As Internet and data connections become faster and more reliant, many smartphone developers are integrating cloud storage and backup solutions into their operating systems. Apple’s cloud backup is called iCloud and was released last year. It’s an efficient solution to backing up your iPhone, however, users have noted that it often causes their iPhone to run more slowly.
Here’s how to optimize iCloud to ensure your iPhone runs quicker.
What is iCloud?
Before optimizing iCloud it’s important to know what exactly iCloud is and how it works. iCloud is Apple’s cloud syncing solution. It’s main purpose is to keep your device’s important information in sync with your Mac, PC and other Apple devices. It works by uploading information like your contacts, installed apps, email, photos, bookmarks and calendars to Apple’s servers, which then make your information available to any device with iCloud installed on it, including your computer. The main purpose of this app is to back up and sync data across multiple devices, not store your data.
Every iPhone owner who has an up-to-date iPhone can sign up for the service and receives 5GB of space for their needs. By default, iCloud constantly syncs in the background without the user noticing. The only problem is syncing can slow your iPhone to a crawl.
Optimize iCloud for iPhone speed
If you have iCloud set up and have noticed that your iPhone is slowing down we recommend three different ways to speed it up.
iCloud is a great way to back up your phone’s important information, but you shouldn’t rely on it. The optimal solution is to back up your phone using a cloud backup like iCloud as well as backing up your phone on your computer. If you’re interested in learning more about iCloud or other mobile backup solutions, please contact us.