Generally, iPhones are not the phones that slow down after using them for 6-7 months. But, at times, they do slow down because of old apps or resource intensive apps. If you feel that your phone is working slowly or you just bought a new phone and don’t want any negative performance, continue reading.

1. Speed Up Animations

If you feel that the default animations are slowing down your phone’s performance, you can easily turn off UI Animations.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and then tap on Reduce Motion.

2. Update to Latest Software

If you believe that updating to the latest software slows down your phone, then it is just a myth. At times, you might also go through performance issues or software bugs, that will get solved once you update to the latest software.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update and then update your phone to the latest version.

3. Soft Reset your iPhone

One of the simplest solution to get rid of the slowness of your iPhone is to do a soft reset. Just Press & Hold Home and Sleep button together till your phone restarts. For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the buttons are Sleep and Volume Down.

Doing a soft reset does not delete your data. It just does a bit of reshuffling behind the scenes. So, if there was some app that was behaving rogue, it takes care of them.

4. Check the processes running in the Background

Though iOS is really good at managing the background processes, some apps use malpractices to keep running in the background. You can get rid of them by simply revoking their background access.

Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and you can disable access to certain apps.

5. Regularly Clear App Caches

iOS do not provide any easy method for clearing application cache. There are some apps who do while some don’t. For general apps like Safari, Dropbox, etc., you can find options for clearing cache.

For example, in Safari, you can go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Data.

6. Reset iPhone

If you are not able to curtail the slowness, then the last resort is to reset your iPhone. Since iOS is a closed system, the only option left is to reset the phone.

Before resetting your iPhone, do take a backup using iCloud or iTunes.

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings.


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