iPhone 6S and 6S Plus lag and freeze poll

Are you experiencing occasional lag on your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus?

  • I restored from a backup and experience intermittent lag or freezes I did not see on my old phone

    Votes: 88 22.8%
  • I restored from a backup and experience no lag or freezes

    Votes: 114 29.5%
  • I setup as a new phone and experience occasional lag or freezes I did not see on my old phone

    Votes: 104 26.9%
  • I setup as a new phone and experience no lag or freezes

    Votes: 80 20.7%

  • Total voters
    386

NauticalDan

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 19, 2010
178
56
Canada
Trying to figure out if this is an issue with restoring from backup, or just an iOS 9 issue with the 6S and 6S Plus.

Sometimes when unlocking the phone, the screen freezes, apps take a few seconds to open, etc. It goes away for a while, then comes back (especially if phone has not been used for a few minutes before unlocking again).
 

Jman13

macrumors 68000
Aug 7, 2011
1,514
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Columbus, OH
I have had occasional odd short freezes and lags that I did not have on my 6 with iOS 9.1 Beta. Running 9.0.1 on the 6S, and set up as new. I hope it's just due to indexing, because most of the time, going between apps is really fast, and things load near instantly...but sometimes it seems to get slightly stuck. I'm sure Apple will work it out soon.
 

NauticalDan

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 19, 2010
178
56
Canada
I have had occasional odd short freezes and lags that I did not have on my 6 with iOS 9.1 Beta. Running 9.0.1 on the 6S, and set up as new. I hope it's just due to indexing, because most of the time, going between apps is really fast, and things load near instantly...but sometimes it seems to get slightly stuck. I'm sure Apple will work it out soon.
Yeah, it's only when i unlock the phone that it has some lag (if any - doesn't happen all the time) with the first app or two i open. Or even the screen just freezes right after I unlock for a second or two. But once you start using the phone, it is lightning fast. I restored from backup. Running 9.0.1 - I upgraded to that from 9.0 to see if it would help, it didn't.
 
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ZigZagLens

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May 16, 2007
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Definitely seeing lags on my new 6S (128GB) on iOS 9.0.1. I notice it especially when waking the device via the home button. The home screen freezes up briefly and icons aren't responsive. Also, sometimes the top bar isn't visible for a couple of seconds and then it appears. Hopefully it's just spotlight indexing.
 
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jermy4

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Jun 27, 2010
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people have a habit of ignoring history and that the first 24 hours is indexing
I don't think indexing takes anywhere near 24 hours. It does take a few charge cycles for the battery to get calibrated and for the phone to show a somewhat accurate percentage across the battery range.
 

npolly0212

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Sep 21, 2015
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I just copied contacts to google and transferred them to my iPhone (coming form the note)


Has anybody had any issues with there texting? Will click a letter than click another but freezes up for a second or 2 every so often..
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
This poll kinda debunks the restore as new theory.

Never had a problem doing full restores.

My 6S+ was a little sluggish for abou 10 minutes after the restore, but after that it was smooth, fast and buttery.
 

cableguy84

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Sep 7, 2015
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I was having freezing/stalling yesterday, today seems fine after using phone till dead then charging to 100% again.

I restored from back up 6s plus 128 gig
 

smokechaser

macrumors regular
Oct 10, 2011
244
24
Kansas City
I setup as a new phone. Have had to force restart twice because the screen becomes unresponsive. Basically the side and home buttons still work but the screen stalls. Nothing else will fix it other than doing a hard reboot.

So annoying. My iPhone 6 never once did this.
 
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Jsameds

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Apr 22, 2008
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I started afresh but only because my old device had 9.1beta on, and the 6S wouldn't allow me to restore from that backup as it's only on 9.0.

That said, no lag or freezes at all, just crashing apps at the moment.
 
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