If you’re iPhone 3G user like me that hasn’t jumped on the opportunity to upgrade your iPhone to the latest model, but have taken advantage of the free iOS4 upgrade …. you’ve probably noticed that your performance has taken a serious hit. There are a couple of things you can do that may help keep things running:
- Do a “hard restart” of the device by pressing the ‘Power’ and ‘Home’ buttons at the same time, until you see the Apple logo. Let the phone complete the boot process – then do it again, to reboot a second time. This reboot process will clear memory, without removing your content and applications.
- Close Safari windows that are open. Each Safari window consumes memory, which is not released until you close ALL windows by pressing the red ‘X’ in the upper left corner of the window, then “Done”. Press the ‘Home’ button to close Safari and return to the main screen.
- Its always a good idea to ensure that your iPhone has some workspace available. Remove applications and content (movies, music, etc) that are not being used.
I did this bit of housekeeping and found that my 3G iPhone performed much better with iOS4.