If you think that your iPad and iPhone getting slower with time, you are mostly right. Speed declines so slowly that it is virtually not possible to notice. One day, you feel that your apps are opening slowly, Safari is taking lots of time to load even simple websites and menus are sluggish. Here we will teach you how to fix your iPhone, iPod or iPad running slow.
Is it Time to Upgrade to a New iPad or iPhone?
It is sure that new iPad and iPhone models come with more powerful processors and they are faster than their predecessors. But, most of the time, you don’t have to buy a new iPad or iPhone when existing one is running slow. Usually a software conflict is causing trouble and making it run slowly. Just fixing software can help you fix it.
Reasons why your iPhone is Slow and How to Fix
In this post, all the fixes work really well for iPad, iPhone, and iPod as they all run iOS from Apple. As we all know, its software problem which is the root cause of the problem, not the hardware.
Your iPhone is Out of Storage Space available
Like all systems, iPhone also has a limited storage space. Today’s iPhone comes with 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB models. These storage amounts are referred as ‘Capacity’ for iPhone. After taking lots of pictures, installing apps and games, and downloading music and videos, your device will easily run out of the storage space available. Problems occur when amount of space reaches to zero. It is sure that all machines need a bit of wiggle room to keep the program running well.
How Much Memory to leave on iPhone?
iPhone is a memory-efficient device, so you don’t need much space to keep things running well. To avoid slow iPhone, be sure to leave at least 500MB or 1GB free to stay totally safe.
How to Check the Amount of Free Space on iPhone?
Simply go to Settings > General >About and look at the space available. If it shows 1GB of space available, skip to next step.
How to Free up Memory?
Luckily, you can easily track which app is taking up much space. Simply go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and you will see a list of what’s eating up most space on your device. Photos can be removed using iTunes or Photos app and Apps and Music can be removed from screen directly. Simply tap on the app icon and select Delete App. Simply swipe from right to left on music you want to delete and tap Delete.
Enable some features in “Recommendations” submenu to optimize iPhone storage. For example, it can delete any attachment or message you received or sent around a year ago by enabling Auto Delete Old Conversations.
Apps Running in the Background
Some apps should still run even after closing them. For example, you may want Facebook Messenger to alert you whenever you get a new message. You need to keep in mind two things about apps which should run in the background –
- It is very important to choose which apps you want to keep running in the background.
- All apps are not coded by developers with same skill. One app might slow down your device a lot when other might have low impact. You cannot measure which app is taking huge impact and which is not. As a rule of thumb, lesser known apps may cause more problems than popular apps.
- It is very important to choose which apps you want to allow to keep running in the background.
Which Apps Should Keep Running in the Background?
See a list of apps on iPhone which are currently running in the background by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
Well you don’t have to turn it off completely because it is good to keep some apps running in the background. If you don’t want an app to alert you or send messages when not in use, you may turn Background App Refresh off for that app. Simply go down the list and you will just need to choose a few apps that should be left to run in the background.