1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Howdy all,

    I've setup iOS 7 on my old iPhone 4 over here, and although I don't have the device loaded up with much in terms of apps, music and other media... I've been surprised at how well it is performing. This surprises me a bit because over and over I keep hearing how poor performance is on the iPhone 4.

    ​If you have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7, what's the performance been like? All good, or super slow and laggy?
    10-15-2013 09:08 AM
  2. neurodave's Avatar
    My friend has an iPhone 4 and recently installed iOS 7 and it runs sluggish, at best. But I'm sure your mileage will vary!
    10-15-2013 09:50 AM
  3. Nodnerb's Avatar
    It's pretty choppy on my wifes iphone 4 and lots of app crashes.
    10-15-2013 10:11 AM
  4. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Used the device sparingly, but it isn't too bad. I have noticed stuttering, but no crashes.

    But, again, only limited use since the update.
    10-15-2013 10:15 AM
  5. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    It's not bad I don't have too many apps installed its runs better with less apps tho
    10-15-2013 12:07 PM
  6. Doc Z's Avatar
    It was awful on my gfs 4. She finally upgraded to the 5s though
    10-15-2013 02:27 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    My girlfriends i4 seems to run smooth but it's nothing like the i5 performance


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    10-15-2013 04:58 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    My daughter is using my old iPhone 4 running iOS 7 since it was released. I don't believe she has had any issues with lag or anything else. Seems to be a solid update on the 4 so far.
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    10-15-2013 06:49 PM
  9. BenitoC's Avatar
    I have iOS 7 running on my iPhone 4 and it is pretty good. Some of the animations are a bit jerky but it is useable.
    10-15-2013 06:50 PM
  10. ame's Avatar
    On my husband's it's not totally smooth but he didn't really notice enough to care or care enough to notice
    10-15-2013 07:47 PM
  11. neonworm's Avatar
    My mom has an iPhone 4 and IOS 7 looks like it is slow, but I think it is just slow animations. They should speed up the animations.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    10-15-2013 10:36 PM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    A friend of mine hasn't hadn't any issues, just lacking features. And my boss, who doesn't really like iPhone to begin with but his is work given, really doesn't like it. Thinks it's crap. Both i4's and both on AT&T.


    Blazin' Tap Tap Tappity To You
    10-15-2013 11:24 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My daughter is using my old iPhone 4 running iOS 7 since it was released. I don't believe she has had any issues with lag or anything else. Seems to be a solid update on the 4 so far.
    It's the same with my middle son. No problems on his iPhone 4. He loves iOS 7.
    10-16-2013 09:04 AM
  14. meashishnd's Avatar
    work great , stable , fine
    12-25-2013 07:19 AM
  15. dc9super80's Avatar
    A friend of mine said it is excruciatingly slow. He is hoping to get a newer iPhone.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    12-25-2013 11:00 AM
  16. swade86's Avatar
    I recently loaded 7.0.4 on my 4 and it runs pretty well. Not much change from using 6.1.3


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    12-25-2013 11:41 AM
  17. i7guy's Avatar
    On my wife's iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.4 runs well.
    12-25-2013 05:30 PM
  18. Redshirt's Avatar
    Painfully sluggish. When you're used to and expecting immediate response, the keyboard typing can drive you crazy with it's slowness when typing fast. I misspell a lot more on it now.
    12-26-2013 02:23 PM
  19. rayz336's Avatar
    Painfully sluggish. When you're used to and expecting immediate response, the keyboard typing can drive you crazy with it's slowness when typing fast. I misspell a lot more on it now.
    Did you restore as new or just OTA update?
    12-26-2013 02:28 PM

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