Most of the people who have upgraded to iOS 7 have shown a great feeling of satisfaction of the design and speed, but if you feel like the iOS 7 affected your iDevice speed, specially if you are running if on an older device then this article is for you!
We will show you the best tips in order to speed up your iDevice which is running the iOS 7, and also maintain it’s battery life.
Use “Increase Contrast” to Eliminate Transparency & Blur Effects
The Transparency and blur effects in the iOS 7 is one of the most things that consume speed and battery. In order to close it. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility then turn Increase Contrast On.
This will change how your notification center, Folders, Control Center will look, instead of the blur and transparency their background will be filled with a solid color. If you noticed any kind of slow responding while you are opening them then you will of course see a good speed improvement.
Note: Some hardware are not supporting 100% blur and transparency effects but while making this option on will still help making your device faster.
Turn Off Background App Refresh
This feature let’s your background applications auto refresh, which is one of the most battery draining features that you must turn it off if you are not satisfied with your iDevice performance.
You will go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh then turn it Off.
Turning this feature off will let the applications in the background refresh when they are opened only, which was the default in the iOS 6 anyway. This feature will make you feel a lot of improvement especially in the iPhone 4 performance.
Turn On Motion Reduction
The motion is considered the parallax effect in the background, then closing the motion parallax effect will improve the speed of your iDevice.
Simply go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion then turn it On.
Note: If you didn’t found the Reduce motion option in your accessibility options then your Device is not supporting it from the default, most of the cases it is performance issues if you have an older iDevice.
Automatic Updates & Downloads
Why i have to close this too ? well, the answer is the same of the App background refresh, because the automatic updates and downloads plays the same roll of the App background refresh so this have to be closed too.
Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads then turn it Off.
If you turned this feature off then you’ll have to update every application manually from the App Store, and you will have to download Apps and songs you download on your other iDevices because they won’t be transferred into your device automatic anymore. we all know that these three features are too useful but you will have to get rid of them if you are aiming for a better performance.
Restore to Factory Defaults
one of the methods that could affect your device performance is re-setting it to Factory Defaults, but be sure that you have backed up your important information before doing this.
This option is one of the oldest theories since the windows and OS X, it has the same effect if you uninstall your windows or your OS X and installed a new one.
Update to 7.X
the iOS 7 is considered one of the biggest major updates that Apple have made until now, so having bugs and performance issue that’s will be normal, So if there is any further updates update to it, in order to enhance your device performance and speed.