Symptons hinting that I should Clean Install my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Khryz, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    Can you help me?

    My phone has been lagging A LOT when opening applications. Sometimes it takes my phone 5-15 seconds until it opens Mail or Text Messages or something like that.

    Also, a lot of my Album Artworks are all messed up, which I believe Genius Mixes is the culprit. Various albums have album artworks from other Album Artist's and some even have the 4-panel artwork on the Genius Mixes.

    This has all been happening since iPhone OS 3.1.

    Do I have to Clean Install it? I've never Clean Installed an OS on my phone at all. This phone is my 2nd iPhone, which I got as a replacement from one that broke so when I got this I just used the back-up on my computer.

    EDIT: I just removed an album that was suffering from having the wrong album art from my iPhone by unchecking the songs in iTunes, then I re-checked them and synced my iPhone again and they were fixed. So I suppose I just need to take the infected songs off and put them back on.

    But still, that doesn't solve the problem - it's just a temporary fix.
     
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Maybe try restarting your phone every once in a while to fix the lag. If that doesnt work, restoring is EXTREMELY easy if you dont have a jailbroken phone.

    Just go to itunes, hit restore, when its done just click restore from backup.
     
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I could do that very easily I agree. I am just thinking that OS 3.1 is the culprit. Is there anyway I can re-update to 3.1 again or something? Because ever since I updated my phone has been lagging a lot more and having these bugs.
     
  4. Nyan macrumors member

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    Yes you can re-update as many times as you want. If it's not jailbroken of course.
     
  5. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah just plug into iTunes and click "Restore", it'll re-install 3.1 and re-sync all your files!
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    A clean install, is there such a thing on the iPhone?
     
  7. Cask Guest

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    3.1 is just messed, many other people (including myself) have reported the album art cover, and yes it has to do with genius. Just wait until Apple finally decides to release a fix for that, it is very annoying.
     

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