iOS 11 have been released for more than a month, and over half of users have updated their Apple devices to iOS 11. Even though packed with lots of exciting new features, iOS 11 still failed to deliver great performance on everyone's iPhone, iPad.
Recently, complaints about slow iPhone 5/6/7 after updating to iOS 11, heavily degraded battery life, iOS 11 camera bugs, and iOS 11 AirPods not connecting and other iOS 11 problems flood around on either social media and Apple Support center. Wondering why is your iPhone so slow? Here we'll first begin with the simple steps to fix your slow iPhone problems.
@AppleSupport i have updated to iOS 11.0.3 for my iphone 6plus; the phone is extremely slow and battery is draining fast; please advise— Ad Basha (@Basha_116) October 20, 2017
@AppleSupport since I upgraded to iOS 11.0.3 my phone is slow, apps keep freezing, loss of signal, eating up my memory. #NotHappy— Pritch (@SmokeyP81) October 19, 2017
@AppleSupport My phone is too slow aft installing 11.0.3. App Store crashes and phone stutters. Frustrating.Should’ve stuck with iOS 10.3.3.— Naveen Prasad (@shora7) October 19, 2017
New iPhones (Especially the iPhone 8 / iPhone X) have monster A11 Bionic processors, and it's true that most of the time, however, it's older model of iPhone, say an iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, etc., tend to catching troubles: apps are responding slowly, animations are sluggish, and App Store is taking forever to load easy apps. Usually, running latest iOS on an old iPhone may make it run slowly and give your iPhone tuning in Settings can stop the chaos. That's exactly what this article is about.
Is your iPhone slow? Whether you've just updated to iOS 11 or you've been experiencing iPhone sluggish issues for a while, here are our top 10 tips to help you speed up your slow iPhones again.
iOS 11 have lots of fancy animations and fluent motions to improve your visual experience. These stunning effects could be disasters to an old iPhone, as they used to take up resources and cause some overall lags. If you’re using an iPhone 5 or older (or even an iPad 4 or older), iOS 11 is likely run slightly slower on your device. You can easily turn off these gimmicks and see if your slow iPhone could run faster again.
To free up space on iPhone could have big improvements on a slow and old iPhone. One way to do that is to offload your photos and videos on your iPhone to your computer, to iCloud Photo Library, or to a backup service like Google Photos. Here are more tips on speeding up your slow iPhone by reclaiming more free storage.
Background App Refresh is one of new features in iOS 11 that allows app to refresh their content (download/upload/refresh) in certain network conditions. Turning off Background App Refresh may speed up your slow iPhone by stopping your apps from running automatically and without your awareness.
As fast evolution of Apple mobile operating system, many labor-saving features in iOS 11 will save a lot of our time, meanwhile, it requires your iPhone to supply sufficient resources and keep robust. So getting rid of automated features, like Automatic Downloads in iTunes/App Store, will help keep your slow iPhone running faster, and help extend your battery life as well.
Message is an easily ignorable place that hold tons of junks slowing down your iPhone performance. If you rarely clean up your messages, then the accumulated attached images, videos, special effects in iOS 10 will probably be a storage and memory hog. Give a check on your Messages, especially these groups, and clean up useless ones. In iOS 11, you have more options to free up space and speed up your slow iPhone with recommended settings.
In the most cases, iOS regulates system memories contently and leaves us no choice to have a look at how it alloy the computing resources. However, if you’re curious about what on earth is slowing down your iPhone and want to put a hand on, then you can have a try with Traffic Monitor, an Activity Monitor app for iOS that allows you look at specific information for Data Usage, Device, Speed, Network, and Settings.
Back to age iPhone 4/iPhone 4s, Safari is definitely one of the most iOS resources swallower. Even after updating to iOS 11, quite a lot of users experienced Safari is slow, Safari stops responding, Safari quits unexpectedly, or has other issues. Follow steps below to fix Safari is slow on your iPhone problems.
Location Services in iOS 11 uses GPS, Bluetooth, and crowd-sourced WLAN hotspot and cell tower locations to detect and fallback your location. It's popularly used in mainstream apps and greatly improved user experience for modern iPhones (iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X). However, for the old iPhones like iPhone 5 or earlier models, Location Services will consume too many resources too. So turn off Location and services alike to speed up your slow iPhone.
Believe it or not, restarting an old iPhone (iPhone 5 or earlier) still is the most effective method to speed up a slow iPhone. Even though you shouldn't do it very often, but when necessary, restarting a slow iPhone will clear out the memory and can often fix unruly apps.
Dynamic wallpaper gives great visual experience, and heavy burdens on memory and system resources too. Using a plain or simple wallpaper from a small file size image can help to speed up your slow iPhone on system-wide.
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