When you find yourself stuck with a problem in your iOS device’s software, the first thing that pops in mind is usually heading to an expert, maybe calling a service center or even going to Mike, the IT guy who works with your uncle. Granted, these are all quite valid solutions, but, they also are highly costly. Not money-wise, even though that is also an issue, but time-wise. It is most likely that they would keep procrastinating working on your phone or not get right on it due to the accumulated work they have. Moreover, there is always the concern of them snoops through your files. Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that anymore after reading this.

There are various ways to overcome a software problem by yourself.

Subscribe to a specialized website

Nowadays, it is not surprising to find out any kind of information you want online. It is the same way with iOS software. There are endless resources that can provide you with troubleshooting tips, hacks and solutions to all the common problems that one might face with their iOS device. Although some of these websites don’t really offer creative solutions, other websites like iChimp are in fact written and put together by experts who specialize in fixing software.

Clean up your device

We are all aware that we have a lot of apps that we have either stopped using, used once or are oblivious as to why they exist in the first place. Now, apps like these not only take up space, but, they also slow down your software. Think of it that way, your software is like a race car and all the apps are those gigantic traffic cones. There is only a limited number of blocks you can put on a road before you end up before the car ends up crashing through. So, in order to avoid your software slowing down or crashing, it is better if you regularly remove unused apps; especially the ones that are already pre-downloaded with your iOS software.

Updates, updates, updates!!

You know that red bubble that appears on the App Store icon? Yes, the one you totally ignore. Well, it possesses a sort of an importance. Updates are often overlooked unless they contain new features yet, the fact of the matters is that they contain bug fixes and tweaks to the application itself to make it more compatible with the operating software. Moreover, updating the software itself makes it more capable of handling multitasking, a larger work load and it also fixes certain weak spots that provide possible entry points for bugs and viruses. So updating should not be overlooked because it is like a workout or a full body tune-up.

Finally, make sure you have all your data backed up since any update can cause your data to get erased. Now that you know the three easiest ways to defend yourself against malfunctioning software and prevent future crashes, you can simply enjoy having a smoothly operating device.

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.