After using your iPhone for awhile, you probably noticed that your phone isn’t working as fast as it was when you first bought it. It’s lagging a little, isn’t refreshing as quickly – well, you don’t need to take it to get fixed, it’s actually a really easy problem to solve. Many people simply don’t understand why their phones are slowing down after some time. However, once you understand why they slow down, you’ll be able to fix it quickly.
Why is your iPhone lagging? Well, the answer could be that your cached files are using more space than you thought. To solve this problem, all you need to do is clear your phone’s memory and cached data. This will get your phone working back up to its normal speed.
If you’re not sure what cached files are, we’ll explain. Cached files are found on many iPhone applications; they store information on what you’re doing. Now, this is fine, however, they do take up storage space on your iPhone which is the problem. So, once you delete cached files from your phone, it automatically works faster.
So, now that you know why you’re iPhone is lagging, it’s time we teach you how to clear your cache data to get your iPhone back to tip-top shape.
Clearing Safari Cache
First thing you want to do is clean out the cache from your Safari browser. This is really easy to do. On your iPhone, you want to go to settings. Once you’re there, go to Safari and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You’ll want to choose “Clear History” and “Website data”. Then, confirm that you want to do this by tapping on “Clear History and Data of Safari”. Once you do that, your Safari cache data will be completely cleaned out. It’ll clean your history, cookies and browsing data. Essentially, your Safari will have no information on it.
Clear App Cache Data
Now, on the iPhone and iPad, there’s no option to specifically clean one app’s cache unless you uninstall the app from your iPhone completely. Now, some apps may offer this feature to clean the cache data. If you choose to uninstall the app, it’ll remove everything from your iPhone including cache data.
So, the best way to clean your app’s cache data is to use a third-party app called the “Battery Doctor”. It’s a free app that allows you to clean your app’s caches data.
So, go to your App store and search for the “Battery Doctor”. Once you have it downloaded, open it up on your iPhone, you’ll go through the introduction and then get taken to the home screen. From there, you’ll want to go to the folder that has your cached data which is the “Junk” tab. When you click the “Junk” tab you only need to tap on the “Clean Up Cache” button. A caution message will appear, you proceed and click “Clean”.
When it’s finished cleaning, Battery Doctor will tell you how much it cleaned, what it cleaned, etc. So, you’ll be given a full report.
Freeing up iPhone memory
Using “Battery Doctor” you can also clean your iPhone’s memory. This will also help boost your iPhone’s speed since it slows down if it’s short on memory space. So, to do this you’ll want to click on the “Memory” tab. Tap on “Boost” and it’ll clean up your phone’s memory. At the end, when it’s finished, you’ll receive a full report of what was cleaned up and how memory space was freed.
Note: you don’t want to clean your phone’s memory very often.
Now that you know what to do, use these tools to help you clean up your iPhone and get it back to working like it used to. You can also buy a memory card to help store your data on an externally or use a cloud service. This will also allow you to delete photos, videos and files, so that your iPhone isn’t burdened with unused information. Knowing that your personal information is safe and secure will allow you to not leave all your personal information on your iPhone.