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12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

12 iPhone and iPad Tips and Tricks

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plenty of tricks that can significantly improve the iPhone’s performance, and Business Insider has put together a collection of 12 such handy tricks every iPhone user looking for performance improvements has to know.

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While some of them have been featured in previous lists, the publication offers additional tools to make the iPhone run faster, as well as instructions on how to perform the necessary chores, which may come in handy especially to newer iPhone owners.

Overall, the publication advises users to treat the iPhone as a computer – that means performing three simple tasks including emptying Safari’s cache, restarting the iPhone every once in a while, and updating the software everytime a new update is available.

Getting rid of junk – such as old photos, apps that take up a lot of space and old text message threads – is also something to remember when trying to speed up the iPhone.

The publication is also advising users to take manual action instead of automatic. That includes turning off auto app updates, turning off automatic app downloads and doing anything else manually. Even setting up Wi-Fi connectivity shouldn’t be left on auto pilot.

Business Insider also says that closing all apps running in the background, and using a simple app called Battery Doctor to reallocate iPhone memory could do wonders for the iPhone.

Finally, restoring the iPhone from a previous backup can also be a solution to speeding up the smartphone, if everything else fails.

Some of these tips may also be successfully used to improve the performance of other iOS devices, including Apple’s iPad and iPod touch. Instructions on how to perform some of the 12 tricks mentioned above are available at the source link.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.