iOS 11 is now available as a developer beta for testing purposes ahead of the final build release this fall. Apple’s new version of iOS comes with system performance and a lot of new features. Apple still has a lot of work to do to improve iOS 11 to make it better prepared for the final release.
A lot of users have reported that they are having issues with Apple’s latest version of iOS. One such issue is slow iPhone or iPad. Many iPhone and iPad owners have claimed that their iPhones and iPads are running slow after updating to iOS 11 beta, making their experience less joyful.
If you are one of those users who have been hit the issue, don’t freak out because we are here to help. Before we dive in, note that if you no longer bear with the annoying issues in iOS 11, you can head back to a stable version and wait until the final release of iOS 11 comes out this fall.
How to speed up your iPhone and iPad (iOS 11)
Reboot your iPhone or iPad
Before trying to do anything, make sure you reboot your device. A reboot may help you fix some minor problems on your iOS device like app crashes, or frozen apps. If your iPhone is running slow, try rebooting your device.
The process is pretty simple, as all you need to do is press and hold on the home button and On/Off buttons (hold on the Volume and On/Off– iPhone 7 or newer) at the same time until you see the Apple logo. If the problem still persists, make sure you read on.
Offload unused apps
iOS 11 introduces Offload Unused Apps, a great feature that automatically offloads apps when you are low on storage while preserving documents and data. Offload Unused Apps feature is not enabled by default, meaning that you need to activate it. Here is how.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General
Step two: Once you are done, tap on iPhone Storage, then select Enable next to Offload Unused Apps to turn it on.
Clean up the mess
If you have been using your iPhone or iPad for a long time, it’s time to clean up the mess to boost your device’s performance. You can delete your old iMessage chat and clear Safari caches to speed up the device.
You can check how much storage you have got left on your iPhone by heading to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. From here, you will see a list of all apps that are taking up your iPhone’s storage. Select an app and delete its documents and data.
Developer are rolling out new updates for their apps on a regular basis in an attempt to boost user experience. If your iPhone is running slow, there is a good chance that you now have outdated versions of iOS apps. To fix the issue, try updating your favorite apps to the latest versions.
To update an app, head to the App Store > Updates and check for any available updates. You can update all apps by tapping on the Update All button at the top right corner.
Disable automatic downloads
One of the best iOS features is automatic downloads. Basically, when you download an app on your iPhone or iPad, it will automatically download further updates even when you are not using it. However, this may slow down your iPhone or iPad, so it’s a good idea to turn it off. Here is how.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and tap on iTunes & App Stores
Step two: Under the Automatic Downloads section, you simply turn off the switch for Updates.
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