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Iphone 3G slow after update to IOS4

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  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 2:43 AM (in response to gumCore)
    we find it better, but no means recovered ... we like the new features, but would go back if we didn't think Apple will fix the problem before too long, in another update or two ...

    BTW, using Scan Lite to check memory use seems to show the 4.0.1 update did do something with how it's managed - ie: with iOS4 we generally saw around 3MB free (before freeing more), now we see three or four times as much ...

    NB: we try to do a double reboot once a day, at the end of the day, to keep things speedier ... haven't yet checked how doing this affects free memory levels - the above comment, though, arose soon after doing such a reboot ... ie: it's possible the double reboot rather than 4.0.1 made the difference (it not being possible to go back and check) !

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  • secou Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2010 2:47 AM (in response to gumCore)
    @gumcore
    Happy to know that you have now a good experience.
    If you see the growing number of new threads, page views and contributions noticing problems with iPhone 3G after iOS 4/4.01 update, it means that there are still problems (for me it's deep slowness for basic tasks, event after a full restore and double hard reboot...).
    And yes, people rarely use forums to say that they are happy. But unhappy people having successfully downgraded without the help of Apple, or people disgusted after many inefficient tries, don't contribute in forums too !
    Asus, Windows XP Pro
  • gumCore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 4:59 AM (in response to secou)
    Dear secou,

    Hard to do statistics based on forums in deed. And I wish the OS update would work for everyone... But at least I can tell that it does work for some, so there's hope next updates will do the trick for you! I think it's important to report the issue to Apple (I sent a complain while under iOS 4.0.0), because if there's much fuzz about it, they will have more motivation to do something (quicker).

    Bonne chance et bonjour de Prague!
    iPhone 3g, iOS 4
  • secou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 5:59 AM (in response to gumCore)
    @Gumcore,
    Thanks for your answer. I post a new letter to Apple Feedback (it's my second trial... without answer... but we never know).
    Talking about analytics, I was really surprised to hear Mr Jobs counting only the people having a phone call to Apple Care to analyze the iPhone problem. At the age of "e-reputation", I think Apple have enough tools to evaluate with more accuracy the level of "bad buzz", anxiety and anger around the iOS update.
    Best regards.
    Asus, Windows XP Pro
  • Lincoln Nymeyer Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 6:24 AM (in response to Carlos Guerrero)
    Hi Carlos,
    I noticed this same thing. I posted it several days ago, but received no response. I even started a separated thread suggesting that the "folders" might be at least part of the problem, but my thread was deleted by Apple. For me, and the friends that I know who have 3G phones, eliminating all of the folders has solved the problem. My phone is quick and responsive again, and I am very happy.
    I liked the idea of the "folders", but it is not worth slowing down my phone. I don't know why people don't seem interested in trying this idea? I guess it just seems to simple?

    Lincoln
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 6:41 AM (in response to Lincoln Nymeyer)
    Lincoln Nymeyer wrote:
    I noticed this same thing. I posted it several days ago, but received no response. I even started a separated thread suggesting that the "folders" might be at least part of the problem, but my thread was deleted by Apple. For me, and the friends that I know who have 3G phones, eliminating all of the folders has solved the problem.


    @Lincoln,
    Thanks for the tip about deleting folders. It is a great suggestion (deleting all the folders on iOS to improve performance of the 3G). I tried it, but it did not seem to make much difference. My installation of iOSlow is still slow. However, I only had one folder (containing 3 items), so perhaps the overhead in creating/managing the folder on my iPhone was not as significant as on your 3G.

    Thanks for the idea.
    MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G (iOS 4.0)
  • Barbara Calculating status...
    Mine has been doing the same thing...after the upgrade OS4 (I have the 3G) the charge was not showing up on the icon. I also had all the same problems as everyone else... slow! I upgraded to 4.01 & everything seems a bit faster, however the icon still was the same - I had to reboot the phone before I would see a charge. I should say that I didn't use the folder feature or anything else that apple said was available. This morning I did a syc with the phone & upgraded a few apps & the icon is showing a charge without the reboot. Any suggestions as to why???? I am disappointed with the whole thing!
    iMac, iOS 4, iphone 3G
  • r1tommy Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2010 5:00 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Posted on tumblr:
    http://r1tommy.tumblr.com/post/829583311/i-just-figured-out-why-my-iphone-3gs-is

    "I just figured out why my iPhone 3GS is glitchy/lags/slow after the ios 4 update. It’s due to the number of multitask apps open. If you double tap the home button, you will see all the apps available for quick switching at the bottom of the screen. Scroll sideways to view them all. Click and hold one of the app icons and close out all the ones that you do not need. Seems like my iPhone doesn’t have enough memory to handle all these open apps. Apple needs to come out with a setting that allows you to set the number of open multitask apps."
    iPhone, iOS 4
  • waterboy3601 Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2010 5:43 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    I am a huge Mac fan! I own two Mac book Pros at my house and three Iphones but Apple has put a bad taste in my mouth with the "laging" issue on OS4. It has made my beloved Iphone into a virtual paperweight! Apple you better fix this soon before you end up like Microsoft..........CRAPPY!!
    MacBook Pro, iOS 4
  • secou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2010 6:06 PM (in response to r1tommy)
    @r1tommy
    Hello... Thanks for your contribution, but you're in the 3G forum, not 3GS (http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1333)

    The 3G doesn't accept multitasking with iOS4.
    Asus, Windows XP Pro
  • FatGuyStuckInInternet Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:25 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Count one more as one who wish Apple would provide an official way to go back to 3.2, because iOS 4/4.0.1 has made my iPhone nearly unusable, with the worst lag times around 20 seconds between screen touch and OS response (for instance, touching a name to call or selecting a menu item). I've had more app crashes and freezes in the last week than in the previous 1 1/2 years I've owned the phone.

    It's really hard to believe 4.0 was fully tested on 3G phones...
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • step_andy Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:49 PM (in response to Lincoln Nymeyer)
    Regarding deleting folders ... isn't it one of the reasons to upgrade to iOS4?

    Let me re cap what is new in iOS 4 for 3G
    1. Threaded e-mail
    2. Folders
    3. iBooks

    Fore me, 4.01 has improved the performance a little bit, but overall, slooowwwwww. And that is without any folders
    MBP 2.16, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • The Elz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 21, 2010 1:58 AM (in response to step_andy)
    when i upgraded to 4.0 (& 4.0.1) I didnt get any ibooks (only things i noticed was folders, which isnt any quicker than swiping anyway) it then told you how many characters youve used typing a text (thanks apple, something that should have been on the iphone from the start) & being able to create playlists on the iphone (again something most mp3 players have done for years)

    the bad points was everything slower (with 4.0 & 4.0.1) especially opening text messages, settings or camera (taking on average 4 times longer to open)
    some programs ran jerky too (though rarely had programs crashing) have had problems with the swipe to answer a call too though.

    I gave up & downloaded 3.1.3 again & reinstalled it using 3rd party programs, not too difficult to do, but it did wipe everything from the phone (inc phone numbers etc) so if your doing it, back everything up 1st.

    my phones now enjoyable to use again & all my apps seem to work fine (even the ones updated to work with 4.0)

    officially 4.0.1 does not do anything but inprove how the signal is calculated & shown (check before you install in the installer) so if you had a speed increase its the placebo effect or blind luck. (i didnt find i got better signal reception, though the bars were bigger displayed)

    hope thats of help to you all sffering & if you are still suffering, do what i did. if enough people keep using 3.1.3 maybe apple will take notice.
    Its a PC I made, Windows XP Pro, its pretty good :-P
  • airinys Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 21, 2010 12:55 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Same issue for me. I turn off location services, and it cleary speeds up
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4
  • ChucklesOtoole Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2010 1:29 PM (in response to Xplorer77)
    Just wanted to add my iphone 3G is also at a snails pace. When I type on the virtual keypad a have to wait a few seceonds between each letter. Can apple fix this please or allow us to revert to the old ios.
    Dell, Windows XP
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