Finally, most awaited update for iDevice users is available to download. This update comes with all new amazing features and to improve the performance of iDevices. Despite iOS gave a better experience for the users but iOS 12 is quite better than that. Some peoples are facing issue regarding the lagging and freezing of the device after updating to latest iOS, but no need to worry here are some tricks given below which can be helpful for you to speed up Slow iOS 12 devices.
Usually, iOS 12 slow on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5s feels slower than other higher or new models. Due to hardware incompatibility issue, storage and more, But for iPhone 7/7 Plus and iPhone 8 – New 2018 iPhone, iPad most compatible with latest iOS.
Steps for Fix slow iOS 12 on iPhone, iPad: Let’s Speedup
1. Experience iOS 12 slow after update
Check any restore is in process on Background manually. Once we upgrade iOS, your all Content and Settings will restore itself automatically before you use your iPhone. But sometimes it doesn’t work or if you choose to skip option for Apple ID verification or anything else.
I am suggesting you keep backup before you update over the Air or iTunes.
Check your Photos app, See the most recent photos taken by you or Some settings.
If everything is okay, then follow the next step. Otherwise, Put your iPhone alone and plug on lightning cable. (In this stage your iPhone may be overheating)
Restore will complete successfully, Don’t be panic it will take more time depends on Your Data size.
2. Disable Background apps refresh on iOS
Background apps refresh more memory, although you are not using the app on screen.
Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad.
Next to the Settings > General
Under the General, Tap on Background App Refresh
Next, to the Options for Background App Refresh select off.
3. Restart/Reboot and Force Restart
Press and Hold Sleep/Wake button until you see the slide to Power off slider on iPhone screen.
Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button, then
- Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button, then
- Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.
To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.
iPhone 5S, iPhone 6/6 Plus: Press and Hold Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the apple logo on the screen.
iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button. Restart iPhone without the home button.
4. Update iOS Device, Go for Next Update
New updates in iOS enjoy more user experience with big to tiny features. New iOS seed always updated with speed improvements and compressed file system. So Device gets more space after the update it.
Check new update in Settings > General > Software Update.
Anytime we can downgrade iOS 12 to iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad using iTunes. Sometimes get benefits on New Updates
5. iOS 12 slow & Freezes due to low storage on iPhone, iPad
Free Storage is an important part of iDevice’s low-speed problems. Yes, We can fix it using different techniques like Remove Unused apps, Delete Photo, Video in Photos app or Music Files, Don’t habit on keeping everything (Documents and Data) offline.
6. Shut down the device for a moment to speed up Apps
Yes, it is also a way to boost up gadget after updating. Think for a while, when did you last time switched off your device? Because when you’re consistently using the Device, it may affect CPU and RAM which may result in decrease is the speed of system or app will not respond you.
After shut down when you restart the device, and it is not responding then you need to do “Force Restart.” So to force restart tap and hold both power key and home key (for 10 seconds) and then Apple Logo will appear on the screen. Or iPhone 7 and later (Power button + Volume down button)
7. To fix slow internet reset the network settings
Generally while browsing on an app like Safari, you face a reduction of speed on loading of a page or in downloading some data. And it can also happen with other apps which operate on the internet. So to fix this problem primarily you can do is turn off wifi or data connection and again turn on. If it does not work then go for resetting the network from the settings of the device.
1: Go to Settings
2: Then open General
3: Next, Open-Reset and then click on Reset Network Settings
This action will not affect your data on the device, all the data is safe and secured if you Reset Network Settings.
8. Update Apps on the device to speed up the iOS
Updating Apps is also a solution to improve the speed of device as well as of apps. Sometimes to fix bugs present in the app, the developer gives an update but we often not interested in updating the app to the latest version but it is helpful. You can check updates in the App Store.
Find the Not Supported app in iOS 12: Go to the Settings App > General > About > Applications >
9. Clean junk files and clear up some storage
Clearing the junk files will free up storage of device and will cut back the load on RAM. When you download an app and start using it, automatically temporary files generates and stored in device’s memory for better performance of the app. If the device is running out of storage, then it will directly affect the performance of apps and app will start crashing or freezing.
To free up space take backup of videos and pictures in iCloud storage or other storage and delete videos and pictures from the device or else use some special iTunes on Mac OR PC
10. Turn off unnecessary functions to Speed Up slow iOS
As you know very well that every functions speed and performance depends on the CPU and RAM of the device. As much as CPU and RAM remain free from extra features which create load on them, it is better for you.
It is better to disable unnecessary function like animations, back-up, motion, auto-update, and many other features and also it will be helpful in improving battery life.
How to Reduce Transparency
1: Go to Settings
2: Tap on General
3: open Accessibility and click on “Increase Contrast”.
How to turn off Auto Update
1: Launch Settings
2: find “iTunes and App Store.”
3: click on Updates and Turn it off
How to Enable Reduce Motion
1: Go to settings
2: open Accessibility
3: click on “Reduce Motion” and turn off that.
11. How to turn off Background App Refresh
1: Go to settings
2: Tap on General
3: click on “Background App Refresh” and turn it off.
12. Reset the device to Speed Up slow iOS
Resetting the device will result in complete data loss if you didn’t take a backup before performing this action. After resetting, you have to set up like before for the first time you have done it.
Step 1: Go to Settings
Step 2: tap on general
Step 3: open Reset and click on “Erase All Contents And Settings.”
13. Disable Location Services for particular Apps
If Location Services is enabled on your device for all the apps, it will result in a decrease in performance as well as in constant draining of battery. So it is advisable to turn off Location Services for some apps which might not require. Third party application need Location Service, to disable it approach settings
Step 1: Go to Settings
Step 2: open Privacy
Step 3: turn off location services for all applications or individually also you can turn off.
14. Disable Spotlight to Speed Up slow iOS
The spotlight is a function which is active all the time and gives you the instant result on your search regarding any apps, emails or contacts. As it is active all time, it consumes some battery, storage, and CPU which is also the reason for lagging and freezing of device. After turning off this function, you can save battery and improve the performance of iDevice.
Step 1: Launch Settings
Step 2: open Siri
Step 3: tap to open Disable Suggestion in Search.
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