iPhone 5 is driving my crazy!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lostnomore, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. lostnomore macrumors newbie

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    So I'm not writing this to troll since I've been an Apple guy for nearly 12 years now, but my iPhone 5 behavior of late has me ready to jump off the deep end. The list of stocks on my Stocks app just will not refresh on my Mac. My Reminders apps on my phone and Mac won't sync unless I tap the Calendars app on my phone. So definitely some syncing issues - very slow or else not happening at all. People will phone and I can't hear them speak after I answer and say something several times, or I'll phone them and the call timer will run after connecting but I won't hear anything. I tap the microphone button when wanting to dictate a text or e-mail (even with full cell or wi-fi connection) and nothing will happen as though the mic isn't working, etc. It's been so buggy since the 10.2.1 update but I believe it was acting inconsistent even a short while before that. I try to re-start the phone but some things still act stupid.

    So I'm wondering if anybody else is having strange things happen with their iPhone 5 (the conspiracy theorist in me wonders if Apple is trying to get me to upgrade) and what suggestions you might have. I'm even considering the A-word (Android) at this point, this is how desperate I'm getting! Please help!!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried resetting settings or just reinstalling (perhaps without using a backup)? The other possibility is that there might be something off with the phone itself given that it is on the older side at this point.
     
  3. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    This is good advice, when experiencing any issues the first thing that is recommended is to restore to factory settings and setup as new. Especially on older devices.

    To the OP:
    If you're unfamiliar how to restore to factory settings here's a step by step guide:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201252

    Also, since you made an Android comment, I will say that I've had hardware issues with an Android device and it's been replaced twice, on each time Google support had me restore to factory settings to make sure the issues I had weren't caused due to a third party app. Just mentioning this because this sounds like the starting point for you as well. Good luck.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Tell us what you are running on your 5. How about memory, got plenty? If close to full it can cause problems. The processor is limited so you can not have a lot running in the background.
     
  5. lostnomore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point. I'm always struggling to free up space due to being only 16GB so perhaps this is the most likely culprit.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So are we talking about actual memory (as in RAM) or basically just storage?
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Low memory can cause all kinds of issues. If you can move your videos and pictures it will help. Any un-needed apps are also a good target.
     
  8. sven691103 macrumors newbie

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    The calendar sync issue prob comes from the settings in calendar the account might be set to fetch and manually instead of push
     
  9. lostnomore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, 16GB of storage.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 1, 2017 ---
    I've basically stripped things to the bone, so only an upgrade to a phone with with much more space is needed.
     
  10. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    When you say low memory in this post, it seems that you're referring to the storage capacity of the device which determines how many apps, photos, videos, music, etc can be on the device. iOS is supposed to manage this for you as per: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201656

    That said, it's not a bad idea to remove unnecessary apps as you mentioned.
     

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