The tricks of Black/White.
For the past six to seven months, I noticed my iPhone 4 deteriorate in speed. I thought this was pretty normal as I used up more memory and RAM to support the army of apps that I had installed on my phone. To still try that theory (geek alert), I swiped my iPhone clean to see if performance would return to normal. It didn’t. Intrigued, I prowled on Internet forums to see if there was a solution. One of the top tips to solve such problems was to perform a restore; but that did not help. Disheartened, I began to wonder if it was a hardware problem, specifically the home button. Why else would my apps quit slower than my colleague Taimoor Hafeez’s iPhone 4? That was the most prominent performance drop that I had noticed.
Of course, it wasn’t a hardware problem, as I found out yesterday. I randomly stumbled upon this piece of trick that restored the performance on my iPhone 4. I am afraid I do not remember where I found the solution, so no links here.
The solution was to turn off iPhone 4′s triple-click home button setting. You can find it under Settings > General > Accessibility > Triple-click Home. You will find a number of options to choose from, all responsible of slowing down your phone. I had ‘Toggle White on Black’ selected. I just turned it ‘Off‘. And profit!
This tip depends on if you had any of the triple-click settings selected, so mileage depends. For me, my iPhone 4 has returned back to its speedy days. I have also noticed faster app-launch times, but I will chalk that down to placebo.