iPhone 4, any hope for an iOS 7 user?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by BigCanoe, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    I upgrade happily to iOS 7 when it came out. But the more I use my venerable iPhone 4, the slower it feels with the new OS. I understand I cannot go back to iOS6 because...well Apple doesnt want me to. But are there any apps or settings I can run to help speed up the old phone?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I've heard iphone 4 users running the first beta of 7.1 have seen an improvement. The public release should be sometime in January, hopefully that should help a lot of people out.
     
  3. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

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    Try using a single colour wallpaper. I found that detailed wallpapers that used the Dock and Folder transparency effect were slowing my phone down. Animations and typing a lot smoother after switching to a solid grey background.

    I hope that helps :)
     
  4. diogolg macrumors member

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    iOS 7.1 did a great job improving the performance of my iPhone 4, I guess the best is wait until it is released to public.
     
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    January?!? Man apple is slow these days.
     
  7. Tyler23, Nov 22, 2013
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    Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    iOS 6 was released on September 19, 2012. iOS 6.1 was released on January 28, 2013.

    iOS 5 was released on October 12, 2011. iOS 5.1 was released on March 7, 2012.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    not to mention how fast 7.0.1 - 7.0.4 came out. They are nowhere near slow.
     
  9. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    iOS 5 was released on October 12, 2011.
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You are correct
     
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  12. zosokm macrumors regular

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    I found the iOS 7.04 works fine on the iphone 4 with the animations disabled/reduced. In fact theres a big leap in performance from iOS 7. Same thing with my iPad 2 - I find many users complain about iOS 7 being slow on their ipad2 but I have found the performance to be fine. It does help to have at least 1 gig of memory space free though on the older devices. My iPad 2 and iphone were very slow when there was less than 1 gig of storage memory left. However after erasing a few unused apps and creating some spare memory - they work just fine
     

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