Easy ways to speed up older iPads and iPhones

“Apple products hold value in the second user market,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “You can still raise $69 or more for a first generation iPad on eBay, while you can’t expect the same performance as you enjoy from newer models, you can get much more from an older iPad (or any iOS device) using these eight easy tips.”

Covered in the full article:
• Restart
• Declutter
• File management
• App refresh
• Spotlight
• Notifications and Location Services
• Year zero
• Clear RAM

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Clearing the RAM (process described in the full article) can work wonders on older iPads.


  1. I would add “Restore as New” to the mix. I upgraded a 2012 iPad from iOS7 to iOS8 and it was terrible. Did a restore and installed iOS 9. Even with same apps as before, it runs fine, if a little sluggish.

    1. Yep that’s fair actually. I think the author had in mind how to enhance performance of newly acquired older models and kind of got stuck into that viewpoint. I think the author would like it if that was added in article comments.

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