Usually, after six months of use, the owner of the iPhone begins with nostalgia to remember how fast the gadget was right after the purchase. The set of measures described in the article will help restore the “apple” smartphone to its former performance.
It doesn’t matter which iPhone the user owns – “seventh” or outdated “fourth”; sooner or later, any mobile device begins to freeze and “slow down”. As a rule, this is due to limited RAM – the user clogs it with data from useless applications, which then forgets to delete.
A competent revision of the information stored on the gadget will definitely allow you to speed up the work of the iPhone. About what specific measures should be taken by the user, and this article will tell.
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There is a way to quickly get rid of the Apple application cache without having to reboot the mobile device. The procedure is as follows:
Step 1. Hold the button "Power"Until the slider"Turn off"(He is -"Slide to Power Off").
Step 2. Release the button "Power"And hold for a few seconds"Home".
Step 3. After the iOS main screen appears in front of you, release the "Home".
Next, make a quick check: open the multitasking menu by double-clicking on "Home". You will make sure that the applications are open in the background, but if you go to one of them, you will see that it is being downloaded again.
Before you start cleaning the "RAM" in this way, make sure that the iPhone is unlocked – otherwise, by holding the "Home" you can only call Siri.
Turn off graphic effects
Parallax and frosted glass effect give the iOS interface a unique beauty: the first effect provides a pseudo-three-dimensional appearance of icons and wallpapers, the second – the volume of all graphic elements. By sacrificing beauty, you can also speed up the iPhone. Graphic effects are disabled as follows:
Step 1. Go to "Settings"And follow the path"The main"-"Universal access".
Step 2. In section "Universal access"Find the subsection"Motion reduction"And go into it.
Step 3. Toggle the toggle switch "Motion reduction»To inactive position.
By default, this slider is deactivated.
By disabling graphic effects, you will notice that the response time to a click on the screen has decreased significantly, and applications run much more smoothly.
Disabling startups and auto updates
The slow operation of the iPhone can be caused by the fact that the device automatically downloads the application that is on the iPad of the same user. Besides, Apple gadgets with iOS version higher than 7.0 are capable of loading information from already installed applications without the knowledge of owners, which also negatively affects the speed of the operating system.
You can prevent iPhone from replenishing data in automatic mode like this:
Step 1. Open "Settings"And go to the"iTunes Store, AppStore".
Step 2. Scroll down to block "Automatic downloads»And deactivate all tumblers.
Step 3. Go back to "Settings"And follow the path"The main"-"Update content".
Step 4. In the subsection "Content Update»Switch the slider of the same name to the inactive position.
By disabling startup, the user will not only speed up the iPhone – it will also extend the battery life of the mobile device and save a lot of traffic.
Clearing the cache in Safari
This measure will not increase the performance of the "apple" device as a whole, but it will definitely affect the speed of the built-in iPhone browser. Erase accumulated in Safari garbage can be like this:
Step 1. AT "Settings"Find the section"Safari"And go into it.
Step 2. Scroll down – you will find the item "Clear the history". Click on it.
Step 3. In the menu that appears, confirm that you want to clear the browser history.
In section "Safari»Can be erased and cookie – for this you need to press the button "Delete cookie and data".
The user should note that after deletion cookie logins and passwords saved by the browser will be lost.
Auto delete messages
The opinion that the volume of the message archive does not affect the overall performance of the iPhone is erroneous – not only the application freezes because of the large number of saved SMS-okMessages", But also other programs. The user may be surprised how much space his correspondence actually occupies – especially if he regularly uses “gifs”, memes and videos in virtual communication.
To prevent useless information from accumulating, iPhone owners are advised to set up automatic deletion of messages after 1 month. This can be done on iOS versions above 8.0. Here’s how to proceed:
Step 1. Follow the path "Settings"("Settings") -"Messages"("Messages") -"Leave a message"("Keep messages").
Step 2. In the subsection "Leave a message"Check the box opposite"30 days"("thirty Days").
IPhone users should not be afraid to part with outdated messages. If necessary, these SMSs can be restored from the backup.
Should I do an OS update?
Some thematic portals recommend updating the operating system as a measure to speed up the iPhone. Such a recommendation should be taken more than wary, because "there is no turning back" – Apple does not allow rollback of the "OS" to the previous version. The user must correlate the model of his "apple" gadget and the OS version – he should not chase software innovations, otherwise he will receive a device that, due to constant freezes, will impossible normal use.
“Cupertinians” do not hide the fact that a bug is “sewed” into each new version of the OS, because of which iOS slows down on older devices. This is not the most honest way Apple forces users to change gadgets.
Owners of iPhone 5S should not install iOS 10, as well as owners of 4S it is better to avoid upgrading to version 8. The single-core iPhone 4 does not cope with iOS 7 either: the unfortunate owners of these old devices will not let you lie – even those few applications that are installed on the “four” constantly crash. Recommendations to update the iPhone so that it works faster are sometimes given very rashly and superficially – “experts” always need to clarify, to which version is the maximum should update iOS specific model of smartphone from Apple.
Will third-party applications help?
The most effective program in terms of accelerating iPhone is considered Battery doctor (download here). Among users of "apple" products, it has achieved popularity, not least because it was recommended by a large and well-known publication Macworld in one of his articles.
The user should not be confused that the word appears in the names of both programs Battery. The redistribution of the “RAM” is rather a secondary function of these utilities, and the main thing is the extension of the battery life of the mobile device.
Using apps to speed up your iPhone is simple: both have a “Memory"Where there is only one button -"Boost". Just click this button, and the redistribution of OSes will begin.
Journalists of the already mentioned publication Macworld with constant iPhone hangs, resort to using these applications Firstly. If programs cannot resolve the inconvenience, you should refer to other methods.
Users of "apple" devices, arguing what to do if the iPhone slows down, often inflate "out of an elephant’s fly." In many cases, to solve the problem, you do not need to resort to ingenious methods and "heavy" utilities – just a device is enough reload. Rebooting will free up resources that were occupied by system services, and iPhone will definitely breathe easier.
If both the reboot and the other methods described were equally unsuccessful, you should go to the extreme measure – restore the iPhone from a backup copy that was still made before occurrence of problems with speed. Of course, this measure will lead to the loss of some relevant data, but the problem will certainly be solved.