iPhone is sluggish

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Baker988, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Baker988 macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    iPhone is being verryyy sluggish. Is this because I have not upgraded to 2.2? I am jailbroken and unlocked so I don'tknow how to update. Any ideas on why it's so slow??
  2. honeytoast macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2004
    bay area, CA
    Do you have Winterboard installed? That slowed down my phone.
  3. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    If still feels sluggish.

    Then either unjailbrake your phone or deal with one of jailbreak's many "features".
  4. DPA macrumors 65816


    It is recommended by Apple and AT&T that you leave your device off overnight (about 10 hours) at least once a week. This will improve the performance of your iPhone. I know that probably, at most, 1% of iPhone users do this. I remember to do this only when my iPhone is being incredibly sluggish, like yours, and I remember to turn it off that night. I have found it to help so try it tonight.

    If you have Winterboard, it is a very memory-leaky app so this may cause problems. I have Winterboard with a pretty intense theme but don't notice too much lag. When I enter apps like Cycorder and Safari (with a few pages open) I do notice lag but this is normal because these apps take a while to start up, especially is you have pages open in Safari. You can also try to close all pages in Safari and leave one page with no website open. This force quits Safari and it doesn't run in the background.

  5. Baker988 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    I have rebooted before but it seems to work for a little while and then goes back to being slow. I had winterboard on it but I took it off. I will try turning it off over night. How would I unjailbreak? Does that involve me having to lock and unlock my phone all over again?
  6. Baker988 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    I also have problems with the some applications just quitting I dont know if that has anything to do with the slowness but I am assuming so.
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    well I know that since you're unlocked you can't/won't want to update to 2.2.1.

    However 2.1 felt very fast for a little while, but then began to slow down for me. 2.2 brought everything back up to speed maybe faster, and I haven't really noticed a difference with 2.2.1 other than less Safari crashes.
  8. DPA macrumors 65816


    I have noticed everything up to 2.2.1, I have not upgraded because I am jailbroken and don't want to rejailbreak and install everything again.

    To unjailbreak, you just have to restore. First backup all information to iTunes. iTunes automatically performs a backup when an iPhone/iPod Touch is connected


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