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Iphone 3GS slow after update to iOS 5

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MobyRickard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 13, 2011 11:01 PM

After updated to iOS 5 my Iphone 3GS became generel slow.

Graphics and starting apps are slow. Some apps have now up to 10-15 seconds start time.

I thought closing the Iphone and restart clould help, but NO.

Yeah, like OS windows upstarts.

Ok. processor not the same as new Iphone 4s.

I started to regret my update to iOS5.

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,205 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 11:07 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    The Basic Troubleshooting Steps are:


    Restart..  Reset..  Restore from Backup..  Restore as New...

    Try this First... You will Not Lose Any Data...


    Turn the Phone Off... ( if it isn’t already )


    Press and Hold the Sleep/Wake Button and the Home Button at the Same Time...


    Wait for the Apple logo to Appear and then Disappear...


    Usually takes about 15 - 20 Seconds... (But can take Longer...)

    Release the Buttons...


    Turn the Phone On...

     

    You may have to Restore as New...


    Backing up, Updating and Restoring


    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414

  • Mr.H.O Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to AnaMusic)

    Any luck Moby? im having a lag issue as well with my 3GS after the update. Generally slightly slower operation & lags in & out of apps. AnaMusic I will try your suggestions tomorrow. Thanks.

  • kaseyus Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to Mr.H.O)

    I am having the same problem too. Did AnaMusic's solution work for any of you?

  • miss_taz Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 6:34 AM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Also having very slow performance in most apps on my 3GS...  Have tried the power off & on, with no change.

     

    I have the iCloud update turned off, as some have suggested that can slow things down.

     

    Any other ideas?

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,205 points)
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Did you try a Restore as New...?

  • caspartheghost Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 3:56 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    You're not alone - since installing iOS5 my 3GS takes ages to load apps - even the phone and messages. It's made what was a perfectly good & reliable phone almost unusable. Apple... Fix please!

     

    (Please, no one tell me to Restore - that doesn't fix it!)

  • Big Bird 82 Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Nothing works, went to the apple store and no help there.    They suggested the same thing as the folks earlier and didnt belive me until they tried it themselves.   This needs to be fixed because i dont think its cool that we are getting forced into the new phone.

  • rp1428 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:35 AM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Same problem.. called AT&T and Apple. Was advised it's because it's an "old" phone and suggested I upgrade.

     

    They are wrong. Actual performance is fine once app is loaded. Problem occurs on Messages, Phone, Settings, ie basic stuff from Apple. Screen goes blank of 10 to 30 seconds. If it is longer than about 10 to 15 seconds chances are app will not load. App may be running in background when this occurs.

     

    I'd hazard a guess it's trying to make some network connection or access some other resource that times out.

  • Da BomB Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:28 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    I also have an iPhone 3GS and it is slow as all ****. Restore did nothing. Restart did nothing. Anything else guys?

  • kidhell Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2011 8:53 PM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Same with my 3GS too!  Just wanted to say this for the record so Apple can start to see that this is a real problem.  Most apps on my iPhone are taking a very long time to launch, get "stuck" for a few seconds before reacting to commands and other general slowdown issues that might have something to do with processing.  Help us with an iOS5 update soon please... this *****!

  • Sorclive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 12:14 AM (in response to kidhell)

    I too have a 3GS and am having exactly the same problems. It seems to be everyone with a 3GS as all my friends that have one are having the same issues. This is definitely a problem that Apple needs to fix. It is so irritating that my phone which was great has now become second rate!!

  • booomerang Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2011 2:08 AM (in response to MobyRickard)

    I have the same problem.  We have two 3GS phones and problem is identical.  Apps launch slow.  Once in the app everything is ok.  Not nice trick to be forced to by a new phone. 

  • Zedius Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2011 7:14 AM (in response to MobyRickard)

    Same here. I haven't tried restore as new... If anyone has, they should state it explicitly.

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