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Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4

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  • DudeAbides59 Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2010 4:49 PM (in response to ollywright)
    I called Apple Support and spoke with a "Genius". She told me that I needed to try a restore and if that didn't work to take it to my nearest Apple store, which happens to be 45 minutes away, to run diagnostics on it. She said if they can find a problem they would replace the phone. I then asked if they would allow me to upgrade to a 3GS without a new contract and she said that she has not heard of that happening. So there you go, more deniability and more wasted time on my part to fix a problem they obviously caused with the OS4 update. I also asked if I could roll back the OS to version 3 and was told there is no way to do that.
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • skinnypimp Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2010 4:50 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    i have two iphone 3g's on one phone(iphone A) i did a restore before updating to ios4 and that phone is working fine had not had any issues with is but on my other iphone(iphone b) i did the update and did not restore it first and it runs slow as **** all day every day since update, it doesnt matter what i am doing on the phone it all runs super freakin slow need a fix soon
    3g, iOS 4
  • RationalGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 4:58 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    I had slowness on my 3G after upgrading to iOS 4, but I found a simple fix here:
    http://www.davekawalec.com/2010/07/3-steps-to-fix-iphone-3g-slowness-after-ios4- upgrade/

    "1. Turn off Spotlight Search: Go to Settings | General | Home Button | Spotlight Search, and uncheck everything
    2. Reboot your iPhone 3G: Just a normal power down and restart
    3. Turn Spotlight Search back on: Go back to same screen as step 1, and re-check everything you unchecked in Step 1"

    It looks like it's some sort of problem with search. I followed those steps and my slowness problems were gone.
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:16 PM (in response to RationalGuy)
    yep, that definitely made a difference ... wow ... hopefully it reached all the right places, for all apps, and fingers crossed that it'll last !

    PS: wow indeed - it seems even better than it was before - which may be an illusion, brought on by the intervening trauma - it can't last !

    Message was edited by: Christopher John Hunter
    MBPro | MBAir | WiFi iPad | G4 | P'Bk G4 | TC | iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), laptops 10.5.8 | G4s 10.4.0/8.6/9.2 | iPhone3G iOS4 / iPhone3G+iPod-t 3.1.3
  • Gibbon22 Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:15 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Wow. Thank god I found this thread in a news article. I've been pulling out my hair trying to figure out what happened to my phone! I've reloaded/reset/reinstalled it twice already... I'm now ready for a fix. (That's pointed at you Apple). Can I have an OS bumper?
    iOS 4
  • RikYard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:23 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    I see today that Apple have started to look at this issue.
    About time..
    Don't become arrogant like Microsoft and alienate your users.
    Listen to us... acknowledge your mistakes and don't treat us like idiots or we'll jump ship (do I see an Android on the horizon)
    Windows XP Pro
  • SteveDC Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:30 PM (in response to RationalGuy)
    I tried the tip from Rational Guy and it sped my 3G phone up considerably on IOS4. This suggests the slowness can be fixed by a software update to IOS4.
    Thinkpad X61s, Windows XP Pro, iPhone 3G and iPhone 4
  • ataylor87 Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:31 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    im also now seeing that Maps on my phone is ridiculously slow and is shows that I am around 3-5 miles away. Before this it maybe took 1 minute or so to exactly pin point my location. Now its crap from being so slow and not even giving me the correct location and i dont even bother using it. It will show me in a previous location 5 miles away.

    Anyone else having this issue since iOS4 update?
    Compaq Presario Windows XP SP3, iPhone 3G 8GB, iOS: 4.0.1, 3rd Gen. iPod Nano 4GB
  • Ed Hurtley Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jul 29, 2010 10:30 PM (in response to Ed Hurtley)
    Well, I went ahead and re-hacked to enable background tasks and wallpaper. Then I disabled Spotlight.

    In about a day of use, it's just fine, and both Pandora in the background although Skype seems to get confused and the little "call in progress" red bar at the top, as well as audio, fades in and out when I'm on a call and I hop back to the home screen.
    16 GB iPhone 3G, iOS 4, iOS 4.0.1 hacked to enable background tasks and wallpaper
  • SteveLA Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2010 10:44 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Restored my phone to 3.1.3 today. Sooooooooooo much better. The phone is actually usable again.
    iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • mjs271 Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2010 12:26 AM (in response to Xplorer77)
    I am having nearly all of the same issues mentioned by others and am so frustrated with my phone that I am tempted to go out and buy an Android despite what used to be serious Apple brand loyalty.

    So maybe this has already been answered, but can I revert my phone to the previous operating system without voiding the warranty on my phone?
    iPhone 3g, iOS 4
  • saumil_b Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2010 12:36 AM (in response to Xplorer77)
    are your phones JBen?
    Dell Inspiron 1500, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • MacOpH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:17 AM (in response to MacOpH)
    MacOpH wrote:
    "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.


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    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."


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    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.




    I think we can use the assumption that this is a universal problem that affects all 3G iphones. Home remedies are a good way of alleviating the symptoms, but aren't really giving a cure to the pandemic.

    Out of interest - does anyone know how many (otherwise) mechanically sound 3G iphones there are in circulation? 4 million? Any advance on that?

    That's a lot of unhappy customers. Surely we can get a press conference? Time to boot up Keynote and get drafting SJ.
    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), It can fly through space etc.
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:49 AM (in response to MacOpH)
    hey, guys - ours seems to be fixed, even on Maps & Camera, and now it's real slick, on everything we've tried so far (and hopefully it'll last) ... and it took just a few minutes, with no loss of data etc, so the Spotlight fix must be worth trying ...

    however, there's a subtlety that was important, at least for our situation, as follows :

    ===

    this didn't work, for us (result was a bit better, but not a fix) :

    Monday, 26 Jul'10 - 14:47 BST

    from: Kasaar, Dallas TX

    There are quite a bit of posts on here regarding this issue. I believe this may resolve your performance issues. After the iOS4 update all of your Spotlight search options may have been selected. There are many more search options in iOS4 than 3.0 - on the 3G iPhone go to :

    Settings > General > Home Button > Spotlight Search

    De-select the search options you don't want (I just use messages notes). The more options selected the more processing / more is used by your 'phone.

    Reset 'phone - please let the forum know if this works ...

    ===

    but this did (very marked improvement, immediately) :

    Friday, 30 Jul'10 - 00:58 BST

    from: RationalGuy

    I had slowness on my 3G after upgrading to iOS4, but I found a simple fix here :

    http://www.davekawalec.com/2010/07/3-steps-to-fix-iphone-3g-slowness-after-ios4- upgrade/

    1. turn off Spotlight Search : go to Settings | General | Home Button | Spotlight Search, and uncheck everything

    2. reboot your iPhone 3G : just a normal power down and restart

    3. turn Spotlight Search back on : go back to same screen as step 1, and re-check everything you unchecked in Step 1

    It looks like it's some sort of problem with search. I followed those steps and my slowness problems were gone ...

    ===

    definitely made a difference ... indeed, wow, it seems even better than it was before (which may be an illusion, brought on by the intervening trauma) ...

    haven't tried everything, yet, but hopefully it reached all the right places, for all apps, and fingers crossed that it'll last ...

    NB: we did the second one a day or two after doing the first, and tried other things in-between ...

    now, I think, I can believe Apple were caught-out by this - ie: maybe it wasn't sloppy work they did, and maybe it's possible to understand that not all 'phones are affected !!

    Message was edited by: Christopher John Hunter
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  • ollywright Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:58 AM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Having experienced very badly, *I have just performed two hard resets and the problem seems much improved.*

    Anyone who hasn't done this already should: hold down the home and sleep/wake buttons until the swipe to power off appears. Keep holding them down - do not swipe - the phone will reset.

    Do this twice.

    Much improved performance as a result!
    powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
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