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iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3


After a successful launch of iPhone 4, now is the time for everyone to move towards iOS 4. This update for your iPhones was supposed to be a major advancement for your iPhone 3g and iPhone 3gs with a few of the enhanced features of iOS 4 . But we found and researched a few problems which occurred after the successful update of the iOS 4 in the iPhones.

So we thought of listing all the problems [with fixes, if available] which have occurred after the update of the iPhone OS.

Battery Dehydration

This is one of the major problems, as the battery backup of the iPhone has decreased to an extent, allowing iPhone use for only a short period of time. Even after using few applications in the background, the battery becomes dehydrated very soon, leading users to restore to the previous version of iPhone OS.

We suggest you read=> OS4 and Battery life. Here, iPhone users have shared their problems regarding battery life of the iPhone after upgrading to iOS 4 and still they await a proper solution. Is this problem initiated purposefully to switch to iPhone4? What do you think?

Network Problems

After the upgrade, iPhones don’t seem to support Wi-Fi, cellular data (3g or edge).

MMS which was not working is now fixed. Have a check here => Fix No MMS issue and Network problems

Contacts Disappeared

Many iPhone users have lost their contacts just after updating. This problem has occurred because there is no automatic synchronization of contacts while you are taking a back-up and synchronizing your iPhone. So this problem is also being fixed. Have a check here => HERE IS THE IPHONE FIX FOR LOST CONTACTS AFTER INSTALLING OS4 . But this seems to work for only few users. So still some updates are needed for iOS4.

Background Wallpaper Not Working

This problem was officially told by Erica viaΒ  Gizmodo who had sent an email to Steve Jobs regarding the problems which she experienced after upgrading to iOS 4, but she received a disappointing reply. Just check it out=> iPhone 3G Failed to Handle iOS 4 . Also there is a problem in the picture behind the apps, which seems to be annoying in iOS 4. Currently you can just change it as it is locked screen picture.

No Multitasking

This was for sure as told by Gizmodo =>What iPhone OS 4 Doesn’t Give the iPhone 3G and the only way to have Multitasking is Jailbreak it.

Alarm Duplication

The default clock application has replicated alarms which has not yet been fixed. This is from the Apple Discussion forum threads. Have a check =>iPhone Alarm Clock issue after iOS4.0 upgrade.

Some other problems have also arisen after the iOS 4 update, like no push notification; games not supporting; low memory problem; and not properly working with Gmail.

Prevention is Better than Cure

As per the above problems, we would suggest you downgrade to iOS 3.1.3 if you are having problems with iOS 4 . Here are few resources to help you out to downgrade back to iOS 3.1.3 from your current iOS 4.

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3

The Ultimate Downgrade Tutorial

RUMOUR => iOS 4.0.1 update coming next week

Good news for those who haven’t upgraded and also those who have upgraded πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ .Β  As shared by Rene Ritchie, there might be a new update for iOS 4 to fix many bugs which were already discussed, and hence removed from the discussion forum. This update is not only for iPhone 4 antenna problem but will also fix some network issues of iPhone 3g and 3gs.


25 thoughts on “iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3”

  1. Shilpi says:

    Thanks for information, great post Sunil. Glad that I haven't upgraded my 3g still. πŸ™‚

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Your welcome Shilpi πŸ™‚
      Now we can only wait for the next update of the iOS 4 and then think of upgrading !!

  2. Rohit Sane says:

    Even I have heard that the update for iOS4 is coming out soon. May be it is the truth and not a rumour..

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Ya now it is confirmed for updates to come very soon as previously the 3.0.1 update was on July 31 , 2009 and now 4.0.1 also in the month on July only πŸ™‚ . So lets wait and see , whether they will be able to fix all the problems of iPhone 3g and 3gs.

  3. Shabnam Sultan says:

    I hope that the upgrade comes soon πŸ™‚

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Ya all are desperately waiting for the next update. We must keep our eyes wide open and get ready to have it πŸ™‚ lol

  4. Sumon says:

    I hope, it's going solved recently @

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Even I am hoping for the same , lets see this July month, They will surely come up with new update πŸ™‚

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  5. Pablo Lara H says:

    Good to know…

  6. michael says:

    Hello this was an awesome post and the iphone 4 does have some bugs or issues like the antenna but a bumper can fix that im not a tech genius but that prob can be fixed. Im staring a blog soon email me and tell me what you like to see and `and ill sendyou the url peace

  7. rainer says:

    luckily i havent upgraded my 3G to v4.0 still stick to 3.1.3

    thx for share

  8. Mukundan Srinivasan says:

    I don't have an iPhone. I just read to gain some knowledge about it. Hope the next version upgrade will fix all these.

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