How To Fix Slow Performance Issue On iOS 12

iOS 12 beta 1 has been available for downloading & testing and many iOS users updated their device to this latest iOS version. Although the iOS 12 update is aimed at improving entire performance, especially on older iPhone/iPad models, iOS 12 beta testers have faced several problems in the days since the update’s release. iOS 12 beta still includes serious performance issues such as freezes, UI lag, or random reboots.

If you still want to test iOS 12 beta, you will need to wait until Apple releases the next beta update with bug fixes and improvements. Here are a few proven remedies that can help you fix slow performance issue on your iOS 12 device.

Free Up Storage

If your iDevice is struggling, it’s now a great time to check the internal storage space. If your device runs out of storage, you need to do some cleanup. Reducing the amount of clutter could improve your device’s performance.

Fortunately, iOS 12 allows you to easily clean up what you no longer want.

  • Go to Settings and tap on General
  • Scroll down to iPhone Storage/iPad Storage option

From there, you will see a bunch of information relating to the data stored on your iOS device. The system will make some recommendations based on your utilization.

Disable Widgets

Widgets are prominent in iOS 12 and if you don’t want to use them, you should disable some or all of them and then check if your device’s performance has been improved. Here is how you can disable widgets on iOS 12.

  • Swipe to the right from your home screen.
  • Scroll down to bottom of all your widgets and choose b.

You will now see a list of apps in a few different rows. The apps coming with red “-” signs are active widgets, while the ones with a green “+” sign are inactive widgets. To deactivate a widget:

  • Simply tap on the red circle next to the widget you wish to disable.
  • Tap on Remove.

We recommend you to turn off widgets you never use. It’s d better to disable all widgets to improve your device’s performance.

Stop Background Refresh

If you don’t use Background Refresh, you’d better try disabling it and check if it’s the cause of slowdowns on your iPhone/iPad.

If Background Refresh is turned on, many apps will automatically get updated with new information while running in the background. It might be a resource hog and turning it off could improve the performance of the processor.

If you’re up for it, here’s how you can turn Background Refresh off on iOS 12:

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • Choose Background App Refresh.
  • Toggle the switch off.

If you want to keep the features active for a few apps, apps can be disabled on a case-by-case basis.

From the Background App Refresh screen, there will be a list of your applications. When Background App Refresh is enabled, you can toggle apps on and off individually.

Also read: How to Enroll iOS Public Beta Program

Update & Delete Your Apps

App performance might be a problem on pre-release software and you could notice apps crashing frequently. There’s no way to make sure they can run perfectly on beta software, but you can do a few things to help you.

Ensure all your apps are updated. Although iOS 12 support updates just arrive until the official iOS 12 version, these updates could stabilize the software. If you’re still facing issues, reinstall the app causing the problems. Simply delete the app from your device and then re-download it from the App Store.

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