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Speeding up your iPhone or iPad if it is running on iOS 9

  • Oct 01, 2015

The 9th major release of the Apple’s mobile operating system-iOS 9 was released on Wednesday the 16th of September 2015, and it is believed that the new operating system does not huge improvements to make a difference, however performance and stability has been greatly increased. If you have been a staunch user of iOS you may be aware that the seed of your device will often slow down with any major software update and this is the case also with the new iOS 9.

The new iOS 9 was tested by installing it on iPhone 5s, and it was after a week of testing the new iOS that GM released it to the public. For those who have been playing with the new iOS 9, they quickly discovered that it was less stable than the immediate past iOS 8.4. With the upcoming updates being performed on iOS 9, it is believed that Performance and stability will be greatly increased and most of such updates will come with the IOS 9.1 Beta which is scheduled for release in the month of November, 2015- the same month when iPad Pro to be launched.  Till the new iOS becomes perfect, there are some tips you can rely on in boosting the speed of your iOS device especially if you have the iOS 9 on an old device.

Speeding up your device on iOS9

Install a clean version of iOS 9

Make sure you don’t update from iOS 8 to iOS 9, rather you should install a clean version of iOS 9 on your iPhone, iPad, by following these simple steps;

Step 1: Download iOS 9 from Apple’s link

Step 2: Backup your device’s data by connecting it to iTunes

Step 3: Simply turn the “Find my iPhone” option off, by navigating through the settings- choose “Settings”, then “iCloud”

Step 4: Press and hold the “Option/Alt” (if you are using a Mac), or “Shift” key (if you are using Windows), and then click on the “Restore” button.

Step 5: Choose the new iOS 9 you have just downloaded and

Step 6: Wait for some minutes for iTunes to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Turn the “Siri” and “Spotlight Search” off

Step 1: simply click and open the “Settings” option

Step 2: Click on “General” and then choose “Spotlight Search”

Step 3: Turn off the “Siri” suggestions as well as all Toggles right in the front of the apps

Put on the “Reduce Motion”

Step 1: Put on the “Settings app” and then go to “General” and then click on “Accessibility”

Step 2: Scroll down and then look for “Reduce Motion”

Step3: Turn the “Reduce Motion” option off.

Remove the Keyboards you are not using

Step 1: Open the settings app and click on “General” then choose “Keyboard” and then click on “Keyboards”.

Step 2: Swipe to the left side of the keyboards you want to delete.

Turn the “Siri” off if you are not using it regularly

Step 1: Open the settings app and then click on “General” and then choose the “Siri”

Step 2: Turn the Siri off if it is on.

Turn Automatic Updates off

Step 1: Open up the Settings options, and move to “App and iTunes stores” option

Step 2: Turn the Toggles off (you can find these under Automatic updates).

Clear the Cache of the Safari and the website data

Step 1: Open the Settings option, move down and click on the “Safari” option

Step 2: move down and click on “Clear History and website data”

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