RAM is one of iPhone’s most important hardware to keep your device running smoothly. If you feel your iPhone is slow or lacking in performance, clear the RAM to speed up your iPhone.
There are several other methods you can use to speed up your iPhone, such as restarting or killing the app. However, even with the introduction of the new iPhone 13 lineup, the process is the same as its predecessor. But before you get started, let’s understand a little more about RAM and briefly understand why resetting RAM is beneficial.
What is iPhone RAM?
RAM stands for “random access memory” and is also called “volatile working memory”. Simply put, it’s where all the active processes run on your iPhone.
iOS has excellent RAM management. However, if you run too many activities at once, such as running multiple graphics-intensive games, editing apps, or streaming over LTE, your iPhone can have a hard time catching up. Especially for older devices.
When this happens, you will notice that iPhone performance slows down. The keyboard may take a long time to open, swipe gestures and button presses may be delayed, and the phone may become too hot to handle. Freeing RAM can be a useful solution in these situations.
What happens if I clear the RAM on my iPhone?
Clearing RAM frees up the processing power of your iPhone. This is done by discarding unnecessary information in the background. Nothing changes on the surface, but it makes a difference when working with the device.
The less information you process, the faster your iPhone will run and it will run smoothly. This is a completely safe and effective way to improve device performance.
Now that you have a basic idea, let’s learn how to reset RAM on your iPhone model.
How to clear iPhone RAM using Assistive Touch
New devices with Face ID: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12 lineup, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, XR, X can use AssistiveTouch to reset RAM increase. Here’s what to do:
- Open Configuration Tap on the device Accessibility..
- Now tap Touch → AssistiveTouch..
- Turn on the button next to AssistiveTouch.
- Now back to Configuration Tap Universal..
- Tap shut down..
- Tap once AssistiveTouch button.Finally, press and hold the virtual House Assistive Touch button. When the iPhone screen flashes and returns to the lock screen, leave it there.
The iPhone RAM has been cleared successfully. Enter your password when prompted.
Older iPhones don’t require AssistiveTouch, so clearing RAM is faster. Let’s take a look at the process of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6, and 6 Plus. Here’s what to do:
- Press and hold Power Press the button until you see the option to turn off the slide.
- Release the power button, House Press the button for about 5 seconds.
After a few seconds, the screen will flash blank to indicate that your iPhone’s RAM has cleared successfully. Enter your password when prompted.
These are the steps to clear the RAM on your iPhone. After the spring cleaning, your smartphone will run smoothly and without delay. Keep this trick in your back pocket whenever your device looks a bit harsh. If you have any questions, please contact us from the comments section. We will do our best to help you!