iPhone question for readers

Have any of you iPhone 4 users noticed any problems with your OS after updating to 5.0?

When the 4.0 update came out, the 3GS became very sluggish.


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  1. NonSumDignus says:

    After downloading and installing 5.01, my battery life has decreased dramatically. I have an iphone 4.

  2. Theodore says:

    No problems in my 8 month old iPhone 4 after upgrading to OS 5.0.1. Battery life seems same. Verizon carrier in Boise, ID. YMMV.

  3. JohnE says:

    I have an iPod Touch 3G that recently upgraded to OS5. A few times my email app seemed to freeze up — couldn’t select an email or go back to my inboxes. I haven’t noticed the problem recently though.

  4. cregduff says:

    I have a Verizon iPhone 4s which I have purposely not updated to 5.0.1 It is on 5.0 (9A334); carrier Version Verizon 11.1. I also have a Verizon iPad2 with the same sw revision; and carrier Verizon 11.0.

    I did not notice a big difference in performance going from 4.x to 5.0

    Ed Casey

  5. APX says:

    I have an iPhone 4s, so it’s far faster than my iPhone 3G (no s), but the battery doesn’t last as long.

    People whom I know with iPhone 4’s and have upgraded to the new OS insist that it has made their iPhones better and just as good as my 4s, so you can take it for what it’s worth. I did sense a hint of sour grapes towards my new phone when they were making such claims.

  6. geerlingguy says:

    I gave my wife my old iPhone 4 when I bought my 4S, and it’s been running great (without any battery life issues) since upgrading to iOS5.

    In fact, I had her old 3GS running iOS5 developer betas since the first beta was released, and each beta made most things on her 3GS faster than they were in iOS4 (with the exception of the Camera app).

    However, iMessages alone is worth the upgrade (even if battery life is affected a little), because I can now text (iMessage) most people I know for free, and it’s much faster/more reliable than text messaging.

  7. Jim Ryon says:

    I have an iPod Touch. I didn’t associate it with the upgrade, but I have noticed that it has recently slowed down.

  8. trad catholic mom says:

    I haven’t had any problems, and I upgraded the day it was released on my iPhone 4.

  9. Cavaliere says:

    Have both a 4 and 4s running on ios 5.0.1 and both are running great with improved battery life on both.

  10. Bryan Boyle says:

    No issues here…check to make sure you don’t have a boatload of apps running in the background, either. Very easy to do…especially if you flip around between apps. For the record, upgraded from my 3G (whose battery would last, without charging, oh, about an hour when it was idle…after 3 years, not the worst thing…) to the 4S…running the latest iOS 5.01 OS, and it’s just the bee’s knees…

    for what it’s worth, there’s a .99 cent app out there called iStat, which gives you insight into what’s going on inside the phone, and some nifty networking tools on the side, as well as battery life…fwiw, as I said…

  11. gmarie says:

    No problems with sluggishness or battery life after the upgrade but I have noticed that my battery gets very hot now, especially when browsing the web.

  12. APX says:

    My battery also gets quite hot too. I thought it was an extra hand warming feature for those cold saskatchewan mornings.

  13. Stephen says:

    My iPhone 3GS has become sluggish with iOS5. Though I would not say that it hadn’t begun slowing down a couple months ago. And the thing hates my wireless router.

  14. AnnAsher says:

    I have an AT&T iPhone 4 I haven’t had any negative experiences since upgrading to ios 5.01 – just enjoying the cloud :)

  15. TKS says:

    My 3G was a mess after upgrading. They must have fixed a few things because it’s better but Apple suggested I go back to 3.2.1. Battery life is terrible now.

  16. jbas says:

    Yes! I just updated Thursday or Friday, and now it often seems to take several seconds for it to do anything. There’s even a long pause sometimes after I unlock it.

  17. biberin says:

    I updated my iPod touch a few weeks ago, and the darn thing wiped it back to my last sync, even though it said it would sync first. It also took all of my apps out of their folders and scrambled them around on different pages. Battery life is shorter. When it was updating, and did the accidental wipe, it froze the whole shebang and I had to figure out how to get anything at all back. I couldn’t even turn it on. I googled iOS5, and the first thing I got was a bunch of links warning me *not* to try to install it because of the wiping bug and other issues. From now on, I wait for the second iteration of major updates.

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