1. elvisx77's Avatar
    After updating to iOS 8 I ve noticed about 2 seconds lag from the moment I answer the call and the moment the caller can actually hear me speaking. I have an iPhone 5s and an iPhone 5. Both suffering from the same issue. Any idea why?
    09-24-2014 11:57 AM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I've not noticed this on either my 5s or 6 at all. Are all your phones on the same carrier?

    I take it you didn't have this issue on ioS 7.x.x at all?
    09-24-2014 01:29 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I've noticed this lag also. It's also the same lag that I get if I'm playing audio, receive a call, hang up, and the audio has about a 2 second lag before it continues.
    09-24-2014 01:43 PM
  4. elvisx77's Avatar
    The problem remains even after iOS 8.02 update. It's annoying as hell cos the phone ringing continues for few seconds even after answering an incoming call.
    09-26-2014 02:16 PM
  5. Les74's Avatar
    This "lag" has been there long before ios8.
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    09-26-2014 02:16 PM
  6. elvisx77's Avatar
    This "lag" has been there long before ios8.
    Non of my phones has the issue before iOS 8. iPhone 5 and 5s.
    09-26-2014 02:18 PM
  7. Les74's Avatar
    I've had this issue for as long as I've had this phone....almost 2 years.

    IPhone 5, btw.
    09-26-2014 02:48 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've trained myself to wait a couple of seconds before saying "Hello". That works.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-26-2014 04:20 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    That 2 second lag also occurs when the phone is unlocked and I decline a call.

    The betas gave me trouble with phone calls. On the GM someone called me on my 5S, I answered, and the phone screen disappeared but I had the green multitask bar at the top showing it was still on a call. Tapping that or the phone icon took my nowhere all the while the call is still going on.
    09-26-2014 05:17 PM
  10. wncol2004's Avatar
    I have to disagree. I just upgraded from IOS 7 to IOS 8 and the lag was not there on IOS 7. It is very irritating. if I could downgrade back to 7, I would.
    Highly recommend others to wait to upgrade till they fix this issue.
    09-26-2014 05:31 PM
  11. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I had it with 8 betas until now.
    09-26-2014 05:48 PM
  12. Trees's Avatar
    Les and Led captured what I've experienced with iPhones since the 4S. Delay is there every time. Have been on Verizon, though not sure if that makes a difference.
    Last edited by Dog5000; 09-26-2014 at 09:37 PM.
    09-26-2014 08:01 PM
  13. Les74's Avatar
    Les and Led captured what I've experienced with iPhones since the 4S. Delay is there every time. Have been on Verizon, thought not sure if that makes a difference.
    I'm on Verizon too.....not for much longer though.
    09-26-2014 09:12 PM
  14. elvisx77's Avatar
    Features are nothing without performance, this is a clear example how Apple is bullsh$&@g its users.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/20/...s-ipad-2-test/

    Why is there a 2-second lag when answering calls after upgrading to iOS 8?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1416539823.210984.jpg

    From my previous experience iOS7.1.2 is the best when it comes to performance. FYI I'm using a 5S.
    11-20-2014 10:18 PM
  15. i7guy's Avatar
    Features are nothing without performance, this is a clear example how Apple is bullsh$&@g its users.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/20/...s-ipad-2-test/

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    From my previous experience iOS7.1.2 is the best when it comes to performance. FYI I'm using a 5S.
    For the .25 seconds more it takes to load settings or the .6 secs more it takes to load safari, I'll take IOS 8 with the myriad of improvements over IOS 7 any day of the week.
    11-23-2014 11:31 PM
  16. Darran's Avatar
    I've had the same delay for the past couple of years now. As a test I got someone to call me and I answered and started counting 1...2...3...4... And then asked the caller what was the first number they heard and it was nearly always 2!!

    Really not sure what it is as it never used to do this and it's happened on various iPhone versions and iOS releases. It's really annoying when you answer the phone "Hello...." Then hear nothing so say hello again!
    11-24-2014 07:35 PM
  17. mooch91's Avatar
    Looks like I'm the odd man out, but I USED to have this problem with iOS 7 and it went away with the 8 upgrade. I always updated 7 OTA and have done all of my 8 updates with iTunes, if that makes any difference.


    Sent from my mobile device.
    11-25-2014 06:31 AM
  18. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    And here I was thinking I was 'dreaming' stuff up! Yes, I've noticed this, too. I initially thought this was only on my iPad, and when using the answering call feature on it. To me it was 'moving' the call from the iPhone to the iPad, and thus I simply respected the delay. But, now, well...
    11-25-2014 06:36 AM
  19. ritesh's Avatar
    I swipe to answer and when the timer/counter shows 0.00, I place the phone on my ear. And yes there is a noticeable delay while answering calls.
    11-25-2014 07:06 AM
  20. elvisx77's Avatar
    My problem is over. 2 seconds lag isn't there anymore on my iPhone 5S.
    11-25-2014 08:22 AM
  21. Visaaradhan Subramaniam's Avatar
    12-04-2014 04:07 AM
  22. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've noticed that my phone is vibrating/ringing before I can see who's calling on the phone. It's very strange and this just began happening. This is on my 5s though!
    12-04-2014 04:35 AM
  23. Nabooy's Avatar
    Same issue here. iOS 8 sucks as hell!!!
    12-04-2014 06:41 AM
  24. temp759's Avatar
    I have the same annoying issue on my iPhone 5.
    It started after upgrading to iOS 8.
    02-03-2015 01:16 AM
  25. Darran's Avatar
    There's a lot of lag for me. Along with the lag answering calls I also get a lag on notification sounds and the first time I take a picture the shutter sound never plays on the first photo but if I take another straight after the shutter sound plays. This happens regardless of what way I access the camera app and with front and rear cameras.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    02-04-2015 05:47 PM
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