1. jakeless.123's Avatar
    Two of my friends have the iPhone 4 and have since updated to iOS 7. They both tell me that it seems to run fine for them. Granted they are not techie kind of people, I would say that they would be able to discern the difference.

    Keep in mind that the features such as paralax and airdrop, will not be available because of the limits of the hardware.
    10-05-2013 09:44 AM
  2. SaberSerene's Avatar
    You shouldn't update. Not because I'm not a fan of iOS 7, but it will slow the phone down a lot.
    10-05-2013 09:45 AM
  3. Jun Maravillas's Avatar
    try doing it but my bad, I forgot to back up. Then? I lost my scandal, lol.
    10-06-2013 09:01 AM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    You shouldn't update. Not because I'm not a fan of iOS 7, but it will slow the phone down a lot.
    This is the plan I have for the "recycled" 4 that the kid uses. It's perfectly fine with iOS 6.x and since kids apps are all it's used for, the performance hit isn't worth the trade off.
    10-06-2013 09:56 AM
  5. SaberSerene's Avatar
    This is the plan I have for the "recycled" 4 that the kid uses. It's perfectly fine with iOS 6.x and since kids apps are all it's used for, the performance hit isn't worth the trade off.
    Yeah keep it on 6.
    10-06-2013 09:57 AM
  6. Georgemg's Avatar
    I have an iphone 4 16 gb , and there is not much of a change in disk space for me ! But there is a significant change in the way things run ! Everything except the camera is slower by 1,5 seconds average !! And you have to do a lot of settings alchemys to change that a little ! And some 3d games that used to play super smoothly with iOS 6 now are on slow motion and it's super annoying ! (Example some endless run games like monsters univ. Stuck all the time and. Any be played ! ) the typing and the scrolling are slower too ! Only after following some advice on what to turn off on settings I managed to make the 3d games play well ! They really did improve ! But the scrolling and the calls even are slower ! Ex. I click to call a contact and the call screen appears after 2 seconds I can't even close the call fast if I regret it !!!! So WAIT AND USE IOS 6 !!! If ps : I have 40% ram free when doing nothing and my friend with iOS 6 has 63 % I also must say that I have more installed apps than her but still ...
    10-29-2013 08:57 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thread moved to the iOS 7 forum.
    10-29-2013 09:08 PM
  8. Ravi Raj's Avatar
    iOS 7 on iPhone 4 runs good if you switch off all graphics effects. And without all those graphics it dont look bad either. So if you are planning, go ahead.
    10-30-2013 12:23 AM
  9. meashishnd's Avatar
    sure you can try out . yet i seen iphone 4 have not any major issue like hanging ....frozen.... also it look whole changeover from previous ios6 superb graphic,lovely icons many future
    but u unable to use airdrop with iphon4 its not include
    10-30-2013 12:30 AM
  10. Laura Hickerson's Avatar
    If you haven't already, you can turn off the setting that constantly refreshes any apps you have running in the background. This should improve your battery life.
    Settings
    General
    Background App Refresh

    I hope this helps.
    10-31-2013 10:08 AM
  11. anirbansarkar84's Avatar
    Yes. iOS 7.0.3 is good on iPHONE 4. Just turn off reduce motion option and thats all. It is fast and trust me not that slow.
    10-31-2013 10:33 PM
  12. Rolandh's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless and I got iOS 7 the minute it was available. Honestly, I wish I hadn't. Not that iOS 7 is horrible, it's different and that isn't a bad thing. But I have noticed that there is more lag now than I had before and I really believe most of the UI and apps are designed to optimally work on iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S displays and not the smaller 4 or 4S displays. My battery doesn't last nearly as long as it did with 6.1.3 and I've done all the recommendations I've read the last few days about optimizing the battery performance. Also, if you use "non-Apple certified" charging cables they will stop working with iOS 7. I had to dig out my original Apple cables to get my phone to be able to charge correctly.

    Overall, I think iOS 7 is okay, but wish I had a newer device to run it on.
    I thought that none approved Apple cables only applied to iPad Mini or newer and the iPhone 5/5C/5S that use the new Lighting Connector over the old Dock Connector?

    Roland
    11-03-2013 09:45 AM
  13. rlacrossjr's Avatar
    Yes. iOS 7.0.3 is good on iPHONE 4. Just turn off reduce motion option and thats all. It is fast and trust me not that slow.
    Also per apple support do reset all settings. They claim there is a issue with restore and that fixes the keyboard lag.


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    11-12-2013 08:13 AM
  14. julieb9's Avatar
    Yes. Shouldn't be a problem. I updated my iPhone 4 and don't have any problems when I am on it. Although, part of me wishes I hadn't updated it. But toooo late
    11-12-2013 10:46 AM
  15. solitude1984's Avatar
    if you use "non-Apple certified" charging cables they will stop working with iOS 7. I had to dig out my original Apple cables to get my phone to be able to charge correctly.
    I have non-certified charging cables that work fine on my iPhone with iOS 7. When you plug it in it warns you that the cable may not work, but so far I have had no trouble. I assume it depends on the cable that you use.




    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    11-12-2013 04:35 PM
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