Slow AirPlay? How to improve AirPlay performance

Having trouble using AirPlay Mirroring? If you are experiencing poor performance issues (slow response, blurry video, low latency or intermittent playback) with AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring, here is what you can do to improve AirPlay Mirroring performance: Turn off Bluetooth on your iOS device (Settings > General > Bluetooth) while you are using AirPlay. Get close to […]

Slow App Store, iTunes Store Downloads; Fix

If you are experiencing slow downloads from the App Store or iTunes Store (movies, music, etc.) to your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Apple TV a simple setting may be to blame. Switching your DNS servers to those offered by Google or OpenDNS can significantly boost the speed at which iOS devices can access […]

AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.5.2 May Fix iPhone, iPad WiFi Slowness

Apple has released AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.5.2 for all 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Stations, AirPort Express Base Stations, and Time Capsules. Apple lists the following enhancements in this update: General fixes to Wi-Fi base station stability Fixes some issues with AirPlay streaming General fixes with USB interoperability including connection to […]

iPad Wi-Fi Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

Several users have reported slower Wi-Fi Internet throughput after the update to iOS 4.2.1. This issue may be due to a change in power delivery/draw (which also appears to be causing the “Cannot Use Device. The connected USB device requires too much power” error). Fixes Change DNS servers. This problem can often be solved by simply […]

iPad Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

In addition to some iPhone users, several iPad users are reporting slowness after the update to iOS 4.2.1. Note that these performance problems may resolve themselves after a few minutes or hours as Spotlight finishes indexing the device. Failing that, try these fixes: Perform a “hard reset.” Hold down the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously […]

iPhone Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

Some users have reported poor performance after the update to iOS 4.2.1. These users report delays in opening apps, switching between apps. They also report that the keyboard is slow to appear when beginning to enter text. Fixes Perform a “hard reset.” Hold down the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously for roughly 15-20 seconds, until […]

iPhoto ’11 (9.1): Slow Scrolling or Freezes/Hangs; Fixes

Several uses have reported slow scrolling and other performance issues in iPhoto ’11, along with an issue in which the application briefly or indefinitely stalls. Potential fixes Delete cache. Try deleting the following folder from: /Users/(yourusername)/Library/Caches/ Rebuilt iPhoto library. Hold down the Option and Command keys while you launch iPhoto and select all options […]

AT&T MicroCell Can Cause Slow iPhone, iPad WiFi Speed; Interference

We previously reported on an issue in which users sers have reported weak Wi-Fi signals and/or inordinately slow transfer speeds. In these cases, users report fast connection and throughput from Macs, PCs and other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network, but significantly degraded speeds and/or fluctuating signal strength on the iPad or iPhone. In […]

iPhone Exchange Sync Under iOS 4.1: Slow, Stalled or Fails

Several users have reported an issue in which iPhones do not transfer all Exchange contacts, stall during the sync, or fail to sync altogether, after the update iOS 4.1. In other cases, calendar syncing may exhibit similar problematic behavior. Fixes Limit event syncing. In some cases these issues can be resolved by simply reducing the […]

Fix Safari Slow, Stalled Page Loads by Disabling DNS Prefetching

As we’ve previously reported, a variety of factors can cause Safari for Mac OS X to slowly load pages, open new tabs and windows, and perform other operations. Apple has now posted a knowledge base article titled “Safari 5.0.1 or later: Slow or partial webpage loading, or webpage cannot be found,” which lists two potential […]