Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Is Your Pre-3GS iPhone Slowing Down?

Tuesday, September 29th, 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™.

Image via oskay

Does your iPhone battery get hot?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

My iPhone battery gets hot occasionally so, of course, I googled it. It turns out that, despite Apple’s restrictions on third-party applications that prevent them from running in the background, they aren’t preventing problems from their own applications.

The standard iPhone apps like Safari, Mail, iPod, Youtube, Stocks, etc do not neccessarily close themselves when you hit the Home button. You need to hold the button down for 8-10 seconds while in the application to force it to quit. Umm, okay.

An alternative is to shut down your iPhone a few times a week. (Hold down the power button till you get a screen asking if you want to power down.)

Heat really reduces battery life so this is definitely worth keeping an eye on and powering down whenever it starts overheating.

via Macrumors forum