How to Speed Up Slow iPhone/iPad in iOS 10/10.2.1

Some iPhone users who own an old iPhone model like iPhone 6 or iPhone 5 have found that their iPhone get slow after updating to latest iOS 10/10.2.1. Yes, it is an inevitable problem that every iPhone/iPad user will experience over time, because the device memory will fill up with everyday use. And this problem becomes more obvious after a system upgrade – especially for those users who are still using two or more generations old iOS device. How to speed up iPhone iPad  in iOS 10/10.1/10.2.1? There are some useful tips for you to optimized iPhone or iPad performance.

1. Restart Your Device

The easiest way to speed up iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.2 or earlier is to restart it: hold Sleep/Wake button > slide to power off, then turn on your iOS device by pressing again the Sleep/Wake button.

2. Free Up Internal Storage Space on Your iPhone/iPad

When your iPhone/iPad get slow, you can clear up your device space to speed up iPhone/iPad in iOS 10.2.1/10.1/10:

  • Clear Safari cookies and data: go to settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
  • Delete Unwanted Photos, Music, Videos or other files on your device.
  • Delete old messages: go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages to set Keep Messages to 30 days or 1 year, and then all the messages older than the time you set will be automatically removed from your device.

3. Uninstall Unwanted Apps And Games

You can go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage to see a list of all apps on your device. Then you can tap on the app you don’t need and tap Delete App to uninstall it.

4. Enable Reduce Motion And Reduce Transparency

Although transparency and motion effects gives you a good using experience, the effects will also consume battery and CPU on your device:

  • Reduce Motion: tap on Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and set Reduce Motion to On.
  • Reduce Transparency: tap on Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast and set Reduce Transparency to On.

5. Turn Off Background Apps Refresh

Turning off app background refresh can help boost your iPhone/iPad speed in iOS 10.2.1/10.1/10. You can go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh to stop all or a part apps refreshing in the background.

6. Shut Down Unused Applications

Running apps in the background will occupy CPU and slow down your iPhone/iPad, therefore, you can shut down the unused apps to speed up your device. Just double-click the Home button to bring up the currently running apps in iOS 10.2.1/10.1/10 and swipe up to close the unused apps.

7. Reset Your iOS Device to Factory Settings

The last way to speed up a slow iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.2 or earlier is to reset it to factory settings. You can go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to reset all iPhone/iPad settings. To avoid losing import iOS data after resetting, you can backup your device before reset your iPhone/iPad.

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