With the new release of iOS 6, people who updated their devices suggest that they encountered problems when launching the App Store. There seems to be a sluggish performance problem when using the App Store. Even if some people blame the 3G and 4G LTE features for this problem, actually the problem is other thing. Apparently, the Genius for Apps feature used to provide location for some apps is responsible for this issue. The slow iOS 6 App Store issue appears only for the newer devices such as iPhone 5 and iPad 3 running on iOS 6.
We know that Apple developed the new update for the App Store with many new features and improvements. One of these improvements is the Genius for Apps feature. This arranges apps in a certain manner and allows them to use the location service. However, if you experience this problem on your new device, this is how to fix slow iOS 6 App Store issue. Follow these simple steps to solve your problem:
Step 1: Go to Settings and search the Privacy menu.
Step 2: Tap on Privacy and look down for the Location services.
Step 3: There, once you will find the System Services, tap on it.
Step 4: Find the Genius for Apps feature and turn it off.
Step 5: Press the home button to return to find the App Store in the “Recently used apps” menu. Tap and hold the App Store icon until a red button appears. This will waggle the app.
Launch the App Store again to see if there are any changes. Apparently, this solution was quite useful for many users who suggested a major improvement when they used the App Store. Disabling the Genius for App feature will fix the slow iOS 6 App Store issue and it will improve performance when using it. In the same time, it will help you to conserve the battery life for your device. I want to mention the fact that this solution works just fine on any other iOS 6 running device, not only for iPhone 5 or for iPad 3. So, if you notice the same problem on your iPhone 4S running on iOS 6, do not hesitate to use the same procedure.