5 ways to increase the speed of the iPhone and iPad on iOS 8




Apple uses a high-performance components to achieve unsurpassed performance iPhone and iPad. However, software decorations, animation, and other optional features of the operating system is adversely affected by the speed of the mobile devices. In the first place it’s not the most top-end gadgets.


Problem can be solved by disabling the most demanding functions. Using the default settings of the operating system, you can improve the performance of older iPhone models and the iPad.
Disable Spotlight search

In 2009, the head of iPhone users rained down manna from heaven. Released the third version of the iPhone OS gave “yablofony” from hundreds of new features. For the first time in smartphones Apple now there are the usual things like “cut-copy-paste», MMS and versatile search engine Spotlight.


Get the last can swipe down on any page of the home screen. Spotlight is none other than the global search for all content: contacts, email, SMS, applications, music, calendar, and its main advantages – instant and visible results. The problem is that Spotlight indexes content continuously mobile devices to be aware of any changes in the operating system. Disabling this feature allows for improved performance iPhone and iPad. Go to Settings -> General -> Spotlight Search and uncheck from all points.
Disable background refresh of applications

Application in iOS 8 are able to load information in the background. Function is very useful, but it consumes battery power and additionally loads of processing power. Proceed to Settings -> General -> Update content and disable the services in the background. Function can be disabled completely or limit its use in some applications.

Disable the parallax effect and frosted glass

Apple probably spent a lot of time to create a parallax effect for wallpaper, creating a three-dimensional effect. Looks nice, but apart from an extra load on the CPU, this option is more on what is not necessary. Therefore, when setting the wallpaper in iOS translate 8 switch “Perspective” in the Off position.


Special chic shell program Apple gives the effect of transparency. Many elements of iOS 8 made with the effect of volume – the layers above the main interface. In this case, everything below is blurred, as behind frosted glass. This effect is observed everywhere in the OS, including the Notification Center, item management and the upper plate of your clock. Disable translucency UI you can go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Increasing the contrast. By default, the switch is reduced transparency is set to “Off”. With muted effect works visually faster, especially on not the newest models.
Disable animation

Apple has created a beautiful long pseudo-three-dimensional effect for the “flat” interface iOS: menus, icons, alert, slightly changing its form when tilting the device. Function fairly minor, but consumes CPU time. So go at Settings -> General -> Universal access and activate the item “Reduction of movement.”

Free space in the memory

On the iPhone and iPad from time to time necessary to arrange “cleaning.” Imagine that you are working somewhere in the office, and after a while noticed that your table is gradually beginning to clutter up the unnecessary documents and papers. And what are you doing? That’s right, you move the cleanliness and order to free up more space and work more efficiently. The same thing happens in the iOS. Smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers, and should be kept clean and in order.

Find a list of installed programs, ordered by the size of these positions they can be in the operating system. To do this, open the main menu and go to the statistics. iOS 8 shows the size of the downloaded software and allows you to quickly free up memory on the device.


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