Tech Experts Say These 3 Default Settings Are Slowing Your iPhone

Does your phone need the age of a dog to do just about anything? If you’re experiencing a sluggish lag every time you try to load websites, download an app, or send an SMS, the problem could actually be some of the default settings on your device that are taking up tons more resources than you might think assume. Tech expert CJ Xia at Booster Biological Technology outlines three default settings that slow down your iPhone. Fixing these issues today could result in a faster, more efficient device in minutes.

Outdated software

It is important to keep an eye on available software updates and update your software whenever possible. This way you prevent hackers from gaining access to your data and it also helps to eliminate previous bugs that have spoiled your user experience. But there’s more: outdated software can also slow down your phone. “The software on your iPhone may be outdated if it’s running slowly,” Xia says. “Before concluding that your phone’s slow performance is due to a software issue, check for available software upgrades first. Here are the actions you should take to achieve your goal. Go to Settings > General. On the General tab, tap Software Updates.”

Apps running in the background

Are you aware of the possibility that your phone has a number of apps running in the background and this could be affecting battery performance? “The benefits of keeping apps open in the background include faster access if you need them and a shorter trip back to the page you were on before switching apps,” says Xia. “You can keep your iPhone apps open without worrying about their power consumption. On the other hand, if an app has an error or is caught in a loop, it may keep running in the background, consuming battery life and slowing down your iPhone. Quitting all apps on your iPhone is the only solution.”

Go to Settings > Apps and force quit the apps in question.

Degraded/low battery condition

This may seem obvious: a low battery condition reduces the iPhone’s capabilities. The culprit could be the battery itself — and it might be time to just throw in the towel and replace it. But the solution to this problem might not cost a dime either: change the way you charge your phone. Instead of charging your device overnight or in one sitting for an extended period of time, try to keep it charged between 30 and 80 percent. A simple way to achieve this is to charge your phone regularly throughout the day so that you never over- or under-charge it.

You don’t have to take big steps to speed up your device. A few tweaks and technical habits can make a significant difference.