# ** Simple ways to get your old iPhone running smoothly again ** **There are several ways to improve iPhone performance before you have to spend a lot of money to buy a new device.** **Update to new iOS version**. One of the simplest, most effective ways is to regularly update the new iOS. Apple is constantly improving the operating system, fixing issues that affect overall performance. As a result, updating iOS will help your iPhone function at its optimal level. Users can check for new updates by going to *Settings > General > Software Update*. Also, you should enable auto-update instead of manual update mode. **Clean up memory**. An effective way to make your iPhone run smoother is to free up storage space. An overloaded iPhone can be slow to respond, performance drops, and not enough space for new apps or updates. You can view iPhone storage at *Settings > General > iPhone Storage*. In the next menu, the device will provide visual information about the amount of space used and occupied by each app. Users should combine efficient storage management with leveraging external resources like iCloud. Cloud translation can help store photos, videos, documents … reduce the burden on the iPhone’s physical memory. **Check battery status**. Battery health is also an important factor affecting iPhone performance. As devices age, their batteries gradually lose their ability to fully charge, leading to faster draining, sudden shutdowns, or serious problems. Recognizing battery health can prevent problems, preserve performance, and extend iPhone life. To check, go to *Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging*. This section will provide information about the maximum battery capacity and the ability to set your iPhone’s peak performance. In case of receiving a notice that the capacity has decreased sharply and the device does not reach the usual peak performance, users should consider replacing the battery with a new one. **Reduce visual effects**. An easy way to “rejuvenate” an old iPhone is to change the visual effects settings, reducing transparency and movement. Although aesthetically pleasing, the effect can consume significant processing power, causing the machine to run slower. Proper tuning of these features allows iPhone to run smoothly and efficiently even after it’s several years old. You can go to *Settings > Accessibility*, then enable *Reduce Transparency* under *Display & Text Size* and enable *Reduce Motion* in *Motion*. **Restore factory settings**. Factory reset is considered the last, most comprehensive measure to help an old iPhone work close to the new one. Users should note whether to keep personal data on the device or not. To do this, go to *Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone, *then tap Reset and confirm again. iPhone will restart and return all software to factory state.