iPhone Slowdown?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ProwlingTiger, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    Is it normal for the speed of the iPhone/iOS5 to be somewhat slow as the amount of free space decreases? For example: When playing a song in the iPod app, I'll change apps, then go back the iPod app, but the app takes about 1-2 seconds to update. Sometimes it will still show a song I had played before the current one. Also, when I lock the screen, if I've been using it a lot, it takes a couple seconds to here the lock noise.

    Details:
    iPhone 4, 16GB
    1.5GB free space
    iOS 5.1.1
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    First thing to try would be to double-click the home button, hold down one of the apps that appear, and tap the X to quit all your running apps. This should free up RAM and hopefully speed things up.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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    Could try to reboot the phone too (hold power + home until the apple logo pops up, takes like 10 seconds)
     
  4. ProwlingTiger thread starter macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    I've rebooted many times, hold+power also, since I don't know when. It always happens. Also, for what it's worth, I just got my free space up to 8GB and still...

    Even when I unlock the screen, the time in the menu info bar at the top of the screen takes a second to appear. I know, it's not a long time, but I never noticed this on my 3GS or on the 4 when I first go it.

    Should I wipe + restore?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  5. Zaft macrumors 68040

    Zaft

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    Since its iPhone 4 I think it's hardware not software. Older phones traditionally slow down with every new update apple releases
     
  6. ProwlingTiger thread starter macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    I don't think iOS5 was supposed to slowdown the iPhone4...not like this, anyway.
     
  7. MacFly69 macrumors regular

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    i too am having the same irritating issue. tempted to upgrade to the iP4s, but with the new iP5 coming within several months...i'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
     
  8. ProwlingTiger thread starter macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    I can't upgrade something that I feel should be working fine. I don't know, but it feels as if it just got cluttered with something and needs a good washing (wipe+restore). I may try that tomorrow.
     

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