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Maybe you need to flush your iPhone’s RAM. I’m not talking about manually quitting all of the apps running. Rather, I’m talking about a lesser-known technique that will get everything out of RAM and let you feel like the phone just turned on.

The first thing you need to do is hold the power button until “Slide to Power Off” appears on the screen. Don’t slide it though! Instead, press and hold the Home button for a few seconds, and you will be placed back on the Home screen with a fresh slate as far as your RAM is concerned.

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Don’t believe me? Double-tap the Home button. You’ll see that the apps you were running are still there, but if you click one, it will need to relaunch as if you were launching it from its icon.

Also, it should be noted that iOS generally does a good job of managing memory, and you shouldn’t need to do this often. But if something goes wrong, it’s a nice trick to have in your back pocket!

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Have you tried using this technique when your iPhone is running slowly? Did it solve your problem? Let us know!

  1. Bob
    December 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Didn't work for me. Phone goes to voice control!

  2. Pierre Dicenzo
    December 11, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Nice trick!

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