How to Clear iPhone RAM Memory
Who wants a slow and choppy iPhone, right? Here’s a guide on how make your iPhone run faster by explaining how to clear iPhone RAM. By emptying the RAM (random access memory), we can restore performance and thereby improve iPhone speed. 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 on iPhone and deleting junk files, that use precious storage.
Clear RAM on 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 memory 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 iPhone RAM memory 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.
Offload unused apps or delete apps
Open the “Settings” app and go to “General” then “iPhone Storage”. Now check the section labeled “Recommendations” and tap “Show All”. Now you can choose to enable the “Offload Unused Apps” feature, which will free up space, when you’re low on storage.
As soon as you scroll down you see a list of all apps installed on your iPhone with information about the amount of data stored. If you tap an app, you can choose to “offload” a specific app so that you can reinstall the app from the app store or completly “delete” the app including deleting all of your connected data.
Delete unused data
Under the “Recommendations” section on your iPhone storage settings you can also permanently delete photos and videos from the “Deleted” album and review videos that take up a lot of storage and delete these.
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.
If you ware worried this might cause data loss or do not know how to restart you iPhone just check our article on iPhone reset.