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5 Apps Slowing Down Your iPhone So Much

Well, you are paying top dollar, standing in the line, Preordering to get your hands on your latest iPhone. And it breaks your heart and ours too to see the iPhone slowing down after some time. Not only that, it forces your battery to age quickly, so you end up in iPhone battery repair. But, Worry not; here are the top 5 apps that are slowing down your phone and how to fix them without uninstalling them. 

5 Apps Slowing Down Your Iphone So Much

Key Takeaways

  • Identify five apps that could be slowing down your iPhone.
  • Discover the reasons behind app-related performance issues on your device.
  • Learn how to optimize and speed up your iPhone by addressing these apps.
  • Find alternative app solutions to improve overall device performance.
  • Understand the impact of resource-heavy apps on battery life and functionality.
  • Get expert tips on managing app usage and clearing cache to boost iPhone speed.
  • Stay informed about common app-related slowdowns and take proactive measures.
  • Enhance your iPhone's efficiency by removing or optimizing problematic apps.
  • Ensure a smoother user experience by staying up-to-date with app performance tips.
  • Trust iFixScreens to assist you in maximizing your iPhone's speed and performance.

Music apps

Music Apps

According to iFixscreen iPhone repair experts, Music apps are not what they used to be; Today's music apps are trying desperately to serve you with the next best song that they think you would like. This is very much similar to how search engines work. For example, you have just viewed a recipe or some news article on Youtube, now notice Youtube will after some time suggest similar videos if you stay long enough. Music apps are trying to do the same; they accumulate all your past played songs and try to predict the next song you would like. Well, this may sound simple, but AI(Artificial Intelligence) & Predictive Analytics takes lots of computing power, most of which are being done by the servers of the apps. Still, your iPhone is also taking a little bit of it.

Well, they normally run in the background, so not many of us don't think about them so much, but they definitely are dragging a lot of the attention of your iPhone processors.

FIX: The more apps you have opened in the background, the more burdened your iPhone and the greater the chance it will perform sluggishly. To address this, double-press on the "Home" button to swipe through the multitasking display of your currently running apps. Then, close each currently unused open app by flicking its panel up and off the screen.

Mail apps

Mail Apps

Let's first understand how mail apps work; suppose you are using mail-in your MacBook or PC's browser. You normally need to keep refreshing it to receive new emails, right. Well, your Mail apps do this for you. They keep refreshing periodically after a set amount of time in the background. What this does is they take a bit of your processor power every time they do that. The more the frequency, the greater the processor power they require. 

FIX: An easy fix for it is to go to "Settings," followed by "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," and adjust your Fetch New Data settings to as infrequently and of longer duration as possible.


Well, your browsers are storing a lot of data for you that includes your browsing history, Cache memory, cookies, passwords and whatnot. Well, they all do it to make your life easier, like auto-filling forms, passwords, Suggesting your search, etc. But, they are also doing lots of data management in the background, which adds to your processor's workload in a big way.

FIX:  to accelerate browsing in Safari, tap "Settings," followed by "Safari" and "Clear History'' (CAUTION: Be very aware while clearing history as you may lose some of your websites you have been keeping in other tabs of your browser. It's suggested to bookmark the important pages before clearing history) or "Clear Cookies and Data." (Clearing Cookies doesn't have many consequences, so we highly suggest doing it.)

App Store

App Store

Your apps need to be up-to-date to keep offering you its new features and upgrades. Well, your app store has taken this responsibility on itself to keep all apps updated. Unfortunately, in doing so, it has taken lots of processing power from your iPhone too. By default, iPhones running iOS permit automatic app updates to occur in the background. Also, the app's upgradation is high on your iPhone priority list to render and slow down whatever work you are doing right now.

FIX:  You should consider disabling this feature; tap "Settings," followed by "iTunes & App Store", and toggle the Updates switch under Automatic Downloads to the off position

Social Media Apps

Social Media Apps

Saving the best for the last, but social media sites like facebook, instagram, etc. are eating a large part of your processing power. They require every information about you, from your location to your body movement and from your microphones to your information of other apps. Thanks to the new Apple 14.5 App tracking transparency, things will be more transparent. However, still, they use much of your phone's processor resources.

FIX: Well, with the new IOS 14.5 update, you would exactly know what the resources like GPS, microphone, etc., your Social media apps are asking for. So, yes, this will help you save, apart from privacy, your processor's juice as you would be allowing the apps permissions you think are required and not allowing social media apps to free run.

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion, our blog highlights five apps that may be slowing down your iPhone and provides valuable insights on how to address this common issue. By identifying these performance-hindering apps and implementing the suggested solutions, users can optimize their iPhone's speed and responsiveness. Regularly evaluating and managing app usage can help prevent unnecessary slowdowns and ensure a smoother overall experience. Trust our expertise to help you reclaim your iPhone's performance and enjoy seamless functionality with the apps you love. Stay informed, take action, and keep your iPhone running at its best with our helpful tips and recommendations.


Q: Why is my iPhone running slow?

A: There could be several reasons for your iPhone running slowly, and one common factor is the presence of apps that consume excessive resources. These apps can slow down your device's performance.

Q: How can I identify apps that are slowing down my iPhone?

A: You can identify resource-intensive apps by checking your device's battery usage. Go to Settings > Battery, and you'll see which apps are using the most battery. These are the ones to investigate.

Q: What are some apps that are known to slow down iPhones?

A: Certain types of apps are often associated with slowing down iPhones, including social media apps, navigation apps, and games. Apps with continuous background processes or those that use a lot of graphics and animations can also be culprits.

Q: When should I consider upgrading my iPhone to a newer model?

A: If your iPhone is consistently slow, despite taking the above steps, and it's an older model that can't run the latest iOS updates, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer iPhone to enjoy improved performance.

Q: How can I address the issue of slow performance caused by apps?

A: To address slow performance due to apps, you can take the following steps:

  1. Close background apps: Manually close apps running in the background by double-clicking the home button (or swiping up from the bottom on newer models) and swiping them away.

  2. Update apps: Ensure that your apps are up to date. Developers often release updates to improve app performance.

  3. Delete or limit resource-intensive apps: Consider uninstalling or limiting the use of apps that are particularly resource-hungry.

  4. Clear app cache: Some apps accumulate data over time, which can slow them down. Check if there's an option to clear the cache within the app's settings.

  5. Restart your iPhone: A simple restart can help clear out temporary issues and free up memory.

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Ravi Shah

Ravi is the head of Content Strategy at iFixScreens Corporate. With over a decade of experience writing technical content for his readers, Ravi has helped thousands of readers with helpful content, tips, and tricks. He mainly writes content related to gadget repairs, such as iPhones, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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