Is your 3G iPhone a bit laggy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AJ Muni, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    Obviously I know it has nothing to do with that hardware, but sometimes my new iphone lags..big time. I used an unlocked iphone for months, and never had the problems im having now with the previous software. For example sometimes when im typing a text, it goes realll slow..almost like in slow motion i see each letter "pop" up and its a 2 second delay (for each letter). Or when I'm trying to scroll my contacts its lags as well. I'm currently using the 2.0 (5A345) version of the OS that shipped with the phone. Anyone else having these "lag" issues?
  2. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    I had this issue twice and just turned it off then turned it back on. It's because too many things have been open. Whenever I open, AIM, Photobucket, Facebook, Myspace, Safari, iPod, Messaging, and BofA all at the same time, things get a little slow. There should be a quick way to clear all the processes.
  3. Whitecloak macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    100%. I am definitely getting little lag spikes here and there. My feeling is that some of my apps may be causing it. I don't know how thoroughly Apple is testing these things before they get released for download.
  4. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    Was just thinking the same thing. Typing is slow and hangs when opening settings and other programs. Seems to lag more than my 1st generation iphone.
  5. playless13 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2004
    I'm still using the original iPhone, using 2.0 software, and I've definitely noticed a lag. And correct me if I'm wrong, but the apps can't run simultaneously...
  6. SaleenS351 macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2004

    Sounds like a software issue
  7. djwobble macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    This isn't entirely accurate. Remember during the keynote speech that applications will not be able to run in the background until later this year? This is a good call on Apple's part, for now.

    When you leave an application, FB, Pandora, AIM, they close automatically.
  8. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    yes, but there's some interesting behavior to some apps. for example, AIM. if you leave the setting set to not log out upon exit, when you go to another app and come back to aim, you're still logged in and if you received messages while you were away, the messages have been received and waiting for you (you just don't get an alert while outside of the app). I'm not entirely sure what's going on to allow that to happen, but it just seems interesting
  9. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    I'm getting the odd bit of lag, yes. It's not stopping my enjoyment of iPhone 3G, but I'd rather it wasn't there all the same.

    I hope the stutters get sorted out in a future software update.
  10. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    Having lag issues here, mostly in SMS and a bit in Contacts too. On an iPhone 3G.

    Hopefully 2.0.1 will come soon.
  11. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom

    I'm particular noticeing lag in two areas:

    Address book & SMS.

    Address book is laggy when entering and saving contacts, and when adding multiple people to an SMS message, through address book, the slide up panel is also lagging.

  12. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    I remember the first iPhone also had a little lag at first but a couple of software updates later it was mostly gone. I notice it mostly when deleting mail messages.
  13. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    I lag in the Phone app and in the SMS one.. rebooted and it fixed it
  14. outz macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    i have this same issue... keyboard is extremely laggy, and of course a reboot fixes it until i decide to actually utilize some of the apps i purchased
  15. nomadpass macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Yes the keyboard is sometimes laggy but I dont have to restart. I just press the home button and back into whatever I was doing and it seems to help so far.
  16. ahmedrah macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    "E" instead of "3G"

    My phone is readying "E" in the status menu on the top...3G is turned on, but not showing? As anyone seen this yet? I'm in Dallas!! Major metroplex! should be everywhere!
  17. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2007
    Austin Texas
    Yes this happens to me, (maybe it's just a glitch) as well as the lag....I'm getting lag right now as I'm typing this. Another thing I'm not too happy with, is the service I have. When I had the original iPhone (got stolen) I had 5 bars 95% of the time I was at home, now it seems to be the opposite (95% of the time with 1-2 bars).

    Anyone else with the same problems im having?
  18. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    This could definitely be a hardware issue in that the iphone's new firmware has more features than the current hardware can handle. Also, when you open an app and it is laggy then go back to home and open it again and it's faster I suspect that is because the processor is using caching. I really hope the iphone chipset gets upgraded to dual core at least
  19. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    Dude, wrong thread
  20. eddy123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    When I use it with the English interface, I found there is no problem at all. But, when I changed it to other language interface, it IS a bit laggy
  21. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    I've had apps, like bloomberg, crash and then the whole iPhone goes wonky. Like playing a music video didn't have audio anymore, other downloaded apps not getting past loading screens, had to restart. So who knows what these apps are doing to the phone after you close them

    Last I synced there were like 7 reports of crashes to send to apple. That was just a single day.

    Just now I was trying to do my first post on this forum through the iPhone. I was listening to music, and in Safari. I messed up a word after typing 3 paragraphs. I hit backspace, really fast, it got unresponsive and I kept going to far. The music skipped. Tried to fix it again, then Safari crashed to the home screen, losing all the I typed.
  22. Sleepyyet macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    If you're new 3G iPhone is a bit laggy, make sure you check your version. As version 2.0 (5A345) is the premature version that was meant for v1 2.0 iPhones and somehow was put on the new 3G iPhones. You should be on version 2.0 (5A347). I just restored my iPhone to the newer version and no more lagging and it seems to be running much more smoothly with less hiccups.
  23. Aydo macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    I had some lag and restored my iPhone 3G to the new firmware and it seems to have fixed it.
  24. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    If this is true, why hasn't ATT or Apple sent a notice, e-mail, sms, something, to check their version? Are they just going to sweep it under the rug and let all the non-tech users use their new 3G iPhone forever with laggy firmware, and only those that check online and asked questions find out about it?

    Mine has crashed several times, got real laggy often (like trying to create a new contact and hitting the name field does nothing), and hiccups on a few things. Checked the firmware, it's the 5A345.

    Guess I'll do a restore later.
  25. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    It isn't true. My v1 iPhone has the 37 build firmware, updated via iTunes yesterday, so it clearly isn't 3g-specific.

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