iPhone X Running Too Slow: Tips to Speed Up Your Beast

There could be multiple reasons behind the lagging on your iPhone X. In most cases, you can speed up your iPhone by trying out some basic tricks. However, if they don't live up to the task, you might have to embrace radical measures.

Powered by 3GB of RAM and A11 bionic chip, iPhone X runs with enviable speed and flair. However, if you don’t manage your smartphone perfectly, it can get cluttered and eventually lose the buttery performance. If you have found yourself on the wrong side of the stream and your iPhone X is running too slow to live up to your high demand, you shouldn’t wait any longer to bring back the lost charm to your smartphone.

Talking about the solutions to fixing the lagging on the iPhone, you need to take care of multiple things. In most cases, you can troubleshoot the issue with simple tricks, but in some cases, you might have to go for drastic steps.

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Tips to Speed Up iPhone X 

Ready to cut the chase? Start with the first solution and move ahead only when it doesn’t yield the desired result.

Flush Out iPhone X RAM

Flush out the RAM to bring back the top speed of your smartphone. The process of resetting the memory is not as straightforward on iPhone X as it is on other iOS devices. To know how it’s done, head over here. For other iPhone models, jump to this post.

Don’t Keep Too Many Apps Open At a Time

One of the simplest tricks you can use to make apps run a bit smoothly is not kept too many apps open in the background. It can play a big role in making an app run faster without any problem.

To force quit apps on your iPhone X, swipe up and pause. Then, you have to touch and hold the app and tap. Alternately, just swipe up to close the app when appears.

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Kill Apps on iPhone X

Hard Reset Your iPhone

Hard reset has long been a trusted weapon for shooting out minor issues like app freezing. Therefore, it’s apt to have a go at it as well.

Press and release volume up button, press and release volume down button and then press and hold the side button until you see Apple logo on the screen.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

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Turn Off Background App Refresh and Location Services

Features like Background App Refresh and Location Services are extremely power hungry. Besides, if you use them consistently, they might even slow down your device. Hence, it’s better to use them smartly.

Turn Off Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPadStep #2. Tap on Background App Refresh → Tap on Background App Refresh again.

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Tap on Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Step #3. Select off from the available options.

Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Disable Location Services

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Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone X

Step #2. Tap on Location Services and turn it off.

Tap on Location Service on iPhone X

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Disable Location Services on iPhone X

Reset iPhone X to Factory Default

Haven’t been able to accelerate your iPhone X? Try resetting it to factory default. Keep in mind that it will wipe out all the Wi-Fi passwords and website credentials. But all of your media and data will remain untouched.

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings.

Tap on Reset then Tap on Reset All Settings on iPhone X

Step #3. Enter your iPhone Passcode → Enter your restriction passcode and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone X

Once your device has restarted, normalcy should return to it.

But in case you still find your iPhone plagued by sluggishness, it’s time to go for complete cleanup.

Clean Up Your Device

With iOS 11, you can offload unwanted apps without deleting their data. You should take the full advantage of this highly user-friendly feature to keep unused items at bay.

iOS lets you check out how much space each app is consuming on your device. Hence, you can keep track of the storage level with ease. And if you find some apps taking up tons of space, you should either get rid of them or remove their other data from your device.

Update iOS on Your Device

Many a time Apple launches latest iOS version with bug fixes and performance improvements. Therefore, it’s worth keeping the iPhone updated to ensure it continues to run in top-gear.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Software Update → now tap on download and install the update if it’s available.

Update iOS on Your iPhone X

After the software update, your device should start functioning smoothly. However, if it’s still struggling to deliver the goods, it’s time to go for a radical step.

Restore Your iPhone As New

This is considered to be a nuclear solution and most of the times work in fixing most common issues. Hence, I would recommend you to give it a chance as well. But make sure to back up your device before going ahead with the process.

Step #1. Connect your device to computer and fire up iTunes.

Step #2. Click on Back Up.

Back up iPhone X using iTunes

Step #3. Once your iPhone has been successfully backed up, turn off Find My iPhone. To do so, Tap on Settings → Tap on Apple ID Banner → Tap on iCloud → Toggle the Switch next to Find My iPhone → Enter your Apple ID Password to confirm.

Tap on Apple ID Banner then Tap on iCloud on iPhone X

Turn Off Find My iPhone on iPhone X

Step #4. Once you turn off Find My iPhone, from iTunes, click Restore iPhone.

Restore iPhone X from iTunes

After your device has successfully restored, you should find it running in perfect condition. Congrats! You have finally won the battle.

Stay tuned

Most of the times the above solutions can help you expedite the performance of your iOS device. Let me know if they have clicked on shooting out the lagging.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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