The iPhone and iPad may be optimized to ensure a smooth and friendly experience, but even so, iOS slows down when you load too many files, websites and programs .
Therefore, a good idea to speed it up again is cleaning the cache , a measure that you should do from time to time like another one that also gives great results: cleaning the RAM of your iPhone and iPad.
In computing, the cache is the fast access memory of a processor, which temporarily stores the recent data of those processed so that we can retrieve them more quickly. However, if it stores a lot of information, everything will start to go slower .
These periodic cleanings improve the performance of our device , which is vital if you’re using an iPhone or iPad that’s a few years old. We insist, although iOS is optimized and manages our resources perfectly, it never hurts to do some maintenance.
Clear Safari Cache
We will start by clearing the cache of Safari , our default browser. The consequence of clearing the cache in Safari is that if you were inside your Facebook or Amazon account, for example, you will be logged out and will have to log in again.
Just follow these steps:
1) Go to Settings> Safari and enter.
2) Slide the screen down and click on Clear Web Site History and Data
Delete data from apps
But your iPhone apps also leave junk data on our device that we can clean up. You’ll be surprised how much. Here’s how:
1) Go to Settings> General> iPhone Storage
2) At the bottom of the screen you will see all the apps you have installed, ordered by the amount of space they take up.
3) Click on a specific app and you will see a breakdown of what the application itself occupies and, separately, its usage data.
4) A general guideline: if your documents and data take up more than 500MB, we recommend that you select Delete app and confirm the action.
5) Now you just have to reinstall the app from the App Store to enjoy it again. Remember that if it was a paid app, the App Store takes it into account and you don’t have to pay twice.
Reboot your iPhone or iPad
Here we go with the usual song! Yes, we are. We have a bad habit of never turning off our devices, reducing their life span and lowering their performance. As we said in the presentation, iOS is designed to manage memory efficiently with almost no maintenance, it’s just a matter of rebooting from time to time to get some data cleaned up .
I don’t have to tell you where the power button is on your iPhone, do I? In any case, remember that there is another way to turn off your device without touching the button.
Download a cleaning app
I won’t deceive you: these apps do basically everything we mentioned before automatically , which can be very convenient if you don’t manage with the Settings section or are a bit lazy.
There are paid apps you can install on your computer that, when you connect your iPhone or iPad, will act as a garbage disposal. However, there are also some interesting apps like this tool that does almost magic by freeing up a lot of space on your device.