iPhone slooooowwww

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Soundhound, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone is experiencing that slow as molasses behavior that used to affect macs alot back before OSX. takes a long time for apps to launch, etc. Is there anything to be done about that?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You could restore it and setup as new or you could do a reset all settings (NOT erase all content).
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you reset all settings, do you have to reconnect it for phone/internet service somehow?

     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You'll have to reenter your password for wi-fi and your password for VVM.
     
  5. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's not so bad! Nothing more than that?

     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your icons will get jumbled. :) It's been a common fix to get the same results as a restore as new.

    Just don't do the "erase all content," ok? You won't like the results if you do.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I would, at minimum, restore the iPhone in iTunes. Restore from Backup. Then Reset All Settings.

    Curious; how long since last restore? How much music? 1G or 3G?
     
  8. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how long since the last time it was restored. Never? A year? And it's an 8 gig phone with about 6.5 gigs of music in it. It was almost full, and I took some out, thinking maybe that was contributing to the problem.

     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That's why. You almost filled it up. It's good to leave some empty space. Some times the iPhone's RAM fills up and uses the space on the NAND flash as Page-outs.

    So say your iPhone is filled up, it will slow down when it gooble down all available RAM.

    However, as iphone.aggie said before, the best non-restore solution is reset everything (don't erase content). But for best results a Restore and setting up as new is always a plus.
     
  10. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thanks!

     

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