Over the evolution of iPhone, one of the problems has always remained; that is the performance issue. You might have noticed your iPhone gets slower as it ages. There are many possible reasons behind the performance issues.
One of the primary reasons for slow performance is caching. Over a period of time, we install many apps and also remove them, but their residual files might be there in the system. This may cause your iPhone to run little slow.
Here we have listed all the possible solutions, which will speed up your iPhone like a new one, have a look at it:
Possible Solutions If Your iPhone is Running Slow
#1. Restart your iPhone regularly
iPhone is no less than a PC or a laptop; as we shutdown our PC or laptop at times, same is to be done with your iPhone. Restarting an iPhone will boot entire iOS from fresh, which means all the useless cache files will be deleted. This will lead to less processing, which will ultimately result in to better performance.
#2. Delete large/useless apps
App eats up lots of space on your iPhone. Uninstalling apps that are used seldom is highly recommended, because it will free up your storage which will require less processing. Larger apps occupy more space and also more of your RAM which again lowers the performance. Keep it as a regular practice to uninstall any app that is rarely used.
#3. Force close running apps
iPhone has a solid memory management. Even then, if you keep a long list of apps open, no matter how smart iPhone is, it will start to lag. All of us have a habit of pressing home button as soon as your job with a specific app is finished. Every app has a pre-defined time to go to suspended state, until then it keeps using your memory. To force close this app, double press home button and swipe up on all the running apps.
#4. Turn off background apps
You might be restarting your iPhone regularly and also deleting apps occasionally, but the apps you have already installed will continue their processing in background; even if you have closed it. Turn off background app process from Settings. By doing so, once you exit the app, it will no longer continue its processes in background. This will free up CPU processing and also free up your RAM.
#5. Update iOS
Every new update is focused to resolve the issues of earlier iOS. That means if you are facing lagging issues on your current iOS, you should think to upgrade your iOS to latest version. The latest iOS 9 is claimed to be the best update from Apple so far. Also, it will unlock new features and better performance.
#6. Downgrading to earlier iOS
Some older devices are compatible with latest iOS 9 update, but it is not really recommended updating. The latest iOS 9 has many features targeting the latest hardware of iPhone 6 and 6s series. Your iPhone might not be equivalent to load that amount of features, and because of which you might feel your iPhone is running slow. Try downgrading to earlier version of iOS that worked fine with your iPhone.
#7. Reduce Motion
Apple’s latest flagship devices are loaded with best-in-class hardware that is capable to render animations maintaining buttery smooth performance. But if you are using earlier iPhone then you might not be able to get the best out of it. Reduce motion animation from Settings → General → Accessibility → Reduce Motion (toggle it ON).
This will decrease the amount of animations but will surely help you get a better performance.
#8. Disable Location, Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G
Location and internet connectivity, regardless of Wi-Fi or data will keep using your RAM and CPU capacity. Your App Store keeps scanning your apps to check if any update is available or not. Apart from that, other apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram keeps their connection on to deliver you notifications. All this certainly uses lots of resources in background. It is advisable to turn internet connectivity disabled if not in use.
#9. Delete Safari cache data, unnecessary songs, pictures and videos
As we have been saying, the more your capacity is free, the faster your iPhone will perform. We all click lots of pictures, download songs and videos, and visit many websites on iPhone, everything occupies storage. You might want to consider deleting text messages that you no longer need. In addition, you should also delete photos and videos that you think are not necessary enough. Lastly, clear Safari cache data as well by doing to Settings → Safari → Clear History and Website Data.
#10. Reset to factory settings
Once in a while develop a habit to reset settings to their factory state. Doing so will not delete any of your personal data. It will just reset all the settings to default state. You might want to note down your passwords before proceeding with this step. In order to reset factory go to → General → Reset → Reset All Settings.
#11. Set up your iPhone as new
This might sound ridiculous but once in a while, keep a habit of starting your iPhone from fresh. Just for a precautionary measure; take backup before resetting your iPhone. Though, we would not suggest restoring from backup as it might bring some of your corrupt files back.
#12. Visit customer care center
If you have followed all the things we have mentioned above, yet you feel your iPhone is lagging, and then ultimate solution is to book an appointment with Apple customer care center. They might run some test to diagnose the problem.