How To Speed Up Your iPhone After iOS 11 Slows It Down [Fix It]

Does iOS 11 slow down your iPhone with its overhauled animations and such? Here’s a fix for that. And also we take a look at this in a side-by-side speed test comparison with iOS 10.3.3, too.

Latest is that Apple confirms that it will be bringing back the iPhone’s 3D Touch multitasking App Switcher gestures in the near future, iOS 11 update. Secondly, Apple is set to release a number of hot products today including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

For iPhone X, you hardcore Apple fans should wait for November to grab it. But before those releases roll around, Apple has another big release that takes place on Friday. Hundreds of millions of iOS devices around the world instantly have access to iOS 11 publicly. Thankfully, iOS isn’t like Android where people have to wait months before they can actually install new updates.

Indeed, iOS 11 is packed full of new features, enhancements, changes, security, patches, fixes and behind-the-scenes tweaks that combine to dramatically improve the iPhone and iPad experience with an ease.

Obviously, any new mobile operating system has flaws, issues and like iOS 11, also has some changes that people won’t appreciate. One thing like a potential slowdown on your iPhone is likely at the top of the list. Don’t worry though, because in this post we’ll get rid of it using a few different ways to speed things back up.

How it’s performing on your device is another big factor, noticing some bugs and niggles in the firmware but other than that are general content, have noticed significant performance issues on your device since iOS 11 update was installed. Are you happy with it?

What about those who are experiencing a sluggish performance as a result of iOS 11 update? First things first, after you update your iPhone to iOS 11, don’t panic. Your phone is going to slow down and your battery life will take a hit for at least a day or two as your phone re-indexes. After that, you’ll see a marked improvement in speed and battery life… probably.

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has taken the opportunity to look at how iOS 11 performs against iOS 10.3.3 on various devices from a speed test perspective. Along with devices running through the Geekbench benchmarks test. And the final results are quite interesting.

Where speed is concerned, some older iPhone models will never run as fast on iOS 11 as they did with iOS 10 installed. Improvements in upcoming iOS 11 updates could eventually help things down the road. But right now you’re stuck. With that said, there are few things you can do to speed your phone back up if the slowdown starts to get to you.

Steps to follow

Simply clear up space. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Under Storage, tap Manage Storage. You’ll see several ways in there to clean up space, including an easy way to delete large attachments in Messages, which is often a big culprit when it comes to wasted space. While you can see which apps are taking up all your storage in this section, and you can also enable a feature that automatically uninstall apps you never use when you’re running low on space. App data will be retained, so you’ll still have everything if you ever decide to reinstall the application.

Freeing up space on your phone could have a big impact on your device’s performance. Try to keep as much unutilized storage as possible. One way to do that is to offload your photos and videos to a backup service like Google Photos as often as you can.

Another tip, in between backups, you can save some space by enabling Apple’s new photo encoding. Go to Settings > Camera > Formats and switch to “High Efficiency.”

You can also speed up your iPhone by simply cutting back on the number of apps that can refresh in the background (Settings > General > Background App Refresh) and access location services (Settings > Piracy > Location Services). Seems this trick can help you, however, is to cut back on the transition animations in iOS 11. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and toggle it to Off.

The Geekbench scores are all marginally higher on iOS 10.3.3, meaning that iOS 11 doesn’t actually get as much out of the hardware than 10.3.3 does. This will definitely change with iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

iOS 11 vs 10.3.3 Speed Test on All iPhones

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