Notifications Center makes games lag


macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 30, 2009
I really like most of the upgrades that came with iOS5 and in the beginning I really liked NC too. But now it bugs the hell out of me. When I play a game like Temple Run or Line Runner and I get a mail or message or something NC pops down and the game just slows down to a crawl for a few seconds, at first when the sign comes down, and then again when it goes up. It might sound like nothing but in games like that where you have to really focus and never miss a beat it oftens ruins the whole game and you have to start over because the lag made you miss a turn or hit an object. I honestly can't remember if it was like this when iOS5 was released or if it started happening after the first update.

Does this happen to you guys aswell and do you think that it might get fixed in a future update? The whole point of NC was to stop those annoying pop-up notifications that were so bad in previous iOS versions, but as it is now, this is almost worse. :(


macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2011
I feel your pain. To be fair though, my wife's 4S handles this situation a lot better than my 4. Gotta remember that you're not on the top-of-the-line hardware anymore.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 2, 2011
I dislike how that little tab thing always keeps popping up every time you swipe near the top of the screen in a game. Very annoying at times.
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