Phone slow to place a call or open an app

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Since the last update my 4S seems slow to place a call to a contact. it takes almost 2.5 seconds before I get the call screen?? Also, apps seem slow to open?
 
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There is going to be some lag with the older devices running the newest software due to hardware limitations, but that sounds excessive. Try a hard reset first. If that doesn't help, restore the firmware in iTunes.
 

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There is going to be some lag with the older devices running the newest software due to hardware limitations, but that sounds excessive. Try a hard reset first. If that doesn't help, restore the firmware in iTunes.
I did a restore but that just restored factory settings and software. I don't know how to re install firm ware?
 

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Europa. No it did not.
It sounds like it's just lag then. Apple chooses to continue supporting the old devices for a long time and this is the downside to that. The hardware isn't optimized for it. Any plans to upgrade soon?
 

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It sounds like it's just lag then. Apple chooses to continue supporting the old devices for a long time and this is the downside to that. The hardware isn't optimized for it. Any plans to upgrade soon?
well my hesitation is that my Bose sound dock has the old style connector. If I upgrade to the 5 or six it will no longer work. yes I know you can get an adapter but it making dificult
 

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well my hesitation is that my Bose sound dock has the old style connector. If I upgrade to the 5 or six it will no longer work. yes I know you can get an adapter but it making dificult
The adapters work great. I got a couple different types when they switched to Lightning a few years ago. I'd much rather deal with them than stick with old technology that's slow and doesn't have the latest features.
 

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I'm currently using an iPad 2 for this reply which is, like the 4S, the oldest device "capable" of running iOS 8. It's doing the same types of irritating things the OP finds frustrating about his 4S. That's a key part of my determination to get the equivalent of 6Plus when the next generation or the "S" is released. Being a senior citizen, I really like having a larger screen now more than making pocketability the major consideration.
YMMV