Is Your Pre-3GS iPhone Slowing Down?

Sep 29 2009

Ever since the update to the 3.0 OS on my iPhone 3G, my iPhone has been slower than usual. As usual, I google to find a solution. One of the suggestions also doubles as a fix to a hot iPhone battery. Here are some things to try:

  • Do a “reboot” of your iPhone. Hold down the power button and the home button until you get a screen with an option to “slide to power off”. This will turn off your iPhone. Once it’s completely off, hit the power button again to turn it back on. You’ll need to do this periodically. — This gave me a noticeable increase in speed.
  • Clear your text message history. — I didn’t find a way to clear them other than one by one. I fortunately don’t do alot of SMS texting so this didn’t take long but probably did not have much of an impact for me speed-wise.
  • Clear the Safari cache. Settings > Safari > Clear Cache. — This made Safari snappier for me but I didn’t notice any other speed increases.

Results from this? Rebooting your iPhone occasionally is just a Good Thing™.

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