Speed up iPhone 3G with 4.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moussekateer, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

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    As you all know the iPhone 3G is pretty damn slow with 4.0/4.0.1 on. Someone found a way to speed it up considerably. It seems Spotlight search is a major cuplrit and by going to settings/general/spotlight search and unticking all the options (or ones you don't need), you'll improve the phone's speed. I've just done this and it's very noticeably faster.

    (Credit goes to stooovie on modmyi)
     
  2. tooshaggy macrumors regular

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  3. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for that I have a 3G and have considered upgrading but read one horror story too many.

    mine is JB not sure if this would be a problem, what benefits have you found by upgrading?
     
  4. tooshaggy macrumors regular

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    I have not found any benefits beside adding folders, and it being so slow I am getting an iPhone 4. Ordered the 4 16gb on AT&T on the 17th.
    If you have a 3G, ios4 is really slow. Not recommended. Jmho.
     
  5. moussekateer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

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    On the phone

    Yea I had updated and immediately regretted it. The phone was unbelievably slow and unresponsive so I downgraded back to 3.1.3. However I tried this trick and it seems much better. Only problem is a lot of jailbreak apps haven't been updated for 4.0 yet.
     
  6. slester macrumors member

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    I saw this tip a few weeks ago. It did nothing to improve performance for me.
     
  7. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    Then a downgrade to 3.1.3 is necessary. www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
     
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