1. Sharon Andrewartha's Avatar
    anything you do is slow
    01-26-2015 07:36 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    anything you do is slow
    Your phone may simply be showing its age. Does it improve at all if you do a hard reset?
    01-26-2015 07:47 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Buy a new(er) phone.
    01-26-2015 12:08 PM
  4. Evilguppy's Avatar
    anything you do is slow
    You get an iPhone 6.
    Flow39 and the_tech_eater like this.
    01-26-2015 01:37 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    You may want to try a fresh restore and only download things you will use. Also remember to close apps running in the background to prevent RAM being eaten up and slowing your phone down.

    In all seriousness though, you may want to consider upgrading. The iPhone 4 is coming up on its 5th birthday in June.
    01-26-2015 06:56 PM
  6. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    How do I stop my iPhone 4 from being really slow?
    Apple - iPhone 6

    It almost feel bad doing that, but at this point nothing else really can be said about the situation. You're due for an upgrade :-|

    It's kind of a double edged sword. On one hand, it's great to get such long-term support for a device. However, after two updates the devices start to show their age as the software isn't optimized first and foremost for them (their chipsets, specs, feature set, etc.).
    01-27-2015 01:04 AM
  7. mayconvert's Avatar
    You don't have to have the 6, even a 5S would be a MAJOR improvement from a 4 and its only $99 to upgrade and the iPhone 4 will trade in for $30-40 to cover some of that cost IF it's in working condition and not broken anywhere.

    Phones are basically designed to Need an upgrade after 2 full years of use and the S version is always better.
    The S version has all the hardware bugs fixed and updated processor.
    01-27-2015 03:19 AM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    anything you do is slow
    Upgrade to a newer device. Your device is ancient plain and simple, the hardware can only do so much.
    01-27-2015 06:50 PM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah I agree with the others on this one. The 4 is getting up there in age and is working too hard to keep up with the new software
    01-27-2015 07:04 PM
  10. natasftw's Avatar
    Manage your expectations. You're likely comparing a five year old device against newer devices and expecting similar performance. Speed is relative. If the performance is relative to your expectations, the speed will be fine.

    If you have higher expectations, you'll need to determine which is more important to you: your expectations or your wallet.
    01-27-2015 08:22 PM
  11. berrydroidapple's Avatar
    I hate to say it, but yes it's time to change or accept the limitations of the device. I too have an iPhone 4 32GB, but I purchased it only as a media device (a la iPod), as I actually have Nexus 5 and Lumia 635.
    I thoroughly know the limitations and accept them, the device is still beautiful.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-27-2015 08:50 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    There are some good deals out there for the 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus.
    01-27-2015 10:55 PM
  13. Speedygi's Avatar
    It's naturally slow for an iPhone 4 now, like the others said, go for newer options.
    01-28-2015 10:13 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you stick with the 4 for now, there are things you can do to help it run better.
    To help your 4 run as smooth as possible, try these suggestions.
    1. Leave 20% or more of your internal storage space free. This helps to not constrain the system.
    2. Get rid of unnecessary features. Yeah, some are cool, but they will bog down an older model phone.
    3. Disable transparency effects. Toggle on "Increase Transparency" in Accessibility.
    4. Toggle off "Background App Refresh".
    Good luck.



    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    01-28-2015 10:30 AM
  15. Soeasy's Avatar
    Replace it with a newer phone.

    Either that or yell at it and tell it to "Hurry up!"
    02-04-2015 11:38 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    My iPhone 4 is kinda slow too. If you have a ton of stuff on your phone (I haven't read all the thread if this was covered) and have very little free space it can indeed impact performance. No matter what you do, though, the iPhone 4 is NOT gonna be really fast. It's gonna lag and stutter sometimes. It's an old model.
    02-08-2015 06:40 AM
  17. Wing Xu's Avatar
    use redsn0w or something to downgrade the system
    02-14-2015 02:50 AM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    use redsn0w or something to downgrade the system
    For that intact-beentsy tiny little screen? Na, no reason to go through any effort for that i4. It was nice in its day but it's day is over except when I'm in a situation where I wouldn't want to endanger my contemporary devices.
    02-14-2015 06:42 AM
  19. faru686's Avatar
    Hi is wazly genuine , what's the easy way to pay them can someone help please
    03-09-2016 07:21 AM
  20. jwsnj3rd's Avatar
    I remember my 4s I still got it I use it as iPod now for my car. But yeah it was always slow much slower then what I got now. Wanna buy a my old iphone4s ?
    I replaced it with a 6 much faster.
    03-13-2016 10:24 AM
  21. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    This may help

    03-13-2016 12:32 PM
  22. Sherry_B's Avatar
    This may help
    w00t... I got it on the second try lol. I like bugs that are actually beneficial.
    03-14-2016 04:55 PM
  23. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    w00t... I got it on the second try lol. I like bugs that are actually beneficial.
    It took me like 30! but it's awesome haha
    03-14-2016 05:15 PM

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