People love speed. People hate delays.
Did you know that puppets do, too? That’s why I’m going to give you some superpower tips to make your iPhone really zoom.
You don’t have to do all these things, but the more you do, the faster your iPhone will zoom.
For the fastest results, reboot your iPhone. That might give you an immediate speed boost.
It’s an easy mistake to make. People leave things open all the time, even when they’ve stopped using them. That slows things down.
Close them now to speed up your iPhone.
I’ll wait while you close them.
Most of us accumulate junk under the sink, in the closet, on our desks … and in our iPhones.
You might not use them, but your trusty iPhone is busy keeping track of them. That slows down your phone. And if your storage starts getting fairly full, it also can mean poor storage of the things you really need (and slower response to call up those files when you do need them).
Ditch the files you no longer need, and transfer the pics and videos you still want to a laptop, USB key, hard drive or cloud storage – somewhere safe!
Your iPhone is not a phone. It’s really a computer. The good news is that, like any computer, you can speed it up by dumping the RAM. The RAM is not a horned animal with a nasty attitude. It’s the temporary memory storage. Basically, your iPhone remembers all the things you’ve recently done on it. Unless you have a special need for those memories, this 30-second fix can empty the RAM and speed up your iPhone.
It’s not just the iPhone that keeps track of everything you’ve done. Safari does, too. All those memories take room. They are extra files you don’t need. You can speed up your iPhone by clearing Safari’s cache, cookies and browsing history.
Many apps have caches. You guessed it – they accumulate file clutter, too. Examples of clutter collectors are the App Store, iMessage, your phone, the Game Center, Music and Podcasts.
You can clear the clutter they collect.
Do you really need to save all those messages? Your iPhone thinks so. Messages take up a huge amount of space in most iPhones, so they really slow things down.
You can have messages automatically removed.
On iOS7 and later, have you noticed how apps zoom around when you open or close them? The more the animations zoom, the less your phone zooms. In fact, this is HUGE!
You can turn off these extra motion effects.
A little less cool, but see how your iPhone snaps to attention now?
Apps and other things need occasional updates. But ongoing updates are rarely needed. A single update can combine dozens of automated updates. Some content gets updated, even when you are not using it. All the automated, background processes can slow your iPhone.
On iOS 7 and later, you can choose when to update and refresh, by turning off these automated processes.
You might also be automatically sending Apple information to help it improve its products. That’s sweet of you, but you are slowing down your phone.
I know, you don’t think you’re leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. But you are probably signalling your location in many ways. If you have a weather app, you are probably telling it where you are all the time, so that it will have local weather available at your command. Many apps track location, but you can choose which ones you want to keep tracking you.
Whether you’re a people or a puppet, you can have a zoomier iPhone. Just follow these tips. And don’t forget to let me know how well they work for you.