iPhone XR iPhone XR feels slow

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hansana, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Hansana macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2014
    Anyone else feel like their XR running slow?
    I upgraded from a 7+.
    But I still feel like it takes forever to open apps and to load stuff and all.
    Anything I should do to resolve the issue?
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68010


    Sep 13, 2014
    Maybe try a factory reset and set it up as new (aka don’t restore from a backup).

    If that doesnt work, make an appointment to see an Apple store rep about it.

    No way should a Xr be slower than a 7+.
  3. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    It’s not slower but it’s about the same speed.Look at YouTube videos iPhone 7 Plus versus Xr it’s normal
  4. BritishApple macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2016
    Christ no, this thing screams compared to my iPhone 7.
  5. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    It’s way faster than my old iPhone 7 Plus too.
  6. BigG94 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2012
    Mine is my first iPhone, but it's a freaking screaming speed demon compared to the Android that it replaced.
  7. ultravegeta1981 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2017
  8. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    What percentage would that "way" be ? 50% faster ?
  9. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    For opening apps it depends on the app. If it’s a simple app and not doing much then you don’t really notice it. But if it’s something like my Eve app, which has to initialise HomeKit, then it’s roughly 40% faster.
  10. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    Doesn’t seem to noticeably for me in. Each generation. I came from 7 plus- 8 plus- max -xr. each jump had no noticeably gain in speed. Even when I use a family members 7 plus it’s the same speed.
  11. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

    gahig ulo

    Nov 11, 2017
    riverside california
    From SE,6s,7,8,x,xs they are pretty much the same speed while navigating the UI,the only difference is when loading apps.i have all of them.
  12. 1rottenapple, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    OP should probably reset the iPhone. If that doesn’t fix it I’d take it to Apple.
    The jump in speed is rendering videos, gaming graphics. But day to day it’s imperceptible.

    This is off topic but I remember going from 4-5 was a big jump. 5-5s was also noticeable. 5s to 6 wasn’t a huge leap. 6 to 6s was noticeable in that the extra ram led to big difference in safari refreshing after switching tabs. 6s to 7 was not a big difference. 7-8 wasn’t a big jump either.

    TL/DR I wasted a lot of money on IPhones.
  13. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    What kinda time does "takes forever" mean to you? A second? A minute? Forever?
  14. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

    gahig ulo

    Nov 11, 2017
    riverside california
    yeah i totally agree.i think this time around is not gonna make a big leap interms of speed atleast in day to day screen navigation,hopefully apple will bring the 120hz screen to the newer iphones aswell.fingers crossed
  15. StellarVixen, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    You cannot measure speed by opening Messages app, for example. Try something big. Such as GarageBand or large game. There you can see real difference, and that there is noticeable difference between 7 and XR.
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Try reset network settings. If that doesn't work, try reset all settings. Your XR should not be running slow, unless you have 1 or more rogue apps running amok.
  17. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    The XR is literally the fastest iPhone available, and thus the fastest iPhone ever.
  18. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015

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