No pauses or slowdowns - iPhone 6?

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  1. ARK, Aug 15, 2016
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    ARK macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone noticed a slow down or pauses in the use of their iPhone 6? Typically in the second year of ownership the iPhone begins to show its age with slow downs and pauses.

    I have to say I haven't noticed this so far. My iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are moving along just fine. Its making me question rather or not I should upgrade my wife and I to the iPhone 7 this September.
     
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    You already answered your own question. If there's no problem with yet then you can make up your own mind whether you want a new one or not, not ours .
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Same, I use an iPhone 6 and the thing is still fast.
     
  4. ARK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The question was has anyone else noticed slow downs or pauses in their iPhone 6. I don't see how I answered that question with what I have noticed on my phones.
     
  5. vp719 macrumors regular

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    I just came here to post the exact opposite. My 64GB iPhone 6, preordered on launch day 2014 was running perfect until about three weeks ago. Since then it is essentially a brick. I keep it up to date, in a case, no water damage, no heat exposure, only ~70% of the storage is used, etc. Since mid-July I can't hold a charge for more than half a day, most apps freeze, sometimes I can't place calls ("call failed" repeatedly), etc. I've had to hard-reset it every few days. Very, very frustrating. I was hoping to hold off on the iPhone 7 but if this keeps up I'm going to have to upgrade.
     
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    My 6 slowed down noticeably after a year. 128gb with plenty of free space. There's sometimes a several second lag that didn't exist before.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    DAMN!!!

    I missed that when it happened with my iPhone 5 in September 2014! Guess I was too busy using my phone to notice!!!

    Maybe I'll notice in about a month when my iPhone 5 turns four!
     
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    Please provide links that support your assertion that iPhones show their age after 1 year.

    Phones don't just slow down after a year of use.

    And if anything, 'slowdowns' is usually heard from the android camp...and I'm skeptical of that, too.
     
  9. ARK, Aug 15, 2016
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    ARK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any links. Instead I will clarify my statement. Typically every iPhone Ive had since the 3G has begun to slowdown and pause incrementally during the second year of ownership after the new OS release has had a few updates.

    And technically I could give you the URL for this thread since there are a few above and below who have experienced it. lol
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    No problems with my 6. As far as I can tell, it performs the same as the day I took it out of the box.

    Different users have different experiences. Some people insist that their phone feels sluggish after a year, others use their phones for 3 or 4 years without issue.
     
  11. RyCan3 macrumors 6502a

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    My 6 has slowed down a lot over the last few weeks. It's almost like clockwork it seems.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    My 6+ is working very well at the moment, so much so that I'm on the fence about upgrading. This phone currently does everything I need it to do, but it's always fun to get a new gadget. I guess it depends on what happens in the next month or two. I may even switch back to Android and give it another go.

    *edit* I'll also note that I haven't had any major issues between iOS 8.x, 9.x and even the beta versions of 10. It's a damn solid phone.
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Some people here insist that the fact that the 6+ only has 1 GB of RAM makes it unusable compared to the 6, presumably because of the higher demands of the larger screen? But no one I know with a 6+ in real life has ever complained about how it functions. I guess it all depends on your expectations and how you use your phone.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    This right here. I blame it for most of the complaints about technology. Unrealistic expectations.

    I expect my phone, as a mobile device that is designed from the ground up with inherent compromises, to do certain things that my desktop PC doesn't do.
     
  15. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    There are just a few more apps and safari tabs reloading, I think it didn't really destroy the user experience.
     
  16. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    I owned a 6+ for a little bit. It was quick enough at doing tasks, I really disliked it because of the constant reloads of apps or web pages. The 6 was a little better, but in my eyes they weren't worth their asking price. For my use case the reloading of websites was eating through my mobile data, and the overall constant reloading was eating through battery quicker than others were reporting. The 6+ was a fairly new device and had been set up as new. I know it was the reloads that caused this as the drain was only while I used my phone and not on standby. I just like to switch between too many apps/pages at once I guess. However, in comes the 6s and it's performance is noticeably better; probably will be next year too. This phone has been so much nicer to use than the 6 and 6+.
     
  17. anon.guy macrumors regular

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    I noticed some slowdowns, I picked my brother's iphone 6 and, to me, it seems slower but also smooth. The animations are all fine with "eye candy" fps but apps open slower, the keyboard pops up slower, everything is slow and apps reload all the time. You might consider an update to the 6s or maybe wait for the 7s, I mean, that s what I would do.
     
  18. gimmmick macrumors member

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    Maybe if you own an android phone
     
  19. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    That's only because people don't do a clean install of a new iOS version and simply upgrade. I can't believe people still haven't figured this out. When a new major iOS version drops, always, always, ALWAYS do a clean install.

    If anyone doesn't believe me, then get your old iPhone and do a clean install via iTunes and see for yourself.
     
  20. Isamilis macrumors 6502a

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    My wife's 6 is still as fast as it was new. Still using iOS 8.3 and jailbroken.
     
  21. bobright macrumors 601

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    I've been dealing with an awfully slow iPad Air and iPhone 6 going to have to try this
     
  22. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Those of you who have noticed a slowdown: Did you upgrade to iOS 9?

    DON'T EVER DO THAT. EVER EVER EVER.
     
  23. ARK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In a perfect world everyone would have time to do clean installs. Im guessing you don't have kids. o_O
     

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