iPhones do get slower with age – especially when there’s a shiny new model out and you’re wondering how to justify treating yourself. The cause is often a lot of junk files and less free space, outdated software and stuff running in the background that doesn’t need to be. So before splurging on a new device, check out our tips to increase your iPhone speed. Making Apple’s new iOS smoothly on your iPhone takes just a little time. These tips compiled by the Huffington Post will help increase iPhone speed.
1. Clear out clutter that is no longer in use. Go to Settings, then General, then scroll down and click Usage. You should remove what you don’t want or are no longer using as these games and apps might be taking up space. This has the biggest impact on iPhone speed.
If you’re running out of space on your iPhone this could account for the sluggishness. One quick way to free up a chunk of space is to delete a few apps. Identify which apps are taking the most space by going to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and then tapping ‘Manage Storage’ under Storage. You’ll see a list of apps and how much space they’re taking up on your phone. You can easily delete apps you don’t need here by tapping on the app name, and choosing Delete App on the next screen.
2. Treat your iPhone like a computer and clear your browser. It can have an impact on performance. Go to Settings, then Safari (Chrome or other), then select Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data.
3. Delete old texts. While iMessage history is stored in the cloud, heavy text message users should clear space by deleting old conversations that are no longer needed. Open a chat, then tap and hold a sent message until you see the “more” option. Choose the messages you want to delete or select “delete all.”
4. Turn off auto app updates if speed and performance is your main concern. Go to Settings, then scroll down and click iTunes & App Store. Push all buttons to the left to turn off automatic downloads.
5. Turn off location services. This is important for speed, battery life and privacy. Most apps don’t really need it even though they ask for it. Go to Settings, then Privacy, then Location Services. Choose to turn it off or just turn it off for certain apps. Some, like Maps, need your location but others, like Facebook, don’t.
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