That old iPhone or iPad doesn’t have to be sluggish

Does it take your iPad ages to play your favorite videos? Does your iPhone’s Web browser creep on the web? The odds are that your iPad or iPhone are old. When these devices get outdated, they get sluggish. The good news? You don’t have to spend the big bucks on a new iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can try taking some simple steps to boost the speed of your devices. Lifehacker writer Whitson Gordon recently provided some tips.

No Updates

It’s commendable that you want to stay updated on the latest offerings from Apple. But downloading that newest version of iOS might make your iPad or iPhone even slower. Basically, the newest operating systems and upgrades are often too burdensome for older devices. Refrain from the updates until you buy a newer iPhone or iPad.

Use Apple’s Own Apps

The more you rely on Apple’s own apps — say, by using Safari as opposed to Firefox to browse the Web — the faster your phone or iPad will work. Apple’s own apps are built to run faster on your iPad and iPhone.

Freeing up Storage

Take a look, too, at the programs, apps and files that your iPhone or iPad stores. How many of them do you actually use? Whitson suggests removing those programs that you hardly ever access. Doing so could boost your device’s speed.

Posted on: 10.04.13