Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to chrisfromgastonia)
Having exactly the same problems myself - music player cuts out after a minute, apps crash within 30 seconds, Safari closes itself down etc. When you receive a phone call you can't hang up and the phone is quite hot. Phone was ok for say 2 weeks after the update and now these symptons have appeared.
I've restored from back up, I've set the phone up as new then restored, I've reinstalled apps etc. Nothing appears to be working. When I spoke to my Network Provider (Orange) they simply said "It sounds like the phone has developed a fault, we suggest you check / contact your phone insurance provider". That's it.
Any help appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to rwong_brland)
I have the same problem - phone was fine for several weeks after the IOS6 upgraade, but since yesterday it's been sluggish, then hanging. Today I did a complete retore via Itunes, but it's still crashing and hanging. This was a new 3GS from the apple store 2 months ago.
If I try to play a track - It plays 4 secs of a song then jumps back to the start a few times then jumps to a different track - what a disaster!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to rwong_brland)
OK after booking a repair session at Apple this saturday, I thought I'd try this guide which I found online (nothing to loose), and hey - it's working perfect for now! It's a subtle variation on what I was doing before to "restore" my phone, so maybe I wasn't doing it right, hopefully it might help you guys as well.
Note: I didn't have the sim installed when I did the first part of this - I put it in when it was requested later on.
Give it a go if you've tried everything else:
1. Connect your iphone to your computer.
2. Shut down the iphone.
3. Press the Power and the Home buttons at the same time.
4. After 10 seconds release the Power button but continue holding the Home button
until you see a popup from iTunes saying "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode"
5. If you have been successful your device screen will be completely black/blank (this is 'DFU Mode')
6. You can now proceed and restore to the latest firmware using iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to David Wells)
Great stuff wil give it a try - the only temporary solution I found was to keep resetting the Network Settings when the phone crashed or became sluggish. I hope this new method works...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to David Wells)
Hi David, was just about to start your approach when iTunes notified me that 6.01 is now available - I'll install that and see if it fixes our issue.
If not I'll try your method and if that fails I'll wait to see how you get on with your Apple repair session...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to rwong_brland)
Alas the fix only worked for a few hours (for me anyway) - phone is back in 'haunted' mode again, I also updated this morning to 6.1 hoping that would cure it, but it's worse than ever - soon as I turn it on it flicks through pages and randomly types searches into Google / starts to phone people etc etc. Going to the Apple store tomorrow to get it sorted, hopefully...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to rwong_brland)
Apple replaced my 3Gs (which was 2 months old), so I got a brand new one, took it home and upgraded to 6.1.
It's been working very well! No complaints. Clearly I had a faulty phone issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to rwong_brland)
I just tried updateing my iphone 3Gs t ios 6 and it erased all of the data(pictures,music,contacts) and now says that i need to try agaon later or contact customer service every time i try to set it up, A ton of expensive infromation was deleted that i dont know how to retrive, if there is any way to pull data from a phone that has been factory reset please let me know, i need that info,