2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2013 9:05 PM by David Shanahan
Chibbynbonzo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I regret having installed OS7.  Every application takes forever to open

iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.3
  • 1. Re: My phone is awfully slow after installing os7
    Hiyaimcool Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I honestly think that iOS 7 shouldn't work on the iPhone 4. If you want to go back to iOS 6, I suggest searching a video on how to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.

  • 2. Re: My phone is awfully slow after installing os7
    David Shanahan Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)

    There are things you can try to speed things up on older hardware:




    As well as the ideas above you should also ensure you have Settings/Accessibility/Reduce Motion [on] and don't use any of the Dynamic wallpapers, these both use more CPU than you  can really spare on an iPhone 4. Check you don't have location services enabled for any apps that don't really need it too. Ditto for iCloud.


    Although performance on an iPhone 4 is never going to be as good as on a 5/5c or 5s it shouldn't be that slow, if you do some digging and configuring you should be able to improve its performance considerably. iOS 7 is quite useable on an iPhone 4 when configured correctly.