iPhones are a reliable device that over a billion people around the world own. You may have noticed that your iPhone is showing signs of slowing down. This could be down to various factors ranging from outdated iOS software to resource-heavy features. Have you recently bought an iPhone and it is slow? It is very unlikely it’s a hardware issue. It could be something simple like deleting resource-intensive apps that you don’t use. In this blog post, we’ll be going through some tips on how to speed your iPhone up.
Performing Software Updates
One reason why your iPhone may be showing signs of slowing is outdated software. Consistently installing the latest version of iOS is key to ensure that the iPhone is up to speed. To check whether your iPhone has an iOS update head to ‘Settings’, ‘General’ and then go to ‘Software Update’. If the updated software is present, download and install it. You may be thinking if you install more software onto your device shouldn’t it be running slower? Well in fact Apple isn’t perfect, if you have installed the latest iOS and you are experiencing your iPhone seems slower than before, it’s best to contact Apple. They often bring out a further update e.g., iOS 13.0.1. This often fixes some of the problems that arise from the initial update.
Deleting Apps That Aren’t Being Used
You may have lots of apps that you don’t use on the iPhone. This could be a factor in why your iPhone is slowing down. We understand that there are some applications on your phone that you can’t live without. However, there may be some that you haven’t used in ages, uninstalling these can aid the speed of the iPhone. Once deleted, the app and the data should be removed immediately.
Lack of Storage Space
iPhones have a certain amount of storage space on them. The iPhones that are currently on the market come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. Once you have owned an iPhone for a long period and you have taken hundreds of photos, downloaded music and installed resource-intensive apps a lot of memory will already being used. Often issues occur when the available storage space hits 0. All devices need a little bit of space to enable the software to run efficiently. You can check how much storage you have available on your iPhone by going to ‘’Settings’’, ‘’General’’ and then About. If it says you have 1GB available on the iPhone, this isn’t your issue.
Replace iPhone Battery
If you have owned an iPhone for a couple of years, the battery life of your device may be coming to an end of its peak performance level. On the whole, iPhone batteries last for many years, however, if they pass their peak performance level Apple may control the performance of the phone to save it from shutting down. This is due to the battery not working correctly. To check the iPhone’s battery life, go into Settings 👉Battery 👉 Battery Health.
Rebooting the iPhone
Turning the iPhone off and on can do wonders if you have completed the other tips we have mentioned. Ensure that you turn your device off correctly (not a hard reset) is important as it removes the memory and gives the iPhone a fresh start. Different iPhones have alternative ways of rebooting click here to find out how to reboot your device. Once the iPhone is off, hold the power button and wait until the Apple logo appears and then let go. If you have done this correctly, you should see a clear difference in the speed of the iPhone.
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