Sluggish iOS 4 performance on the iPhone 3G? We have the fix

After information surfaced yesterday that Apple is investigating sluggish performance on the iPhone 3G when running iOS 4, a Neowin reader posted what could be a quick and easy fix and the best part is, it actually works. 

To remedy the sluggish performance (or at least one cause of it) go to “Settings->General->Home Button->Spotlight Search-> deselect every option” and this will stop background indexing on the phone. Several users reported that the fix showed immediate results and Neowin has observed improvements on two separate iPhone 3G devices.

While the fix may not work for all units, it is clearly working for some whose iPhone 3G has become sluggish after the upgrade. It’s a relatively simple fix and there is no harm to the device by testing it out. 

If you try this solution and it works out for you, let us know as were interested to see if this is the fix that Apple is looking for. Even if this is a solution, it makes you wonder how such a simple problem made its way past quality control.   

Thanks for the tip NathanMillson 

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