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Why when you do a fresh install your phone feels faster?

max2

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May 31, 2015
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Where your phone with all your setting and apps feel slower.
 

MacintoshDan

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Sep 24, 2013
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Because you aren't bringing junk over onto the fresh install. I have noticed a reduction of many GBs of storage after a fresh install. I do them at least once a year on all of my Apple devices. Since all my stuff lives in the clouds I can do all my devices in an afternoon. Most recommend setting up a new device as such as well, not using a backup to avoid issues and slowdowns.
 
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akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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Because you aren't bringing junk over onto the fresh install. I have noticed a reduction of many GBs of storage after a fresh install. I do them at least once a year on all of my Apple devices. Since all my stuff lives in the clouds I can do all my devices in an afternoon. Most recommend setting up a new device as such as well, not using a backup to avoid issues and slowdowns.

My main issue with this is signing in to apps that don’t use iCloud Keychain.
 
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