When you first got your iPhone it was fast, and now … not so much.
Sometimes it just takes a few seconds for the keyboard to start working, or for an app to work when you launch it.
What can you do to speed up your iPhone or iPad?
- Make sure you have the updated Firmware
Connect your device, and open up iTunes. Under devices, click your devices and click “Check for Update”.
- You should regularly reset your iPhone
To restart the iPhone, you press and hold the power button (up top) and the home button for a few seconds. You will see it go black, and the Apple icon pop back up.
- You should close out your apps
Yup, every app you ever opened is still “running”. If you double click your home button you’ll get the taskbar. You can scroll right to see all the applications you have ever used. To “close” the apps, hold down one of the apps until it starts to shake and gets that red sign in the top left corner. To close the app, tap that close button. Your apps will still be on your phone, and keep their data, they just won’t be stored in memory. I do this every few days to keep my iPhone going fast.
- If all else fails .. you can reset your iPhone settings
Check out my post from a year ago, Help: My iPhone 3G or 3GS is slow, how do I fix it? It will tell you how to reset your settings to speed up your iPhone
That should at least speed up your iPhone or iPad a bit.
I finally got around to speeding up my WordPress blog and wanted to share with everyone the various things I did. I reduced my average page load time on certain pages from 15 seconds to about 1.5 seconds. That’s a big change.
My favorite test was a quick click through. On my new host I timed 6 page loads down to about 5 seconds. When I did the same test on my old setup, it took about 20 seconds (I know, below the 15 seconds average, that was really only for 1 page, but one of my most trafficked pages).
I made the big step yesterday, upgrading the firmware on my wireless router to DD-WRT.
I wish I had done it sooner.