Workaround for iPhone 3G iOS 4 sluggishness foundSaturday, July 31, 2010 14:23
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Neowin.net is reporting that disabling Spotlight Search on the iPhone 3G remedies the sluggishness issues. It should be noted that the iPhone 3G's CPU is significantly slower than that on the iPhone 3GS, much less the iPhone 4. It appears that despite the fact that the iPhone 3G version of iOS 4 does not contain certain features of the new OS (like multitasking) it may still be pushing the two-year-old device to its limits.
To disable Spotlight Search, the suggestion is to go to "Settings -> General -> Home Button -> Spotlight Search" and to deselect every option. This will halt background indexing on the iPhone 3G.
However, reports are already emerging that the "fix" only seems to work for a day or so. Hopefully Apple will come up with a proper solution, soon.
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