It is good practice to periodically clear RAM on iPhone or iPad, in order to remove unwanted files and accumulated junk that can end up impacting the overall performance of your device.
Clear RAM on iPhone and iPad
RAM which stands for “Random Access Memory” can be described as a storage location on a device designed to store temporary files and data required for proper functioning of the Apps and processes running on the device.
As you continue to use your iPhone or iPad, its RAM tends to gets clogged up with expired data and temporary files, impacting the smooth functioning of the device.
Hence, the need to clear the RAM on iPhone or iPad on a periodic basis and get rid of unwanted files and expired data occupying RAM.
Without such maintenance (especially on older iPhones) you may begin to notice problems during multitasking, viewing HD Videos and you may also notice crashing of Apps.
You will find below the steps to manually clear RAM on iPhone or iPad.
1. Power OFF and Restart
Powering OFF your device and turning it back ON again is a quick way to free up RAM on iPhone or iPad and making your device run faster.
1. Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.
2. Move the Slider to OFF position to Turn OFF iPhone.
3. Wait for iPhone to completely Power OFF > After 30 seconds Restart iPhone
2. Offload Unused Apps
Another way to limit RAM usage on iPhone or iPad is to Offload Unused Apps on your device.
This ensures that only the Apps that you are currently using are running on your device and all the idle Apps are disabled.
1. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store.
2. On the next screen, scroll down and enable Offload Unused Apps option.
This will automatically remove unused Apps from your device.
3. Clear Safari Cache
Safari is the default browser on iPhone and like all internet browsers it stores information about websites that you visit and other data in its cache.
You can periodically clear out Safari cache and delete cached files and data by following these steps.
1. Open Settings > scroll down and tap on Safari.
2. On Safari screen, scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data.
3. On the pop-up, tap on Clear History and Data to clear Safari Cache on your iPhone or iPad.
4. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps
Delete all the unnecessary Apps on your iPhone that you may have downloaded on impulse or just to try them out.
1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage
2. On iPhone Storage screen, select the App that you want to Uninstall.
3. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on Delete App option.
Alternatively, you can go to the Home Screen > Press & Hold on the App that you want to delete and select Delete App option in the little menu that appears.