The 5-Second Trick You Should Try ASAP If Your iPhone Runs SO Slowly

December 10, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Tech

If you suspect that your iPhone or iPad has been getting slower over time, you’re probably not just being paranoid. These devices have been proven to decline in speed over time for a variety of hardware (the lithium-ion battery) and software (your storage is full) reasons. It doesn’t make it any less frustrating, though.

If you’re experiencing a tangible slow down there are a few quick fixes you can try. And we mean really quick. These solutions take just seconds, and don’t require a trip to the Apple store or repair shop–aka, they’re also free.

Power Down

"Power down the phone," Samuel Zhou, co-founder of tells us. "This will clear all the memory and background processes on your phone and give you a fresh stat."

Turn Off Background Refresh

"Disabling background updates can make your phone consume less battery," Sophie Miles of tells us. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn Background App Refresh off. Not only will you see a boost in your battery life, but in your overall iPhone performance as well.

READ MORE: The One Thing You Should Never Do When Backing Up Your iPhone



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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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