It is not something at all common, but every now and then it happens, and iPhones slow down. If you are noticing that your iPhone is running slow, we are going to teach you how to discover and fix these possible problems. Surely after applying these tricks, your iPhone stops going slow and returns to its usual speed.
Why is the iPhone so slow?
The reasons why an iPhone can be slow are diverse and can be easily solved. The iPhone is not characterized by having lag, since they incorporate the most powerful processors possible, being able to last many years updated. Your iPhone may go slow when unlocking, it can run slow when it’s low on battery, get hot, or go slow in normal use.
The main reasons why an iPhone can be slow can be related to problems with certain applications that are poorly optimized and with errors, due to software problems, or, in the case of old iPhone, due to problems with the device’s own hardware. Here are some possible reasons why an iPhone is slow:
- Problems with the apps.
- Storage problems.
- Problems with the latest iOS update.
- Hardware problems.
What to do when the iPhone is slow?
If you notice that your iPhone is moving slower than it should, here are a series of tricks you can try to improve the speed of your device.
Free up storage space
When the iPhone is low on storage space, everything slows down, from the interface to launching applications. This is because there is part of this storage memory that is used temporarily by the system and apps. Therefore, your iPhone can run really slow if the storage is almost full.
You can check your iPhone storage from Settings> General> iPhone Storage. From there you will see what is taking up the most space on your iPhone and you will be able to make decisions.
The system itself suggests some actions such as optimizing the storage of photos or reviewing large files and downloaded music. And something that always works is to delete apps that we do not use.
Update the iPhone software
Having the latest version of iOS is essential, Apple may have discovered an error that makes the system work slower for some reason, and has solved it in a new update. Therefore, go to Settings> General> Software update and verify that you have the latest iOS version available.
Turn the iPhone off and on
It may seem like a simple thing, but it works. Occasionally restarting the iPhone causes certain temporary files to be removed that accumulate and cause the iPhone to slow down. To turn off the iPhone, just follow these steps:
- Press and hold the power / unlock button on the right side of your iPhone and the volume down button on the left side at the same time.
- You will see how a white slide bar appears on the screen with an off button.
- Swipe the bar from left to right to turn off your iPhone.
- When it turns off, press and hold the unlock button again.
Clear the cache
It is something quite little known and that can solve performance problems on your iPhone. We have a complete tutorial to clear the cache of your iPhone, a fast access memory in which recent data is temporarily saved so that we can recover it quickly. Basically, this is how you can release it:
- Enter the Settings of your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll to the bottom and locate the app you want to clear the cache for.
- You will see a setting that allows you to enable the clearing of cached data.
- In case this option is not available, in Settings> General> iPhone Storage you will see the data stored by each app.
- Enter the app in question, and tap on the Delete app.
- Reinstall the app from the App Store.
Limit apps that run in the background
Some apps run for a short time before going to sleep. On iOS, apps that are in a sleep state are not actively in use or open, and they do not consume system resources. But if we activate the Update in the background, suspended apps can check for updates and new content.
This can consume resources and slow down the iPhone, especially if the device is old. To avoid this, go to Settings> General> Background update and activate only the apps you want to run in the background.
Reduce the movement of the iOS interface
The iOS interface has certain movements and transitions that make everything look better, however on iPhone with fair power, this can slow down the device more than improve it.
Therefore, without noticing that your iPhone is slow, you can try reducing the shake. To do this, follow these steps: go to Settings> Accessibility> Movement> Reduce movement.
Disable Low Power Mode
The low consumption mode allows us to save battery and get a few extra hours of autonomy, however, it does so at the cost of reducing the performance of the iPhone processor. Therefore, disable this mode if you notice that your iPhone is too slow.