It is always very interesting and functional to use the iPhone, mainly because Apple introduces a new and improved version of their iOS frequently. This makes it very easy for iPhone users to stay updated and always connected with the latest Apple features. The new iOS 16 updates are available for all older iPhone users, they just have to install the latest updates from their phone settings. But, unfortunately, several cases have been recorded where after updating iPhone slowdowns.
This has been a bummer for older iPhone users who want to enjoy the features of the latest iOS 16. So, if you don’t want your iPhone to slow down after a software update, then we have formulated a few tips to fix iPhone slow down after the update. You have to follow these tips and prevent your phone from slowing down –
Delete unwanted apps and app caches
Sometimes we download apps from the App Store which seem useful at first, but later you don’t find them interesting and leave them on your iPhone. These unwanted apps can occupy lots of space on your iPhone and can slow down your phone after the update. You should check the size and importance of all the apps present on your iPhone and delete all the large and unused apps. You should not only delete the apps from your iPhone but should also delete their caches from your device to make more room for a new software update.
To delete apps on iPhone
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap General.
- Tap [Device] Storage.
- Select the app you want to delete.
- Tap Delete the app.
- Tap Delete to confirm that you want to delete the app.
Clear history and caches
Just like a computer, too much cache data can slow down your iPhone. You should clean your history and cache occasionally by going to Settings >Safari > Clear History.
In different iOS versions, you might have to follow different series of steps to clear history like on iPhone 4S running on iOS 8.4 – Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data or Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data.
By clearing the website data, all data will be cleared from your web browser history. It will also delete all your login credentials so it is advised if you store login information in iCloud Keychain before clearing history and caches.
Backup your music and games on iCloud
The major reason behind running a slow iPhone is gadgets getting out of space. Mostly videos, games, and audio are the three main reasons behind phones getting overloaded. So, to make some space on your iPhone, you should upload your gaming apps and media files on your iCloud and iTunes account. When you have backed up your favorite apps and media files on the cloud, then you can delete them from your iPhone to make some free space.
Another interesting benefit of backing up your all media files and large apps on the cloud is that they will be available to use anytime and anywhere you want. This way you won’t have to compromise between deleting your favorite apps and iPhone speed.
Update to new iOS apps
When you update to the latest version of iOS, then you should update your apps also according to the software update. That’s because the new release apps are designed to work on the new iOS and they are generally of smaller size also. Thus, updated apps make it easier to run your iPhone. However, if the original version of iOS on your iPhone is later than iOS 7, then the latest version of iOS can speed up your iPhone more as compared to the older iPhone. To check the original version of iOS, you have to go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Deactivate Unused Features
iPhone and iPad come packed full of features but not all of those features are utilized by you. Some of those features despite the fact they are not used or very rarely. But these features used take up a lot of battery life and dull down the performance of the iPhone or iPad.Therefore deactivating them is the right thing to do.
To do that, simply go to the Settings menu and deactivate whichever feature you feel is not used.
To perform a hard reset on your iPhone, you don’t require much time and technical knowledge. You just need a few spare minutes and your fingers to accomplish the task. Moreover, a hard reset won’t harm your device in any manner. That’s why you can use this method without any hesitation when your iPhone slows down after the update.
- To perform a reset, you need to press the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button for a few minutes until the Apple logo appears on the screen. You can release the button once the logo appears.
- If you are using iPhone 7 or above, then you need to press Volume Up button instead of Home.
- However, if you are using iPhone X, then Volume Up and Down buttons should be pressed together.
Turn off the background app refresh
Background app refresh is one of the features of the iPhone which can slow down the speed of your iPhone. This automatic feature can slow down your iPhone speed even if you are running it on the latest iOS 16. And you need to turn off the background app refresh option to improve the speed of your iPhone.
To turn off the background app fresh:
- Go to settings.
- Tap on General.
- Scroll down and tap on the background app refresh.
- Toggle Background App Refresh off.
Along with this option, you can disable the Auto-Update feature on your iPhone also. To turn it off, go to iTunes & App Store” and turn off the options below “Automatic Downloads”. The reason behind doing this is that automatic update consumes more memory and slowdowns the phone.
Disable location tracking
The Location services mostly chew up battery life more than performance,. Well if your iOS device is draining its battery at faster you need either cut down on the number of apps using your device’s GPS to request your location. or completely disable location tracking following the steps below.
Settings > Privacy > Location Services to adjust the settings for all of your apps that use location services.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap on Privacy.
- Select Location Services.
- In the next menu, untoggle Location Services at the top. That’s it.
So, when your iPhone slows down after the update, then you can try any of the above-mentioned tricks to speed up your iPhone. Moreover, if you follow multiple tricks together, then you will be able to increase the speed of your iPhone even more.
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