The dismal tide (startup time)

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  1. segfaultdotorg macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 4 took 33 seconds to start up with iOS 4.2. With 4.3, it takes 36 seconds. I'm guessing that, if I stay current with software updates, it will be close to a minute by the time my contract is up.

    I can remember my original iPhone getting slower and slower through iOS 3.
     
  2. denm316 macrumors 6502

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    About a year of so ago my Blackberry Tour would take up to 10-15 minutes to restart. So anything under a minute is fine, my iPhone seems like lightning compared to that BB.
     
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Battery pulls take that long, yeah.

    Powering off by holding the end call key OTOH... takes all of 5 seconds to boot ;)

    Both my iphone 4's take about that long. I just leave it in safe+airplane mode when I want it 'off'. Negligible battery drain (1% every few hours?) and it 'boots' instantly.

    Just wondering- upgrade or restore? Restores+set up as new usually makes everything nice and quick again.
     
  4. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    Is 3 seconds such a big deal ?!? I barely never reboot my phone.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you're timing how long it takes for your phone to boot up, you clearly have nothing else going on in your life.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I think the last time I "turned off" my phone was over Christmas when I was too drunk to remember to charge it and the battery died.
     
  7. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    You really should get drunk more often :D
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Why restart it?? I only restart it about once a month. That's 3 seconds a month, 36 seconds a year. Should I care?? :confused:
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    is this a real post?
     
  10. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Start up times varies by a few seconds each time. To get a accurate average boot up time you really should of timed it 10-15 times and averaged that out. But do you really not have anything better to do then worry about your phone taking 3 more seconds to boot?
     
  11. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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  12. Emulsion macrumors 6502

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    You could have a 3G... last time I restarted it took almost 3 minutes...
     
  13. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    damn it only takes me 1-1.5 mins to reboot you should restore your iPhone
     
  14. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    According to OP's thinking, in 2015, it would take 2 weeks to boot an iPhone :p
     
  15. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Given that this phone is actually a small computer I think the start up time is pretty good. I know when I had a computer with comparable specs it took a lot more then 30 seconds to start. Is 30 - 40 seconds going to kill you the few times you might actually restart your phone in a month?
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
     
  17. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    Seriously guys? Three seconds? It matters? Why do you restart your phone on a regular basis anyway? They're designed to stay on all the time. More or less. A restart once or twice a month, which means...twice a month, 6 seconds a month, 12 months...72 seconds. I'm so very sorry you have to give Apple a minute and twelve seconds of your life. You poor thing.
     
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I can't even begin to tell you how wrong you are. Do you restart your computer every day?
     
  19. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    I think it's your brain that needs a restart :p
     
  20. segfaultdotorg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, that was like dropping a grenade in a pond...

    My point was that my original iPhone got slower with every software update, and it looks like the iPhone 4 is no different.

    Thanks for the personal attacks, guys, those are really helpful.
     
  21. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    Personnal attacks aside, I don't mind waiting 3 more secs in order to get more features ... :D
     
  22. patp Guest

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    Welcome to Macrumors!
    :D
     
  23. walie macrumors 6502a

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    ftfy
     
  24. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    This thread reminds me of Louis CK on Conan where he's talking about flying and the guy complaining the internet is out.
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It maybe got slower to boot up but not slower when using it.
    You gotta remember when Apple adds more features with each software update those addiitional services will make the OS slower to start up as with every computer out there. The bigger the OS gets the more CPU and resources will take. As long as it doesnt slow down when using it like the 3G did past 4.0 Im ok waiting 3 seconds longer for it to boot up.
     

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