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.
With this understanding, let us go ahead and take a look at the steps to manually clear RAM on iPhone or iPad.
1. Power OFF and Restart
The quickest way to clear RAM on iPhone is to simply powering OFF your device and turning it back ON again.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.
Allow iPhone to completely Power OFF > Wait for 30 seconds Restart iPhone. This step should make your device run a bit faster.
2. 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.
Go to Settings > Safari > scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data.
On the pop-up, tap on Clear History and Data to clear Safari Cache on your iPhone or iPad.
3. Offload Unused Apps
Another way to limit RAM usage on iPhone or iPad is to Offload Unused Apps on your device. This step ensures that unused Apps are not using resources on your device.
Go to Settings > App Store > scroll down and move the toggle next to Offload Unused Apps to ON position.
This setting will automatically Offload Unused Apps and prevent them from using resources on your device.
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.
Locate the App that you want to Uninstall > Long press (Tap and Hold) on the App and select the Remove App option.
On the confirmation pop-up, select Delete App option to confirm.