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  • 255. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    leoncooperjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I updated my IPhone 3 the other day and now I have the following problems: I am not getting many of the calls coming into my phone. Sometimes I get a message 2 hours after it was left - sometimes never. It is very slow and the battery power is nothing now. I plugged it up before bed. It was 100%. On standby only the phone was dead seven hours later. That is horrible but now I am not receiving phone calls which is even worse. I am the only one experiencing this? I heard we could not go back to an earlier version once we have done the update. I guess they are forcing us to buy new updated phones!?! Not sure whether I should do this or go to the new Sprint EVO.
  • 256. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Landrix Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    First, I'm sorry you are having so much trouble with you phone.

    Second, be careful how you word things here.

    I, personally, was I treated in your post...but others may read your last line and be skeptical about the genuity of your problem. Believe me--it isn't uncommon for companies to have users pose as a disgruntled owner of a competing product and they always like to slyly point out a solution. That being, of course, the competitor.

    I don't think you did that, but you do want your words heard and not taken with salt.

    So--I'm in the position that messaging is so difficult that I can type an entire sentence and en have to wait sometimes TWELVE SECONDS for the letter to finally stream onto the screen--amazing that in can type without having to see the letter pop up, though! lol

    Keep looking for a way to downgrade. I think we should demand it.

    I would much rather have functionality rather than the "feature" of folders for apps--which is essentially all iOS4 adds on a 3G.
  • 257. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Jonty71 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I am pretty sure that Apple will not put a downgrade link up. It's been over two weeks now and it would only take one of their tech guys to put the 3.1 back up again in a matter of minutes. Also, Apple have "upped" the advertising for the new iPhone 4. I am seeing an increase on TV for the phone as well as adverts on iTunes for it.

    This morning more issues with my 3G on os4. Every single day a problem develops. I was hoping to get through atleast 2 years with this phone, not 7 months. I need my phone for work and non of the suggestions or links online help as I am working with Windows 7 Home Premium which does not cater for the XP mode when downgrading with Windows on your iPhone. As I need a phone for work, I am now having to look towards getting another new phone, and it certainly wont be an iPhone.
  • 258. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Landrix Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    My 3G is very worn and at first I thought maybe it was malfunctioning, but clearing reading others' comments has shown me that's not it.

    I have an even bigger problem--I work in media production and have been using a product from renowned Blue Microphones called Mikey. It's a high quality iPod/iPhone snap on microphone that has two microphone capsules for great stereo imaging.

    The problem? iOS 4 has completely disabled the function, and it's especially shocking since Apple and Blue are partners and Apple sells and recommends Blue products! It looks like iOS 4 completely REMOVED and entire feature!

    But I can say this--I got an iPhone 4 and I absolutely love it and will use the 3G with the Mikey as a field recorder. I believe strongly that my iPhone 4 is god quality, and it's insanely fast with even better specs than iPad.

    And I like that the 4 costs no more, arguably even less, than what I paid for my iPhone 3G.

    How is it that you've only had your 3G for 7 months?? Did you choose a 3G over a 3GS because of some discount? I don't mean to be rude in any way, but it strikes me that buying an older generation of a product means that you do sacrifice technological longevity when buying a product that was released back in 2008.

    This by no means excuses the fact that the "update" actually degrades the performance of the 3G while offering very, very little in the way of features in return.

    I hope you do manage to downgrade. Perhaps you have a friend whose computer you could use to do so? If not, you can always "br3@k" it...
  • 259. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    john corey jr Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    The double reboot (hard reset) appears to work as a temporary solution. No idea if the problem will creep back. I am impressed that I can use the phone now (3G with iOS4) as the last few days it was only good for 1 SMS before the built in apps would start to crash.

    Let's hope this fix works for a day or so. I can live with a predictable process until something more long term comes out.

    I am not one who thinks Apple fails to care. They have their way of dealing with things. I still find them much more responsive than the alternative vendors.
  • 260. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Landrix Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    The "power+home press & hold until reboot, twice" meths helped me but e problem crept back up after a few hours.

    The fact it's better after that process, but creeps back in again, seems to mimic a memory leak--much in the same way Windows 95 through ME would require a restart to get performance back. Maybe this will be addressed.

    I'll say this--if there are no further software/firmware updates released for iPhone 3G it will be a huge mistake. Even bigger than releasing iOS4 for 3G models in the first place.
  • 261. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    Landrix wrote:

    How is it that you've only had your 3G for 7 months?? Did you choose a 3G over a 3GS because of some discount? I don't mean to be rude in any way, but it strikes me that buying an older generation of a product means that you do sacrifice technological longevity when buying a product that was released back in 2008.

    I bought my 3G in fall 2008, as soon as it was available in my market. It came with a *three year* contract. That was not my choice - the length of the lock-in was decreed by Apple and their channel partner in Canada. The contract still has 15 months to go.

    It's a reasonable expectation that the phone should continue to function properly for the length of the contract. I don't have the option of discarding the 3G and buying a new phone (unless I pay outlandish fees to cancel the contract). When selling a product that is tied to a service contract, Apple is obligated to support it through the entire lifecycle, just as the consumer is obligated to pay the monthly charges for the duration.
  • 262. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Rxoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    SLOW, SLUGGISH, takes several seconds to change programs. Sometimes it freezes. Sometimes it freezes for 10-15 seconds, then stops running the program completely. I want the previous operating system. IOS4 is terrible. My contract expired last month. PC World posted interesting Net Work article July 8, a must read before buying a new Iphone. Please don't force me out Apple!
  • 263. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Jonty71 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    "How is it that you've only had your 3G for 7 months?? Did you choose a 3G over a 3GS because of some discount? I don't mean to be rude in any way, but it strikes me that buying an older generation of a product means that you do sacrifice technological longevity when buying a product that was released back in 2008."

    It's the country price differance. I purchased a new iPhone for my wife this Christmas just gone. However, that same day I decided to upgrade my mobile and also selected a iPhone (my first). I did contemplate a 3GS, however the models prices do vary considerably here in the UK. The 3G was £340 when compared to £450 for the lower end 3GS model, and afterall, in these economic times you make every penny count. Most people dont spend £700 on 2 mobiles these days. And how was I to know that Apple would churn out not only a new handset in 2010, but also new software. However, regardless of how much I spent and what model, the issue is with the official Apple software 4 and not the handset. Apple should not have released the os4 for the 3G/3GS models. As someone said on here "Apple are damned if they do, damned if they don't", common sense also comes in handy. Apple had to have known that os4 on the 3G models would cause problems so they should not have released the upgrade and made a statement to that effect. What was so wrong in saying "Consumers, sorry, but your model does not comply with our product". Would have saved a whole lot of bother in the long run.
  • 264. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Jaimin Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I tried reseting all settings. It seems to have made performance slightly better. However, I still miss 3.1.3.
  • 265. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Daniel L Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Hi Jaimin,
    i gave ios4 a good try, but was not satisfied...
    so i downgraded to 3.1.3, how!!! fust follow the instruction
    on this site, http://lifehacker.com/5572003/how-to-downgrade-your-iphone-3g%5Bs%5D-from-ios-4- to-ios-313
    works like a charm...
    Daniel
  • 266. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Shabaz2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problems and I agree, I hope that Apple are listening to us. I have discovered a way to improve it slightly - it is only a bit, but better. Press and hold the home key and the on/off button at the same time, hold it until you see the 'Apple' on your screen - this re-boots the Iphone and makes it a bit quicker, but no way as fast as it was before the upgrade. If you can be arsed, you could back all your stuff up - hit restore and then put everything back on, this has worked in the past - but can you really be arsed to do it. Post how you get on yeah?
  • 267. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Mr_T_Ireland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My iPhone 3g is now rendered practically useless, since I upgraded to OS 4. Safari crashes every time - I have not been able to use it at all since the upgrade. The text message window takes up to 25 seconds to show up (I have used a stop watch to check). Email is slow beyond belief, even the phone functions takes forever. I'm very disappointed in Apple. I used to be an Apple evangelist but now I'm due an upgrade and I don't think I will get an iPhone 4. I saw a HTC the other day and it looked pretty good.

    The iPhone interface really does look dated in comparison... Also, linking the phone to a crazy expensive contract? Sure, you can get away with it when you are offering something unique, but now the iPhone is just a "me too" phone - the competition has caught up, and has overtaken the iPhone - and they aren't charging twice the cost monthly plans.

    I know this is just a rant, but hopefully someone in apple might read this forum, gauge the mood and start doing something about resolving the problem.
  • 268. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Carlos Guerrero Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    This fix made a huge improvement for me too. Text app is still slow loading but overall it is remarkably faster.
  • 269. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    hulkgizmo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Have the same problem and even my contacts in my 3g and Outlook on my computer have duplicated sometimes tripled; has anyone heard if Apple is working on a fix for this horrible upgrade - my 3G feels like a -3G. Bummed in TX
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