Question about time it takes to install an App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by trunksu, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. trunksu macrumors 6502

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    Is it my phone or do apps take a VERY long time to install either via iTunes or via the App store on the phone.
     
  2. mattrobs macrumors member

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    The phone does have limited processing power. Cut it some slack.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    it's slow for sure
     
  4. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I have found that the more applications you have on the phone the longer it takes to install. When I downloaded my first 10 apps it was a fast and painless process, but after that it would always get stuck on the install portion of the rest of the apps I downloaded... Now I have almost 40 apps, and it just takes longer and longer to install apps.
     
  5. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    yea even updates take forever... and that progress bar is not that helpful at all.
    Maybe I need to cut down on the apps I don't actually use.
     
  6. trunksu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm fine if it's normal, just wanted to be sure it's not my phone.
     
  7. trunksu thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. mavis macrumors 68040

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    What are you talking about? I've been installing apps on my iPod Touch since I bought it, and I have NEVER seen it take this long to install ANYTHING. And that was actually downloading the apps through Installer before installing - with the iPhone I'm downloading through iTunes, so that part of the equation is removed. There's no reason it should take five minutes to install a 1MB app. It's absolutely ridiculous.
     
  9. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Remember these things are compressed and encrypted, the iPhone has to uncompress and decrypt them after being downloaded.
     

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