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Do Iphones slow down over time?

CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Pretty much what I've said in the title, my Iphone is about 4 months old and I'm starting to notice a difference in the amount of time it takes to do pretty much everything (opening apps, internet speed, texting). Am I just being paranoid or is this something other people have noticed? It seemed really fast when I first got it now I can only compare its condition to a sort of accelerated windows rot. Is there anything that can be done to fix it that doesn't involve restoring it to factory default?

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    are you up to date on the firmware? one of the most recent updates really sped things up a whole lot

    my iphone is over a year old now, and the only real difference I've noticed is that the battery doesn't seem to last as long -- otherwise, no performance issues (aside from the month-long period with the really shitty firmware that made everything slow)

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    CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm using version 2.1 could that be the problem?

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    no, that's the most recent firmware, that shouldn't be your issue

    do you live near an apple store? they're super nice in there, you should just take it in and have them look at it. worst possible situation is that you get a brand new one for free.

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    RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Some applications are a memory drain and after a while you need to do a hard reset to free the memory back up. I think you hold the "hold" and "home" button at the same time.

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    CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    no, that's the most recent firmware, that shouldn't be your issue

    do you live near an apple store? they're super nice in there, you should just take it in and have them look at it. worst possible situation is that you get a brand new one for free.

    I live in Scotland so I don't even know if there's an apple store in the country let alone near by, I suppose I could take it to the O2 shop where I got it but I would like to avoid that because this seems pretty minor and I doubt they would do anything about it.

    RUNN1NGMAN wrote: »
    Some applications are a memory drain and after a while you need to do a hard reset to free the memory back up. I think you hold the "hold" and "home" button at the same time.

    Sorry if I'm being ignorant but would I loose anything on the phone if I did this?

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    no, it's just a hardware reset, you wouldn't lose anything. that's worth a shot.

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    CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yup the reset worked thanks guys, I guess this will teach me to never turn the damn thing off.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    Casual wrote: »
    no, that's the most recent firmware, that shouldn't be your issue

    do you live near an apple store? they're super nice in there, you should just take it in and have them look at it. worst possible situation is that you get a brand new one for free.

    I live in Scotland so I don't even know if there's an apple store in the country let alone near by, I suppose I could take it to the O2 shop where I got it but I would like to avoid that because this seems pretty minor and I doubt they would do anything about it.

    FYI, there are Apple stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh (AKA Cancom - not a 'true' apple store but they are listed as experts). In Aberdeen you're stuck with PC World or John Lewis - you'd be better off asking a junkie to fix it.

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    tony_importanttony_important Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    RUNN1NGMAN wrote: »
    Some applications are a memory drain and after a while you need to do a hard reset to free the memory back up. I think you hold the "hold" and "home" button at the same time.

    thanks!
    you just solved my little brother's problem as well.

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    RUNN1NGMAN wrote: »
    Some applications are a memory drain and after a while you need to do a hard reset to free the memory back up. I think you hold the "hold" and "home" button at the same time.

    thanks!
    you just solved my little brother's problem as well.

    That's a hard reset but often all that is needed is to reboot the phone. These are two different things. A hard reset is like pulling the plug on your computer. Rebooting is, well, rebooting it-- The right way. ie shutting down the OS and rebooting the hardware.

    To reboot, hold the lock/unlock button, then swipe to turn off. Turn back on by holding the lock/unlock button until the apple logo shows up. If you mess up the key combo for a hard reset you could put your phone into restore mode which would require to you plug it back into iTunes.

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    musanmanmusanman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Just hold down power, slide to turn off, turn on.

    Nothing fancy, it frees up all your shit.

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