We often get questions from our customers about things they can do to speed up their cell phone.  While those customers with the newest iPhone 6s/6s+ probably don’t have many concerns with speed, those who are using a iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5/5s, or an older iPad might certainly be running into speed and performance issues if they’re trying to run the apps that have been optimized for the newer phones on their older-model phones.  Here are some options you can review to see if they help make your device run a little faster:

  1. Disable Transparency & Motion Effects- disable the 3D wallpaper effects to save on performance
    • Go to Settings –> General, and then Accessibility, and where you see Increase Contrast, you can toggle on the Reduce Transparency Option.  Also, in Accessibility, you can find a “Reduce Motion” option that can save performance.
  2. Disable Background App Refresh- stops apps not currently in use from eating your performance
    • Go to Settings –> General, and then turn off Background App Refresh
  3. Disable Siri Suggestions- if you don’t use Siri that much, consider turning off this performance hogging feature of Siri
    • Go to Settings –> General, Spotlight Suggestions, and turn Siri Suggestions off.
  4. A Quick Restart- a full power-off restart is often time consuming, but this quick tip resets the memory
    • Press and hold the power button (on the top right of older models, on the side of the iPhone 6) and when you see the words some up to say “Slide To Power Off”, press and hold the home button at the bottom of the device, and after a few seconds you’ll be back at the iOS home screen.
  5. Reset the App Store- if you can’t seem to download apps from the app-store, try resetting it
    • In the app-store app, tap on any one of the 5 icons at the bottom of the screen 10 times in a row, which will cause the app to reset.  (The 5 icons at the bottom of the screen are Featured, Top Charts, Explore, Search, and Updates)