macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2013
    Oh really? Because iOS 9 is horrible on my brand new iPhone 6 too. Also, didn't Apple promise performance improvements on older devices with iOS 9? So no, iOS 9 IS the problem
  9. Jhingha macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2011
    Check again tomorrow. Its most probaly the indexing as mentiond earlier. Same problem on air2 and iphone 6.
  10. prowlmedia Suspended

    Jan 26, 2010
    It's fine here dude. As already really need to give it time to index. It's buttery smooth on my 6 and apps are defiantly loading faster.
  11. donpromillo macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    ...maybe performance in terms of beating security issues but not user experience ;-)...
  12. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    LOL are you ******** me? The phone is 4 generations old now- 5, 5S, 6, 6S
  13. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    The iPhone 4S is FOUR YEARS OLD. Most modern computers you replace every 3-4 years because there's no way in hell it will keep up with modern innovations. A phone is no different.

    If you can't figure out the fact that your LONG overdue for an upgrade, go ahead and switch to Android. Then tell us how you like not being able to update your OS at all when new .0 versions come out.
  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    But if the phone is "outdated", why does Apple still support it?
  15. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Because they want you to upgrade.
  16. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Because at the moment, it is reasonably cost-effective to do so, and it was still sold up until a year or two ago.
  17. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Any recent version of iOS is way more secure than Android (and even there, if you know what you're doing shouldn't be a major issue).

    I use iOS 6 on my iPod and never had security issues, and this was released in 2012.
  18. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    I'm just going to say this:
    I've been using iOS 9 on my 5c since June 8th when it was released at WWDC. It has evolved (A LOT) since beta 1. As many have said, indexing is a major part of iOS, and with a new X.0 release, that takes time. Performance will suck for a while, and no, there's no exact estimate of when it will get better. On order for a proactive assistant to work, it requires mining (in a good way) through all your data to provide relevant information in the future.

    I get it, Apple says "it just works", but give it time.
  19. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Sometimes I wish Apple would cut off support for all devices except the current generation and offer no customer service for previous generations. Then people will see what "no support or security upgrades" really is.
  20. duffman9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2003
    Deep in the Depths of CA
    Downgrade while you can. I'm not joking. I had a 3G with iOS 4. I wanted to throw that thing against the wall.
  21. ajcgn macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's my issue with these guys, I wish I could go back to iOS 7 on my iPad 3. It wasn't perfect, but iOS 8 really bricked it.
  22. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    I genuinely wish Apple made some kind of user-accessible EFI in their iPhones so that advanced people who know what they're doing could actually downgrade if needed.
  23. BarcelonaPaul thread starter Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    That's EXATLY my point!
  24. BarcelonaPaul thread starter Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015

    Are you serious that you replace a computer every 3 or 4 years???? Damn, when I pay £1300 for a MacBook Pro, I expect it to last 5 or 6 upwards!!! Maybe an iPad but come on :)
  25. BarcelonaPaul thread starter Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015

    These things should last. They are £600-£700 items in the UK not some £50 thing! Also I use the video output on the 30pin. Had the lightning connector supported that for older TVs I may of upgraded. But I like the 4S and a lot of people still do!

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