Is your iPhone or iPad become slow after updating to iOS 10? If your answer is Yes then you are not alone because there are lots of peoples suffering from this issue. Slow performance of iOS 10 is an irritating situation but it is very common, as we hear this every year with a major iOS update.
Now, a latest update of iOS i.e. iOS 10.0.2 is available for the users, this is an over the air update. Via this update you can fix lots of bugs, increase the stability of your iPhone and iPad, fix Lightning headphones, crashes in Photos and get rid of other common iOS 10 issues. But the main problem still exists, this update fails to increase the performance of your iPad and iPhone.
If you are suffering from slow iDevice issue and want to fix it then you don’t have to wait for any update, simply o through the below given guide and make your iOS 10 iPhone/iPad fast. If you are new with your iPhone or iPad then don’t worry as all the given tips to fix slow iOS 10 performance is tested and very easy to apply.
Fixes for Slow iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad: How to Speed Up Slow iOS 10?
Fix 1: Enable Reduce Motion
Turning off the snazzy zipping and zooming motion effects is very effective way to speed up any iOS 10 devices. In order to turn on reduce motion option apply the below given steps:
Step 1: Open the Settings app
Step 2: Navigate to the “General” -> “Accessibility” -> “Reduce Motion” and turn this ON
Note: By turning on Reduce Motion option will also turn off most of the visualized new Message effects.
Fix 2: Decrease the Visual Effects with Reduce Transparency
By cutting down visual effects with Reduce Transparency can boost up interactions with Control Center, the Lock Screen, and Notifications by dropping the transparent interface elements, apply below given steps:
Step 1: Go to the Settings app
Step 2: Navigate to the “General” -> “Accessibility” and then to “Increase Contrast” and toggle ON the “Reduce Transparency” setting
Fix 3: Turn off Background App Refresh
Background App Refresh features uses lots of system resources in order to manage apps in the background, by turning off this feature will reduce the activity and thus you can increase performance on a slow device, apply the below given steps to Turn off Background App Refresh.
Step 1: Navigate to the “Settings” and to “General” and to “Background App Refresh”
Step 2: Turn the feature off completely
This fix is also effective for the battery, this will also boost battery life on many iDevices.
Fix 4: Reset the Settings of your iDevice
This fix is very effective in order to Speed Up Slow iOS 10/10.1. This classic tip will help many iOS users to fix iOS 10 Laggy issues.
But if you want to avoid any kind of data loss then it is recommended to create a complete backup of your device. Backup will allow you to restore the lost data on your Idevice.
Reset your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
Fix 5: Kill automatic downloads
Background data downloading and updating apps in the background will affects lots of things such as battery life, mobile data and the most important CPU memory. So by killing automatic downloads or background downloads you need to update your apps manually via the App Store app.
Open Settings -> iTunes & App Store and tap the toggle switch to disable Updates in the Automatic Downloads section.
Fix 6: Clearing up running apps frequently
User can use more than one apps at a time, and when they switch from one app to another then they thought that the app is closed but in reality they are still executing in the background in order to instant access. More than one apps in executing mode can affect the iOS 10 device performance.
So it is recommended to close the unwanted or unused apps in order to get quick response, this will also save the battery life of your device.
Fix 7: Delete Unwanted and unused apps
Having lots of apps installed on your iDevice can directly affects the device performance, so in order to make your iPhone/iPad fast for free you need to remove/delete unused apps from your iDevice. Delete apps that you don’t need, go to settings-> general-> usage and then tap manage storage, here you will get the list of apps. In this list you will see how much space a single app is consuming, it is recommended to have at least 1GB space left on your device, so remove any apps you don’t need by tapping on it. Simply tap on the app that you don’t need and click on the delete.
Fix 8: Clear Ram
After quitting any app it don’t give up the RAM they were using, hence it is not good for any iDevice like iPhone or iPad. You can deal with this situation by Clear Ram process. The first way to clear ram is to restart your iPhone. Another way is,
Step 1: Press and hold the power button of your iDevice until you will get the “Slide to power off” bar appears. But don’t POWER OFF iPhone/iPad and go to the step 2.
Step 2: Leave go of the power button and now press and hold the home button for 5 seconds, after 5 seconds you will see that your home screen comes back on. That’s all, your RAM will now have been refreshed.
Fix 9: Delete all the iMessages
Sometime having a ton of iMessages can affects the iOS 10’s iPhone or iPad performance, in order to check how many iMessages you have: Open Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
If iMessages are consuming more than 1GB then delete them.
It is recommended to set iMessages to auto delete. To do this:
Step 1: Open Settings > Messages > Keep Messages.
Step 2: From the Keep Messages screen select 30 Days or 1 Year. These options will completely remove all your older messages after the selected time frame.
Fix 10: Disable animations
Apple devices are packed with some cool motion and animation effects known as Parallax back in iOS 7. This feature looks cool but it affects both the RAM and processors to work harder, which slowdowns your phone. So it is suggested to disable the animations.
Simply, open Settings > General > Accessibility and toggle the “Reduce Motion” option to ON (green).