Iphone 4 lagging

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    Hello friends,
    From last week i have noticed that my iphone 4, 16gb is not running smoothly.
    Its very slow and hv lagging problem.
    How can i solve it?
    Does it cause of installing a lot of apps?

    I have still 9gb free space in my phone.
    My ios ver is 5.0.1.

    Thank you
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    Are you jailbroken? Either way, the best fix for this is to restore.

    After restore, DO NOT RESTORE FROM BACKUP. Restore and setup as new. Don't restore from iTunes nor an iCloud backup. If you do.....it's very likely whatever was causing the horrible you speak of will just get backed up too. Make sense?
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    Ok fine...no i am not jailbroken.
    I will do restore without backup and lets see if it will work or not.
    By the way thanks.
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    It will work;)

    As long as you setup as new.
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    Thank you ! Its worked.
    I restore it completely and setup as new without any previous backup.
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    Yup. Always does.lol ;)
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    do you close all ur open apps by double tapping the home button
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    That has no effect on virtually "anything". And it is better to "not close apps". iOS will handle this better than anyone could.
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    You should close your apps. Not only will you be using up your ram keeping the apps running but will also drain you battery a lot quicker. I even asked the genius team in the apple store and they said you should close them.
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    Them guys don't know what there talking about then. Do me a favor (humor me). Go to google and type in "how iOS multitasking really works".

    Quitting apps makes the phone do more work than it needs to. It's 100% pointless. I can name a bunch of websites that will state just that. Real developers, not just some Apple fan boy enthusiast.

    I know more about the iPhone than most "Apple Genius's" and that's a bet I will gladly take any day, any time. Closing apps in the switcher for nothing but make it look cleaner, clears an extremely small amount of RAM, and has absolutely NO EFFECT on battery whatsoever. Do you research please.

    And 99% of all apps cannot "run in the background". They are only paused in RAM.
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    Even paused in the ram the app is still loaded into the ram. If I open every app I have on my iPhone I get catastrophic crashing with my apps then ios shuts itself down and restarts I tried the same on my mates iPhone 4s and it does the same apps crash gets slow and shuts down.
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    Tell you what.
    We'll do our research , if you work on your spelling.
    How does that sound ?


    Sent from iPhone
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    I don't see a spelling mistake..,.......but then again I'm not the best speller in the world either. Plus I'm on my iPhone rite now. Auto-correction can mess your words up sometimes ya know.
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    This has never happened to me.
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    Why bother to close apps when running in the background then ?
    Why not just let them be if that's the case ?


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    That's exactly what I'm Saying. It's okay to empty out the switcher every once and a while, Just to make multitasking easier, but to constantly close them is pointless.

    Apps do not run in the background.......well, mail, iPod, and phone app can, but that's pretty much it. I think a couple streaming apps from the app store too, but seriously 99% of apps are not actually running.....they are only in a paused state, using a sufficed amount of RAM, but not not constantly using it as of it were actually running in the background.

    Oh wait....Safari can run in the background too. But only select stock apps, and a few app store apps. 9 times out of 10, your closing apps that are unable to even run in the background, which I kind of don't understand why they don't use Apple's native API for this......but then again.....that actually would make open apps drain battery and use more RAM.

    iOS handles multitasking so perfectly, no one could micromanage the process better.
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    Once again when an app is paused it is still loaded into the ram and the iPhone only has 512mb of ram as it is. That isn't much. Any time something is loaded into the ram it need power paused or not. Ram on a phone works exactly the same way as ram in a pc or mac. If the app wasn't in the ram it would be closed. If it is closed it wouldn't be in the multi tasking bar. I notice a massive drain on battery having just 8 apps in the multi tasking bar. Also if you have black ops zombies on your phone you get memory warnings if anything is open telling you to close apps or the app will crash. Proof that ram is still in use.
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    This is 100% correct!!!
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    You should have the habit to close your opened apps from the multitasking bar, it helps freeing the ram and helps with better performances on the iPhone. Apple wouldn't create it if it was useless or has no effect or anything like you saying.
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    wrong. While in theory what you are saying is correct, it's wrong when practicing it. While back when i was having the iPhone 4, i did an experience on my iPhone 4 and proving that the more apps you have in the switcher, the less ram available you have but a lot of inactive ram memory. by the time your free ram will reach 12mb, you will experience phone call drop for incoming calls, some apps requiring more rams will crash when you tap on them to open them. I've experienced this, and posted screenshots on this forum, i just can't remember what thread was it to post a link here.
    Theory is theory and doesn't completely match with the practice. You just have the impression that you know more than those Apple Genius guys, but in fact and except for jailbreak which they don't agree to deal with, they know pretty much more than you think.

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