Why iPhone is slow and how to fix it

The reasons why iPhone works slowly, you can count more than a dozen. Fortunately, many of them are corrected without service center services.

iPhones are valued for reliability and high performance. But, like android, they are also characterized by periodic problems with the speed of work.

If the interaction with the phone began to bring more discomfort than pleasure, there is a chance that it's time to buy a new iPhone : the old simplicity does not withstand the load assigned to it. But before making such serious conclusions, try to figure out why your device suddenly began to laugh.

1. Outdated by

If you have already had to use the Apple device to which IOS updates have stopped, you probably know how much problems can be.

Before asserting that the cause of lags is really in the absence of updates, it is necessary to check their presence. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Settings" - "Basic".
  2. In the "Main" tab, click "Update By".

If the latest version of the system is already installed, a corresponding notification will appear on the display. Otherwise, you can download the update.

Constantly check the availability of updates for iOS may seem a waste of time. However, this is necessary to optimize the work of the phone and protect against dangerous programs. Make all this manually optional. Automatic update is configured as follows: In the "Update" tab, find the "Settings of Automatic Updates" setting - "Install iOS updates".

2. There is little space for storing files

The longer the phone is in your hands, the smaller the free memory in it remains. This, of course, in the event that you do not have the habit of regularly clean and move the large volumes of the media in cloud storage. Not only photos are clogged - there are also applications that you installed at once, and then forgot to remove, screenshots, greeting cards from messengers. Agree, from all these things you can get rid of a drop of regret.

If the latter is not going anywhere on the last version of IOS, the lack of permanent memory may be. Look at what volume remained available: well, if there are 6-8 free GB, but better a little more. Reload the phone from unnecessary trash, and it most likely takes place (at least it takes up to you, because it will be easier to navigate in the file manager).

To find out which applications are the most space on the iPhone, open the "Settings" - "Basic" - "Storage". There are volumetric investments from various applications. Scroll down to see how much memory takes each application on your device.

3. Malicious on the phone hit

on iOS chance to face malicious programs small, but it rises if you install jailbreak.

Malicious software causes a smartphone to spend more resources, so its responsiveness is noticeably reduced. In suspected that the virus is penetrated into the system, scan the memory by the anti-virus application.

If the scan result turned out to be positive, follow these steps:

  • Delete all unfamiliar applications and those that do not use.
  • Update software (this was stated in the first paragraph).
  • Restart the phone.
  • Make a reset to factory settings (this is an extreme measure in case other actions have not brought the result).

4. Too many background applications

Leave applications to work in background mode is normal. You can return to them at any time without losing the data. If we are talking about the browser, you do not have to enter the address of the last page again. It is for such amenities that need RAM.

But RAM is not infinite, and a large number of applications in it entails two unpleasant phenomena. The battery is discharged faster, as energy is required to hold data. In addition, there is a decrease in the overall productivity of the device.

If you think that the problem with speed is lighted in a large load on RAM, wake up applications to close them. Additionally, you can limit the number of push notifications.

There is another way to optimize the work of the iPhone: Allow applications to use geolocation only during the launch. The number of appeals to the GPS will be reduced, this also contributes to the reduction of the load on the phone. Restrictions on the use of GPS are specified in the application settings.

5. The phone requires a reboot

If you use the iPhone every day for a few hours, and at night put for charging, it turns out that it works around the clock without interruptions. In the long run, this may affect its performance.

It seems that the phone is such a thing that is designed for continuous operation, but no. Any technique from time to time is required to rest. At first, it is difficult to link the lags of the device with its long-term operation. If you have completed all the above recommendations, but the changes did not happen, try to reboot.

How to restart the iPhone? This is not difficult. Press and hold the side button with any volume button. Slide the "Turn off" option.


In some cases, it helps reset to factory settings: "Settings" - "General" - Scroll down the menu down to the "Reset" option. After pressing "Reset", select "Erase all the contents and settings".

Restore files and settings can be from the last backup.

6. Cold Weather

Sometimes the phone performance does not depend on any software factors or malfunctions. The ambient temperature can also be caused by lags.

iPhone is designed to work in the temperature range from 0 to 35 degrees Celsius. When the temperature drops below zero, the speed may decrease.

Of course, only for the sake of optimal operating conditions of the device, it would be foolish to move to the region with a mild climate. Try the following: when the temperature is knocked out of the optimal range, turn off the phone, if you do not plan to use it. IPhones easier tolerate extreme cold and heat in the off state.

Use the iPhone only when you are indoors with the recommended temperature. Buy a special case protecting from extreme temperatures. In the cold season on the street, do not deliver it once again from the pocket.

Many consider iPhone a status thing, the indicator of material wealth. And when it works not as expected, it causes disappointment. Some users think that in such cases you need to switch to a more powerful model, but this is a temporary solution - ultimately the problem will return.

Before conclude that you need a new iPhone, disperse, which affects performance and how to boost it. At least you will try to eliminate the problem on your own, and this will make you a little more experienced.