Owning an iPhone has become something of a style accessory, and it says two things to the world: the man holding the latest and greatest tech gadgetry is willing to pay for the best, and in return he expects the best in terms of both form and function. There is no question the newer iPhone models, especially the iphone 4S and beyond, are works of technical beauty. But sleek looks aren’t enough – these expensive gadgets have to have performance that matches their high-tech exterior. And for the most part, Steve Jobs’ most famous invention delivers the performance it promises. But with time and extensive use, that performance can slowly degrade to a level of that approaching more mediocre mobile devices. But here’s the good news: with the right preventative maintenance, software upgrading, and some tweaking of the settings, iPhone performance can be increased and enhanced in three key areas: processing speeds, stability of functionality, and battery.
INCREASING BATTERY LIFE:
Few complaints about cellular telephones are more common than the battery life issue. Fortunately, iPhones
are already among the very best in the business at allowing for extended usage on a single charge, with most
newer models capable of functioning for several days without recharge. For the iPhone 5S, the specs say you
could talk without stopping for at least 12 hours before the batter would run out However, over time you may
find that your iPhone burns through battery power at an unacceptable rate. But the fixes here are easy:
1. Install one of many freely available “auto off” apps that will either fully power the device off after a pre-set
amount of time ,or which can be customized to pause or terminate high-power functions of the phone.
2. Customize some of the settings yourself: screen brightness is directly related to battery drain – so make
sure your settings are adjusted for minimal screen brightness, or so that the screen is auto-dimmed after 15
seconds or less. Using your installed hotspot, Bluetooth access, or WiFi access all burn power rapidly – but
again, settings are provided that will turn these off automatically. In addition, you can download free apps
which will monitor power usage, and remind you to do a full drain and recharge regularly.
You iPhone is a computer, just like your laptop or desktop model. And just like any other computer, over time
they can become increasingly unstable. The result is glitches, freezes, memory loss, and other software
concerns. Again, the fixes are easy:
1. Uninstall the apps you don’t routinely use All of that software can lead to programming conflicts, RAM
memory shortages, and other technical issues which cause stability problems. If you haven’t used an app in 6
months, delete it Similarly, streamline all of the settings on the frequently used apps – most notably iTunes,
which is often overloaded with data Delete unused pictures and video. The point here is to try to leave at
least one full Gigabyte of memory free and available, so that apps and software can access memory and
store date without conflict. This single act of keeping your phone clutter-free is more likely to fix stability (and
speed!) issues than any other single action.
2. Physically clean your iPhone: although it is a solid-state piece of electronics, the iPhone retains some
vulnerability to dust mites, pocket lint, and other microscopic fibers. Your iPhone has specific ports of entry
that are more vulnerable, like the microphone, speaker, and power port entrances. Excessive foreign matter
accumulate over time and can cause stability issues similar to software clutter!
1. We’ve already touched on the big one here: get rid of the software and apps you don’t need, streamline all
of the ones you do you use, and make your phone as minimalist as possible. Keep some memory available,
and do not let your hard drives become full. If the hard drive is full, delete the unneeded data and do a hard
reset. Ideally, your iPhone.s memory should be as sleek and clean as its physical appearance the day it left
2. There are some other specific items you can disable to increase processing speed, including: all apps
which auto-track your location via GPS, as all of these slow down processing. Also make sure you clear the
cache and history on the browsers you use, as this also slows speed. Finally, whenever possible disable any
auto-update settings which automatically download new upgrades to software. You should already have the
fewest apps possible, and when upgrades are necessary – do it manually. You’ll find that many are unneeded
or unwanted, and by choosing what you will actually use, you’ll dramatically enhance and preserve
performance in regards to the speed of the iPhone’s computing power.
We have discussed the key areas to improve iPhone performance.Getting the most from you iPhone’s performance is not difficult. The key is routine, consistent, common-sense maintenance of a clutter-free cell-phone environment. Dump what you don’t need. Keep it
smooth and simple. Don’t waste memory. Keep the device and its case clean of dust and debris. A few
minutes of de-cluttering and deleting, performed perhaps once a month, will have a dramatic impact on the
performance of your iPhone!