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arcticguy16 Level 1 (0 points)



Since I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, Cover Flow in Music app is terribly slow... Lag to see the covers. I've heard over there that iOS 5 doesn't reduce the size of the covers to a standard, so the iPhone has to resize them everytime you watch them.

And.. When device locked, playing music and you double tap to change the song, the cover also changes with a "long" lag..


Anyone having these problems?

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.2
  • kramnaoj Level 1 (5 points)

    My viewing of the cover flow will crash the player as well. Which can be seen in Settings, General, About, Diagnostics & Usage,

    Diagnostics & Usage Data.


    However when playing music my 3rd Gen iPod will not lock, If I pause the music it will lock.

  • kramnaoj Level 1 (5 points)

    Correction, As long as the iPod is connected to the charger it will not lock

    when playing music, the display will dim after the set time. If it's paused it

    will lock on the charger. If off the charger it will lock after the set time.


    There does seem to be a lag but my cover did not change.

  • TonygBaker Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having the same sluggish response with cover flow on my iPhone 4 after updating to iOS 5. I don't understand when everything else seems to be running more smoothly than on iOS 4.3.5 that cover flow is so choppy which is a shame since I have always liked this feature. I seriously hope Apple address this issue in the next update to iOS 5.

  • arcticguy16 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, apparently the resizing thing is true.. If your cover is 1000x1000, the iPhone will resize to a lower resolution when it has to show the cover. Imagine doing this for loads of covers in "Cover Flow", the A4 is not that powerful.

    Two possibilities, Apple does it on purpose so we buy the "extremely fast" iPhone 4S or it's a bug. Pretty sure about the second one. Everything else runs great with iOS 5. But Music app with Cover Flow and changing songs when locked really *****. Such a pity. Hope they fix this soon.

  • AvLam Level 1 (0 points)

    My thoughts are the same as yours. I really think its a software issue and hopefully they will fix it this week.

    Really annoying.

  • didierfromreims Level 1 (0 points)

    It's also very slow on the iPhone 4S My first generation iPod touch is working way better on 3.0 !!!
    I hope they will fix it soon too.

  • imonair Level 1 (0 points)

    I got the same ios5 issues.

    The Cover Flow is now very slow when it doesn't freeze or simply crash.

    I cannot use the cover flow anymore and this a probleme when you iP4-32 is full of techno mixes with a different artist for each track.

    Hope this will be fixed very soon. The music player is by far the feature i use the most.

  • Gongi80 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue and really hope for a fix in IOS 5.1. Not just cover flow but the whole operation of the "Music" app. I never had an issue with the "iPod" app from 4.3.5. I'm sure a fix will happen, just hoping soon

  • rockyrf Level 1 (0 points)

    I too find slownes in my iPhone 4 after installing ios5

  • pierreb18 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem for me : On a 3GS, it is not slow... it crashes!

    Some covers are disapearing (they're OK in iTunes on my dektop, but not on my iPhone)

  • tm1126 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. iPod Touch 4G.

    Becomes slow and seconds app crashes....

    on iOS 4.3 worked fine.

  • AssassinVenice Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having the same issue. I called customer service already but they have no clue about this and they always keep telling the same crap: "It is a new version of the OS so we'll fix some issues. Thanks for contacting..."

    Always the same thing.

    Oh, and yes the covers dont get automatically resized when you enter CoverFlow. I noticed right away cuz the covers were kind of pixelated ( i mean over-pixelated = too much pixels). That didn't happen before.

  • a_luta_continua Level 1 (5 points)

    Same here. Since iOS 5 update cover flow is unusable. I didn't found other major bugs. I also don't like the store button on my music player. I feel that is pushing the user, can't see the point of that.

  • biserko Level 1 (0 points)



    yes ....same here....


    but solution is simply.... just resize your album cover photos to 150x150 and cca 40kb, and everything will work like a charm...



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