What to do if iPhone started to slow down after upgrading to iOS 12

Announcing iOS 12 Apple focused on stability and high speed of operation even on older devices. The reality for many was different. The phones started to slow down and hang out, but we know how to fix it.

Before you run to the service for diagnostics of the device or in the market for a new smartphone, you should try other solutions.

Disable animation and transparency effects

This methods of improving the performance for many years, but it still works. To disable superfluous animations and effects in the system, you need to:

  • To open the device settings.
  • Go to the tab “General”.
  • Then “Universal access”.
  • There find point “Reduce motion and Increase contrast.
  • Both need to be activated.
  • After that, the system will be gone long animation of opening applications and reduce the load on the processor which the smartphone could slow down.


    To free disk space

    Another reason the iPhone starts to slow down — lack of free space. Users often forget to monitor the amount of downloaded data to your device, and then complaining about lockups and crashes. To see how much free space is left on disk, you need to:

  • To open the device settings.
  • Go to the tab “General”.
  • Then – Store “iPhone”.
  • If your smartphone is full of apps and photos, then you should remove the junk and see if it will disappear if problems. It is possible, the programs and the system as a whole worked properly because of the lack of space for new data.

    To check the battery status

    At the beginning of year it became known that Apple reduces the performance of the old devices because of the deterioration of the battery. To check the battery status as follows:

  • To open the device settings.
  • Go to the tab “Battery.”
  • Then “battery Status (beta)”.
  • Here you can see the percentage of deterioration of the battery, and find out whether the iOS slows down the speed, to avoid unexpected shutdowns of the smartphone. If necessary, the performance degradation can be disabled.

    Reset all data and settings

    The most simple and effective solution to almost all problems related to iPhone — reset. Configured from scratch for the new iPhone is faster and smoother. So, if you really want to get rid of all the failures, the easiest way to get to erase all the information from the gadget. To do this:

  • To open the device settings.
  • Go to the tab “Main”.
  • Then “Reset”.
  • Select “Reset content and settings”.
  • After that, iPhone will be back in the same condition in which it was immediately after purchase.

    Clifton Nichols

    Clifton Nichols

    Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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