My iPhone 4 is terribly unresponsive/laggy sometimes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    I mean it's not beyond useable but it's at the point where it's frequently annoying.

    I've done restores before, hard resets, turn off apps, delete apps etc... tried a lot of stuff. Even a few months ago apple sent me a replacement. Apps crash a lot, things are laggy..

    What could be causing this? Too many apps? Too many text messages?

    Am I just going to have to completely start over with my iphone?
     
  2. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    How much free storage do you currently have sir?
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Restore and start as new. Sync your contacts with Google or something.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Are you occasionally closing all your apps from the Recently Used Apps list and then turning off (not reset) your phone? This frees up application memory.
     
  6. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes.. anything I could do short of a new restore (like as if it was a new phone) I've done.

    Firmware version 4.3.2 (8H7)

    14.2 GB free

    Also the home button is stiff.. anyone else's like that?
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Any reason you haven't upgraded to 4.3.3? Is it jailbroken?
     
  8. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No / no

    Don't think the update would do much but make things worse. But I can update
     
  9. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

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    If you've tried everything and it's still acting up, then why not upgrade? 4.3.3 is considered very stable and if you want to jailbreak, then just go jailbreakme.com :)
     
  10. aleni macrumors 68020

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    iPhone 4 is really fast with iOS below 4.3. I think it's because the more features added into the new OS, the more laggy the iPhone becomes. just like the 3GS, feels fast at first, but with the newer version of iOS it feels slow. that's why we need an iPhone 5. :D
     
  11. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I rarely ever connect my iphone to my computer.. just lazy. I really doubt upgrading will make things anything other than worse.

    NO desire to jailbreak
     
  12. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay well I am fed up..

    If I refresh, restart as new... will it be fast like it was on day 1???

    I am sick of barely being able to use this phone I paid so much for without falling asleep waiting (exaggeration).

    Please help me though

    How can I easily back up ALL my text messages to my PC?

    How can I back up all my contacts and any other information to my PC?

    If I start as new... will I still be able to use all my apps I paid for?

    Thanks
     
  13. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Your iPhone will be like new if you restore it as new.

    Your paid apps are tied to your Apple ID.
     
  14. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Ok but what about the other stuff
     
  15. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem..my battery was absolutely brutal as well so I restored my phone last night and my proximity sensor stopped working.

    Took it into the Apple Store this morning and came home with a new one :D
     
  16. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    I suggest you just ignore all other stuff and start clean with your apps. Unless you want your newly restored iphone to be as slow as it used to be.
     
  17. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    4.3.x is buggy, laggy, and slows down over time.

    No matter what you do, you will eventually get back to this point, when using 4.3.x.

    You'll have to suck it up and wait until iOS5, which is supposed to be smoother
     
  18. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know what you're talking about. I'm still managing with my iPhone 3G..

    But i guess this is Apple's way to force everyone to upgrade to iOS 5.
     
  19. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I want to start clean but all I'm worried about is my texts. How do I save my texts?
     
  20. haticK macrumors 6502a

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    i dont actually have an iphone (yet) but from what ive read when you backup your phone with iTunes that also saves your texts
     
  21. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Back-up your phone in iTunes the way it is now. Then wipe everything and set it up as new. Once you connect the phone back in iTunes, right click on it on the left hand pane and say restore. This brings back your apps, contacts, texts etc and your phone will look the way it used to.
     
  22. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what I don't want to do though. Did that last time. Didn't work
     
  23. BrHop156 macrumors member

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    You have to sync everything back before doing that tho


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk!
     
  24. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i don't want to sync everything back though

    Plain and simple I just want a brand new iphone. Fresh as if I had just brought it home from the store. NOTHING on it. No texts no apps nothing...

    BUT I still want to back up all my texts to my computer
     
  25. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I had the same issue, until I deleted the ton of text message threads.
    Immediately I found that my phone was much more responsive.
    It reslly shouldn't be that way, but there it is.
     

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