It’s been nearly a month since iOS 11 was officially released to the public, but we have started to hear a lot of issues users are now dealing with after updating to iOS 11. A good number of iPhone and iPad owners have reported that their devices slow down after installing Apple’s latest version of iOS, forcing them to reboot the phones multiple times.
If you are now experiencing the issue, don’t worry because we are here to help. In this guide, we have created a list of the best tricks to speed up your iPhone or iPad after installing iOS 11. Before we begin, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now officially available, but it still comes with bugs and glitches. You can stick with iOS 10 and wait until Apple eliminates bugs in future updates.
Make sure you are now running the latest software update
Apple regularly rolls out updates to improve user experience and fix bugs found in the previous versions. Apple has recently released iOS 11.0.2 that addresses some issues that may cause your device to slow down. You can get the update by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.
If the problem still persists, make sure you now have already updated your apps. Some outdated versions of apps may include bugs and take up a lot of your system’s resources, thus slowing down your device. To update an app, go to the App Store and select the Updates tab.
Disable background app refresh
Background app refresh has been an integral part of iOS for a while. What it does is to make sure your favorite apps refresh their content in the background. While this comes in handy, one major drawback is that some apps consume a lot of power and resources. Therefore, it’s a good idea to turn off background app refresh to speed up your device.
To disable background app refresh on your iPhone or iPad, you can go to Settings, then select General > Background App Refresh and turn it off.
Turn on Reduce Motion in iOS 11
Apple’s mobile operating system now includes various visual effects. While those effects are visually appealing, they can put a lot of pressure on older iPhones. Apple is fully aware of that and the company baked a toggle into its iOS to reduce the motion of the user interface.
To enable Reduce Motion on your device, you simply need to head to Settings > General > Accessibility >Reduce Motion and turn on the switch.
Force reboot your device
A force reboot may help you fix a number of issues on your iOS device. If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you, try performing a force reboot to see if the problem is fixed. If you now own an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, the process of rebooting is a bit different. Don’t worry because we are here to help.
Step one: Press the Volume up button and quickly release it
Step two: Press and quickly release the Volume down button. After that, press and hold the side Power button (make sure you keep it pressed until you see the Apple logo).
Reset your device to factory settings
Resetting your device’s settings may help boost performance. Following this method, all of your device’s settings will go back to their default state, meaning that you need to re-configure all of them. To reset an iPhone to default settings, head to Settings > General > Reset All Settings and confirm your action.
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