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iPhone 3g Slow after iOS4 Upgrade

1559 days ago in How do I?, Troubleshooting by Brent | 2 Comments


Like most of you out there, I upgraded my iPhone to iOS4 right when it came out. And like most, have hated the upgrade because my iPhone 3g ran like crap afterwords. It was so slow, I could hardly use it at all. Crashes, mega slow, and all sorts of crappy performance issues. Nothing seemed to work. After scouring the Internet, I finally found a couple posts and threads that addressed the issue. What I gathered was that the iOS4 update needs some loving from your iPhone hardware to work right. Basically, it seems it needs to “rebuild itself” on the software side. My first attempts were to turn the phone off and back on but this didn’t work. Turns out it needs a “hard reset”, not just a power off (one would think these were basically the same things, but nope). Here’s what I did and it fixed everything:

  • Press and hold BOTH the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button
  • You will see the shut off screen. KEEP HOLDING
  • Wait for the Apple logo
  • Release the buttons
  • Wait a bit until it comes back up (mine took a couple minutes)

Bingo! It’s back to its old self with iOS4. Now I have my phone back and all is right in the world. Well… Except that I don’t have the iPhone 4 yet, but that’s another issue entirely. Hope this helps you out as well.

Edit: I guess there’s another way by doing a complete backup, reset to factory defaults and restore through iTunes, but who wants to do that? I guess if the previous method doesn’t work for you, give the old restore a try.

Have you experienced the same thing? How did you fix it? Please share!

Ask iBAM: 24″ Mac Superdrive

2006 days ago in Ask iBAM, Troubleshooting by Brent | 2 Comments

Our friend and fellow reader John, writes: So, I bought my iMac *maybe* 4 months ago. The day after I got it, the SuperDrive crapped out on me. I bought it refurbished, but they guaranteed it to be like new. Anyways, my question is this: I fixed it about 4 times after a disc kept [...]

Troubleshooting Sticky Keys & Mouse Keys

2544 days ago in How do I?, Troubleshooting by Brent | 1 Comment

Fellow iBAM’er Jeff sent me an email recently and I thought it fitting to throw it on the table here to see if you guys can help find his solution. Here’s his email: I bought the new Imac 20inch desktop, the 1st Apple I ever owned… Problem I have is a bit unknown possibly to [...]

My Mac is frozen (Spinning pinwheel of death)

2591 days ago in Ask iBAM, How do I?, Troubleshooting by Brent | 20 Comments

Today, I received an email from “Laura” and it got me thinking. I have heard a lot of people talk about the “Spinning pinwheel of death” as Mac’s version of Windows’ “Blue screen of death”. Here’s her question: Yesterday while using my mac, I got a busy wheel. my computer wont let me do anything [...]

OS X: Connecting to Bluetooth Devices Automatically

2599 days ago in Troubleshooting, Tutorials by Brent | 7 Comments

Disclaimer: There may be a better way to do this, but this is how I worked it out. One of my recent frustrations with my MacBook is that I either have to leave my Wireless Mighty Mouse on all the time and just keep pumping batteries in there all the time or save my batteries [...]

My Mac Won’t Start Up!

2781 days ago in Troubleshooting by Brent | 2 Comments

You want to check your email or download photos or do some actual work, and you turn on your Mac and nothing happens. Now that’s a scary feeling! But it may not be hopeless. There are some tricks you can try before you give up all hope.

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