Can’t bear with your slow-moving iOS 11 device anymore? Do not bother much about its sluggishness! I had also been on the same boat for some time until these handy solutions came to rescue. These are the tips that can go a long way in speeding up your iPhone and iPad running iOS 11 all over again.
There could be several reasons why your iPhone wouldn’t be running smoothly. For instance, it could be due to tons of junk files, outdated apps, and even unnecessary features. Without making much ado, let’s head over to fix your lethargic device!
How to Speed Up iPhone or iPad in iOS 11
Quick Tip: Reboot Your Device
Giving a hard reset to your device could work in fixing this issue. Therefore, do not miss out on this little but effective trick before going for the holistic solution.
Hold Home and ON/OFF buttons at once for about 10 seconds till Apple logo appears on the screen.
On your iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to hold volume down and power ON/OFF buttons simultaneously.
To reboot iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, Quickly Press and release the Volume Up button → Quickly press and release the Volume Down button → Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.
Solution #1: Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
With iOS 11, you can automatically offload unused apps. There is also an option to delete apps without removing their documents and data. Head into this complete guide to know how it works.
Solution #2: Delete Large iMessage Attachments/Clean Up Apps
If you exchange a lot of photos and videos while communicating with your friends, you need to make sure those media files don’t go overboard. Check out this guide to clean up the large iMessage attachments.
Besides, make sure to clean up the junk files from apps as well.
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Solution #3: Update Apps
The old or outdated apps don’t function properly. Therefore, make sure you have the latest version of apps running on your device.
App Store → Updates and then update all the apps.
Solution #4: Clean Up the Junk Files
Cleaning up the junk files can prove to be a masterstroke in expediting your device.
Solution #5: Turn Off Unnecessary Features
Cutting down motion effects can also assist your device to run a bit more smoothly.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.
Step #4. Turn it on.
Lowering transparency could also help the device move a little more freely.
Step #1. Settings → General → Accessibility → Tap on Increase Contrast.
Step #2. Turn on Reduce Transparency → Turn it on.
Turn off Background App Refresh
Background App Refresh is known to be one of the most power-hungry features. Hence, make sure to put an end to it. If you don’t want to completely turn it off, allow background app refreshing only on Wi-Fi.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.
Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Disable it.
Turn off Location Services
Disabling location tracking can be of great help! Continuous GPS tracking not only drains the battery but also puts a lot of pressure on the device. Hence, it tends to get hot and doesn’t seem to function properly.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services.
Step #3. Turn it off.
Turn off Automatic Downloads:
When you download any app on your iPhone, it is automatically downloaded on your other iOS device synced with the same iCloud account if Automatic App Downloads feature is enabled. The auto-downloading of apps, every and then, does affect the performance of the device. Hence, disable it to accelerate your iOS device.
Step #1. Open Settings → iTunes & App Stores.
Step #2. Turn off Updates.
Solution #6: Reset All Settings
If you still find your iOS device not moving as fast as you would like, reset it to factory settings. One thing you need to know that it would wipe out Wi-Fi passwords as well as website logins.
Go to Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings.
Solution #7: Restore Your Device As New/Update It to the Latest iOS Version
- Haven’t got the solution as yet? Try restoring your device as new. Make sure to back it up before going for the kill. Connect the iPhone to computer → launch iTunes → Restore iPhone and confirm.
- Check out if there is any latest software update waiting for your device. If yes, upgrade it. Settings → General → Software Update.
Assuming, you have been able to troubleshoot your slow-moving iPhone. Which one of these solutions has worked for you? It would be really nice to know that.
You might want to refer these posts as well:
- How to Fix iOS 11 Battery Life
- How to Save Mobile Data in iOS 11
- How to Share iCloud Storage with your Family Members
- How to Use Files App in iOS 11