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  • 630. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Zebra1 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
    Maybe you should just have a little patience and let Apple fix your problem so that you can keep using this OLD phone until it dies.

    What part of OLD do you not understand? The phone is SLOW. Maybe Apple will disable most new stuff so that you can keep using it instead of getting a 3GS which at $99 is a bargain.

    Oh, and I have one too: sitting in a drawer. It's finished.
  • 631. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey guys, this mini-war seems to be a flare-up based on a simple misunderstanding & is rapidly become absurd - you seemed to be saying almost the same thing, when you started !
  • 632. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    brockstr2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add me to the list and at least 4 other 3G iPhone users that I have talked to that upgraded to iOS4 (one was an ATT employee). Now that Antennagate is out of the way, hopefully Apple will fix this in the very near future. I am hopeful. Downgrading is hardly the Apple way. I also see today that the issue is getting some mainstream media coverage:

  • 633. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    fabioganga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wish I had found this discussion before upgrading my 3G 16 G iPhone to the infamous 4.0x....

    It was horrendously slow (an iCr4p basically) when I upgraded to 4.0.... everything takes ages now!

    When 4.0.1 was out I thought "good.... they are certainly going to fix these issues...."

    My goodness! How wrong I was!

    I agree wholeheartedly: iOS 4.0 the way it is on 3G DOES NOT give any real benefit or new features that is really worth upgrading for.... instead, it turns your iPhone into an iCra4p....

    Come on Apple! You should really fix this nightmare.... otherwise, my next phone certainly will not be an Iphone....
  • 634. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    MarkPBG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I have been using 4.0.1 for about a week now, and I must be one of the lucky ones. I have almost all of my speed back with only two exceptions. Maps and the App Store are both still slow, but much better than before. On maps under iOS4 it took over 4 minutes waiting for screens to come up to look up an address, now it's down to 1 1/2. Still 3 times longer than under iOS3...but much improved. (still not bearable)
    But for me, all this iOS4 on 3G is now nearly a moot point since I dropped it and it's cracked.
    It looks like I'll be joining the unhappy G4 group and leaving the unhappy G3 group. lol, We Apple customers are so spoiled....all these years of products that work like Apple, now we're starting to get products that work a little more like Microshaft.
  • 635. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Evian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've tried as many of you by reinstalling iOS4 whithout success.

    Assuming Apple has tested the iphonge 3G with iOS4, if the number of users affected is just a percentage, it must be something different we have. I thought it could be some of the non-Apple applications. The ones than even not running (?) could have an effect. To my mind came quickly Omnifocus and Things as both display on the desktop the number of next actions. I thought they could be a leak memory problem with them or with the new desktop functionality in iOS4. I deleted both of them and now my iphone SEEMS to be working smoothly but a little bit slow.

    Maybe some of you could double-check it.
  • 636. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Jumpie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is the exact reason as to why you should be allowed to downgrade your software. There's no option to "try" before you "buy" which really stinks.

    gotta control everything.
  • 637. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Jonty71 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Whats with the 'money is not an option' attitude? Not everyone can just go out a buy a new iPhone 4 just for the sake that Apple fowled up with software for a phone which has been knocked down a run of the ladder, but not what I would term "old". While on the subject of "reality", 3G users had working phones until this unstable software came out. If the 3G handset is "old", it was not made so by us users. That was purely down to Apple. And yes, Apple should not have made that software available for the 3G. Because of that, there are now thousands of unhappy customers.
  • 638. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    Zebra1 wrote:
    These phones are too old for the new stuff. Perhaps apple should not have made iOS 4 available for them.

    You guys need to pony up and get an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3Gs.

    Reality check for yas'll.

    Here's Reality check: a lot of us still are locked into contracts and can't upgrade without paying exhorbitant amounts to exit the contract early. I can't afford to buy a new shiny object whenever Jobs wants me to. I'm an early adopter - I got my 3G as soon as it was available, and still have over a year to go on my three-year contract. You're suggesting that I spend more money on a new phone when the existing one should have lasted another year, and commit to another three year contract. That's not going to happen.

    I don't mind if iOS doesn't work on the 3G. But I want my 3G to function as it did last month. I want the FACTORY RESTORE option to do exactly that: restore it to the way it was when it *came from the factory*, not re-install a new operating system which renders the phone unusable.
  • 639. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    good thinking ... a quick look at our (about fifty third-party apps) suggests nothing that would be doing anything while they're not specifically brought to the fore - unless maybe there's something about iOS4 & multitasking & pre-iOS4 apps that's not quite right - maybe something to do with Location Services, or memory management / releasing memory. or ... ??

    Message was edited by: Christopher John Hunter
  • 640. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    MacOpH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "I have had more problems with Apple in the last 18 months than I have had in the last 2 decades as a loyal customer. I won't go into details, that's for other forums - let's just say with problems with Airport /Tiger incompatibility to iWeb/MobileMe incompatibility, defective hardware brand new out of the box, to lousy cocky attitudes from Applecare phone help and instore Geniuses (I've just figured the term 'Genius' was a statement of self-depricating sarcasm on Apple's part, I didn't get the joke). Don't even get me stared on what that snarling beast Snow Leopard did to my printer, fonts and colour profiles.

    I think the word we need to deal with is denial. Every issue I have had to deal with of late has seemed to be an 'isolated incident that was unique to me'.

    This iPhone 3G/iOS4 incompatibility is just the same deal.

    Apart from the huge cost and inconvenience to us as consumers, there are some pretty massive green issues here. We know that Apple as any other company needs a strategy to refresh it's market. But if that strategy, either knowingly or otherwise, results in perfectly good, well-made, fully operational, relatively new products become obsolete overnight .... then to me something is wrong. The production of our 3G phones came at a cost to the environment. The eventual disposal of our 3G phones will come at a cost to the environment.

    Carbon footprint. iPhone 3G. IOS4. Landfill. I think these are pretty important keywords in the argument too.


    In some surreal parallel universe, if people were iPhones, we are currently witnessing the mass euthanasia of all those of us over 40 regardless of physical or mental condition. iOS4 might have well been a virus for what it has done to us - overnight we have become sick, slow, forgetful, slurred, crippled and ready for the ground to open up for us. Landfill. Carbon footprint.

    Make way for the next generation."


    Please forgive me, above quoted from my previous posts:

    There is a cost to all of this that is above and beyond that to our own limited pockets, as bad as that is. Getting rid of a perfectly good phone is a complete waste of everyone's resources.
  • 641. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Zebra1 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
    I hope you get your wish, but then you'll complain Apple has left you behind.
  • 642. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Joel Craig Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    Add me to the list of those having serious slowdowns after this "upgrade." What seems to have worked fairly well is the DFU Restore (linked from Daringfireball and other sources, including earlier in this thread). I agree that Apple either should have done more testing of this OS on the 3G or not approved it for installation on this phone.
  • 643. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    Alan A. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Just adding to this thread... yes, I too am having extremely slow performance on my iPhone 3G!
  • 644. Re: Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4
    ollywright Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having he same problem. *It's very bad indeed!*

    Problems include:

    - Extreme slowdowns and freezes. Up to 20 seconds! These can happen any time: often when in the middle of typing which is particularly frustrating. But really at any time. And frequently.

    - Apps crashing. This includes Safari, as well as some of the standard apps. Plus any third party apps.

    Apple at the least: please provide a simple way to downgrade to the previous OS. I'd settle for that. But preferably just tweak iOS 4.x to stop with the extreme slowdowns.
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