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How to Instantly Clear iPhone RAM Memory

Who wants a slow and choppy iPhone, right? Here’s a guide on how to tune your iPhone, or in other words, how make your iPhone run faster by clearing the so-called RAM. By emptying the random access memory (RAM), we can restore performance after degradation has occurred. If you need further information on how to speed up your device, check out this detailed guide with our top 10 tricks on how to fix a slow iPhone. In this guide, however, we want to focus on clearing the RAM and deleting junk files, that use precious storage.


Clear the RAM on the iPhone

iOS manages the RAM on your iPhone automatically. That’s why you shouldn’t clear the RAM manually too often, because the iOS management is mostly working just fine. This trick is supposed to help you in urgent performance problems.

It only takes around 10 seconds but gives noticeable results: Clearing the RAM on your iPhone is much easier than previously thought. You only need a secret button combination.

To begin, please unlock your iPhone so you can see the Home Screen or any open app. Then press and hold the Sleep / Wake Button (aka Power Button) until you see the shutdown slider. Don’t slide it “to power off”. It should look like this:

Let go of the Sleep / Wake Button immediately. Now press and hold the Home Button until you get thrown back to your Home Screen. This will take a couple of seconds. That’s it! You have successfully cleared the RAM on your iPhone.

If you don’t get any kind of notification or confirmation message, don’t worry. There isn’t any, as this is a secret feature that is not listed in the regular iPhone manual. You can however verify that your RAM has been cleared by opening any app from your app switcher, it will have to reload its content. This signifies that the RAM was indeed wiped clean and your performance should increase a little bit.

Watch this trick in a video:

Our before/after comparison shows, that the trick actually works. We have determined the RAM usage before and after the trick by using the app “iRefresh Pro“.

Clear Safari cache

Another method to make your iPhone run faster again, is to clear the Safari cache. Open your Settings on your iPhone and go to the option Safari. Scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data. In the next step you have to confirm the action.

Warning! You will be logged out from all websites, that you are signed in at this moment.

Delete apps because of “Documents & Data”

Open the Settings app and go to General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Choose any app, which uses a lot of storage space.

If the Documents & Data field shows a bigger amount of MBs, you should delete the app and reinstall it. This way the app looses unnecessary data baggage and your iPhone has more room to breathe again. Just tap Delete App and go to the App Store in order to download the app again.

Restart iPhone

The more or less universal trick can’t be missing in this list – the iPhone restart. If the iPhone runs slower than usual, because the apps need longer than normally to open, press and hold down the Sleep/Wake Button and slide to power off your iPhone.

As soon as the screen is completely black, press the Sleep/Wake Button again to turn your iPhone back on.

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