If not managed well, apps can take the smooth and buttery performance away from your iPhone. With just a bit of care, you can take perfect control over apps and keep them in fine fettle. But it’s always easier said than done! That’s why I thought it’s apt to share some tips to manage apps iPhone or iPad apps immaculately.
There are several things you need to keep an eye on. For instance, how well a particular app is running, how much battery it consumes and more significantly; whether its redundant files are deleted from time to time or not. In most cases, you can get on top of all of the things above. However, if your iOS device is loaded with tons of apps, you may need an extra hand to keep the mess at a fair distance!
Tips to Manage iPhone and iPad Apps Smartly
Never Keep Apps Open for Long
One of the simplest yet highly effective ways to prevent apps from draining the battery on your device is to never keep them open for long. As soon as you have used an app, force quit it. This will go a long way in extending the battery life on your device.
I have used this nifty hack for long to stop applications from running endlessly. That’s one of the prime reasons why my device hardly runs out of steam!
Put Those Random Alerts Away
Allow only selected apps to alert you. If you have opened the game to a number of apps to ping you up randomly, chances are your device is hardly getting much time to breathe. Time to prioritize your needs and let only important apps notify you! Open Settings app Notifications → App → turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.
Don’t Fail to Offload the Redundant Apps
iOS 11 has made it incredibly simple to keep the unwanted apps at bay. The best thing about it is that you can remove the app without having to delete the associated data. If you find that some apps are unnecessarily loaded on your device, don’t fail to try out this highly effective feature.
Don’t Let Apps Burn your Device on Both Ends
Features like Location Services and Background App Refresh are known to be extremely power hungry. Fortunately, the latest versions of iOS allow you to use them based on your need.
For instance, you can allow apps to access your location only when you are using it. Likewise, you can enable apps to refresh in the background only when you are connected to Wi-Fi.
- Settings → General → Background App Refresh → Background App Refresh → select Wi-Fi or OFF.
- Settings → Privacy → Location Services → tap on an app and select While Using.
Update Apps Regularly
Outdated versions of apps are a huge burden. They not just run too slowly but also drain more battery. They also tend to freeze and crash more often. Therefore, it’s worth updating apps regularly. It can play a vital role in keeping the smooth performance of your device intact.
Open App Store → Updates tab → find the apps and then hit the Update button right next to them.
Clean Up the Apps from Time to Time
It pays to clean up the apps every now and then. If you don’t remove their cache and junk files, they will pile up to become extremely problematic for your iPhone. Eventually, your device will become completely cluttered and all hell will seem to break loose!
There are multiple ways through which you can prevent junk files from cluttering your device. And one of the most reliable ways is to get it done right from within the app. Almost all the popular apps let you clear the cache. Hence, you shouldn’t have any problem in eliminating the unwanted files.
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If you don’t want to spend your valuable time in eliminating the junk files of apps, you can take the help of cache cleaning apps to get the work done for you more efficiently.
There are a couple of apps “Magic Phone Cleaner” and “Dr. Cleaner” that I have used to manage junk files more efficiently on my iOS device. They work reliably in letting you easily delete the unnecessary data. Besides, they are available for free. Hence you can start using them straight away.
Have your say:
Hopefully, the above tips come handy in handling apps in a better way on your device. Have any feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.
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