While working for Apple, I regularly had people make the claim that Apple was somehow crippling its devices over time.

I currently have a co worker that believes this to be so true that she switched to Android phones.

From MacRumors: Apple Doesn’t Deliberately Slow Down Older Devices According to Benchmark Analysis.

I had a iPhone 5 that passed its third birthday and ran just as well as when I got it.

You have an older iOS device and it’s running slow?

Do these two things and you’ll be in business:

  1. Erase it.
  2. Set it up as new (don’t use a back up.)

Hopefully you did step zero, which was save everything important somewhere else. Thanks to cloud services, I have to save pictures to my computer, and I can pull the trigger on this process at any time.