1. unity04's Avatar
    I know when Apple released iOS 4 it slowed down the 3G, and people were saying iOS 5 slowed down the 3GS + the 4 slightly. For those who have installed the beta of iOS 6 on their 4S, have you noticed any slow downs on the phone, or does it seem faster? I ask because I'm wondering whether or not Apple will make this update slow the 4S down so people go out and buy the 5 when it comes out.

    Thanks.
    06-17-2012 11:56 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    It seemed the same to me so far I mean it's only beta 1 but I didn't notice any lag or anything .. Then again in my opinion the changes from 5 to 6 are more minor than 4 to 5


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    06-17-2012 11:58 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    Safari is much faster for me. However being in beta, sometimes debugging is enabled, which increases overhead.
    06-18-2012 12:40 AM
  4. wsm23#IM's Avatar
    Mine seems to be running pretty quick, been a smooth expierence so far!
    06-18-2012 04:37 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Safari is much faster for me. However being in beta, sometimes debugging is enabled, which increases overhead.
    Safari is noticeably faster. A lot faster. Whether on 3G or Wifi.
    06-18-2012 05:51 PM
  6. DomFeeney's Avatar
    Mine is very fast still no slowdown or lag at all and as mentioned by others safari is lightning.

    Much quicker than it was before on both wifi and 3G


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    06-18-2012 06:57 PM
  7. Jo3Bingham's Avatar
    iOS 6 Beta 1 on my iPhone 4S seems to run just as quickly as iOS 5. And, as everyone else has pointed out, Safari is fast. I mean, FAST. If you install iOS 6 now you will not want iOS 5 back just because of Safari's speed. Trust me...haha.
    06-18-2012 09:03 PM
  8. pilsbury's Avatar
    Same as it was, except as a lot have stated, the browser is quite a bit faster.
    06-18-2012 09:11 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    Glad safari speed has improved it was pretty slow in IOS5.
    06-18-2012 09:58 PM
  10. gaia123's Avatar
    My email (using Exchange) has slowed significantly. All else is fine.
    06-19-2012 05:54 AM
  11. makya53's Avatar
    Safari is way faster for me, however music skips like a dirty cd often!
    06-19-2012 06:19 AM
  12. beastcmg's Avatar
    everything is running fast for me, email I have no problems with, the only time I have experienced a slow down was while in the app store and that is most likely because of the on going changes being made right now.
    06-19-2012 06:49 AM
  13. Gooster's Avatar
    Safari is fast for me. Getting search results on the App Store is pretty slow though. Thank goodness for Facebook integration because using the app is a nightmare.
    06-19-2012 12:31 PM
  14. jdcgeovani's Avatar
    Mine has not slowed down at all, mind you i've installed fresh and not from backup. I noticed boot up time is a lot quicker as well.
    06-19-2012 04:24 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    the slowest part of iOS6 beta 1 on my 4S is the music player... sometimes slow to skip tracks... everything else seems equal or faster to iOS 5... Safari as others have mentioned feels noticeably faster, but could just be how it's loading content... overall, pretty stable for a 1st beta...
    06-23-2012 03:48 PM
  16. dominirican's Avatar
    Launching apps seems slower but skipping songs is the worst
    06-24-2012 03:40 AM
  17. musicfor18's Avatar
    Generally, my 4S is running as smoothly as it did under 5.1.1
    07-03-2012 09:19 PM
  18. Guacho's Avatar
    Generally, my 4S is running as smoothly as it did under 5.1.1
    Totally agree... I have no issues at all..
    07-03-2012 10:03 PM
  19. jalba3's Avatar
    Please note that iOS 6 is in beta. We shouldn't base our decision on software that has bugs and hence the beta tag is applied in order for all the beta users to report them.

    Whether or not it's faster than iOS 5, we have to wait and see until its official release.
    07-06-2012 08:46 AM
  20. LCW's Avatar
    the more i use ios6 on my 4S... the slower it seems to be getting... with jb 4.1 running pretty smooth on my gnex... might put the iphone on the shelf for a while...
    07-09-2012 12:25 PM
  21. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    Well, as we get closer to the GM release, the betas should be getting faster. I heard beta 3 is about to be released
    07-09-2012 12:38 PM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OK, it's been two months since the last post on this thread. I'm on the fence about iOS6 because I obviously don't want to slow down my 4S. I won't be upgrading to the iPhone 5 for a few months after it releases.

    Using the later betas, has the music skipping issue been resolved? I know that everyone states Safari is much faster....how well does signal lock on and how is battery life?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
    09-10-2012 01:15 PM
  23. BLiNK's Avatar
    OK, it's been two months since the last post on this thread. I'm on the fence about iOS6 because I obviously don't want to slow down my 4S. I won't be upgrading to the iPhone 5 for a few months after it releases.

    Using the later betas, has the music skipping issue been resolved? I know that everyone states Safari is much faster....how well does signal lock on and how is battery life?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
    those questions will be better answered when the GM is out (this week?)

    once iOS 6 is released to the public there will be a short time frame to where you can downgrade back to 5.1.1, this may be ideal for your situation. OR you can save your SHSH Blobs and downgrade whenever you feel like it (blobs can only be saved while Apple is signing that current firmware)
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    09-10-2012 01:30 PM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Runs fine on my 4S. Beta 4. Haven't had lag problems or anything of that nature. For the most part, I think
    people who complain about how much the phone slows down are people who don't restore as new. Instead,
    they just restore a backup and sometimes that could cause some issues deep within the OS. Especially
    when making a jump from something like 5.1.1 to 6.0
    09-10-2012 01:47 PM
  25. IoannisTs's Avatar
    Yes I agree, a clean install is the better way to take !
    09-10-2012 03:50 PM
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