If your iPhone or iPad is running slow, there are a number of steps that can be taken to improve the overall speed and performance of your slow iPhone and iPad.
Speed Up Slow iPhone and iPad
It is not uncommon to notice a drop in speed and overall performance of iPhone or iPad after a certain period of use.
This usually happens due to accumulation of junk files, expired or corrupted cache files, background running Apps and various other reasons.
You should be able to notice a significant improvement in the performance of your device by using steps as provided below to Speed up Slow iPhone or iPad.
1. Power OFF and Restart
Powering OFF iPhone and turning it back ON again is a quick way to free up RAM and improve the performance of iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.
On the next screen, use the Slider on to Turn OFF iPhone. Wait for iPhone to completely Power OFF > After 30 seconds Restart iPhone.
2. Clear Safari Cache
Periodically clearing the Safari Browser History and Website data gets rid of outdated cached files, which helps in improving the performance of Safari browser on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Safari > scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data.
On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Clear History and Data option to clear the Safari Cache on your iPhone.
3. Disable Background App Refresh
Many Apps on iPhone have a tendency to run in background and consume resources, even if you are not actually using them.
Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > on the next screen, disable Background App Refresh for unnecessary Apps be moving the toggle to OFF position.
Note: Turning OFF Background App refresh also helps in Improving the Battery Life of your iPhone.
4. Disable Siri Suggestions
Siri can suggest apps, people, locations and more, but this feature can slow down older devices.
Go to Settings > Siri & Search > on the next screen, disable all Suggestions under “SIRI Suggestions” section.
5. Update iPhone
iPhone can significantly slow down, if it is waiting for an iOS update to be installed on your device.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update > on the next screen, tap on Download and Install.
Note: You will see Download and Install option, only if an Update is available.
6. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps
Delete all the unnecessary Apps on your iPhone that you may have downloaded on impulse or just to try them out.
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
On iPhone Storage screen, tap on the App that you want to Delete > on the next screen, scroll down and tap on Delete App option.
Repeat the above steps to delete other unnecessary Apps from your device.
Alternatively, you can also delete Apps by Pressing & Holding on the App Icon and tapping on the Delete App option in the menu that appears.
7. Offload Unused Apps
The Offload Unused Apps feature on iPhone can automatically disable Apps, if they remain unused over a certain period of time.
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and enable Offload Unused Apps option.
This will automatically disable unused Apps from your device.
8. Reduce Motion
Reducing motion turns OFF the parallax effect on App Icons (Apps sliding in/out) and makes the Apps to Fade out.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion > enable Reduce Motion option.
Enabling reduce motion actually makes it faster to open and close apps on your device.
9. Turn off Low Power Mode
Sometimes, Low Power Mode can get accidentally triggered on iPhone, making your device sluggish.
Go to Settings > Battery > disable Low Power Mode by moving the toggle to OFF position.
Hopefully, the above tips should help you in improving the speed of your slow iPhone.
10. Disable Notifications by Unnecessary Apps
Unnecessary App notifications can be distracting and slow down the performance of your device.
Go to Settings > Notifications > tap on the App for which you want to disable Notifications > on the next screen, move the toggle next to Allow Notifications to OFF position
Repeat the above steps to disable notifications for other unnecessary or non-essential Apps.