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5 Things You Can Do To Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone

An iPhone is like a powerful tiny computer in your pocket. It does so much stuff, it’s hard to keep up with it all! I’ve had an iPhone for more than 10 years now, and I’m still learning new ways to use it. Read on for five things you can do to get more out of your iPhone. You might learn something new!


5 Things You Can Do To Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone

There are still many reasons to get an iPhone, regardless of the rise of competitor phones from Google and Samsung. If you still own an iPhone, or you plan on getting one, this article will serve you well! Continue reading, as we will cover five different things that will allow you to get more out of your device. 

Uninstall Unused Apps

First things first, you will be able to truly optimize your iPhone and get more out of it by uninstalling unused apps. These unused apps may not only be draining your battery more, especially if they are running in the background, but they will also be taking up a lot of storage on your device.

You will be able to use iPhone tools to tell you which apps should be deleted due to your usage, or you could just guess this. Remember, you can always download the apps back if you need them; you just may not need every single one there.

You can also offload apps to the cloud rather than delete them, if you think you might want to use them again and would like to preserve their data.

Start Using Widgets

Widgets are a great way to organize your phone and get more out of it. If you didn’t know, widgets allow you to get a quick look at the information of selected apps. If you’re into sports, you could use various sports widgets to showcase upcoming fixtures on your home screen, giving you more information about upcoming games.

There are many different types of widgets that you can add and edit. You will be able to choose between different sizes, organize them into stacks, and place them wherever you want. If you have never used widgets before, then it could be a good idea to look at some examples online to see how other people use them.

Of course, this is completely up to you. Widgets may not change your life, but they can give you timely information from your favorite apps at a quick glance. This should save you time, especially if you utilize them the right way. Play around with them a bit and find out if you like using them. You should get more out of your iPhone this way.

Clear Browsing History

If your iPhone is anything like most people, you likely never close the tabs on your Safari app! You should try to get into the habit of closing down those tabs once you’re done with them. Not only will this help save your battery, it will also help your Safari app, and your phone, load quicker in general.

You should also look to clear the history on your iPhone so that you can protect your privacy and allow your device to run more smoothly. If you’re unsure how to do this, you should look for clear history on iPhone guides online that give you clear instructions on how this is even possible. Learn how to erase history on Safari or Chrome,  select the time periods for deleting search history, and free your device from unnecessary data. 

You will notice a big difference in how your iPhone operates after you’ve successfully cleared the browsing history and cache data. If you have done this and you still aren’t noticing a massive difference, then it could mean that there is something else going on.

Bonus move: Delete large attachments and old voicemails: You may have pics and video saved that you don’t even realize are taking up a large amount of space on your phone. These come from your IMs. Go to Settings, General, iPhone Storage and scroll down to “Review Large Attachments.” There you’ll find all the things people have sent you that could be taking up valuable storage space!

Declutter Your Home Screen

Now that you’ve sorted out your browsing history, you should pay some attention to your home screen. If you have already started using some widgets on your iPhone, then you may have already started making some effort towards decluttering your home screen. However, there will still be more that you can do to organize your home screen,

The best way to first declutter your home screen is to uninstall some apps, as we mentioned previously in the post. However, if you do have some apps that you don’t use too much but still want to use them eventually, moving them to a second page could be beneficial.

Alternatively, you could group apps into one section, also known as a folder. For example, you could name a folder “Takeaway Apps” folder and put all your food delivery apps, such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats, here rather than spread across your homepage.

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Protect Your Battery

An iPhone battery often gets a rough reputation for how long it lasts, perhaps unfairly in some cases, but the more you use your device, the more the battery will be used up and worn out over time. It may be ideal for you to replace your iPhone battery before it completely dies or upgrade your iPhone to the newer model.

There are also things that you can do to protect your battery in the meantime. For example, 5G may be draining your battery usage, even if you aren’t really using it. Numerous settings on your iPhone will allow you to change the data settings and run the phone how you want to. Consider experimenting with different settings to find the one that works for you.

If you need more expert advice regarding your battery, you should consider taking your iPhone to the Apple Store. You can speak to the employees here who can diagnose your battery, and figure out if there is anything that can be done to protect it further. This will also likely be the place where you get your iPhone battery replaced if it comes to that.


Doing the above steps will help optimize your storage space and help your iPhone run more efficiently. The phone updates and changes often, but these are basic steps you can do on almost any version of the iPhone.

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