Why do iPhones slow after a year

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LaCosta, May 28, 2016.

  1. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Groan... all hell would break loose if Google or MS did the same is the point.
    And iOS does prompt the hell out you until you relent from the constant prompting.
    I really hate this fan boy mentality and defending (by a select few members) what should never be defended. it's just wrong and we all know it.

    I'm sure i could point to googles T&Cs around data collection, or MS on privacy... doesn't make ANY of them right either.
     
  2. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    This is my experience. Which is why I said three years. Which is why my 3GS stayed at 5. My 4 stayed at 6. And so on down the line.
    But one year????? First major upgrade??? No issues.
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 601

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    Yep, that was my experience with the iPad 3--though not with any other device after the first update anyway. It was underpowered mistake to begin with and is why I pay more attention to spec upgrades and performance scores.
     
  4. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Strange I don't receive that. Maybe try the settings as per note #73 above.

    Perhaps because I have automatic updates turned off.
     
  5. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple makes the software slow hope this doesn't happen for the 6s
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    No issues with my 5s slowing down, and I've had it since it was initially released. Constantly kept up to date, too.
     
  7. LenaY macrumors newbie

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    It has been a year since I have my iPhone 6. It works well just like one year ago. It also works will with the iOS 9.3.2. Maybe there are lots of junk files or caches on your iPhone, just have a cleaning.
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    From what I read, automatic updates are irrelevant. I also have them off but that apparently only applies to the AppStore.

    Are you connected to wifi for any length of time? I haven't found a way to disable this either as it will download silently in the background with a wifi connection. It can be deleted (found in your apps list in settings > storage) but will eventually just download again.

    It doesn't bother me terribly because I always just update about 48 hours after reading if there are any bugs, so it's a nuisance for maybe one day. But I admit it would be nice to just disable the download altogether.
     
  9. max2 macrumors 68030

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    That sucks. I like to put a lot of movies and tv shows on my iPad Air 2 128 GB.
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    I prefer a total ad blocker so it blocks ads in not only Safari but other browsers and apps as well. Makes things a lot quicker!
     
  10. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    My iPhone 6 Plus us just as fast as it was when I bought it a year ago......enough said.
     
  11. AVN6293 macrumors member

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    case closed! the closer has spoken! :p ;)
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Problem with those is that to work they basically have traffic redirected through them.
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    Yeah, no controls for iOS updates as far as automatic downloads (when connected to a power source and on WiFi). When an update has been deleted though it shouldn't get downloaded automatically again (unless it's a new update). I know some have mentioned that they still get it again, but others have mentioned that they don't, and my personal experience with it is in line with that as well (that the update doesn't get downloaded automatically again).
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G4

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    Alright. Well close the thread then. Nothing else matters. Everything else must be fabricated or imagined.
     
  14. rugmankc Contributor

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    never had any cell/smartphone slow down in the 23 years I have been using them
     
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    YOU agreed that Apple can do whatever they want with their own software (iOS) by clicking the "I agree" button on the licensing agreement you obviously didn't read.

    In return Apple agreed to let you use iOS at no additional cost or licensing fees. No, you do not own iOS.
     
  16. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    thread should close..... No phone i have ever owned was slow after a year of ownership... It's a fabrication of somebody's mind that makes it think it's slow because they want a justification for paying for a new device 12 months later because they want that new eye candy. Phones are built to be fast enough and good enough for a few years....


    If you want to spend the $$$ and can afford to upgrade yearly you can do so but don't need to make up issues to justify your new purchase.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    This is a bit of a philosophical question. But did I agree to let Apple fill my available storage as they see fit? Are you able to point to the part of the user agreement that states these downloads are something we agree to? I'm going to take a look when I have a minute, if I can remember.

    One huge issue that I didn't even think of when I read about this "problem" is some people have incurred overages with their satellite internet plans unknowingly. It's entirely possible it's their fault because they agreed to it, but I would think downloads would have to be spelled out specifically. Or maybe not. That's why I ask.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It would certainly be useful for Apple to provide a control over that (among some other things that don't have user controls).
     
  19. pixel_junkie macrumors 6502

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    You must be from the future
     
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    #96
    Cell phones were around in 1993.
     
  21. Armen macrumors 604

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    I had a Motorola 550 in 1995-96
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    Taken from the iOS 9 license agreement @ http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iOS91.pdf

    1. General. (a) The software (including Boot ROM code, embedded software and third party software), documentation, interfaces, content, fonts and any data that came with your iOS Device (“Original iOS Software”), as may be updated or replaced by feature enhancements, software updates or system restore software provided by Apple (“iOS Software Updates”), whether in read only memory, on any other media or in any other form (the Original iOS Software and iOS Software Updates are collectively referred to as the “iOS Software”) are licensed, not sold, to you by Apple Inc. (“Apple”) for use only under the terms of this License. Apple and its licensors retain ownership of the iOS Software itself and reserve all rights not expressly granted to you. You agree that the terms of this License will apply to any Apple-branded app that may be preinstalled on your iOS Device, unless such app is accompanied by a separate license, in which case you agree that the terms of that license will govern your use of that app. (b) Apple, at its discretion, may make available future iOS Software Updates for your iOS Device. The iOS Software Updates, if any, may not necessarily include all existing software features or new features that Apple releases for newer or other models of iOS Devices. The terms of this License will govern any iOS Software Updates provided by Apple that replace and/ or supplement the Original iOS Software product, unless such iOS Software Update is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern.
     
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G4

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    You really just know everything, don't you? Must be nice.

    Can you sincerely not fathom or imagine any situation or scenario in which someone else's experiences could differ from your own? Amazing.
     
  23. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    As I said if you need to use this to justify your desire to have the latest and "greatest" iPhone then be my guest.


    In 3-5 years I would agree but only 12 months? No way it's "slower" than when you bought it.
     
  24. zooole macrumors member

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    I think it's the opposite now. Android can be very efficient and the raw power of later Qualcomm SoCs (and Exynos) are more than enough.

    My Nexus 5's speed is easily on pair with the my SE, even faster at points (but this might be due to the animation speeds). Even though the A9 is obviously more powerful.

    One of my main concerns were before buying the SE that when I tried the 5S it had noticable stutter while going through the UI, opening notifications and control center.
     

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