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Does iOS 7 Slow Down an iPhone 4?

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  • vanodude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to pgoodwin)

    I have a iphone 4 and I upgraded to Operating system 7 and my phone is much faster, but I have noticed to issues. 1) when answering a call the swipe function is not working properly, it takes several attempts for the swipe to answer a call.

    2) putting on/off airplane mode switch sticks

  • sonokinetik Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to pgoodwin)

    Yes, everything is slower, uses more battery power etc. etc. etc.. The list goes on and on... In all honesty, I wish that I had never updated to ios7 on my iphone 4.

     

    If you have an iphone 4, I would not reccomend updating to ios7 until apple pushes a fix.

     

    Once things *normalize* i will edit this post and give it my thumbs up. Up till now, It's been a frustrating experience.

    I really do hope that Apple follows through.

  • peternevill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to pgoodwin)

    We are all agreed ios7 is a disaster on the iphone 4S but sadly I doubt Apple cares one jot.

  • Cosmin Appleseed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to pgoodwin)

    Hi there ! At first, I installed iOS 7 on my iPhone 4 over the air. It was really slow. But after several days, I restored my phone using iTunes, set it up like a new phone and filled up manually all my content back to the phone. Now it works like a charm, better than iOS 6 did before.

  • pseudomodifier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to Cosmin Appleseed)

    The only problem with that is I have Google Authenticator app for 2 factor authentication for my Gmail accounts and other like Dropbox. If I reset the phone completely, I will have to do that all over again and that is a painful task. Not to mention setting up the email accounts on the phone again (takes an extra step with 2 factor auth).

     

    I honestly think I will just move to Google Nexus just because of this pain. I have been an Apple customer forthe sheer reason that they are user friendly. If I have to reformat my stuff like one does with Micrsoft Windows, why would I want to stay with Apple? They could have easily tested this feature of upgrading on iPhone 4 before releasing ios7.

  • ballu824 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:43 AM (in response to Cosmin Appleseed)

    Realy?? i will restore my phone tonite..

  • Katie1967 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 7:21 PM (in response to pseudomodifier)

    I agree! I have postponed upgrading my iPhone 4S. I tried to get help from Apple to see if they would at least acknowledge an issue, but they told me factory reset which ended up being a waste of time. The next solution was to upgrade my phone. REALLY?!?!?! So, it is doubtful that I will upgrade to a 5S anytime soon nor will I upgrade my iPad. I may get an original iPod so I can continue to use my iTunes, but then dump the iPhone and Ipad for a different device. This is so sad because I had loved my iPhone, but now it is just an overpriced mediorce product. IOS 7 ruined my Apple Experience. I have sent numerous feedbacks to Apple, but they don't hear anyting, but they want to hear. SAD

  • stephenfromulm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 3:46 PM (in response to pgoodwin)

    Please don't upgrade to iOS7 if you have an iPhone 4. Really bad experience. Not sure how to get back to iOS 6. Can't understand why Apple would have allowed this to happen.

  • ozbusurfer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to ajayneo)

    this one works.  just tried it. 

  • Deili Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 1:02 AM (in response to pgoodwin)

    Finaly restored my phone. I did it step by step, but it didn' work- my phone is even slower.

  • tukang.komputer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 1:49 AM (in response to ajayneo)

    yes, this works great, I'm using 4s with iOS 7.0.3

    after turn Increase Contrast to On, the transition animation gives no lag anymore

    thanks for sharing

  • varun_99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to dreamgirl9)

    Nice observations there !

  • varun_99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to dilbert41)

    Thank you dilbert41 ! Your suggestions of turning off documents from icloud helped speed up the phone considerably.

  • iamjimmy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to tukang.komputer)

    for me it ddn't work, but I turned on the "Reduce Movement" it did.

  • Geomgr7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 6:42 PM (in response to pgoodwin)

    I have an iphone 4 16 gb , and there is not much of a change in disk space for me ! But there is a significant change in the way things run ! Everything except the camera is slower by 1,5 seconds average !! And you have to do a lot of settings alchemys to change that a little ! And some 3d games that used to play super smoothly with iOS 6 now are on slow motion and it's super annoying ! (Example some endless run games like monsters univ. Stuck all the time and. Any be played ! ) the typing and the scrolling are slower too ! Only after following some advice on what to turn off on settings I managed to make the 3d games play well ! They really did improve ! But the scrolling and the calls even are slower ! Ex. I click to call a contact and the call screen appears after 2 seconds I can't even close the call fast if I regret it !!!! So WAIT AND USE IOS 6 !!! If ps : I have 40% ram free when doing nothing and my friend with iOS 6 has 63 % I also must say that I have more installed apps than her but still ... The desabling of Iclouds.. backround stuff.. ects. helped a little but not that much!

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