How to Speed Up iOS 7 on iPhone 4/4S and iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad Mini

iOS 7 is built to support the iPhone 4 and up, and iPad 2 and later. Technically, this means iOS 7 should run smoothly in iPhone 4 and iPad 2 – the oldest iPhone/iPad devices with respect to iOS 7. But the chances are high that your old iPhone/iPad stutters with iOS 7.

In terms of hardware, iOS 7 does run somewhat smoothly on older iDevices but other things – data, apps, processes running in the background, updates, etc. can actually slow down your device.

Here are some tips to speed-up iOS 7 on your older iDevice such as iPhone 4/4S and iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad Mini

Stop Background App Refresh

iOS 7 refreshes apps even when they’re running in the background. Naturally, this eats up a lot of memory when you run multiple apps that refresh automatically. In today’s world, a lot of apps do this.

iOS 7 slowing down? Maybe cut down on the background app refresh. To turn this feature off, go to Settings → General → Background App Refresh and turn it off.

Turn Off Auto Updates

Looking at a large number of apps waiting to be updated isn’t exactly nice but a lot of apps updating silently in the background isn’t neat either – when you’re on a limited data plan and on an old iPhone/iPad.

When enabled, iOS 7 will automatically update apps. You’ll be notified, of course, but it keeps going on in the background along with all other processes.

This could – at times – slow down iOS 7. If you have the habit of updating apps regularly – maybe do it by the bedside overnight – you might want to turn it off.

Go to Settings → iTunes & App Store → turn off Updates under Automatic Downloads.

Clear Out Apps That You Don’t Use

Smartphones need spring cleaning too. If you let your iPhone/iPad be a little disorganized, the app and data pile-up will cost a lot later. In the case of an old iPhone/iPad that runs iOS 7, this effect compounds. So it’s better that you clear out apps from your iPhone/iPad.

When you clear out apps and their associated data, you do get a lot of space that iOS 7 can expand to or make use of.

That’s all, guys!

Hope this helps you.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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