A slow-running phone will make your life a misery – sending a text turns into a minute-long debacle as your messages app crashes and, with your phone grinding to a halt, you think “It’s 2023, there must be a better way!”
Fortunately, there is. With the simple fixes we’ll outline below, as well as specific remedies for aging iOS and Android devices, your phone will be feeling as good as new in no time.
Don’t put up with a slow phone. We explain how to speed up your phone in no time at all.
If you’ve tried all the fixes below and still had no luck, you may want to consider an upgrade – check out our guide to the Best Phones for 2023
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