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How to Speed Up your iPhone


A lot of people can find that the iPhone runs slow or lags when doing certain things. there are a number of things yuo can do to speed up your iPhone.




Your iPhone is a small computer, it runs an operating system just like Windows or Mac OS X. And just like those systems, there are background programs running that may slow down the performance of your iPhone. So to speed up your iPhone, you should correctly quit the applications that you are not using.


When you press the ‘Home’ button on the front of the iPod Touch, you are not quitting the application. You are simply closing it, but the application is still open and running in the background.

Suppose you open a game that you downloaded or an application on your iPhone that constantly updates via the internet. But you don’t use that application often. Then it is smart to quit those applications so it is not hogging the bandwidth (speed) of your iPhone in the background.

So, in order to properly quit these applications on iPhone 3G or 3Gs, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the application that you wish to quit by pressing its button on the home screen.
  2. Once the app opens, hold the power button (on the top of the iPhone) until the ‘Slide to Power Off’ with a red button shows up.
  3. Then let go of the power button and press and hold the ‘Home’ button on the front-bottom of the iPhone.
  4. When the interface returns to the home screen, you have successfully quit the application.

Perform steps 1-4 on any applications that you don’t use often. This will speed up the performance of your iPhone.

Bonus: Clear the cache of your Safari browser regularly by doing the following:

Home Screen > Settings > Safari > Clear Cache.

This will help speed up the performance of Safari when surfing the web.


1.     Leave at least 500 MB of free space (Delete music you never listen to and videos you’ll never watch again)

2.     Do a soft reset (Hold both physical buttons until shuts off and reboots to Apple logo)

3.     Download less email (In Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Show 25 Recent Messages)

4.     Clear your browsers history (In Settings > Safari > Clear History)Clear your browsers cookies (In Settings > Safari > Clear Cookies)

5.     Clear you browsers cache (In Settings > Safari > Clear Cache)

6.     Clean out your SMS list (Delete old SMS message conversations)

7.     The less apps the better (Delete apps you don’t use – especially free ones you
can always download again at any moment)

8.     Turn off radios you don’t use (If you don’t use Bluetooth and/or WiFi turn it off in “Settings”)

9.     Instead of constantly checking for new emails, change it to hourly or manually even (Turn off “Fetch New Data” under “Settings”)

10.     Don’t listen to music as you do other things (I know the iPhone is for exactly that, but its slowing down your processes)

Tags: Apple, Iphone

Allen White

Allen is an IT Consultant and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5, 6 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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