My phone feels sluggish tonight

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jps1012, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    My phone feels sluggish tonight. Takes a little longer then normal to transition to different screens. There is a pause that I have never had before. How do I fix this? Thanks !
     
  2. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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  3. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats just holding the power and home key for 10 seconds and then continue holding when the power bar pops up? I did that but all the apps I was running were still running. Did I do it wrong?
     
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    A dose of Metamucil and it will be right peppy in the morning!!

    :D :D :D:D

    Sorry I couldn't resist.
     
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Hold it down until the :apple: pops up.

    Try closing all your apps then doing it? If not you may need a quick restore.
     
  6. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Close all my apps before? What's a quick restore? This reminds me of when my app memory was low on my blackberry.
     
  7. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    A simple reset should be good. If not, a restore. If not, take it back:D lol
     
  8. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Shouldn't a hard reset reboot the phone with nothing extra running in the background?
     
  9. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Umm...

    To close the apps, double click the home button and then when the open apps come up on the bottom, hold your finger on one until they have a little red circle on them. Clicking the red circle will close them.

    If the phone is acting really badly, you'd do a restore through iTunes. Have you installed any new apps prior to this happening?

    When I get a memory low alert on my iPad, the reboot clears it up.
     
  10. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think it started after I downloaded the iWallpapers app. Is this a regular issue people get?

    If I had to to a restore on itunes would I lose anything? Thanks
     
  11. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    It will back up first, and as long as you restore from back up you wont lose anything. But you might inherit the problem again.

    I would uninstall that app. I had heard it acted wonky a long time ago, on the 3GS. Not sure if its still the case, but I'd see if that helps before restoring.
     
  12. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks I will delete it. Is a corrupt app usually the cause of the phone freeling sluggish?
     
  13. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Geez

    Reset- Hold lock button and slide the power button

    Hard Reset- Hold the lock button and the home button for about 10 seconds

    Restore- delete everything on your phone and return them to factory settings (needs itunes)

    Just to clear things up.

    Just reset your phone and it should work fine.
     
  14. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Could be. Update and let us know if that helps...
     
  15. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I have a couple more noob questions. What does a reset and hard rest actually do? Is it like a blackberry battery pull? Also after doing a restore will my phone be exactly the same? Thanks
     
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    Personally, I have never heard of a hard reset on an iPhone. Just restart your phone (that's the reset on an iPhone).
     
  17. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    A hard reset is usually used if your iPhone freezes up because you will be unable to slide the power button.

    After a restore, everything on your phone will be deleted and it will be returned to factory defaults. However, after a restore, you can select one of your previous backups and all your data will be available again. Just make sure your backup isn't very old otherwise you will lose new data.
     
  18. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, very helpful!
     
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    My phone has been sluggish again lately. In Whatsapp when I turn the phone to landscape it takes really long to switch. Sometimes switches bot the keyboard wont pop up, sometimes freezes. Any idea to why this is happening? Could it be a corrupt app? I am about 9.50 gb free out of 32gb...Thanks
     
  20. todude macrumors newbie

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    great thread, one additional question though

    My phone is jailbroke and unlocked, if I retore to factory default settings (because its sluggish) will it make my phone un-jailbroke and locked? Its a Rogers SIM card.
     
  21. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My phone again feels sluggish. Like when I play Plants vs zombies it looks like frame rate issues. Seems to be worse since I downloaded Tomtom (which is 1.5 gb). I have a 32 gb phone with 4.5 gb free. Should I have more free? Is there an amount that when u go below the phone gets sluggish? Thanks
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    After you play or open up a few big apps that take up alot of resources or ram it can run slower after. A restart will solve that. And 4-5 GB of free space is ok IMO.
    You have a 3GS or iphone 4?
     
  23. jps1012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the response! I have an iphone 4. Is there any harm restarted the phone daily since I use the tomtom daily?
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont think it does any harm restarting the iphone.
    I try to restart mine at least every other day.
     

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