Has your iPhone or iPad started to slow down after upgrading to iOS 10? But why did this happen? Maybe even the device heats up too much? If you are asking the same questions, then check out our tips for speeding up the mobile operating system.
However, before worrying that your smartphone has warmed more than usual, slows down or lags, you should wait. Yes, indeed, you need to be patient and wait until the system returns to normal. The fact is that after installing a fresh update, the OS should index the files in the device’s memory. Excessive heating of the case indicates the intensive operation of the processor. When the process is complete, everything will fall into place
The initial low speed is usually solved by itself, you need to leave your iPhone or iPad alone for a couple of hours. After installing iOS 10, obviously, the indexing process may take a little longer, as new functionality related to the Photos application has appeared in this version of the mobile platform.
↑ How to speed up iOS 10 if the system is still slow
I assume that you listened to my recommendations, but after 8-12 hours does your device still slow after updating? So follow my directions below to speed up iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad:
Turn off effects and animations
Disabling unnecessary animations and effects will reduce the load on the processor and graphics on any device with iOS 10 on board:
- Open “Settings”
- Go to the “General” section, and then to “Universal access”. Put the switch in the on state opposite “Turn off the animation”
Please note that after this you will also not be able to use the new effects in the Messages application.
↑ Refuse beautiful visual effects, reduce transparency
Another way to speed up iOS 10 is to abandon resource-intensive visual effects. You can reduce the response of interaction with the Control Center, the lock screen and notifications by reducing the transparency of the interface elements:
- Open “Settings”
- Move to the “Basic” submenu, then to “Increase contrast” and then enable the option “Decrease transparency”
↑ Disable app updates in the background
Updating applications in the background uses system resources, so disabling this feature reduces their activity, which improves the performance of the smartphone.
- In the settings, go to the “Basic” section
- Now open the menu “Update applications in the background” and turn off this feature completely
↑ Free up memory
You need to be sure that your smartphone or tablet has enough memory, as iOS loses performance and even starts to behave strangely enough when there is no free memory. Provide at least 1 GB of available space.
↑ Reboot device
If you followed all our instructions, but your iOS device still slows down, then try restarting it and letting it stay for a while.
↑ Nothing helped? Restore or, as a last resort, reset to factory settings
Have you done everything we recommended above? Then you may want to restore your iPhone or iPad using iTunes, which will clear unnecessary garbage and cache.
Another way involves a complete reset to the factory settings, after which you get a completely clean gadget that will look like brand new. It is worth noting that all your personal data will be deleted, so we recommend that you save everything you need before starting.
Recall that iOS 10 is supported by the following smartphones:
- iPhone 7 (Plus)
- iPhone 6S (Plus)
- iPhone 6 (Plus)
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5, 5S, 5C
Of course, if you do not get comfortable with iOS 10, you can always return to the previous version of the operating system, iOS 9.3.5.