Have you owned your iPhone or iPad for a couple of years? Is it starting to feel a little sluggish? Here’s a tip that might allow you to squeeze an extra year or so from your existing hardware. Over the years a lot of electrons have been spilt on the subject of making an iPhone or iPad faster, and let me tell you that most of them are just snake oil. No, Apple hasn’t built some secret switch into iOS that only Tim Cook and his buddies know about. That said, there is a tried and tested way to speed up an iPhone or iPad that’s simple to do and only going to cost you some time. And it works for all versions of iOS, all the way to the latest iOS 12. Here’s what you do: Wipe the device and reload the data from a backup. I told you it was simple. Some pointers before you go all hog wild and wipe all your data. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP! You can either create a local backup using iTunes, or backup to iCloud by going to Settings > iCloud > Backup, and then turning on iCloud Backup. If you don’t have a backup then you’re going to have to reload your stuff manually, and that’s going to take a lot longer. This process is going to take some time, so put aside a couple of hours where you won’t be disturbed or need your iPhone or iPad. The… [Read full story]
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