If you are still working on your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, you must have noticed that your fast interface now becomes slow and takes a very long time to run an app. The reason might be new iOS 9.0 families. Even those who are using iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, it becomes slower after the installation of iOS 9.0 and its updates.”
Apple iOS as well as installed apps requires a free space to run smoothly. If the free space is less, the time taken to run the apps gets longer so the very first thing we need to do is to make more free space on the device.
So we are going to discuss and solve your biggest issue with iPhone “Speed up your iPhone”.
Method 1: Close all the applications running in the background
When you want to run a large size application, it is advisable to close all other apps running in the background .This will allow your iPhone to work a little faster and a bit more efficiently. This will also help you to increase the battery life of your iPhone.
Follow the steps to close the apps you no longer required
- Press the Home button twice to bring up all the Apps running in the background.
- Swipe upwards the screens to close them.
Method 2: Auto app updates should be turned off
Sometimes, the iPhone works slowly because it might be trying to update apps in the background. Turning off the auto update feature of apps and doing it manually will surely boost up the functioning of the iPhone.
Follow the steps for this:
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down to find iTunes & App Store, and then tap on it.
- Find the column of Automatic Downloads.
- Close the automatic downloads of the Apps by switching the sliders to off modes.
Method 3: Turn off Background App Refresh
Apart from closing the automatic download, you can also disable background app refresh to make your iPhone faster.
Follow the steps to turn off background app refresh are:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Background App Refresh.
- Close the Background App Refresh by switching the sliders to off mode.
In case you want to permit some of your apps to refresh their contents in background, you can also keep Background App Refresh in ON mode for that particular app only.
Method 4: Restart your iPhone every once in a while
Most of us have the habit of never closing our iPhone and keeping it on all the time. We should always remember that iPhone is a miniature computer and it should be treated as one. That is why it should be restarted every once in a while to enhance its working. It is in fact healthy for it to get restarted after regular intervals. This will clear out the memory space and fix unruly apps.
How to restart your phone:
- Press and hold the sleep button until you see power off slide screen.
- Swipe it and wait till the power of the iPhone is down.
- Wait for about 10 seconds.
- Press and hold the sleep button again for about 5 sec to restart it.
Method 5: Upgrade iOS version of your iPhone.
Software upgrades usually have the fix to the bugs which may have affected the working of your iPhone. Therefore, whenever you get a notification to upgrade your iPhone, go ahead and upgrade it without any hesitation.
If still you have an iPhone working on iOS version earlier than iOS 8, please upgrade it to the latest iOS 9 or above. You can update your device by following the steps mentioned below:
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Software update.
Note: We recommend you to not install iOS 8 or above on iPhone 4 or 4S. They have limitations due to their hardware.
Method 6: Remove all kind of App junks, cookies and caches
When you are working with iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s, there are chances that the junk and unwanted files may be slowing down your device. You may use tools available in the market to clean all the junk and unwanted data from your device. Cookies, cache, crash logs and temp files cannot be deleted by regular methods.
All the above mentioned methods will surely help you to enhance the working of your precious gadget. However, above precautions are enough to care about hand held gadget but you should also consider to avoid bad practices like use of unauthorized software or accessing malicious web resources.