Today’s modern and smartphones are these little devices that are equipped with one of the world’s most efficient and powerful processors. Inside, you also have fast memory, storage, Wi-Fi, and everything else you can think of. Every time you notice that apps or certain features work snappy and quickly, that is thanks to the power inside of the phone. Unfortunately, after a few years, the speed of these devices, especially iPhones starts to drop. Either because the processor is getting old or because the phone has been clogged with too much data.
If this has happened to you, there is no need to worry because most of the time, this can be fixed. There are some things you could do to your phone that could speed up and bring it back to life. Bring it back like the day you bought it.
Keep in mind, this may not work with every iPhone. So, if you are one of the unlucky ones, you might have to purchase a newer model.
To help you and guide you through the situation, I decided to tell you about the most useful tips and tricks that could speed up your new iPhone.
Turn it off
This may seem a little bit too basic or simple, but it does work. It will especially work on devices that have not been turned off for weeks, months, or even years. If you have never managed to fully drain the battery of your device, it may require a restart to reset all of its functions.
The reason why devices could get slowed down without restarting them is that every single one of them stores a certain type of data referred to as a cache. Cache files are very useful and basically essential for any kind of computer. It helps the device remember. It remembers the images you have opened on certain websites, the state of your last gaming session, the position you have scroll to your favorite news app and etc.
However, if the device simply has too much cache, it starts to have a difficult time sorting through it. To help it, you just restarted and all of that cache has been removed. Don’t worry, you will not lose anything by doing this.
Try updating the iOS
The power and speed of every phone come from the combination of the hardware and the software. Of course, once you buy your phone, there is no possibility to change or upgrade the hardware. What you got is what you going to stick with.
However, that does not mean that speeding up the phone is impossible. With updates to software and operating systems, the phone can utilize the hardware more efficiently.
Apple is well known for its extensive optimization for the operating system known as iOS.
Unfortunately, it seemed like many people have no idea that updates are even possible. Those that do know about the updates are simply afraid of installing it. Afraid that something bad might happen. But, the possibility that something could happen is zero.
If you update your iOS, you will not lose a single photo, contact, or any other piece of information.
By doing this, you may notice a huge increase in speed, making the software snappy and more responsive. You will also have access to better and improved features which is always a plus.
Updating the iOS could also boost up the battery life of your iPhone considerably as suggested by this website.
Uninstall any unnecessary apps
When you first buy an iPhone, it comes with all the basic and preinstalled applications such as the calculator, calendar, camera, music, gallery, and many others that are useful to everyone.
As you use it over the weeks, months, or years, you probably install different applications. Whether it is for work or just games, it does not matter. However, I also assumed there are some applications that you have stopped using entirely. Some that are of no use to you.
So, instead of keeping them and letting them take your storage space for no reason, it may be his time to delete them. Analyze the entire home app screen and see which ones you need or do not need at all.
Once you are done deleting all of those unnecessary applications, you might notice a sudden increase in performance.
Close all apps
Whenever I tried to use my mom’s phone, it feels sluggish and very slow. To me, it is basically unusable. At first, I did not understand how she managed to bring it in that kind of state, but shortly after, I realized. Every application she has ever open was left open. In other words, she never closed any of the apps that were used.
I think this might be a habit that a lot of people have. They seem to forget the applications that work in the background.
Closing all of them is quite easy. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. Once you do that, you will see all the running applications. To close them, all you have to do is just press that little red button on the left side top corner or you can just swipe them away to the top.
After you are done, play around with the device and see whether the performance has improved.
Completely reset it
If all of these tips and tricks I have provided you above do not work, there might be just one solution left. The solution is to completely reset your iPhone. I know, it might not be something that you want to do, but if there is no other solution, you have no other choice.
Keep in mind, before you do it, I suggest that you upload all of your important files and pictures on the cloud or put them on your computer and only then try to completely reset the device.
After that, I assure you that the original speed of the iOS operating system will definitely come back.
As you can see, there are multiple ways you can speed up your new iPhone. Some of these tips might not work for you while others definitely will. It is up to you to experiment and see which one will deliver results.