1. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about getting a 4S as a backup phone and am wondering whether iOS7 is smooth and lag-free on an iPhone 4S? Also, does anyone know whether iOS8 will be too much for it to run smoothly? - thinking of the RAM and A5 chip with this.
    06-09-2014 07:24 AM
  2. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about getting a 4S as a backup phone and am wondering whether iOS7 is smooth and lag-free on an iPhone 4S? Also, does anyone know whether iOS8 will be too much for it to run smoothly? - thinking of the RAM and A5 chip with this.
    iPhone 4S handle very well ios7. I can confirm that because I'm using it. As for ios 8 in the iPhone 4S, can't say a thing about it until I actually try it.


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    06-09-2014 07:28 AM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about getting a 4S as a backup phone and am wondering whether iOS7 is smooth and lag-free on an iPhone 4S? Also, does anyone know whether iOS8 will be too much for it to run smoothly? - thinking of the RAM and A5 chip with this.
    iOS 7 ran smooth for me on my 4S, as for iOS 8 that's a tossup right now.


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    06-09-2014 08:19 AM
  4. jburke82's Avatar
    The vast majority of 4s users haven't seemed to have any issues (as stated above). I have seen one or two users who have had some issues, but it was few and far between.
    06-09-2014 01:56 PM
  5. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Yes. It's very smooth and lag free


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    06-09-2014 01:58 PM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    iOS 7 ran great on my 4s. No problems at all. As for iOS 8 you'll have to wait and see. But I expect there might be some lag just like there was with the iPhone 4 running iOS 7.
    06-09-2014 09:52 PM
  7. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I still use my 4S as my daily driver. 7 was a sub-par but 7.1 was a great improvement. It will be a good back up. iOS 8? I hope I won't have my 4S long after its release.


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    06-09-2014 10:42 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    It works smoothly. My iPod Touch that has the same processor as the 4S is running pretty well on the beta version of iOS 8. I can't really tell you how fast it will be on iOS 8 until the public release version comes out. You know, a beta is a beta. As for iOS 7, it's runs pretty smooth too.
    06-09-2014 10:53 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about getting a 4S as a backup phone and am wondering whether iOS7 is smooth and lag-free on an iPhone 4S? Also, does anyone know whether iOS8 will be too much for it to run smoothly? - thinking of the RAM and A5 chip with this.
    I use a 4S as my 2nd device & I have no issues or lag.
    06-10-2014 01:43 AM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I know that the 2 4S in my home work great with iOS 7 but I'm not sure about iOS 8 but I sure hope so.
    06-11-2014 06:23 AM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think the optimizations of iOS 7 are really good on the 4s, that it still works really well despite having the lesser hardware. All in all, if anyone can handle updates the best, it's Apple...
    Ariel Babalao likes this.
    06-11-2014 07:27 AM
  12. rayz336's Avatar
    It worked pretty smoothly for me on my 4S
    06-11-2014 09:27 AM
  13. chinarut's Avatar
    just as a data point... I purposely left my 4S on iOS5 to maximize performance. after 1-2 years of heavy use daily, it now lags more frequently like my previous device (iPhone 4). Enough to feel the device requires replacing.

    I'm no longer convinced the version of iOS is the only factor when it comes to lag - perhaps more to do with aging flash memory?
    06-29-2014 02:29 PM

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