Every year, there is a new iPhone model that comes out, and they are usually accompanied by brand new versions of Apple’s mobile operating system, the iOS. While this is a good idea as the company is able to keep up with the current trends in technology, on the consumer side of things, it might be difficult to keep up with the newer smartphone variants primarily because it means spending more money. If you’re not ready to own a new Apple handset just yet, but want to boost the performance of your current but older variant, then there are ways for you to do that.
Boosting the Performance of Your Older iPhone
Step 1 – The first, and possibly the most basic thing that you can do in order to boost the performance of your older iPhone is to try turning it off and on again. This is because restarting the phone can clear many problems that are currently occurring on the phone, especially when it comes to apps that just recently crashed. To restart your phone, hold down the power button until the “Slide to power off” control function appears. Once the phone is completely powered off, all you have to do is turn it on once more and the handset should be working properly once more.
Step 2 – If you’re noticing a bit or a lot of lag when using basic functions on your Apple iPhone, and this does happen with newer versions of the iOS coming out, then the hardware can’t simply keep up with the updated graphics capabilities of the operating system. What you can do is to reduce the graphics overhead by disabling the eye candy. To do this, open up Settings on your Apple device, and then head to General, and then Accessibility. In here, you have options on what to turn on or off with regards to the graphics: Increase Contrast and Reduce Motion.
Step 3 – When you tap on Increase Contrast, it will bring you to a new menu, and in here what you would want to do is to reduce the transparency by toggling off the appropriately named slider. Doing so will remove the transparency effects on some elements found on the user-interface of the software. Hence, it will require less processing power and should speed things up a bit.
Step 4 – Just like what you would do to a computer, deleting unused applications and freeing up space on your iPhone will bring about better performance. If you don’t want to delete files in your device, you can make use of the company’s proprietary iCloud cloud storage service instead.
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