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Topic # 64484 16-Jul-2010 12:21
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Just recently upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS4.  So far I must admit I am little underwhelmed at the entire experience.  Perhaps I am just a noob in these things - not an expert in Apple products that's for sure.

Anyway, first up - Facebook:
- to "like" something, the app freezes for 15 seconds before you can use it again.
- to make a comment, again, it takes 15 seconds for the app to process the request
(before upgrading, never had this issue.  It was always very quick)

Web browsing on Safari:
- webpages take an age to load.  It takes double or three times the amount of time to load a website.  Sometimes I even have to reload it a couple of times to get the loading bar moving.  
- never keeps a screenshot of what I saw from the previous session like it used to - now just blank pages.

Closing background apps:
- within minutes, you could have 10 apps running in the background.  How do you close all of them in one go without having to close one by one?  Also, if you close the Mail app, does it stop the app from downloading e-mails for you (with "push" on)? 

Just a couple of issues since upgrading  Undecided   Love to hear your feedback!

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  Reply # 352353 16-Jul-2010 15:34
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heavenlywild: Just recently upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS4.  So far I must admit I am little underwhelmed at the entire experience.  Perhaps I am just a noob in these things - not an expert in Apple products that's for sure.

Anyway, first up - Facebook:
- to "like" something, the app freezes for 15 seconds before you can use it again.
- to make a comment, again, it takes 15 seconds for the app to process the request
(before upgrading, never had this issue.  It was always very quick)

Web browsing on Safari:
- webpages take an age to load.  It takes double or three times the amount of time to load a website.  Sometimes I even have to reload it a couple of times to get the loading bar moving.  
- never keeps a screenshot of what I saw from the previous session like it used to - now just blank pages.

Closing background apps:
- within minutes, you could have 10 apps running in the background.  How do you close all of them in one go without having to close one by one?  Also, if you close the Mail app, does it stop the app from downloading e-mails for you (with "push" on)? 

Just a couple of issues since upgrading  Undecided   Love to hear your feedback!



Facebook is the only point I can comment on. I'm still on OS 3.0 (1st Gen iPhone) and have had this problem for quite some time, I think it was the FaceBook app update about 3 revs ago that caused it.
So it may not be related to your upgrading to iOS4.


Cheers,
Joseph.

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  Reply # 352362 16-Jul-2010 15:57
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You don't need to close the background apps. They're not doing anything at all except sitting in a waiting state for you to load them again. If you really want to be pedantic though you can press and hold the app icon until they're wiggling, then press the minus button on the app in the multi-tasking dock.

As for the performance issues, did you update and then reload from a backup? or did you do a full DFU restore and clean setup?

I'd recommend the latter if you don't want to experience some performance issues. It's the only way to ensure a clean slate.



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  Reply # 352367 16-Jul-2010 16:05
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Thanks guys for your replies.

Re Facebook - yes, the updates appear to have mucked it up! Shame since beforehand it was working flawlessly.

Re web browsing - yeah, iTunes put back my backup after the update to iOS4. I don't think I had any other options during the install process.

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  Reply # 352371 16-Jul-2010 16:17
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iTunes does give you an option not to restore from your backup, and to set it up as a new phone.



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  Reply # 352428 16-Jul-2010 19:22
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OK in that case, I may have to restore my iPhone... sigh, just don't want to go through the pain of putting everything back again.

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  Reply # 352431 16-Jul-2010 19:25
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Apple released a update today OS 4.01

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  Reply # 352898 18-Jul-2010 09:40
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Once you have done an upgrade like that you need to do at least 2 hard boots for the iphone to sort itself out as well. Mine was zapping battery power until I hard booted twice after upgrading.
And close off apps in the task manager by clicking the minus sign on them once you have finished with them to get better battery life as well. I know apple said its managed by the phone but I get a lot better battery life by doing this.

To get to the task manager click the bottom button twice then click/hold on a app down the bottom to get the minus sign up.

hold the bottom and top button together for at least 10 secs to hard boot.



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  Reply # 352923 18-Jul-2010 11:46
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I just did a couple of hard resets - thanks for the advice by the way. However, it didn't fix the browsing issue. It's become very annoying now the loading bar would stop half way.

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  Reply # 352926 18-Jul-2010 11:57
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The web browsing slowness, is this over wifi or over the 3G mobile network ?
If its over WiFi, i had the same slowness issues after upgrading which are DNS problems..
See my post here for how I fixed it..
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=76&topicid=64508



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  Reply # 352947 18-Jul-2010 12:27
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Nope, it's for both, wifi and 3G. Sigh, this was THE internet device but now it seems to be buggy like Nokia phones.

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  Reply # 352953 18-Jul-2010 12:37
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And who are you hooked up with vodafone or telecom for mobile and broadband ?

I'm with xtra for both and have no problems on wifi or 3G

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  Reply # 352969 18-Jul-2010 13:11
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I haven't experienced any of the problems that you've described. I have found that Facebook often fails to load on the first attempt and requires a reload, but that problem existed before I upgraded.

The only annoying glitch that I have experienced with iOS 4 is that it seems to have mysteriously decided that it doesn't want to sync one of my photo albums even though it falls within the 'five most recent albums' criteria that I've set up in iTunes. I'm hoping that this is a bug that has been identified and fixed in 4.0.1, but I'll find out very soon. 

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  Reply # 352972 18-Jul-2010 13:33
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iOS4 seems like a beta test to me too, buggy and horrible. My podcasts were all unavailable from the iPod player, then it wouldn't even open the iPod player, the photos were all grainy in the albums. So I resynced the library and it *seems* to be ok just now, battery life is definitely down since upgrading, have trouble making a day now.
Try another sync and see whether that clears things up.



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  Reply # 353006 18-Jul-2010 16:22
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I just tried surfing the net on wifi and the browser is just as bad.

I thought Apple products / software was easy to use, unlike Nokia which I came from. Looks like their standards are dropping.

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  Reply # 353014 18-Jul-2010 16:46
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I must have got a good one then as I've had no problem with anything on my Iphone since I had it apart from the wifi problem I had when I upgraded to IOS4.

Its been on the XT network since I bought it and its been fast for anything to do with Data over 3G including web browsing etc. I use it everyday at work when I'm away from my computer at home.
Wifi has been the same speed as my internet connection which is with xtra and everything loads fast.

I had a Windows mobile phone before this hooked up to vodafone and it was bad, It used to drop out all the time and stall the web browser, email used to take ages to get.
Since I've been with XT everything goes at hyperspeed with no drops..

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