How to Get Better iPhone 4s Performance on iOS 8

iOS 8 was released earlier this month and while many users were having issues with the update on their iPhone 6 units, performance was another issue entirely for iPhone 4s users.

Many owners of older iPhones have been reporting slowdowns since the update to iOS 8, mostly because the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is geared towards newer devices. iPhone 4s is the oldest iPhone supported by iOS 8, so it’s no surprise that users with this phone are complaining about performance, just like last year when iOS 7 was released for the iPhone 4.

But iPhone 4s users need not suffer so much. There are actually things you can do and settings you can tweak to improve the performance of your iPhone 4s running iOS 8, and most of them are pretty easy to change. And if you follow this guide, your iPhone 4s will most likely see an increase in performance.

Of course, the difference is negligible as it is an old phone that has reached the end of its lifecycle. However, getting as much performance as possible gives the device at least another year or so, you certainly won’t need to upgrade to a newer device.

Here are a few things you can try to improve the performance of your iPhone 4s running iOS 8.

Reduce Animations and Fine Effects

Often the biggest culprits for slow performance on older iPhones are the animations and cool effects that make iOS 8 look really good. However, if you have an older iPhone, they only make things worse. Your iPhone 4s’ processor probably can’t keep up with everything that’s going on, so it’s usually a good idea to turn off animations and get rid of those nice effects.

There are a few settings you can change to do this.

Set the course in this direction. Tapping on it opens another screen with a toggle switch. By default, the circle will be placed on the left side of the oval. To switch to the right, simply tap the circle so the oval turns green and reduces the movement. This turns off the parallax effect.

The parallax effect is on by default and is a new feature introduced in iOS 7 that gives the home screen a neat 3D look, so when you move your phone in your hand while keeping your head still, it looks like you’re looking at it. App icons “around” the wallpaper, almost as if you’re looking at the iOS 7 world from a window. However, it is nothing but the operating system and the gyroscope/accelerometer working together to create such an illusion.

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when it’s not He impressive, I liked it at first, but I’ve since gotten over the wow factor and now I find it frustrating. It’s also even more frustrating knowing that it’s filling up rendering resources, thus reducing battery life.

Another setting you can change is to get rid of transparency in iOS 8. This gets rid of the glass appearance that appears when Control Center is opened or the iOS keyboard appears. This isn’t really integral to how you interact with iOS 8 and is really just for looks. Therefore, it is best to just disable it.

To do this, open the app and go to this feature and turn it on.


Reset the settings

If your iPhone 4s still seems slow on iOS 8, you can try resetting your device’s settings. An iPhone can go a little crazy after updating to a new version of iOS 8, so it’s something you can try to bring it back to Earth.

Open the Settings app and go to . This won’t delete any of your data, but be aware that there is an iOS 8 bug that deletes your iCloud Drive data while using this feature, so reset your iPhone’s settings at your own risk.


Restore Factory Settings

If you’ve updated your iPhone 4s to iOS 8 without a clean slate (i.e. you kept all your apps and settings intact), it might be a good idea to factory reset your iPhone in iOS 8 and start over. scratch Most likely, if your iPhone 4s is experiencing performance issues after updating, the operating system may have caught some bugs during the update process, especially when you left all your apps and settings intact.

It might be a good idea to completely reset your iPhone and do a factory reset, as it can improve performance. To do this, go to.

The iPhone will reset and you’ll get an iPhone that looks like you got it right out of the box. From there you can slowly add apps back and reconfigure settings. However, be sure to back up your iPhone before resetting the entire device.