iPhones are powerful devices that offer seamless user experience alongside helping us in an array of activities like scheduling flights, having Zoom meetings, keeping a track of calories consumed, navigating routes, etc. Slower iPhones could impact a lot of our daily activities in a negative way and thus, need to be addressed. Slowing down of iPhones is inevitable with time, however, there are some simple tricks that can be adopted in order to improve the phone’s performance and make it feel a little snappier.
If you iPhone is getting sluggish, try out these easy hacks and improve your phone’s speed and efficiency.
1. Update To The Latest iOS Version
It is very essential to keep your iPhone’s operating system up-to-date to ensure optimal performance. To do so, simply navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and turn the toggle on for “Automatic Updates”. Apple regularly releases updates that incorporate bug fixes and performance enhancements, so make sure to install them in time.
2. Manage Storage:
Lack of storage space can slow down phone performance. The older versions of iPhones had a storage space of 16GB. However, the latest models host a larger storage space ranging from 128GB to 1TB. Despite the ample storage, your device can get cluttered with unused apps, images, video and other documents. Apple recommends maintaining a free storage space of 1GB for the device to function optimally. Leverage the “Offload Unused Apps” feature to get rid of the apps that you barely use.
Navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to check the space recommendation for your model.
3. Disable Background App Refresh
If there are apps in your phone’s background, chances are that your phone’s battery might drain faster than usual. The geolocation feature of these apps reduces the phone speed and reduce battery life of your device. To close the apps that you are not using, simple navigate to Settings > Genera > Background App Refresh and turn the toggle off for the apps that you don’t want to run in the background.
4. Disable Visual Effects & Animations
Disable parallax effects and dynamic wallpapers to free up processing power. Reduce the motion of visual effects and animation to boost your iPhone’s speed.
To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and go to ‘Reduce Motion’.
5. Choose ‘Manual Backup’ Option in iCloud Settings
Automatic backups to iCloud consume the device’s resources and aren’t always essential for many of us. Switching the backup mode from ‘Automatic’ to ‘Manual’ helps in enhancing the ling-term performance and control when and how your phone is backing up. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and choose ‘Manual’ from the mode options available.
If all of these fixes fail to have a profound impact on the device speed, try rebooting the device as the final resort. Sometimes, a simple restart can fix the speed issue on your iPhone and enhance the performance of the device.