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September 28th, 2016 by


iPhone 7 is expected to launch in South Africa in the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean that you absolutely have to get it. If you have an iPhone 6S, or 6S Plus, then the only reason to get the latest iPhone is for the glossy jet-black colour and the waterproofing.

If, however, you have an older iPhone (4S up to the iPhone 6), it might make sense to get the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Although, cost could be a big factor in your decision. If finances don’t allow (or you’re holding out for the 2017, 10 year anniversary iPhone), then here are a few tips to help speed up your older generation handset.

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7 Ways To Speed Up Your Old iPhone

  • Check whether or not you have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone. Installing a new OS could slow down your device but updated operating systems usually include speed and performance improvements. You can check which version of iOS you have on your device by heading to Settings > General > Software update.
  • Close all your open applications. Double click the home button and then swipe up on each of the open apps which appear.
  • Delete apps that you’re not using.
  • Turn off background app refreshes. To do this, go to Settings > General > Turn off Background App Refresh.
  • Turn off automatic app updates. To do this, go to Settings > General > iTunes > App Store > Turn off Updates.
  • Turn off the fancy animations on your iPhone. They might look cool, but are they really worth using up the extra processing power? To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > Off.
  • Force restart your iPhone by holding down both the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds.