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  • jhweaver Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 3G and also noticed a real slow down. I use an app called 'Scan Lite' which shows and allows you to reclaim memory. I noticed some interesting things going on......

    1. There generally seems to be less availale memory under iOS4 than with 3.
    2. every time I open an app for the first time, my available memory drops and inactive and active memory rises. If I close the app and open it again, memory usage stays about the same.
    3. If I open another app, memory drops further and inactive and active memory rises further. Same again, if I open the app for a 2nd, or subsequent time, memory stays about the same.
    3. Memory continues like this until you run out of memory.

    1. It seems to be a memory management problem.
    2. When an app is closed, is iOS4 trying to minimise into multi-task mode, failing (because it's a 3G), and not freeing up memory?
    3. iOS4 DOES generally slow down the 3G anyway - it has more functionality and therefore takes up more system memory to run. If you delete apps that you don't use very often, the 3G does speed up....slightly.
    4. Can Apple disable functionality on the 3G, like multi-tasking, so that it does not even attempt to use system resources - as oposed to what I think is happening, which is; running the process then testing if it can be used. That way, the 3G is not running (or even loading into memory) functions that cannot be used on the phone.

    iOS4 has killed the 3G. It's not worth upgrading on a 3G.

    Can't wait to get my iPhone4
  • Hawk_Eye Level 1 (5 points)
    I've noticed the lack of available message to such an extent that CoPilot Live will no longe allow me to use the Text to speech option with a message telling me that I do not have enough memory. This is immediately after a reboot.
  • zephyroz Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, yes, yes, it is terrible! Such a tardiness.
    I'm completely disappointed and frustrated.
    I never thought, that Apple makes the same mistakes like Microsoft - new OS new level of tardiness.
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    into your Trash ...

    yep, thanks, it was there - luckily, we cleared-out the Trash (rare occurrence) a few days before, rather than after, the upgrade !

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  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    thoughts ...

    interesting, good bit of detective work !

    if you're right, they should be able to fix it easy enough ...

    seems to tie-in with goofy69's double reboot recommendation, too ...

    'Scan Lite sounds good - couldn't find it in the App Store - might've been renamed (?)


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  • vmontgomery77 Level 1 (0 points)
    i have the same problems.... AND I FEEL THE SAME WAY !!!!.. I want my money or my phn back !
  • tcphoto1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Apple has really lost sight of their customer base. I am a freelance photographer and an Apple customer of sixteen years. I have had a number of problems with Apple computers but they seem to eventually make it right. The turning point for me was when they no longer offered a matte display on the unibody MBP's. I never owned a glossy display simply because it did not calibrate easily and editing images on the glossy was difficult. Apple has replaced my last two MBP's because of issues and I appreciate that but it was not a pleasant experience. Now, I am stuck with this glossy display and my 3G is obsolete and it isn't even out of warranty until November. Thank God I was able to revert back to 3.1.3 and recapture a little performance.
  • Marky_dangles Level 1 (0 points)
    Much like everyone else, my 3g is now simply annoying in one word.

    But has anyone else noticed a small area of there screens to be virtually dead? I cannot press then numbers 4 5 6 on the keypad (which would give you a perfect example of where my screen has died). My LCD is not broken, nor is the glass screen. The phone has not been dropped either. Basically, a horizontal axis right across - perfectly in line with the 4 5 6 on our keypads no longer communicates when i touch my screen. Any thoughts?
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    haven't had that particular issue, but maybe it could also be available-memory related - so, have you tried the fix mentioned by goofy69 ( Jul 4, 2010) - it seems to work for us (*) & others ...

    (*) despite having been, post-update, really slow & annoying, my 3G iPhone running iOS4 has now behaved itself all afternoon, after following goofy69's advice - haven't tried every app (five pages, prior to foldering them into one) on the 'phone, but have tried more than a few - we found with some it hesitated, sometimes quite a lot, on opening an app for the first time since the update and/or reboot, but not on subsequent occasions ... plays iPod music OK, without issue, while using other apps, too - Mail, Google Maps, Safari ... not a scientific test, but now seems pretty much as it was ...

    not to say the extra speed of a 3GS or a 4 would not be welcome, of course, as ever ...

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  • Amazing Bass Level 1 (0 points)
    Type 'revert to iPhone OS 3 from iOS4' in Google and several methods pop up.

    I did it from the MacWorld instructions and it speeded right up.

    I did lose some data, but synched it back from my backup.
  • Marky_dangles Level 1 (0 points)
    Im going to give this a shot as i have double hard reset a handful of times on varyingh days already with no real signigicant help to this particular dead scrren problem.

    Will i have issues using this reverting process with windows vista?
  • Jamesurama Level 1 (0 points)
    Just have to throw in my 2 cents here.

    After updating to iOS 4 my iPhone 3G was practically unusable - opening the Messages app took 20 seconds. The iPod app would crash at least once before opening. If I tried to download a podcast in the iTunes app the whole phone would lock up for minutes, etc.

    I restored it this afternoon to factory settings then reloaded it with all my content. Takes a few hours but I noticed a HUGE difference. It's much snappier, about the same speed as it was under iOS 3. I know this isn't working for many but it's worth a try!!

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  • The Elz Level 1 (10 points)
    well, ive had this for a week now on my 3G , tried numerous hard resets (press power putton & home button, keep pressed until it switches off & comers back on) did no good, & tried a restore (I was hoping it would restore to 3.1.3 but after the restore, it was just the same except I lost everything in my calander)

    I think I'll just have to live with the massive amounts of time it takes to start anything now. unless they release a fix for this I wont by another apple product & I have told loads of people about this problem too, im not recommending them.
    maybe ill get an android phone or the like, theres a lot of good similar phones out there now & better priced now.
    Apple really need to stop ignoring there customers.
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    did you double re-boot, not single, as per goofy69's recommendation (*) ?

    we thought we'd lost our calendars, but they were still on the host laptop & after visiting the Calendars page in Calendar (top-left button) on the iPhone & re-ticking the ones we wanted, we found all was OK again ...



    (*) hold power button and home button at the same time until 'phone reboots ... ignore the power-off prompt with slide bar & keep holding ... let 'phone start up normally. then repeat this process again ...
  • Derinirmak Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes the same slowdown problem ... very disappointing ... will try to restore ... thanks
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