How to make your old phone feel like new

Apple iPhone is reliable when it comes to performance, mainly thanks to its optimized hardware and iOS operating system. However, this doesn’t mean that everything works perfectly forever. Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is now more visually appealing, with motion effects and animations. But those effects may put a lot of pressure on older devices. Like iOS, modern versions of Android may slow down your device. Big smartphone brands are always encouraging you to upgrade your device, but there are still a lot of ways to make your old phone feel like new again.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the best tips that make your old phone feel like new again. Before we proceed, keep in mind that if you now have a 4 or 5-year-old phone, we recommend that you replace it.

How to make your old phone feel like new again

  1. Use a new battery

Batteries are an integral part of every phone and they age over time. Older batteries require more charge than newer batteries, thus sucking up more power. Older phones may have some battery issues that slow down the performance. Apple has recently confirmed that older batteries may cause expected shutdown and slow performance.

If your phone’s battery drains quickly or fails to charge, it’s a good idea to replace it. Installing a new battery is not always straightforward. However, big smartphone brands like Apple and Samsung now have battery replacement programs. Apple are offering to replace aging batteries found in older iPhone models for just $29, a huge discount from the original $79 price tag.

  1. Use a new case

Using a phone case may not be among your favorite things to do. But believe me, go buy a case for your phone and you will see the difference. There are a wide range of phone cases to choose on the market, ranging from plastic cases to metal/aluminum cases. If you desire a little bit of personality, you can create your own case for your phone. If you are a football fan, you can create a case with your favorite team’s logo. If you are a big fan of minions from “Despicable Me”, make sure that those cute creatures sit on the back of your phone.

  1. Install a new launcher

One of the best things when it comes to Android-based devices lies in customizations. If you now own an Android phone, it’s a good idea to try a new launcher. There are a wide of themes and launchers you can find on the Google Play Store to refresh your phone.

If you are looking for Windows-like launchers, give SquareHome 2 a try. You can also use the Nova Launcher, one of the best launcher apps out there that offers thousands of icon themes to spice up your home screen. All you need to do is to open the Google Play Store, locate the app and install it.

  1. Add more storage

If you have been using your phone for years, then your device’s storage is now full of files, music and documents. While you can remove unnecessary items to free up some space, it’s best to add more storage to your device.

Most of Android phones now support microSD card that allows for storage expansion. If your phone doest not include micro SD card slot, no worries as you can use wireless flash drive to get more storage. A 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick now costs you for $34,99, while the 256GB model is priced at $109,99.

  1. Use wireless charging

Wireless charging technology is not something new out there, as it has been the standard feature of top-tier Android phones for years. This year, Apple finally added the feature to its iPhone lineup, allowing iPhone owners to charge up an iPhone’s battery quickly.

However, if you have an older iPhone without wireless charging support, then you can use a receiver called Invitian Qi. The receiver costs only $10-15, which is much cheaper than buying a new phone.

Also read: How to link your iPhone or Android to Windows 10 PC

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