slow camera loading?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ihonda, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    why does the camera seem to load so slow on the iphone 4, its a good 3-5 seconds.. i dont want to hear about using other apps, i like the default camera app with camera roll, my question is.. is there any way to speed up? this is on a almost stock jb phone, just cydia, bitesms, 3g unres nothing else. and maybe 15 apps, its the same on ios5, maybe a little bit better. but my gf thunderbolt loads it almost instantly.
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I just tested mine.

    -Cleared the multitask bar from all the apps
    -Powered off my phone
    -Then turned it back on.

    My camera opened in about 1.5 - 2 seconds.

    I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.3, not Jailbroken.
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    In iOS5 beta 1 there was a problem with the camera lagging a bit but in Beta 2 the issues are fixed for me.
  4. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2009
    Camera loading has been unbearable for me in iOS5.
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Ive not noticed much lag in my device at all.

    Hope you get yours sorted.
  6. ant69 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    My iPhone 4 is the same, with about 20 apps running, it takes around 3 - 5 seconds to open the camera app. but if i clear out all of the apps, it will open in under 2 secs - makes me wish there was a button to close all apps.
  7. uanuglyfool macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA
    oh man that lag annoyed me in beta 1! I noticed it was faster to load the camera from the lock screen.
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    yeah its always been like that on iphones, it takes forever to bring it up.
  9. genexrocket macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    The camera app never seems fast enough for me...
  10. ihonda thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    thats one thing i dont understand, as fast as this phone is why does the camera lag ass on loading? i mean she has over 600pics in her library and it loads like almost as soon as u click on camera, i have 5 pics in mine and it still takes forever. i do notice it loads quicker on ios5 beta from lockscreen but once unlocked and u try to load it still takes long. does fakeclockup help at all? i have even tried disabling geotag and that doesnt help either.
  11. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Wow I just decided to test mine out after reading this post and it took a solid 6-7 seconds for the camera lens thing to open in the app.

    iPhone 4 running 5.0 beta 2
  12. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    from lockscreen, the camera loads significally faster, though
    (i think it doesn't load the camera roll then, ... or something along those lines)
  13. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    I have been encountering the same issue. The camera app really likes to take its time when opening. This is especially frustrating when you want to take a pic really fast and you have to wait.
  14. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Then this should tell you that the number of pics in your camera roll has nothing to do with the speed.

    Mine also takes several seconds to open up. Sometimes longer than 5 seconds. I think I once counted up to 9 before it opened up. Crazy sad.
    Just now testing, with the camera in the switching taskbar these were my times. I opened the app and counted starting from the click.
    6 seconds
    4 seconds
    3 seconds
    2.5 seconds
    Now I closed it out of the task bar. Times were:
    5 seconds
    3 seconds
    3 seconds

    So for me, its not whether its started already in a frozen state or not. It only seems how often I open it up. Go figure.
  15. ihonda thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    i think it does have something to do with how many pics are on your camera roll bc if u do lockscreen that doesnt load your roll.. and it tends to open quicker. this is really sad. apple needs to fix this, i swear the camera on my 3gs opens quicker.
  16. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Well if his lady friend has 600 pictures and it opens up faster than his does with only 3 pictures, I'm pretty sure thats not the issue. I've got a few friends here at work with iPhone 4's and in general they all open about the same speed regardless on if its in the taskbar, or how many pics they have on it.
    I do believe that this isn't a issue that affects each and every phone, but more of an individual issue. With the exception that there are many individuals.

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