iPhone 4 (iOS6) and problem with texts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by parajba, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008

    I'm still using my iPhone 4 on iOS6. The phone is slow but I can cope with it.

    There is only 1 thing that really bugs me. When I'm typing (generally a text or an email) and the signal bar changes from let's say 3 bars, to zero bars, then quickly back on to 2/3 bars, the phone doesn't respond to my key strokes. We are talking about 1 second, possibly 1.5 seconds, but it's an annoying second because it happens quite often and it results in half word missed.

    The phone has been doing this for quite some time, but only now I decided to ask on the forum to understand a. what is causing this issue and b. how I can fix it (if it's possible to fix it at all!).

    The network coverage is so and so, not great, but never had this problem with my old phones.

    Apart from this the phone works fine and never had any problems.

    Thanks for your help
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I can not see why your signal bars would have anything to do with your ability to enter text! I hope someone has a answer for you!
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    It sounds like your installation is slowing down, you may need to make space if your phone is almost full, if not, you're going to have to restore to iOS 7.
  4. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Thanks both.

    I still have plenty of space (around 8GB, 32GB model).

    I read that iOS7 kills my old iPhone 4 performance wise, I'm not sure I want to upgrade to iOS7...?
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    My old iPhone 4 is on 7, it can be a little slower but it's not a fast phone to start with.

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