Still using an old iPhone, be it iPhone 4s or iPhone 6, here are some tips on how to keep your iPhone working effectively.
Do Not Update iOS
Apple phone’s are going to chase us down for this one, but it is true. Apple phone’s have added some new features to iOS which includes often performance enhancements, but some new software can also put new strain on your processor. One of the biggest complaints I hear is that “the new iOS slowed my phone down!” If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, just know that you might not have the latest security updates — which is important to most folks.
Get a New Battery For The Phone
Some old iPhone’s have a grown old battery packs which cannot store a charge as well as they did when they were new. To refresh this effectively, take your iPhone in and pay for a new and original battery. If you are among those using iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you can visit an Apple Store and swap out your battery for a new one for just $29 which is approximately 10440.00 Nigerian Naira, otherwise you can expect to pay about $79.
Free up some storage space
iPhone’s becoming more powerful, the processors are able to handle much larger and more complicated applications. Unfortunately, this means that apps that might have been small in size are now much larger. Free up storage and remove old apps and photos (consider using iCloud Photos, for example.)
Do this by going to Settings > General and selecting iPhone Storage. Your iPhone will show you the largest apps, and you can delete the ones you no longer use. If you ignored step one and already installed iOS 11, select the option to automatically uninstall apps you don’t use.
Clean up the charging port of the iPhone
I can’t really remember how many times i have talked to people who have problems with their phone charging port, only to find out that their charging port has fuzzy fluff in it. Check that twice and use either a canned air duster or, gently, a pin or paperclip to clear out any dust build-up. Seriously — be gentle — you don’t want to scratch any of the metal pins inside.