How To Speed Up Your Sluggish Apple iPhone 4s


With Apple already launched the iPhone 6, you may have begun to feel that your iPhone 4s is a bit outdated. The Apple iPhone 4s might be an old device in the technical department, but you can always boost the overall performance of the phone.

If your iPhone feels it's running super slow, there's usually a problem that can be solved easily. Every smartphone comes coupled with the little glitches, there is no perfect device ever made.


In this tutorial you'll read about common Apple iPhone 4s problems related to speed and most importantly the solution of these problems.

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How To Speed Up Your Sluggish Apple iPhone 4s

Delete Apps that take up a lot of Space

Always install those apps that you think that are worth it. Since your iPhone is running on an old hardware, it's always better to uninstall those apps that take up a lot of space. To check out how much space an app is occupying, go to Settings>General>Usage.

Delete Unnecessary Music, Photos and Videos

When you look at your phone's usage, you'll automatically realize that your music, videos and other documents are taking hell lot of space. That said, there are certain ways you can use to delete these files. First up, if you wish to delete all your music in one go, you can do so from the usage menu. Meanwhile, the only way to delete all photos and videos at once in iOS 7 is to connect your phone to your computer and choose Select All from the File menu before deleting the images.

Close all apps running in the background

Closing apps in the background could speed up your iPhone 4s. Basically some heavy apps could use up RAM, it could slow down the way it operates.

Erase Old Text Messages

Messages take up a lot of space. Even though today's modern day phones are a lot smarter, but deleting your old test messages is still important to speed up your sluggish iPhone 4s. You can either delete select messages or delete an entire series of messages all at once.


Clear out your cache

Your smartphone is like a computer. This also means you need to empty Safari's cache to keep the device running smoothly. Head over to Settings>Safari>Clear History. Then do the same but choose Clear Cookies and Data.

Always Update Your Smartphone

If your smartphone is running an older version of iOS, make sure you have the latest version of iOS mobile OS. New software release can speed up your device. You can make sure you're up to date by tapping Settings > General > Software Update.

Turn off Automatic downloads

Sometime automatic downloads can slow down your phone. If you have automatic app updates turned on, make sure to turn it off, head over to Settings>iTunes & App Store >Automatic Downloads. Switch the sliders to off mode.

Restart Your Smartphone Once in a while

We never expect you to restart your device almost daily. But every iPhone user once in a while should restart your device just to make it speedy. Turning off your iPhone can help the device to perform slightly better. Press down and hold the button on the top right of your phone for 5 seconds. Then follow the "Slide to power off" instruction.

Do you know any other ways to speed up the Apple iPhone 4s? Let us know in the comment section below.

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