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This hidden iPhone trick does wonders to speed up your phone

Published Jan 1st, 2016 11:40AM EST
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There are various reasons your iPhone might seem slow at times, especially the older models that are running newer versions of Apple’s iOS platform. The good news is that there are some things you can do to speed up your old handset, and we’ve covered plenty of tips in the past here on BGR. Now, we’ve found yet another hidden trick that can help you speed up your phone if it’s not notifying you of app updates or if it’s just too slow in general.

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Developer Zachary Drayer recently explained the trick on Twitter, and it’s so weird that it’s unlikely most people know about it. I’ve been using iPhones for years, and I had no idea about this hidden App Store app trick.

It’s not clear exactly why Apple included this hidden trick, but apparently quickly tapping on any of the buttons at the bottom of the screen while in the App Store 10 times in a row will do wonders for your iPhone. Just make sure you press the same button 10 times.

The screen will go blank after you’ve performed this little trick, and the phone’s App Store cache will be reset. Apparently, the phone’s temporary storage is emptied after 10 taps on the same icon, and this wizardry works across several of Apple’s apps. According to the developer, the trick works in iTunes, iBooks, App Store and the Apple Watch app, but not in Podcasts, Music, Game Center, iMessage or Phone.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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 brings his entertainment expertise to 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.