What the * is going on with 5s

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by axari, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. axari macrumors regular

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    I notice my iPhone 5s is slowing down on iOS 11, I perform hard reset or install fresh iOS from iTunes and use the setup as new, no backup restores. IPhone 5s act just fine for a few days and then it's become slower again. I repeat the same process "restore" "fresh install" and it's again slowed down. Every time after restore and fresh installation iPhone 5s perform very slower and leggy after 1 week. I just use 3 third party apps, whatsapp, Facebook and messenger.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You mean why is your almost 5-year-old phone slowing down on software designed for phones in 2017/18? Are you being serious?
     
  3. sunapple macrumors 68000

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    How's the battery? Newer iPhones slow down when they have older batteries, it's the only thing I can think of as a solution in this case besides buying a newer phone. The phone is well over 4 years old now, lower performance is to be expected.
     
  4. axari thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I mean, why my 5-year-old phone suffered intense pain from iOS 11, a software which is designed for phones in 2017/18? Why can't I downgrade :mad:
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It’s fairly common knowledge that downgrading isn’t an option.
     
  6. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    Even if you could downgrade it's not that great. You got 5 years out of a device that gets 2 good years, a decent 3rd and a a liveable fourth. By the 5th year you don't even know how slow it is.
     
  7. axari thread starter macrumors regular

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    I replaced the battery before 2 months, I know latest OS is not performing very well on lower hardware configuration, but iOS 11 is almost killing 5s.
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  8. sunapple macrumors 68000

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    There's no solution to this, but I get why you would be hoping for one. Good luck.
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Nah, CPU throttling only came in on the 6. Wish they applied it to the 5S as well. :(

    The main reason I got rid of my 5S... it would die and wouldn't turn back on when I needed it most, like ordering an Uber (did the request even go through?!) and its Wi-Fi/3G signal was hugely intermittent. I suspect the battery may have expanded but Apple wouldn't look at it unless I paid them 85 quid and I was too concerned to do it myself after I made a pig's ear with my 5.

    Anyway OP, the performance on iOS 11 wouldn't be unusable but certainly it's the oldest supported model for that operating system. Historically you're not going to get the best performance when that's the case, simply because of the age and performance of the hardware. If you like the form factor and don't need the latest and greatest then buying an SE would make a huge improvement.
     
  10. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    But but... "It just works", "Reliability, Performance"...
     
  11. I7guy macrumors P6

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    My 5s is running smoothly in 11.3. Better than iOS 7, iOS 8,9,10.
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    It does “just work”...the 5s works wonderfully in 11.3. I have two 5s running that version.
     
  12. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601

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    My 5s went mental and was freaking out before the warranty was up. Didn't the 5s have the 'bend gate' issue with the cheaper shielding flexing and shorting out and causing other issues.

    Either way, as I remember, I had to get three 5s's as one of the replacements went sideways within a few months after getting it.

    Bottom line, it could be the hardware, and good luck getting a 'new' one, short of ebay. But I identify with your frustration.
     
  13. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    Is your 5S a 16gb model? If it is, devices slow down as the reach the limit of there storage. Maybe you should look at what’s on the phone and streamline the content stored on your device. You have to be realistic about the performance of a device that is the oldest supported of the current iOS platform. When I had my 4th gen iPad on iOS 10, it definitely wasn’t the snappiest but, it was still usable.
     
  14. skillwill macrumors 6502

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    It’s a 5 year old phone trying to run 6 month old software, that’s what’s “wrong”
     
  15. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I don’t know about the twitchiness of the 5s. Both of my 5s are going on 5 years and would use as a daily driver. Of course each of us has a pain point that is different from the next persons.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Agreed. Or some just try to find a reason to blame Apple for something usually. But given that the iPhone 5s is still supported is rather impressive for being five years old.
     
  17. axari thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really, i can't believe it :confused:
     
  18. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Yep, that is a 10-4. :)The two 5s are in the 11.3 beta, which is substantially better than 11.2.6.
     
  19. axari thread starter macrumors regular

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    NO, this is totally unusually... Apple shouldn't update oldest configuration who turns into garbage.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Honestly have no idea what you’re talking about.

    So You’re complaining that five years of iOS updates shouldn’t be an option because your iPhone 5s slowed down due to iOS 11? How long are you expecting iOS support for a five-year-old phone before it slows down.
     
  21. axari thread starter macrumors regular

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    My 5s is 32gb model and i don't have storage problem.
     
  22. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    Then the problem is the hardware. 1gb ram + A7 processor has limitations, you need to learn to compensate or upgrade your device.
     
  23. gaanee macrumors 65816

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    Why would iOS get slow if you are close to the storage limit? I used to hear that for Windows PC because of the page-file, but on iOS there is no page-file.

    OP: I also have 5S with iOS11 - while animations are not fast and smooth, but overall it's perfectly usable considering that it was released in 2013. I am happy that Apple is supporting it unlike many of the Android devices.

    Check if you have background applications running which can slow down.

    I noticed that using a high-resolution wallpaper (much larger than 5S native resolution) affects the performance and slow it down.. so that's also something to check.

     
  24. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Just because it's 5 years old doesn't mean it has to be performing badly. That said, it's iOS 11. At least it's better than 4 and 4s.

    If you want to you could get it checked out at Apple.
     
  25. BugeyeSTI, Mar 22, 2018
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    I personally haven’t ran into a storage limit but, I’ve seen some threads where people have maxed out their device and have notice a performance hit...
     

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