My iPhone 6 is fast as hell with iOS 9 (w/ Mythbusting?)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Zirel, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Zirel, Oct 16, 2015
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  2. DcGamer05 macrumors regular

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    I agree I just upgraded to the iPhone 6 and I. Find iOS 9 much faster than 8 was and my battery life is better. But I'm sure others have different experiences
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Naysayers. I agree on some devices it does seem ios 9 is faster. But there a few threads around here, where there is some "polite" disagreement going on. :D
     
  4. Kataran macrumors newbie

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     has been working on performance in there OS and it's starting to show
     
  5. Altis macrumors 68020

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    iOS has been slow at navigation since iOS 7. I'm convinced they have no interest in fixing it.

    I still remember how brutally slow 7.0 was for 6 months.
     
  6. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Cool story bro. Mine isn't.

    It isn't exactly slow, but it definitely has its fair share of frame rate issues that did not occur in iOS 8. iOS 9 promised smoother animations and... That didn't happen. Yes, clean installs. Yes, iOS 9.1.

    I don't want to get in another "MINES SMOOTH", "MINE ISNT", "YOU'RE BLIND", "NO, YOUR DEVICE SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH IT." sort of argument.

    So, I'm already unsubscribing from this thread. I'm just throwing in my two cents and leaving. The nonsense goes on way too long between people who do see/are bothered by the issues and those who do not.

    I have not used or seen an iPhone 6 yet with iOS 9 that doesn't display the exact issues I'm having, so yes, yours does it too. You don't buy an iPhone 6 fresh out of the box that runs iOS differently than another iPhone 6 for example. Unless there is a hardware defect which is extremely rare for that to cause performance issues, or the backup on another iPhone 6 is effed up but that doesn't usually happen. Usually battery life and general bugs are the first to occur if the backup is the problem. Not frame rate problems. I'm running on a clean install anyway, but I just thought I would set forth a few facts before I head out. Let you guys chew on that without me, or ignore it. Whatever you wanna do.
     
  7. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    i know where this thread is going once "they" see it..
     
  8. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    OP have you used 8.3-8.4.1? That's where my iPhone 6 has shined the best. I tried out iOS 9 when it came out and had to downgrade within a few hours. The response time just opening and closing apps drove me up the wall and from what I've been reading it hasn't been fixed yet. Everything felt slowed down a titch except for safari. But the general UI sluggishness really turned me off after being so used to everything feeling so fluid. I really hope they can tune things back up to par with 8.4.1 otherwise I'll be staying right where I am! Checkout this video to get an idea of what I'm talking about with the general fluidity.

    It's really night and day when you are coming from 8.4.1. I'm not sure how people don't notice it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Probably because different people have different experiences.
     
  10. Altis, Oct 16, 2015
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    More significantly, people have different standards.

    I still find iOS 8 and 9 to be far too slow at responding to all the navigating commands because of the delay caused (artificially) by the animations.

    It's really annoying to press/tap something, wait a few seconds to see if it will respond, then repeat the gesture because it wasn't paying attention. This wasn't a problem until the iOS redesign, and it's like I can't convince my muscle memory to slow down and wait. Just because the icons/images look settled, doesn't mean they're ready to be used.

    Same thing with the keyboard. I'm often pressing the first few letters once the keyboard appears settled, but it isn't yet and so it ignores those letters and starts mid-word.

    Pick up an iPhone 5 on iOS 6 and it's, in the words of Mr. Jobs, a "screamer."


    EDIT: Finally got iOS 6 on my old 4S (btw, use Beehind.. the others were painful and didn't work).

    Holy smokes, it's like 3 times faster than my iPhone 6. I still maintain that an iPhone 5 on iOS 6 is the fastest iPhone, if not fastest phone full stop.
     
  11. Zirel thread starter Suspended

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    That test is really stupid.

    He isn't testing iOS, he's testing his Internet connection.

    Once one device starts using the Internet connection, all other devices have "second hand" connections.

    I could have made the same test, and show other results.
     
  12. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Because it's not night and day? Because now to everybody uses the phone in the same way. Because safari is better and the entire phone feels better to use under iOS 9? Because these youtube videos don't represent an individual's use case?
     
  13. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Cool Story.I can name 10 instances/location where my iPhone 6 has heavy stutters.In fact iPhone 6 is slower than Nexus 5 on iOS 9
     
  14. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    WhatsApp and Instagram has black screen before loading .Chrome takes 3 seconds to start.Theres stutters in control centre,recent calls and don't even get me started on what dynamic wallpapers does to my 6.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Don't use whatsapp or Instagram. Control center I've never seen an issue, especially tested on i6. Turned off dynamic wallpapers, don't like eye candy. And I'll agree on recents. The chrome issue sounds like a chrome issue.
     
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    Try reduce transparency and play with control center for a bit. After that, turn off the reduce transparency and toggle the control center again.

    You'll notice the difference.
     
  17. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPhone 5 and iOS 9 feels very fast, I hated iOS 7 and 8 especially 7. I have a few studders here and there but with a few more updates to 9 I think will iron it out. My phone would be even faster at browsing if I could use one of those content blockers.
     
  18. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    But have you used 8.3-8.4.1 for a long time? Or did you just get your iPhone 6 and immediately install iOS 9? If you have mostly only used 9 I see how you could perceive your phone to be super fast but compared to 8 it just truly isn't. (Yet/maybe)

    The thing that drives me nuts is having to wait for animations to completely end after you close and app an are trying to press the next app you want in iOS 9.

    In 8 and every iOS before that you can be tapping the next app you want mid spring/fade animation and the phone will register this and once you have "patiently" waited for the animation to end it will already be opening the next app.

    To me this one small thing makes the phone feel super clunky and really annoying. Especially for a user who likes to use their phone in a "fast" way. Sure once things finally get going things are almost as fast as iOS 8. But the time for going in and out of apps has increased no doubt about it.
     
  19. Zoolook macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 6 is sluggish on iOS9, especially when switching apps. It's almost certainly RAM constraints, they had 1GB of RAM for 3 years.
     
  20. Act3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm tired of having to tap icons more than once for apps to open. Makes device feel substandard when taps don't register.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I dislike eye candy been disabling it since Windows xp, 2001. Another reason to disable animations.
     
  22. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    That same stuttering is happening on my iPad Air 2 so it's not RAM
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I definitely don't have those issues with any of those apps on my phone. We can certainly talk about not noticing some stutter or something like that, but seeing or not seeing a black screen or having an app launch take 3 seconds, that's pretty clear cut, and it's not happening on my iPhone 6 (nor another one that I deal with). So certainly only more evidence of people having different experiences and/or to different degrees.
    And definitely not experiencing that either. And that's another thing that wouldn't be hard to notice if it's happening. Another instance of a different experience.
     
  24. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Same here. The only app that shows a black screen here is Carousel. I contacted Dropbox and they are aware of this issue. Tapping icons more than once, nothing here as well.
     
  25. philipyoungg macrumors regular

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    You didn't do it very fast then.

    This is OS level design change, so it would happen to all iOS device.

    Need proof? There's a video on YouTube from developer that compare it to his original iPhone. I believe it was from Omni Group developer.
     

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