Increase Your iPhone 4 or 4S’ Performance on iOS7
With the new release of iOS 7.0 (and the 3 version thereafter) Apple has brought an entirely new look and feel to the iPhone and iPad. Many users were overwhelmed with the new update as some quickly adapted, statistics show that over 70% of iDevices have been updated to the new software.
While we were testing the beta version of iOS 7 in preparation to offer technical support to both our corporate and consumer clients we noticed the affects this new operating system has on older devices such as the iPhone 4 and 4S. As time has passed we continue to get complaints from customers who are encountering “slow” or “sluggish” performance on their older devices.
While the team got to work trying to figure out how to optimize these older devices we created a blog post on how to increase your battery life using settings already developed within iOS 7 and today we have a fix for our readers on the older devices. These two minor setting changes will not only improve the day-to-day performance of your iPhone but also increase battery life.
Although you will lose some of the visual enhancements that iOS7 brings to the table we think it’s a viable trade off for the performance increase that you will see.
So are you ready? Let’s go!
We will be changing two settings under the Accessibility menu via Settings (see photo below).
Here’s the first thing that you’ll need to do.
Go to “Settings” – “General” – “Accessibility” – “Increase Contrast”
You will want to enable this setting, this will rid your device of the blur effects that are visually appealing but not necessary. The photo below shows the Increase Contrast setting in the OFF postion, you will want to enable this option to the ON postion.
Ok now let’s change one more setting!
Go to “Settings” – “General” – “Accessibility” – “Reduce Motion”
You will want to enable this setting, this will rid your device of the parallax effects that are killing your frame rate. The photo below shows the Reduce Motion setting in the OFF postion, you will want to enable this option to the ON postion.
You’re all done! Exit the Settings menu and restart your iPhone for a faster, optimized device with iOS7! Stay tuned to our blog for more tips and tricks!
Did this help your device? Let us know in the comments below!