• Users Report Freezing and Lagging with Apple's Recently Released iOS 7.1



    Although this month’s release of iOS 7.1 fixed a number of bugs and crashes that had affected Apple’s mobile platform for months and has reduced the overall number of system crashes, the update has also introduced a number of new and different glitches being seen by certain iPhone users.

    Various threads on Apple’s support forums have pointed toward issues that appear to be instances where apps or the iPhone touchscreen itself becomes non-responsive. Some users are saying they seem to be experience freezes more regularly when notifications appear at the top of the screen more regularly. Others still say that freezes and system lockups with iOS 7.1 have caused their iPhone lock screen to be non-responsive. Some have said they were forced to restart their iPhone in order to prompt the system to return to normal. In addition, there are reports of users seeing the virtual onscreen keyboard in iOS 7.1 freeze and stop accepting inputs.

    There appear to be several growing threads on Apple’s site where users are experiencing issues with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on their iPhone 5S after updating to iOS 7.1. These people say that after installing the update, nothing happens when their finger is placed on the home button sensor. Some iPhone owners said they have fixed the problem by rescanning their fingerprints into the system, but still others were unable to resolve the issue by tweaking Touch ID settings.

    Although bugs remain, there is evidence that the iOS 7.1 update served to significantly reduce crashing on Apple’s mobile operating system. New stats published this week by Crittercism show that while iOS 7 had an app crash rate above 2%, that average has fallen to 1.6% under iOS 7.1. Adoption of iOS 7.1 reached 17.9% in just 72 hours after the update launched. The software release fixes previous, well publicized bugs related to Touch ID and crashes when using Safari or the multitasking interface.

    Aside from bug fixes, iOS 7.1 also includes a number of user interface tweaks which further refine the major changes to the platform brought about with iOS 7 last September. For legacy device owners, iOS 7.1 also includes performance enhancements for their Phone 4, while the iBeacon wireless connectivity has also seen improvements.

    Have you experienced these issues in iOS 7.1?

    Source: Apple Support (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Users Report Freezing and Lagging with Apple's Recently Released iOS 7.1 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      That is unbelievable! 7.1 was in beta for almost the same period as the 7.0 beta! What is going on there...
    1. jigar7's Avatar
      jigar7 -
      Wow... what were all those beta versions for??! And there is no way to downgrade either... I think Apple should stop fighting the JB community and allow users to downgrade.
      Clearly Apple's head is so up their own a**es!
    1. hypnopotamus's Avatar
      hypnopotamus -
      With Jobs gone, Apple is getting sloppier...
    1. tamar's Avatar
      tamar -
      It has worked perfectly for me. I even started using the additive touch software button for convenience at it works perfectly (not that it wasn't working before, it's just that it is another feature that might be non responsive with this kind of issues).
    1. lorderick70's Avatar
      lorderick70 -
      I'm not having any issues with mine.
    1. fotsvett's Avatar
      fotsvett -
      😄😄when steve died the apple started to rott
      Its now crapple!
      Im still on ios 6.1.2 and so glad i never updated
    1. Brandon.amos's Avatar
      Brandon.amos -
      I've not had any issues either with my iPhone 5S. It's a more stable operating system, and I haven't had anything crash since the update, nor any freezes.
    1. Nerd's Avatar
      Nerd -
      Because they copy too many things from android so it start look like android now.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      I'm still on 7.0.4 on my 5S and the day that 7.1 was released I started getting "freezes" and felt like my phone was starting to lag a little. I thought it just coincidence but with all these talks about 7.1 freezing and lagging, perhaps something has changed on Apple's side of things that are causing all iPhones to freeze or lag. I found that in airplane mode, the phone doesn't have any problems and seems snappier... wonder whats going on here?
    1. gold5s's Avatar
      gold5s -
      Quote Originally Posted by hypnopotamus View Post
      With Jobs gone, Apple is getting sloppier...
      yup since his passing apple has definitely fell off with ios. notice how many issues there's been since cook took over
    1. Dhawkins541's Avatar
      Dhawkins541 -
      My iOS 7.1 is nearly flawless in most respects by no means does this mean all will have this, but mine is like it should have been to start with 7.0 in my opinion.
    1. Perlova's Avatar
      Perlova -
      Quote Originally Posted by gold5s View Post
      yup since his passing apple has definitely fell off with ios. notice how many issues there's been since cook took over
      yes, I'm sure that's what it is. It probably has nothing to do with the fact that new phones these days are some of the most complex computing devices ever seen. It must be Cook's fault.
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      I'm experiencing password unlocking lags on 7.1 iPhone 5
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      how is it possible that none of the jailbreak hackers can't manage a way to downgrade the firmware with Tinyumbrella and similar tools with the 4s and up?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      how is it possible that none of the jailbreak hackers can't manage a way to downgrade the firmware with Tinyumbrella and similar tools with the 4s and up?
      It's just how apple has the software signed and they have no way around it. Sucks.

      Still curious on why the unlock sound was removed on iOS 7. But that's what the jail break community is for.
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      The unlocking sound doesn't go well with the animation i suppose
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      And I'm happily Jailbroken on 7.0.6 with no problems for both of my phones 😊
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      And I'm happily Jailbroken on 7.0.6 with no problems for both of my phones 😊
      Same here
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      And I'm happily Jailbroken on 7.0.6 with no problems for both of my phones 😊
      Same here until I get a bad update of a jailbreak tweak!
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      And I'm happily Jailbroken on 7.0.6 with no problems for both of my phones 😊
      Same here on i5
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