Slow App Store

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacPro23, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. MacPro23 macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Is the App Store really slow for anyone else? All the icons load very slowly and it really lags when scrolling. It happens on both my iPhone 4 and iPad 3.
  2. ewils19 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
  3. Works4Me macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    App store - quite laggy for me on my iPhone 4.....
  4. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2008
    Probably an overload of traffic with iOS 6 release today and all of the updates on the store being downloaded. Just a hunch, as the store was quite snappy the last week (I've been running iOS 6 since GM release)
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    Lots of updates and an new iOS, it's like its slowing everything down on my MBP too.
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    The App Store got reverted to the old version, just with a darker theme. This happen for anyone else?
  7. WindWaker macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    It was laggy for me even when I was on a beta build-- it never ceased even with my GM. I think it's an issue with iOS 6.
  8. EMAN19 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    The App Store is horrendous. Slow, laggy, force closes and the design and layout makes it difficult to navigate through it -- it's not intuitive at all.
  9. AnimAlu macrumors member


    Sep 19, 2012
    Long Beach, CA
    Yes for me too

    Yep, I've been reverted back to the older app store as well...
  10. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    I hate the App Store update. It was so straight forward and clean before. Now it's just too busy. I can only imagine how slow it'll be over cellular (non-LTE).

    Oh, and when I tap "AppStore" from within Passport it says "Cannot connect to iTunes". WTF?
  11. Morac macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2009
    The App Store is just horribly broken.

    - It's showing me updates for apps that don't need updates (says "open" instead of update)

    - It takes minutes to show my "Purchased" screen.
  12. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    It doesn't beat this... I think this is suppose to say "Download" ... Not quite sure though.
  13. UnbornApple macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yeah it seems to me like there is a lot of slowness on both iPhone 4S and iPad 3.

    Guess they are still working out the bugs.
  14. Errk! macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    The App Store in general works ok for me, but I am running into MAJOR issues with slowness when I try to bring up my purchases. They take forever to load and most of the time do not load completely, so I can't navigate the page at all and need to quit the app.
  15. EMAN19 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    Any way of reverting to the OLD App Store? This new one is bad and messy.

    The old App Store was much cleaner and simpler.
  16. calvin2006 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Same here. Killed App Store app and restarted my 3rd Gen iPad and still getting the old layout. Same with the iTunes Store.
  17. mtracmic macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Not only a slow App Store right now at 1:37 am on the east coast, I can't access my iTunes Match ... Disappointing. Maybe it will all be fixed by the morning.
  18. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Try downloading Weather Channel Max (paid version). It'll download the old version for some reason. Once you have it installed, go back to the App Store and check Updates. It'll have an update for the app you just installed!

    Why?! Can't it just install the new version to begin with?
  19. iToxicComputing macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Guys, your talking about the initial realease of iOS 6. Apple is working on addressing these problems (glitches maps, bad App Store and other smaller bugs) and before you know it there will be iOS 6.0.1 and after that iOS 6.0.2 is shure to come.
    Just wait 48 hours and and there should be at least some of problems addressed if not fixed (wether is server upgrades or and new build of iOS 6).
  20. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    I don't get why they changed the App Store?! It was so much better before. You could simply flick up and down to see an array of apps. Now you have to slowly slide horizontally. The organisation is more cluttered also, it takes more taps to get where you want to go. WHY make it worse?! This was purely done for the sake of change, because of whiny people.
  21. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    I bet you the team that revamped it was from Chomp, the company Apple recently purchased. Bring people in from outside Apple and you get a non-Apple result.
  22. markrath macrumors member


    Nov 23, 2011
    Seems it was not too long ago the apple community (including me) were pocking fun at Microsoft for having patches before a new version of windows was released. Apple was releasing very polished upgrades - not perfect but not as "annoying" as not being able to access the App Store
  23. EMAN19 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    How do you know?
  24. OmniPhone macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Possible App Store Lag Fix

    Hey everyone,

    I was having the same crappy slow issues with app store. I did this and it seems to be working normally now.

    Settings>Privacy>Location Services (now tucked away)>System Services (scroll to bottom)>

    You'll see the brand spanking new "Genius for Apps". I'm suspecting that this is why it takes forever to process! Turned it off

    Found this when I was trying to 2x check Setting Time Zone for battery life sake.

    Hope it helps, peace
  25. RichyB macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2010
    Genius for apps not there on my iPad, App Store well slow.

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