Follow these steps to make your older iPhones faster on iOS 10

Follow these steps to make your older iPhones faster on iOS 10
The Siliconreview
19 April, 2017

Tech giant Apple is regarded pretty kind when it comes to supporting older iPhones with the newest iOS updates. While that's absolutely a good thing, as the newer updates generally be likely to deliberate down earlier generation iPhones.

The new iOS reports are optimized to run on the most recent iPhones that are launched with them. Obviously, this is because they pack in faster processors and better overall hardware specifications. But that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the newest iOS features, just because you have an older iPhone. So if you recently upgraded your previous generation iPhone to iOS 10 and have been experiencing slowdowns, here are six ways to speed things up.

Turn off automatic downloads: as we all are aware that Apple iPhones are generally configured to automatically download OS and app updates. But these setting updates augment CPU usage, slowing the devices quite a bit. So turning off automatic downloads can help the phone perform faster. To do so, navigate to Settings > iTunes & App Store, and tap the fastening button to turn off updates under the Automatic Downloads section.

Clear storage space: Freeing up some space on the iPhone can help in boosting its speed. And in any case, there's no point in keeping the files that are not needed on the device. To check the storage consumption go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage, and select Manage Storage option. Here you can not only ensure the storage use but also delete needless apps.

Turn off the transparency and motion effects: Just like any modern OS, Apple iOS also has many motion and animation effects. These are clearly visible during user interaction tasks such as opening/closing apps. But as funky looking as they are, they slow down the device too. To turn off these effects, simply navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility, and tap the toggle switch against the Reduce Motion option. Under Accessibility, you can also disable transparency effects. This will reduce the haze effects and help pace up on the whole performance

Disable location based services when not required: Turning off your location services for some apps can help in improving performance. Location based apps (e.g. Google Maps) use a lot of battery as they are constantly running in the background. For this, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and disable location access for individual apps as per your requirement.

Turn off automatic refresh: The automatic revive feature make sure that the content in all apps (e.g. social media, news) is refreshed on a periodic basis. This can take a toll on the overall performance of the device quite a bit, so you can disable it. Just go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and tap the toggle switch to off.


Reboot device every once in a while: If your iPhone has been up and working for days at a stretch, rebooting it can 'refresh' it quite a bit.