It鈥檚 Tech Tuesday, and once again, we鈥檙e here to make life easier by teaching you a few nifty tech tricks. Have you been noticing that your iPhone is running a little sluggishly lately? It鈥檚 highly possible your speeds are getting bogged down with unnecessary things in your storage 鈥 like your Safari cache. Okay, we know there are going to be nay-sayers who will argue that your Safari cache actually helps you load pages faster, and that鈥檚 true鈥 but the trade-off is you may find that your phone has slowed down. It鈥檚 also possible that due to an bulky cache that hasn鈥檛 been cleared since the beginning of TIME, you phone gets confused and your pages don鈥檛 load correctly. Think of it as spring cleaning for you iPhone or iPad (ignore that we鈥檙e in the middle of fall) 鈥 something good to do every once in a while.


Simply go to Settings > Safari and scroll down to 鈥淐lear History and Website Data.鈥 When you tap on that, a pop-up notification will alert you that 鈥淐learing will remove history, cookies, and other browsing data.鈥

To translate this into layman鈥檚 terms: It erases documentation of all the sites you鈥檝e surfed on your browser. It also deletes cookies, which are essentially messages that go from an Internet server to your web browser that help identify you (i.e. provides your login info or customize your pages). Also, it gets rid of other data like the time you visited, page titles, etc.

Just confirm you want to clear all that out and voil脿! You鈥檝e made your iPhone/iPad just a tad faster.

Will you be trying out this iPhone trick? Do you have any tricks you鈥檇 like to share? Tell us in the comments below!

(h/t Ubergizmodo)