More Apps in folders linked to device slow downs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BergerFan, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    When I had 99% of my apps(8 packed folders) in folders, I noticed that the device took a second or two, to get into and out of 'jiggle mode' and lagged a bit when scrolling, and switching apps, etc. This stopped when I took them out of folders and back into home screen pages.

    Anyone else experience this, or am I just overdue a restore? :D
  2. simply stunning macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    This is very interesting, as I haven't been using folders. Then I got so many apps that it was confusing, so I loaded them all in folders on 2 pages. Now that I did that, last night it locked up twice, and wouldn't unlock untill I did a hard reboot.

    Tonight I'm going to take them out of the folders and see if there is a differnce?
  3. Dimmick macrumors member


    Jun 15, 2011
    I use some folders, I don't use many mostly due to the ugliness, but I have noted slight lag when organizing the folders and the apps within the folders.
  4. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    I've noticed the same thing. The more you use folders, the slower it gets. I used to have tons of apps stored in folders. Then I decided to delete a bunch that I wasn't using. Probably at least half. After that it go much quicker, though there is still the slowdown.
  5. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    I actually noticed the opposite with mine. Had like 4, 5 pages full of apps and lagged a lot, now I have all my apps organized in folders and the phone got snappier and faster.
  6. Andy Ftw macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    Wow, I have the same problem with this lag in wiggle mode and never pinpointed the cause but I'm thinking it must be the folders. I only have 4 full folders but I recently changed to this setup and have noticed this lag recently too..

    Whether or not this would happen unjailbroken though is another question, there could always be other factors causing this.

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