Your iPhone is no longer that of the early days ? The interface looks to be asleep, the apps take longer to open ?
It is slower since you updated ? It is pale mine next to the new models ?
With the time, our smartphones are likely to slow down. It may be time to give him a boost ! To do this, follow our tutorial, you will find valuable advice to give him a second youth.
See also our article storage iPhone to increase the memory of your iOS !
1. Is it that your iPhone is up to date ?.
Currently, the Apple operating system for iPhone and iPad, is since September 19, 2019 iOS 13, and this update may give a boost to your iPhone.
To check if your iPhone is up to date, go to Settings → General → software update.
Note that the models a little older might be incompatible with new iOS versions.
2. To restart your iPhone.
Restart your iPhone allows you to clear the temporary memory and repair applications rebels.
For the iPhone 5s and previous models, press and hold the Sleep/wake button at the top right of the phone until the slider to turn Off appears.
For the iPhone 6 and later, the Sleep/wake button is located on the right side. If you have an iPhone X, then press and hold simultaneously the buttons Works, and Volume.
Then, drag the slider to the right and wait until the iPhone turns off. Turn on your iPhone by pressing and holding the Sleep/wake button for 5 seconds.
You will see the Apple icon appear, and then your iPhone to restart.
3. Delete apps.
If you run out of space on your iPhone then this could be the cause of its slowness. One of the quick solutions to free up space is to delete some applications.
Appointment in Settings → General → Storage iPhone. You’ll see the applications listed, and the storage space they occupy. Choose the application or applications, and then select Delete.
4. Clean Safari.
Spend at the cleaning Safari, only 2 small steps : open Settings and scroll down to Safari and select Safari and Clear history, data from the site.
After that, Safari will suggest you do more automatically in URLs sought, unless they have been saved in your Favorites, and some websites forget your preferences recorded.
5. Disable the automatic features of background.
Disabling them will speed up your iPhone and extend the life of your battery.
If your iPhone runs in iOS 6, you can skip this step because they were made from iOS 7.
“Settings” → ” Apple id, iCloud, iTunes Store → iTunes and App Store → turn Off each of the automatic Downloads.
This deactivation is especially recommended if you often use the Music app, Books, for example.
To disable the background Refresh, go to Settings → General and Update in the background.
The automatic features are not actually needed to your iPhone, and the disable will give more juice to your smartphone !
6. Reduce the graphic quality.
Once again, the owners of an iPhone under iOS6 can skip this step, the visual effects are also arrived with the iOS 7 and later versions.
You will see that reducing the quality of graphics will allow your iPhone to win in speed.
To disable the animations :
Go to Settings → General → Accessibility → Reduce the animations.
This will disable the parallax effect of the icons, for example, it is the effect made when you tilt your device.
To increase contrast and reduce transparency :
Go to Settings → General → Accessibility → Increase contrast, and then Reduce the transparency.
7. Delete messages, files, photos, audio or videos useless.
To clear all your unnecessary files you also allows you to place on your iOS.
To delete your text messages, everything happens in the Messages app.
Open the application and choose a discussion to you is not important. Slide your finger to the left and select Delete.
Also, there is a way to stop the accumulation of photos and videos in Messages without having to delete the conversation entirely.
To do this, press the i-icon and select the image of your choice until you see the options to Copy, Delete, or More appear.
To prevent the accumulation of audio and video messages on your iPhone, go to Settings → Messages. In the field of Audio Messages, go to Timeout, and select never instead of after 2 minutes.
It’s the same for video messages.
If you do not know what discussions you delete them, you can always transfer them to iCloud or another computer.
Photos, audio, video .
As for the deletion of your applications, follow the path : Settings → General → Storage iPhone and see the space used by Music and Pictures, it is often those who occupy the most.
In this case, we also urge you to keep 1 Gb of free space under the elbow.
To delete your photos stored on your iPhone, open the Photos app, select a photo, press the trash can to Delete the photo.
Then, go to Albums and then in the folder Delete. recently. Don’t worry, Apple keeps the photos on your device for 30 days, in case you change your mind.
Also, remember to delete all of your screenshots useless directly from the album screen Shots.
You have a habit of taking multiple photos of the same scene until you get the perfect shot ?
In order not to saturate the storage space of your iPhone and remove duplicates from a single gesture, thanks to the free app Gemini from MacPaw. It suggests you the best and help you reorganize all of your Photos folder.
For a tutorial with more details on the removal of your shots, go here !
The method is the same for your video and audio files (go to the Music app).
8. To reset your iPhone.
Here’s a step a little more drastic than a restart-reset. It may take more time but it is more efficient.
For the iPhone prior to the X models, press and hold pressed the buttons Home and on/Off simultaneously so that for the iPhone X, it will be the start/Stop button and Volume. Keep this pressure until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears. Then, release.
Note that the red slider, offering you to turn the unit off will appear, ignore it.
9. Restore your iPhone from its last backup.
Even more radical that the previous step : restoration. If you have not made a backup recently, you can do so now.
Connect your iPhone to your Mac and open iTunes. Select your iPhone under Backups, click on Restore the backup.
Of course, given that you use an old backup as this will undo all the changes you have made until now (deleting apps, music, photos, etc). So, you will have to return to our tutorial from the beginning.
10. Reset your iPhone to factory settings.
This is the most drastic. It is a complete restore, deleting all your data. In other words, a return to the state “nine”!
Attention, this deletion causes the deletion of the backup of your iPhone also.
To make a backup from iTunes :.
Open iTunes on your Mac and connect your iPhone. Then, once it appears, select your iPhone, choose between This computer or iCloud, and then click Backup now.
To be sure that the backup was made, take a look at the date and time displayed under Latest backups.
Now, reset the iPhone to its factory settings :
Appointment in Settings → General → Reset (at the bottom) → Erase all content and settings. Three options will be offered : Save and then delete, Delete now or Cancel.
Enter your code, if you have one, and confirm that you want to delete all media and data. Finally, restore all the settings. After a few minutes, the welcome screen appears, as when you turned it on for the first time.
11. Check the warranty and make an appointment at Apple.
Despite all your efforts, your iPhone is always supported ?
It could be that this is more serious, a component can be at the origin of the downturn. We recommend that you take a look at your warranty, because it could cover this kind of problem.
You can also get in contact with Apple support, if you think that your iPhone suffers from other ailments.
12. Buy a new iPhone .
If even Apple can’t do anything to your iPhone, or that the cost of repair is too high, then there is really no choice. The last option would be to buy a more recent one.
If you do not know for what phone to succumb, so don’t hesitate to check out our buying guide the best smartphones (all brands) to help you find the model that best suits you.