How to make your old phone feel faster
If your phone feels slow or your battery is dying quickly it might be time to make a few changes to the way you use your device! These changes not only speed the device up making it feel like new again, but they are also a great way to save battery as you demand less from your phone and allow you more time to save for your next refurbished iPhone.
Once an update becomes available it’s worthwhile jumping on it even if you don’t care for the new features. This is because the latest updates will optimise apps to help them run better, smoother and with less power consumption. Plus there’s the added bonus that apps will run better on the new system.
We know watching fish swim around your home screen or having an animated night sky is super relaxing but is that battery drain really worth it? We don’t think so… These drain the battery faster and require some of the phones power in order to run meaning there’s less power available for apps or other features.
Allowing all apps to use mobile data any time they like is a big drain on your battery. Instead, specify which apps can use mobile data and when. This is also a really handy phone hack in order to play games without ads (provided that the game itself doesn’t need data to run).
Okay, stalking your friends on Find My Friends or Snap Maps is a fun pass time but it’s probably not essential. Giving your phone a break from GPS is a great way to speed up your device as it isn’t constantly looking for and receiving information from external signals.
If you swipe up and have about a thousand apps open it’s no wonder your device is quickly running out of battery or operating slowly! Get into a habit of regularly closing your apps so you aren’t wasting any power on things you aren’t doing.
How many pages of apps do you have and are you genuinely using them all? If there are a fair amount that are going unused it’s easier to just delete them and reinstall if you ever need to. This helps to speed up your device and frees up some storage space.
Resetting your phone is a hassle, we know! It’s a drastic step but by factory resetting your phone you could find everything runs a lot more smoothly and the battery doesn’t drain quite as quickly!
If you’ve tried all the tips and tricks to speed up your phone but still aren’t happy with the performance then maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade. You can get great quality tech for less than you’d expect from The iOutlet. The refurbished iPhones undergo testing and come with a 1 year warranty to give you peace of mind.
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