How to speed up a slow iPhone

How to speed up a slow iPhone

If you have a slow iPhone, you must know about this.

Few iPhone users realize that applications are constantly running ‘behind the scenes’ on their phone wasting previous memory and battery power. We would all love it if we could make it through a busy day without having to charge the battery. Granted, batteries seem to be getting better, but until they last forever, here is a tip you should practice often to save memory and juice:

1. Click the HOME button, twice pretty rapidly.

home button

2. You’ll see a bar with 4 app icons show up at the bottom of your screen in a little box.


3. Press and hold on the first icon in the line. Hold it until the apps start dancing and you’ll see a red symbol show up on each app. This means you can now ‘shut down’ the app that is currently running. If you’ve never done this you’ll see you have a lot of apps to close. Think of all that battery power you were burning! Click the red close symbol on each app until there are no more. Then click the home button to go back to the screen.


Remember, each time you open an app, they will stay open until you close them. Don’t worry, you can leave them running. But I recommend shutting them down daily or every few days. It only takes a few seconds. Great thing to do when you’re in your commercial break while watching Mad Men.

Enjoy your extra battery power.

Josh Benson

Josh Benson

Josh is the Editor of and supreme geek to boot. He spends much of his time learning new software, coding languages, gadgets and more. He loves helping people figure out tech problems - big or small. Josh is a former television news anchor and tech reporter. He spends his days developing websites and producing videos.

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