1. myblackz28's Avatar
    I was looking forward to the update, The download and install went fine without a hitch. As soon as I started using it, I noticed everything is so slow. Opening an app takes an easy 3 seconds more to open and I just feel like everything lags. It almost feels like my old retired Palm Pre! I know the phone is an older model, but this is crazy! Anyone else with a 4s notice this?
    09-19-2014 10:34 AM
  2. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    You could try waiting and see if after awhile things settle down after a day or two.
    09-19-2014 10:39 AM
  3. gtg465x's Avatar
    If you haven't noticed by now, Apple always does this to the oldest supported model. They purposely ship unoptimized drivers for the oldest supported model to push you to upgrade. There is no way to prove this of course, but as a software developer in silicon valley, I have heard things, and this is my opinion. If you don't want this to happen, never update any of your iOS devices to the latest OS if it's the last planned update from Apple.
    09-19-2014 12:06 PM
  4. Munale's Avatar
    ars technica did a piece on this.
    09-19-2014 12:18 PM
  5. myblackz28's Avatar
    If you haven't noticed by now, Apple always does this to the oldest supported model. They purposely ship unoptimized drivers for the oldest supported model to push you to upgrade. There is no way to prove this of course, but as a software developer in silicon valley, I have heard things, and this is my opinion. If you don't want this to happen, never update any of your iOS devices to the latest OS if it's the last planned update from Apple.
    Thats too bad. The 4s was working great for me. Had no reason to get the 6.....until now From what I read, there is no way to downgrade to ios7. Ah well. Maybe they will come out with an update for ios8 to optimize performance?
    09-19-2014 04:37 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Check your App Store for app updates I had a problem with a few apps until they were updated to support iOS 8
    09-19-2014 05:17 PM
  7. fredriks's Avatar
    I assume you tried to do a wipe or factory reset ? I just did on my 5, not because I had to but it feels good when there is a big upgrade to do that.
    09-19-2014 05:23 PM
  8. myblackz28's Avatar
    Check your App Store for app updates I had a problem with a few apps until they were updated to support iOS 8
    Everything is up to date.
    09-19-2014 05:32 PM
  9. myblackz28's Avatar
    I assume you tried to do a wipe or factory reset ? I just did on my 5, not because I had to but it feels good when there is a big upgrade to do that.
    I didnt try a wipe or factory reset. Think that will help? Its not going to make the processor any faster
    09-19-2014 05:33 PM
  10. Gobrown75's Avatar
    I was looking forward to the update, The download and install went fine without a hitch. As soon as I started using it, I noticed everything is so slow. Opening an app takes an easy 3 seconds more to open and I just feel like everything lags. It almost feels like my old retired Palm Pre! I know the phone is an older model, but this is crazy! Anyone else with a 4s notice this?
    I noticed a considerable lag on my 5. Glad my 6 came today because it was driving me crazy.
    09-19-2014 05:59 PM

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