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Old 11-28-2013, 07:52 AM
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Will Restore... restore my problems?

I have an iPhone 4 and since updating to iOS 7 have had a problem with slowness and non-responsive screen. It will eventually respond, but it takes forever.

I only keep a few apps open, I repeatedly restart, etc...

Today I am going to wipe the iPhone and load up iOS 7 fresh. Here is my question -- after doing the fresh install, should I restore my data or will that bring back the issues?
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It may or May nit solve your problem. The main issue is that iOS 7 is slow on the iPhone 4 irregardless. It wasn't optimized for the older hardware so it's going to provide a slow experience no matter what you do. I suggest restoring the iPhone and then syncing from your backup. See how it runs and , if everything is fine, you're good to go. Now, if it runs slow. Restore the iPhone and don't sync from a backup. Try using it for a little bit and see if it's still just as slow. If it is, you can restore the phone and sync it from an olde backup. I seriously doubt there will be much you can do unless you're running a really bad app. Have you tried closing all the open apps, restarting, and slowly opening one by one to see when your iPhone takes a real hit?



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iOS 7 did not work well on an iPhone 4 for me either but I use it to it's fullest. It worked OK for my sister and nephew which both are what I would call average users. For myself video was OK but painful with frequent freezes in the video. Downcast, my favourite podcast and most used app was kind of like running a high demanding program on an under powered Win 95 computer. It was useable but constant freezing made it very painful to use especially when the podcasts were updating. My iPad 3 and my iPhone 5s with faster processors work great. It would have pi$$ed me off if Apple would not have allowed the iPhone 4 to update to iOS 7, but after doing it I with they had. With that said, it worked good for my sister and her son.



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I did restore my iPhone from the backup, and had the same issues, so I did a wipe and started fresh with no data restored, and only a few essential apps. It was no better.

Very frustrating that my iPhone 4 worked great with iOS 6 and I can't go back to it after upgrading to iOS 7. It more-or-less is forcing me to purchase a new iPhone, which I really did not want to do.

I appreciate both of your responses.

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There is many tutorials online on how to re-install iOS 6 which are as easy to find as a search on Google.



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