MILLIONS of iPhone owners may accidentally slow down the speed of their mobile phones.
Three simple mistakes can hamper an iPhone’s performance — and they’re all easy to commit.
Apple prides itself on making fast smartphones that can handle almost any task you throw at them.
But an official memo from the tech giant reveals some of the reasons why your iPhone might be performing poorly.
Problem #1 – Memory too low
One surprising reason your iPhone might be running slow is lack of available storage.
The way your iPhone’s iOS software is built means that very little storage space can affect performance.
Apple recommends not using up too much storage space – check your free storage space in Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
“When your device is low on storage space, iOS or iPadOS will automatically free up storage space while you install an app, update iOS or iPadOS, download music, record videos, and more,” Apple advises.
“iOS or iPadOS only removes items that can be downloaded again or are no longer needed.
“For best performance, try to keep at least 1GB of free disk space.
“If your available storage is consistently less than 1GB, your device may be slowing down as iOS or iPadOS keeps making room for more content.”
Problem #2 – Incorrect phone temperature
Another big problem for your iPhone is getting too hot or too cold.
Heat is particularly bad as it not only affects performance but can also permanently damage your battery.
However, even very cold temperatures can temporarily affect performance.
“iOS or iPadOS adjusts the performance of your device when it becomes too warm due to external conditions,” Apple explained.
“Like staying in a hot car or being in direct sunlight for a long time.”
“Put your device in a cooler place and let the temperature adjust.
“Even very cold temperatures can slow down your device. If your device is running slowly after exposure to the cold, move it to a warmer location as well.”
Problem #3 – Power saving mode
Finally, turning on sleep mode can also cause your iPhone to work slower.
This is a special mode that is offered to you when your battery is very low.
If you turn it on, however, you’ll have to sacrifice performance and features to save battery life.
“In sleep mode, some features are disabled and some tasks may take longer,” Apple said.
“Consider turning off Low Power Mode if you want your iPhone or iPad to work without power limitations.”
You can tell you’re in sleep mode by the yellow battery icon in your status bar.
You can turn off battery saver mode by going to Settings > Battery.