So turns out iOS 9 is actually laggy

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Noble Actual, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Even though some Apple fans swore it wasn't.

    Going to try a fresh install now to see if its any less laggy on my iPhone 6.

    Getting the iPad 1 form iOS 4.3 to iOS 5 vibe. Not as unusable but pretty damn annoying.

    Useable? Yes

    Does it feel like a blazing fast and modern OS on an iPhone that was just released a year ago? Nope.

    Seems like iOS 9 was made for the newest iPhones/iPads which is disappointing because in the past, it took about 2 cycles before devices would seen noticeable slowness.
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    It may still be indexing.
  3. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    ios is always made for the latest devices. That's why people upgrade their 2 year old phone and start getting lag and figure it's time for a new one. It's been apple's plan for years now.
  4. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Total opposite for me. I updated my iPad 3 and now iOS 9 is running muuuuch better and smoother than iOS 8 ever did.
  5. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It is your install, or it is still indexing. I have the iPhone 6 and it is as smooth as anything. Best option is to backup to iTunes, then do a clean install and finally restore the backup.
  6. xaqt93 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2011
    100% compelty oposite for me. My iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 are running fantastically. Much better then iOS 7 and 8
  7. nope7308 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I noticed considerable lag in the Music app while swiping, but perhaps it's still indexing. I'll reserve judgement until tomorrow.
  8. skwood macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2013
    Tonbridge, UK
  9. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    Phone is settled down but then the weird animation stutters randomly creep in, apps launch slower.

    I honestly cannot stomach this sort of regression in a one year old phone. I'm scrambling to get back to iOS 8 and hope my back up is going to work.

    iOS 8 was a mess on launch too and I think this about my last rodeo with an iPhone. Way too expensive for this sort of nonsense.
  10. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I'm super content with the final build. It's 8.4.1 fast as far as speed is concerned.
  11. Noble Actual thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Just curious if people have reduce motion option on/off?

    Its off by default.

    Wondering if there's any other features I need to turn off to make it faster.
  12. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    9.1 Beta is much smoother, so you have something to look forward to.
  13. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    How long does it take a phone to index and how can you tell ?
  14. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Same here.

    iOS9 is noticeably slower than iOS8 and I'm not happy.

    Laggate I didn't need.

  15. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    Absolutely awful here on my 5s.

    Lag everywhere. Control Center, scrolling through pages, opening apps, etc.

    Battery life seems fine as of now.

    I have:

    • Rebooted twice
    • Let it "index" for quite some time
    • Disabled anything that could be causing lag GPU-wise (translucency, etc.)
    • Tried a "fresh install"

    Result: lag

    So disappointed.
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    The performance is generally noticeably worse while indexing, obviously you can't really tell until you've used it in a non-indexing state.
  17. skwood, Sep 16, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015

    skwood macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2013
    Tonbridge, UK
    Honestly there should be some kind of study done on perceptions with this stuff and people's frame of mind going into it. On all my devices there is some minor lag, but it isn't world-ending and it's definitely not as bad as other mobile OSs. I just think people take this opportunity to moan, and if you really think this is bad enough to stop you using iPhones in the future then goodbye, see you on the Android or Windows Phone forums to do the same moaning.
  18. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    How did you get ios 7 on these devices?
  19. TeeRav19 macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My iPhone crashed completely whenever I first installed iOS 9 and swiped right to Siri but after that it seems to be fine - a little lag here and there but nothing major. I'm also assuming it is still indexing.
  20. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    You can't.
  21. Jonx macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2004
    I'm not sure whats going on but iPad Air 2 is struggling. everything takes ages it's very laggy.
  22. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Just keep assuming that then. You'll get used to the slowness.
  23. Noble Actual thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Must still be indexing an hour later...(played around with it for 30 mins, then made this post).

    So its still has some noticeable lag on my iPhone 6.

    One good thing is that for whatever reason, Handoff works without any glitches. After one year, Apple finally made Handoff/Continuity actually useable without having to go through all the trouble of turning off/on bluetooth/resetting devices, etc.

    That works nice.
  24. ipaddaro macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014

    the same here...

    in addition, i'm a bit off topic... but where is the ios 9 wallpaper seen in all the preview pictures? they also removed older wallpapers...
  25. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
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