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iPhone 5 lagging and group messages.

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patar49 Calculating status...
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Oct 1, 2012 5:36 PM

i got my iphone the day it came out and it has been lagging and even freezing on me. when i scroll through my pages and sometimes exit an app it slows down and even stops working sometimes. i also have a problem with my group messages. i get my notifications 30 seconds after the message comes in. its very annoying because ill be in my imessage app and the notification pops up after i have already responded to the message. any help or tips please? i dont have too many apps and i have around 6 GB of space left so i dont have too much stuff. and i dont have apps running in the backgroup when this stuff happens. im on AT&T if that helps. anything i can do please help.

iPhone 5, iOS 6, brand new iPhone 5
  • Lidz87 Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to patar49)

    I also have this problem but on the messaging app it will lock up and become unresponsive for 30 seconds or so even when the lock or home buttons are pressed


    Any ideas?

  • shengeric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to patar49)

    I'm having a similar problem with my iPhone 4S! My 4S would lag horribly when I'm being bombarded with text message in the Group Message. It has gotten to points where the phone would freeze for a good 5 seconds. I'm extremely upset, this problem has never occured before and the 4S is supposed to still be able to keep up as of speed. I'm not sure if this was is a software issue or not, but I hope it is just an iOS6 issue that can be patched. I didn't have this problem when I was on iOS5. I also didn't spend $700 on a phone that's supposedly the fastest iPhone as little as a year ago, and now it's lagging like it's 2 generations behind.


    Please, can someone help.

  • sushifrap Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to patar49)

    I have the same problem. It's lagging like the phone is "thinking" while im trying to make calls or type/read messages. In addition, the cellular signal keeps disappearing in my room when ive known my room to have good reception with the iphone 3 and 4.


    Would be interested to know if i got a lemon. Or maybe this is a software issue that can be fixed with a patch.

  • shengeric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to patar49)

    I think I've figured out my problem! My iPhone 4S starts lagging really bad in framrate when I receive a single text! Here's how I tested it. I used Messages on my mac to send imessages to my phone. I would send about 12 at a time in a row. As I'm doing this, I'm on my home page of the iPhone 4S flipping through my different pages of apps to check the fluidity of the interface. As I am flipping, the lag gets really bad as the phone is receiving the iMessages; it becomes choppy. I also found a forum mentioning that the issue was the "Banner Notification", but I tested that by turning Banners off. Even with the banners off the phone has terrible lag... Is this normal? I've never had this problem before..

  • Lidz87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 3:47 AM (in response to patar49)

    Apple? Is anything being done about this? It's prity poor I get a brand new phone that lags and freezes and needs to be restarted every few days to keep it happy.  And yet we don't even get a response saying we're working on it. Thanks then.......

  • shengeric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to Lidz87)

    Hey Lidz87, are you having the same issue as I am? Mine lags when I receive incoming text messages or iMessages. During that process where the animations are going on it will lag the phone. I did a hard reset, and after I tested it by spamming my phone with messages from my mac. After the hard reset, the lag went away but I feel like it's just a matter of time before it starts up again. I'll keep an eye out on it for these next few days to see if it will start up again. I'll let you guys know the progress.

  • Lidz87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to patar49)

    Yes I have that. It also lags in a few other paces which I can't think of right now. Another issue is the screen wont light up properly occasionally but locking it and unlocking it sorts the issue.

  • cat-fish-wrangler Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to patar49)

    This is my first iphone ever. I got it because every person I knew that had one has said "I have never had a problem with an iphone." So when I got my iphone 5 I was stoaked. Now it freezes and laggs many times a day!? What can I do to fix this!?

  • shengeric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to cat-fish-wrangler)

    I usually never have serious problems with my iPhones, but I really feel like this lag issue is coming from the iOS6. I thought it was just my 4S as of a couple days ago, but when I told my friend who had an iPhone 5, they said the same thing was happening to their phone.

  • Dickey Iona Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to patar49)

    I'm experiencing serious lagging/freezing while reading/sending text messages on my iphone 5 running ios6. At first it was limited to group messages, but now it is any text. I have turned off iMessage, and still have the problem.


    I have reset and restored this phone as new on four seperate occassions due to other issues.


    I love this phone, but these bugs are starting to wear on me. Reading a text and having my phone freeze for 5-10 seconds is unacceptable.

  • nubgen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to Dickey Iona)

    I'm having this same problem, and it's driving me nuts. It would freeze for 5-10secs after checking a text message.


    Totally unacceptable. Is something wrong with out phones hardware wise? Or is it a iOS6 software problem??!!!

  • Maxwellh Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to patar49)

    Yep, I'm having the same problem. I went to the Apple store and the "genius" told me to do a factory restore and start from my iCloud backup. I did this and still had the same problem. I went back a few days later and he said, "no no no, what you needed to do is do a factory restore and start from scratch." I did this and am still having the same problem... Very frustrating to have the "newest and greatest" phone and have it run more slowly than my iPhone 4 at times...

  • shengeric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Maxwellh)

    Hey man, I tried the factory restore too from itunes and I'm on a 4S not a 5.I've also tried hard resets numerous times, but the problem still occurs for me also... This is a dissappointment. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem, so people can believe me. Seeing that you went to the genius bar and they were of no help at all, what should I do?

  • iPhonejoee Calculating status...
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    Dec 9, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to patar49)

    My iphone5 running 6.0.1 also has this problem freezes in group message phone completely locks up and have to wait at leased 30seconeds for it to spring back into life. Starting to get annoyed with it never had this problem with my 4 running iOS 6. Anyone know if any things being done about this?

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