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Elyquin

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Aug 24, 2010
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I get my wife's hand me down phones, currently the 4.

Anyone with a iPhone 4 seem to have a significant lag?

For example, after pressing Messages icon, I can count up to 4-one thousand before the Messages screen pops up.

Basically, it takes the apps 2-4 seconds now to open -- a 100-400% increase in lag.

Once the apps are in the background memory, they do open up quickly.

I hope the 4s does better since I will be getting that when my wife's 5s arrives.
 

Baconstripss

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The 4s does.. ok. I really like the new design of iOS 7, control center, the new notification center and so on. BUT.. The speed.. What makes the iPhone so much better than all other phones seems to have disappeared. I really, really hope a update will fix the slow animation/loading times. I think they released the OS too early. It's not "Apple-worthy".
 

sjinsjca

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Oct 30, 2008
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You're describing much more lag than I've experienced with my 4, but many folks report lag issues of this sort.

One possible difference is that I did a clean install. But even some folks who clean-installed have complained of lag in some circumstances.

After an upgrade like this, be sure to give your phone a good long time (perhaps a few hours) to finish the background processes like Spotlight indexing before you really judge it.

Take some time to go through your settings, turning off notifications and location services you don't really need.

I hope that you can end up as happy as I've been with iOS 7 on my ancient 4. Meanwhile I must admit: I succumbed to temptation and placed an order for a 5S...
 

wellingtonwimpy

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I loaded OS 7 on my old iPhone 4 just to check it out, and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well it handled it. I think what you're noticing is not the OS but the phone and its processor, which seemed fast enough three years ago but moves like a snail compared to any current-generation smartphone. The iOS 7 animations (which take the same amount of time on any iPhone, including the 5s) just make it seem that much more sluggish.
 

Elyquin

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Aug 24, 2010
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Just have to deal with it

I like iOS7. I agree that it is the old processor technology. iOS7 is blazing fast on my latest generation iPad.

I have gotten better speed if I just let programs run in the background. I used to remove programs but now I try to keep them running so that switching is not so slow. The initial app start is painful.

Yes, I have turned as much as I can off in terms of notifications, diagnostics...etc.

I don't have to suffer to long. Once my wife gets her iP5s, then I will get her iP4s. I will send my iP4 to my father.
 

calaverasgrande

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Oct 18, 2010
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yeah this is reminding me of trying to run ios 5 on a 3GS.
I've noticed that contacts is crazy slow. A few apps are slow and crashy the first time I open them, then get better?
 

Phanatic

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Sep 5, 2012
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The current work around for the lag that is effecting some iPhone 4 users, especially concerning the keyboard functioning, is to turn off Documents & Data in Settings<iCloud.
 

Rocko1

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On a side note, when I try to install Crysis 3 on my 386 pc with 2mb of ram, I get a bunch of errors, what gives?

:rolleyes:
 

Vidd

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On a side note, when I try to install Crysis 3 on my 386 pc with 2mb of ram, I get a bunch of errors, what gives?

:rolleyes:
Crytek don't recommend 2mb of RAM. Apple released iOS 7 as an update for the iPhone 4. No need to be so snarky.

Having tested it before its release, it was quite clear it was a bit too much for the iPhone. I never bothered trying to turn off any of the effects.
On my 4S it's not perfect but it's usable. Feels like a tester for getting a more up to date phone, though.
 
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