New iPhone 5 unresponsive and laggy?

PhaserFuzz

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Original poster
Dec 12, 2007
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Hey guys, my new iPhone 5 just came in the mail today and it's running very laggy. At times, there's no response at all to my touch. Also when I'm switching between icon screens, it'll just freeze up. Will a reset help this, or do I have a faulty iPhone?
 

webworks415

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Dec 20, 2008
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Try a fresh restore. Did you restore from a backup at all? It shouldn't have any lag at all, mine is super speedy and responsive.
 

snook911

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Aug 13, 2007
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Yorba Linda, CA
Hey guys, my new iPhone 5 just came in the mail today and it's running very laggy. At times, there's no response at all to my touch. Also when I'm switching between icon screens, it'll just freeze up. Will a reset help this, or do I have a faulty iPhone?
I would first try to reset it using the home button and sleep button. If that does not work I would do a full restore start as new. If that does not work return it you have a faulty phone. Good Luck!!
 

erratikmind

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Apr 2, 2009
771
1
S.F./Las Vegas
Hey guys, my new iPhone 5 just came in the mail today and it's running very laggy. At times, there's no response at all to my touch. Also when I'm switching between icon screens, it'll just freeze up. Will a reset help this, or do I have a faulty iPhone?
Hmmm . . . This is the first that I have heard of this. How did you initially set it up. I would have the Apple store take a look at it.
 

PhaserFuzz

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Original poster
Dec 12, 2007
464
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Well I reset it twice (home button and power button held down) and it appears to be working now. I'll update this thread if it starts acting up again.
 

GuitarDTO

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Feb 16, 2011
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Glad the reset fixed it...thats definitely not normal, the phone is zippy as can be!
 

Joewat64

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Sep 17, 2012
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TX
Hey guys, my new iPhone 5 just came in the mail today and it's running very laggy. At times, there's no response at all to my touch. Also when I'm switching between icon screens, it'll just freeze up. Will a reset help this, or do I have a faulty iPhone?
You better get a GS3
 

PhaserFuzz

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Original poster
Dec 12, 2007
464
5
Well looks like I have to make a trip to Apple. The problem came back and now it's even worse. Will they swap it out even if I ordered online from them? Oh and funny thing is, it was cosmetically perfect. Not a scratch on it :(
 

PhaserFuzz

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Original poster
Dec 12, 2007
464
5
Another question. My store has been sold out. Do they have special stock for replacements? I'll be very upset if I'm stuck with a broken phone because they can't swap it out. :cool:
 

jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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L.A.
Unresponsive and laggy are the LAST words I would use to describe i5.

It's the exact opposite of those.
 

Mrg02d

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Jan 27, 2012
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I've been through two IP5 now and am certain that they are just low quality...My 4s was so much better! The screen is too dim to see and the colors look awful. I was running in the desert the other day and couldn't see my iMessages. Also, the lag in scrolling or moving from one home screen to the next is distracting! I'm so considering the gs3 because my 4s seems dated now. It looks so much like my 1st gen iPod touch.

Yeah..
 

pure3d2

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Mar 7, 2012
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Another question. My store has been sold out. Do they have special stock for replacements? I'll be very upset if I'm stuck with a broken phone because they can't swap it out. :cool:
They have them in the white boxes that they store behind the counter. These units only have the phone (no accessories. They also do not have a SIM card.

If you swap, be sure to ask the worker to take the SIM card out first. The guy that swapped mine forgot but I remembered to ask him to do it. He had the "oh crap" look on his face and immediately said, "Thanks for reminding me."
 
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