Why iOS 7 will drive some of you nuts: UI lag due to slow animations [video inside]

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Goldfrapp, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Goldfrapp, Aug 19, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I've created this video for you to see how slow animations cause the UI lag.

    The screen does not react to the finger swipes until the animation is 100% complete. The 1-2 second delay can surely drive you nuts, especially when you're in a hurry. It definitely affects your general workflow on the phone.

    Unlocking screen is not the only place where it lags. Multitasking switcher is another one.

    Anyway, here's the video, please note that the swiping speed is intentionally exaggerated in order to make it obvious how long the delay really is:

  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    If it don't get fixed by the G.M, then it'll be a real issue, not that big of a deal tho since I hadn't even realized that probably like most people
  3. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2013
    4 8 15 16 23 42 ✈ Country: Belgium
    True story. No fix = no update for me, and probably others will do the same.
  4. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    Using iOS 7 feels a bit like using a pogo stick to get around. It's fun to bounce around the backyard for 10 minutes, but less fun if you have to use it to get to the store a mile down the street.

    I remember on a previous iteration of iOS. Big fuss was made about being able to press things while an animation was going on, now Apple seems to have tossed that out the window.
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  6. Goldfrapp, Aug 19, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013

    Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I've uploaded another video that shows the lag within the multitasking switcher.
  7. venetian-glass macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    You should show the spotlight search lag. And the Control Panel and Siri.

    And watch how hard it is to use folders.
  8. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    My 4s lags as well on ios6. The unlock isn't that big a deal. Multitasking kinda sucks though...

    This is what the iPhone 5s will be for...More power for faster unlocks.
  9. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I don't think you understand the root of the problem; iPhone 5 has nothing to do with the lag, it's the iOS 7.

    Currently, your swipes are NOT registered until the animations are 100% complete. Whether it's iPhone 4S, 5 or 5S, the swipes still will not register. iOS 7 is to blame, not the hardware.
  10. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Well ios6 on my 4s is the same way...Just slow down some. Name an application where one needs to be in such a rush?
  11. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    It's not apps, it's various situations where waiting the extra 2-3 seconds may not be an option.
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    I've definitely noticed it because I'm used to the faster animations of iOS 6.
  13. Di4mondz macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    OMG...Yes, Apple please fix this delay/lag. This is bugging the hell out of me, especially what is shown in the first video.
  14. venetian-glass macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    It's just not that responsive. Most times when you touch something. Nothing happens.

    Which is bad because its supposed to be a touch screen interface.
  15. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    I would definitely suggest filing an official bug report to Apple. That way they will notice how serious this problem is. http://bugreport.apple.com
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    The multitasking lag is almost identical on iOS 6.1.3. There is also a delay with unlocking your phone on iOS 6.1.3, though not as long still present.
  17. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    It's not a bug, they just expect you to wait for the animation to fully complete before doing anything. They same problem existed when swiping between full screen apps on OS X but they eventually tweaked it after they found out it was annoying people.
  18. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    Not sure its lag because who uses their phone like that? Under normal use, I've never experienced it.
  19. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I myself am definitely annoyed by the unlock lag.
    not sure who DOESNT use their phone like that....
  20. uberpooter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Ah perfect, I just made a long reply in the other thread about iOS 7 being slow as dog ****. Glad you made these videos OP. But it'd be even better if we had iOS 6 next to it. It's insanely annoying how slow it is but I have faith.
  21. Osullivan1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2011
    They seem to be fixing these issues now. Things like scrolling through folders before the animation finished work now, so I'd say these will be fixed before GM. Will defo be annoying though if not fixed.
  22. adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    I sure hope they speed up the animations from what they are now. I recently restored my jailbroken phone in preparation for ios 7 and I think even 6 is painfully slow. I'm really hating the phone on stock after using fakeclockup (at 1.6x) for the past few months.... I'm so adapted to the fast animations that I find it currently unbearable at its current speed. :( I don't even understand why Apple even wants to artificially slow down the phone when it could be so much....ahem.... snappier by speeding up the animations.

    If 7 is even slower, that really sucks.
  23. peacenfunk macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
  24. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Beta 4 animations were faster.

    I'm hoping for the animation speed of the iOS7 Video on apples website
  25. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    That is a little nuts - there's a good quarter to a half second delay between the animation ending and the swiping. May not sound like a lot - but there's no reason for the delay.

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