Iphone 4 - much faster?

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  1. hobx macrumors regular

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    When the I upgraded to IOS 5 there was a substantial slow down imo. But IOS6 seems to have a definite snappyness to it. Application switching, tabs in safari, even syncing all seem faster.

    Hows it for you?
     
  2. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  3. unexxx macrumors newbie

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    I've had it a few days now and it's been snappier than iOS 5 ever was for me. I restored my phone and started from an icloud backup though so not sure what an update to the OS will do though.
     
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  6. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Either become a developer or wait till the 19th for the official release and update through iTunes.
     
  7. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    It will be overe the aire update no need for iTunes
     
  8. WeegieMac Guest

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    To fully benefit I'd always recommend a fresh install of a new version of iOS.

    Updating leaves remnants of iOS 5 and all your months of usage under there ...
     
  9. sand_man, Sep 15, 2012
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    Link Removed, apologies for contravening forum rules. :eek:
     
  10. WeegieMac, Sep 15, 2012
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    Ooft, you'll get your baws toed for posting that link mate!
     
  11. x&y macrumors member

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    Looks far too complicated to me...

    I'll just wait a couple more days for the official version.
     
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    That link and the information in it is atrocious, it makes it out to be woefully complicated when all you do is hold down alt while clicking on restore and navigating to the ipsw.
     
  13. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    iOS 6 runs like a dream on my iPhone 4. I'm really impressed with the speed improvements to Safari. Actually stopped using Chrome now thats how impressed I am with it.

    Only issues are the App/iTunes stores but thats a back-end/server issue which will be fixed before the public launch
     
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    Chrome was always slower than Safari on iOS, even on iOS 5. Not by design, but by the fact Apple doesn't allow third party browsers to use the most up to date webkit. Only Safari gets that privilege.
     
  15. Major General macrumors member

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    Only thing really is if you are jailbroken on 5.1.1 you need to restore and update clean
     
  16. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I've updated on top of old data just fine and my phone is as fast as friends who did clean installs. There's really no evidence that fresh installs increase performance.
     
  17. WeegieMac Guest

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    I just like to clear out the "junk" that's accumulated through weeks/months of use on the outgoing OS. I don't like the idea of an update replacing certain pieces of the OS as opposed to replacing the entire OS with a fresh install.
     
  18. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    So,to make my iphone 4 faster,I have to do a clean restore and set up as a new iphone?
     
  19. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    So I installed the ios 6 on iphone 4 with a clean restore and I gotta say,some apps just open instantaneously,it's really really fast and I really recommend to update to ios 6.
     
  20. CoolBradG macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 4 has been performing a lot better I've noticed with the exception of my home button which has started failing recently. Oh well my 5 will be here Friday!
     
  21. eezing macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my iPhone 4 feels snappier after a DFU install of 6.0 GM. Much improved over iOS 5. But, it'll be a slug again once my iPhone 5 shows up on Friday!
     
  22. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Amended. Thanks for the heads up.

    You might want to delete the link in your quoted post!
     

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