How to Speed Up iOS 10 on Old iPhone


Although Apple launched iOS 10 for older iPhones as well as newest, Apple didn’t mention few things. iOS 10 is a heavy-weight update that may break your iPhone down after installing. iOS 10 has shown different errors during installation. For instance, few iPhones were bricked after installing iOS 10. However, if you have installed iOS 10 on your old iPhone (iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, etc.) and now you are getting subsiding performance from your device, here are some tips and tricks that may help you to get back your device as it was before installing iOS 10.

Restart iPhone

This is the most common workaround to fix slow iPhone. Most of the iOS apps run in the background, and that makes the smartphone slower and people think that the problem is occurring because of the operating system or recent OS update. However, many people have solved this iOS 10’s deteriorating performance issue by restarting the device. If you reboot the device, all the background processes will stop and hence you can get a better device right away.

Disable Motion in iOS 10

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iOS 10 comes with a parallax effect and another animation that spruces up the user interface. It looks pretty good when you have the motion on your iOS 10 device. However, this particular thing can make the old iPhone slower since the processor may not be able to comply with the motion. Therefore, this is a good choice to disable motion in iOS 10. To disable motion, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. Here, you can find a toggle button. Just toggle that to turn it off.


Disable Background App Refresh

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Not only, iOS 10 but also older versions had this feature that helps users to get notifications and real-time updates of various apps. If you have enabled background app refresh, apps will be updated in real time whenever you will be connected to an internet connection. However, this may slow down your device as well as kill your battery faster. Therefore, you can disable background app refresh in iOS 10 easily. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Here, you can find the green button that you can toggle to disable. On the other hand, if you want to disable app refresh for a particular app, you can do so by choosing the respective option.

Make More Available Space

Although iPhone and other mobiles phones are made to store different files, songs, videos, etc. but sometimes it can slow down the device. However, this is not apparent reason. The more files you will store, the more cache your device will create. Therefore, your device will be slowing down day by day. Hence, you should free up some space to check whether it is creating the problem or not.

Do not Use Loads of Widgets

The more widgets you will use, the more time it will take to load the screen. Therefore, this is a good choice to use only very useful widgets and remove others. You can head over to this tutorial to learn how to remove lock screen widgets.

Disable Auto-Updates

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This is imperative for everyone to download only helpful updates – though you always need to use updated apps. However, auto-update is not a feature that you may like since it can do two things. First, it will consume your bandwidth without your permission. Second, it will slow your iPhone down dramatically. Therefore, this is always a good practice to disable auto-updates and install the update manually. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores. Here, you should get an Update option. Just toggle the button to get things done.

These are some most common solutions to speed up iOS 10 on old iPhone. However, you can also disable the location service and other things to check whether you are getting a good speed or not.

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