This is how to speed up your iPhone 5 when it starts getting bogged down. It can be super annoying when you’re trying to get things done and your iPhone takes forever to function or worse, freezes up for a few minutes. This has happened to me too many times.
Despite my best efforts, I dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen. So as soon as my contract was up, I hurried to the store to buy a new one. This time, I was upgrading from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. Although Apple tries hard to speed up the iPhone 5 in the lab, the real world was too much for my new phone and it began to slow down.
I searched the web of course for ways to speed up your iPhone 5 and found the usual tips. Not yet satisfied, I set out on a crusade to help others learn how to speed up your iPhone 5 forever.
Let’s start with the usual ways to speed up your iPhone 5:
Close Apps – My friend first told me about this years ago and it still helps in speeding up your iPhone. Double click the home button. This will display on the bottom of the screen all the apps you have opened. Hold down on one of the apps until they shake and a red “minus” symbol appears. Click the symbol to close the app.
Turn Off Your Phone – Don’t feel bad if this sounds new to you. I’ve helped at least 20 people figure out how to turn off their iPhone on airplanes. Press down and hold the button on the top right of your phone for 5 seconds. Then follow the “Slide to power off” instruction. This has a similar effect on the iPhone as sleeping has on humans and is a sure fire way to help speed up your iPhone 5.
Update Your Apps – Navigate to the app store.
Now for the not so usual methods to speed up your iPhone 5:
Focus – To help speed up your iPhone 5, I’ve found it helpful to focus on one thing at a time. The moments when my iPhone really slows down is when I’m downloading an app, flipping between five opened web pages, and jamming to my favorite Springsteen songs.
Sync and Delete – In the world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, how can you not be taking pictures all the time? Heck, the iPhone 5 has two cameras. I think this means you should take twice as many photos! But honestly, 2,000 photos, twice that many songs, and 15 feature films can take up quite a bit of space on your phone. To help speed up your Iphone 5, use apps like Dropbox, Shutterfly or even the iCloud to dump all your media off your phone and into the cloud.
Upload Over Wifi – Many apps can be set to upload and download only over a wifi signal. Even with 4G and LTE, the cellular connections just aren’t as fast and require too much of your phone’s horsepower. Use this setting to help speed up your iPhone 5 when you’re not connected to wifi.
Private Browsing – I’ll be honest, this one may just be my scepticism but I’m not a fan of cookies. The real ones make you fat and slow. The internet ones make your iPhone slow. In the settings, navigate to Safari and turn on private browsing. Stop letting those cookies jump on your phone and slow you down.
No one likes slow technology. This is especially true of the latest and greatest technology. Follow these few tips to help speed up your iPhone 5.
Let me know which tip seems to work best for you.