How To Refresh iPhone

Is your iPhone feeling sluggish or cluttered? Do you also need clarification about how to solve this issue? Don’t worry we have got you covered.

How To Refresh iPhone

iPhone users may sometimes need help with issues when their devices or apps are not responding on time. In such a case, it might be time for a refresh! However, there is no physical button or onscreen option on the iPhone to refresh its memory. This article covers all the possible ways you can follow to refresh the iPhone models. So follow these simple steps to give your device a new lease on life and optimize its performance.

How to Refresh iPhone Devices

Refresh your iPhone devices in the same way as you refresh your web browser or computer to optimize its performance; you have to do the same with your iPhone devices.

As we discussed earlier, there is no button or option to help you refresh your device. In such a case, you must know how to refresh the iPhone.

How Do I Refresh My iPhone X and Newer?

To refresh an iPhone, you need a home button on your device but unfortunately, iPhone X has no physical home button placed on it. But you can enable the home button on the screen itself. However, the iPhone 8 and all the newer versions of the iPhone have a home button, and hence, it’s easy to refresh them. Thus, the steps mentioned below can also be applied to iPhone 8. Follow the steps mentioned below to refresh the iPhone X or the new versions of the iPhone:

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone device.

2. Select Accessibility.

3. On the top left corner, move the slider to green next to AssistiveTouch.

4. A home button on your onscreen will be added. See the options and check for the home option that we need.

Steps to turn on Assistive Touch on an iPhone.
 5. Again go to Settings of your device and tap on General.
 6. Click on the Shut Down option at the bottom.
 7. Tap the home button available on the screen.
 8. Tap and hold Home.
 9. After completing the above steps, you will go to the lock screen of your device enter your passcode, and your device is now refreshed.
Using the Assistive Touch feature to shutdown an iPhone.

Steps to Refresh iPhone 7 And Older iPhone Models

Refreshing iPhone 7 and older versions of the iPhone is a more straightforward method as these models of iPhone have a physical home button, which makes it easier to refresh them. Follow the steps mentioned below to refresh your iPhone devices:

(Note- The steps mentioned below apply from iPhone 4 models to iPhone 7  models)

  1. Long press the sleep/wake/side button on your device until the shutdown screen appears.
  2. Once the shutdown screen appears, leave the side button of your device.
  3. Press and hold the home button until your screen appears back to its home or lock screen.
  4. Enter your passcode and by this time, your iPhone has already been refreshed.

More Ways To Refresh iPhone

These were some general steps you could follow to refresh your iPhone devices. Apart from this, there are some other ways as well that can help you to optimize your iPhone devices. Some of them are:

1.  Update iOS

Sometimes, outdated software on your device can be a common reason for not having a great experience with your device. Updating your software can fix the minor bugs you are experiencing. Therefore, install the latest version of iOS to access new features and security enhancement. Follow the steps mentioned below to update your iOS software:

1. Launch Settings on your device.

2. Select General.

3. Tap on Software Update. Install the new update if available.

How to Update iOS software

2. Clear Storage Space

How to Delete Other Storage on Your iPhone

Take some time to delete unused pictures, videos, and files to free up your storage space on your device. If the images are important, you can upload them in your iCloud storage to free up the space.

3. Customize Settings

An unorganized home screen can also be the reason your device is not responding on time. Therefore, take some time to declutter your home screen by arranging apps into folders or deleting unused apps. This will not only help in the proper functioning of your device but, at the same time, will make it easier to find what you need quickly.

4. Reset Settings

 factory reset your iPhone

If you’re experiencing issues with your device, it is advisable to reset specific settings or factory reset your device to restore it to its original and fresh state.

5. Optimize Battery Life

Optimize battery life of iPhone

Some of the apps run in the background, which can interrupt the normal functioning of your iPhone device. Therefore, enable your device on low power mode to save the battery of your device. At the same time, adjust settings like screen brightness and auto-lock time.

6. Restart Your Device

If you have tried all the above steps to refresh your phone and if the app still doesn’t respond on time. Restarting your device is the final and last resort to solve the problem.

Turn off the device and wait for 5-6 minutes before opening it back. If this hack still doesn’t work, consider updating the apps on your device that are causing the problem.

7. Update The App

To update the app, follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open the app store on your device.

2. On the top right corner, select your profile icon.

3. Check out all the pending updates of the apps.

4. Press the update option next to the apps. Or you can select Update All to update all the apps installed on your device.

How to update app on iPhone

How to refresh iPhone Calendar?

Some users may face issues with the calendar of iPhone devices, i.e., you may not be able to see the information you have saved in your calendar. In such a case, refreshing your calendar can be a good option. Follow the steps mentioned below to restore your calendar on iOS 13 or new versions of iPhone:

1. Open the calendar app on your device.

2. Select the calendar.

3. Swipe your fingers down from the upper portion of the screen.

4. You will see a load option on the upper portion of the screen. This will refresh your calendar and also sync all the information within the calendar.

How to refresh calendar

How to refresh iPhone cache?

To clear the cache of your browsing app on your iPhone, follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open Safari on your device.

2. Select clear history and website data.

How to clear cache of Safari on iPhone

These steps will clear the cache of your iPhone device and will help you to optimize your device more efficiently.

How to clear the app cache on my iPhone?

When your app is not functioning properly, clearing the cache of the app can help you refresh the app on your device. Follow the steps mentioned below to carry out the process:

1. Launch settings of your device.

2. From the apps section, select the particular app of whom cache you want to clear.

3. Now, toggle the tab Reset cached content.


In conclusion, refreshing your iPhone can significantly improve its performance and responsiveness. While there’s no dedicated “refresh” button, simple steps like restarting your device or updating iOS can make a difference. Additionally, managing storage space, organizing your home screen, and optimizing settings can further enhance your iPhone experience. Remember to periodically refresh your device to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

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