Try Deleting Texts For Better iOS4 Performance On iPhone 3G

We’ve already pointed to disabling Spotlight and hard resetsas ways of improving the sometimes sluggish performance of iOS4 on older iPhones. Lifehacker reader Daniel has another suggestion: get rid of excess text messages.

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Daniel wrote:

I am part of the crowd that still has an iPhone 3G with iOS4 loaded onto it. I have, like everyone else noticed significant performance decrease since the update. I have tried many fixes, but the one I have found that helps the most is deleting text message conversations. I am not sure why, but it definitely has helped keep me sane while I wait for the iPhone 4 upgrade.

While not everyone who has upgraded has experienced performance issues, they certainly seem common enough — and varied enough — to make any potential improvement worth trying. If the whole experience becomes too painful, check our full guide to downgrading from iOS4 back to 3.1.3. Thanks Daniel!

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