Slow SMS input - quick fix

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by svenito, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. svenito macrumors member

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    When SMS input gets slow don't restart the phone (as this does solves the issue). Open up the SMS app and then press and hold the home button until it closes. When you restart SMS, input will be fast again.

    This, I presume, is because the "press and hold home button" method properly closes apps and thus clears out the memory usage of SMS which, I once again presume, is the cause of the sluggishness
     
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    You can presume all you like but the "press and hold home button" method is actually the equivalent of Force Quit. It probably mops up any memory that may have leaked, so it is a reasonable work-around.
     
  3. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Excellent, will try this! Slow typing has bugged me since 2.0
     
  4. svenito thread starter macrumors member

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    In that case it will mop up the leaked memory and thus make the app more responsive.

    Thanks for info
     
  5. ay98182 macrumors member

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    another solution I've found is to press the home button, then open the calender app, press the home button and open SMS again - it works every time for me!
     
  6. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    for me just pressing home and re-entering SMS fixes it for a while.

    i thought apple fixed this issue with 2.0.1?
     
  7. svenito thread starter macrumors member

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    so did I... so did I

    alas the home and back to SMS doesn't work too well for me :(
     
  8. DharvaBinky macrumors member

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    slow typing is caused by safari

    whenever you get the slow typing thing, open safari and navigate to a "simple" page (like google.com)

    you won't be bothered by slow typing again until you leave safari on some other webpage for a while...
     
  9. sebgreen macrumors regular

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    happens to me sometimes

    this has been happening to me on and off since i went to 2.0.

    not on the latest version and still happens sometimes, next time it does i'll try holding the home button to see what it does.
     

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