One day, you may feel that your iPhone seems to have become slower. This is confirmed by slow-motion animations when flipping screens, long launch of games and applications and general discomfort from working with the device. In this article, we will try to understand the reasons for this behavior of the smartphone and eliminate them. Your iPhone can probably return to its original state and delight the owner.
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What to do if iPhone starts to slow down?
Start by rebooting
The simplest and most obvious solution in case of braking detection is to simply overload the smartphone. There is nothing difficult in this, but the whole action will take only a few seconds. This procedure is probably familiar to any smartphone owner, and the method depends on the specific model (in detail).
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Recent iOS update
Your iPhone may show some leisurely performance if you updated iOS shortly before. A fresh system takes some time to index files, clear cache, optimize its work and applications. For a while, this will cause the iPhone to slow down slightly and heat up more than usual. But that’s okay. And in this case, there is simply nothing to fix, you have to wait. It is best to update iOS in the evening – by the morning the system will be able to calmly complete its setup without annoying the user’s brakes.
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IPhone internal storage nearly full
The amount of free space on the internal storage, too, as it turned out, can affect the speed of the iPhone. Even the fastest machine will slow down if there are only a few megabytes of free space left in it. Applications will simply run out of space to host and cache their data. But this problem is just not difficult to solve. First, enable the unloading of unused apps in iOS. Then manually delete unnecessary content, photos or videos can be uploaded to your computer or transferred to the cloud. And starting with iOS 11, you can start organizing free space right on your device, thanks to the settings menu The main → Storage iPhone…
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Power saving mode is on
Power saving mode significantly increases the autonomy of the iPhone, but at the same time reduces the performance of the device by up to 50%. This opportunity is provided by changing the performance of the processor, as well as deactivating certain functions, such as updating applications, automatic downloads, checking mail, etc.
An activated Power Saving Mode is indicated by the amber battery capacity icon.
We talked about how to turn on and off the Power Saving Mode in this article.
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An iOS update has occurred, not a clean install of the system
If the system is not installed anew, but is constantly updated, then for a long time of such operation, numerous garbage will accumulate in it. Errors from previous versions may also remain. It is naive to think that over the years of use in this mode, the smartphone will be able to maintain its original performance.
It may not be worth constantly installing new iOS updates over old ones, it is better to alternate a clean install with an update. Sometimes it is worth resorting to using iTunes or Finder and installing the system without restoring from a backup. And it is better to save it itself separately, for example, in iCloud.
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Visual effects included
Each new version of iOS offers more and more new visual effects. But the “hardware” of an outdated smartphone is not always capable of stretching all this graphics. These are fresh flagships that easily draw all the beautiful things, but two-three-year-old devices can work slower because of this.
To solve this problem, try turning off all visual effects, all these animations and transparencies.
First, disable animated or dynamic wallpapers if used and set static. To do this, follow the path: Settings → General → Select new wallpaper → Static…
Then, along the way Settings → Accessibility → Movement set the switch “Reducing movement“To position Included…
Next in the menu “Universal access“Find the section”Display and text size»And activate the option “Reducing transparency”…
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Content update activated
On the one hand, it is very convenient to update content in the background. But only this task constantly loads the processor, even when the screen is locked. Dropping this feature can help improve the performance of your iPhone. To solve the problem is simple, go to the menu Settings → General → Content Update and deactivate the toggle switches of all applications that are not critical for you there, or disable this function altogether (in this case, the content will be updated when you start the application manually).
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You are running the latest version of iOS on a smallest iPhone
The fact that even newer versions of iOS can run on older devices is good news for iPhone owners. After all, even five-year-old gadgets receive system updates, which is a rarity in the smartphone market. IOS developers carefully optimize the system to run fast. is that enough? Alas, not always. That is why, if your smartphone supports the new version of iOS, but is the minimum requirement for it, then it is better to stay on the old proven system. For example, iOS 15 will even launch on the iPhone 6s. But will it be fast on this outdated device?
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In the process of constant charging and discharging, the battery of any mobile device wears out over time, the capacity drops. As a result, iPhone performance may be affected. The smartphone starts to work slower, applications start not so quickly, scrolling of screens is jerky. The fact is that when the charge is low, the system tries to extend the operation of the device and reduce the load, for this the processor frequency is automatically reduced…
You can check the battery status on your iPhone using the menu Settings → Battery → Battery status…
What matters is the percentage of battery capacity and how it maintains peak performance. If you see a drop in battery capacity below 80%, and the system also notifies about the activation of the performance management function, then the user is just right to think about replacing the battery.
This can help in case of performance problems, and it will definitely increase autonomy.