Iphone 4 ... sluggish and slow..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bankaimadness, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    My mom recently got her iphone 4 from the AT&T store so I got a chance to play with it and help it out with the settings and stuff. It came with iOS 6 and I heard rumors that iOS 6 on the iphone 4 slow down the phone's performance a bit.


    When I was swiping through the APP store and opening and closing apps, the phone was lagging all the way.


    I don't know if it is the phone's problem or is it the O.S that is causing the issue.
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    You'll be advised to restore as a new iphone.
     
  3. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is restore as a new iphone?
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Did she own an iPhone prior to this one? If so, did she restore from backup?
     
  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    My 2 y/o iPhone4 was running great until iOS6. After that it was crap.

    Was glad to get i5! :)
     
  6. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope she did not own an iPhone prior to this one.
     
  7. cole01 macrumors 6502

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    Hm, this is interesting. I don't have an iPhone 4 to test this with but some have reported iOS 6 being faster than 5.1.1 on the i4. Sorry to hear you're finding it sluggish.
     
  8. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    My wife has a 4 with iOS6 - runs fine - at least as fast as 5.1.1 - on Verizon here in Southern California
     
  9. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    My 4 on iOS6 works as nimbly as on ios5. I was going to go for the 5, but just might wait it out another generation for a 6, so I put mine on Straight Talk and cut my present monthly bill in half.
     
  10. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    iOS 6 actually made my iPhone 4 at least feel faster.
     
  11. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    The iPhone 4 is indeed a bit slow. Not horribly slow, but you can definitely feel pauses here and there.

    The complete elimination of the pauses is one of the things I love most about the iPhone 5, even above the taller screen and LTE.
     

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