Advancement in technology ensures that we get new products that help us to interact with devices comfortably. IOS 14 has checked off most of the boxes and has exciting features like home screen widgets and App library. The new look has also transformed the UI look. However, it is essential to understand the even new product come with some issues. The new iOS is not immune to all issues, even though it is praised for its features.
The library app and sluggish performance may have irked you and gave you a nightmare. You may have also experienced some issues with your device. However, this article centers on providing tips to users who have experienced sluggish performance in the operating system.
If iOS 14 is so slow, it can be because of various reasons. Sometimes it is because of cluttered storage, a bug or even power-intensive features. It can also be because of undone background tasks. Holding to these different scenarios, we have provided tips to help you resolve iOS issues and make your device work efficiently.
How to speed up iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad
Force Restart Your Device
It is also known as the hard restart, which is ideal when dealing with aspects like an unresponsive screen. It is ideal for fixing most of the issues that crop out of nowhere. Different iPhone models require different steps to force re-start. Here is how:
- iPhone 8 or later (e.g., iPhone X or 12): Press and release the volume up button and then press and release the volume down button and now press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
- iPhone 7 models: Press and hold the side and volume down buttons together until you see the Apple logo.
- Other iPhone models (iPhone 6 etc): Press and hold the side and home buttons together. Keep holding them until you see the Apple logo.
Disable Background App Refresh
Background app refresh is essential because it keeps the apps refreshed. However, it slows down the device, and it is also power-hungry. If you have tried to hard restart and the device is still slow, turn off this feature to ensure it works efficiently.
Go to Settings > General > Background App refresh > Background App refresh. There are three options: Off, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi & Cellular Data. You may want to select Off. Turning this off will also increase your battery life.
Enable Reduce Motion
Another avenue to increase iOS14 performance is to turn on reduce motion. This reduces icon motion that always decreases the device performance. The iOS tends to be overworked when there too many motions. Reducing the motion of the interface, including the cool parallax effect of icons, proves to help correct the sluggish nature.
Apart from making it run smoothly, I will also help it to utilize power efficiently. The process is simple, go to Settings-> Accessibility->Motion.
Reset All Settings
If none of what we have discussed has made a positive change, consider resetting all settings. This comes as a last resort because it erases the entire settings, including VPN and Wi-Fi settings. It works well. Besides, you should not be afraid because it still keeps your data. Apart from VPN and Wi-Fi passwords, your data will be secure.
Go to settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
Declutter Your Device
Get rid of all the clutter including documents and data on iPhone; this implies that you erase all unnecessary files that have taken much of your device’s space. For example, sometimes, you may keep piles of unnecessary screenshots, redundant files and large iMessages. These are some of the elements you must get rid of to free up more space for the smooth running of your iOS14.
Update All Apps
Sometimes the App can slow down your device. If you haven’t updated your apps for a while, chances are they are responsible for the slowed response. Therefore, ensure that you keep updating your Apps regularly when there is an alert. For effective updating, launch the App Store or use the Today tab, select the avatar and hit update all. This ensures that you update all Apps that need to be rationalized.
You can also consider updating the software. There are always improvements, performance enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the issues that crop up are because of the software. Therefore, ensure that you update it when the updates are available. This will help your device to work efficiently and keep unexpected issues at bay.
In conclusion, we have provided many aspects that can help you mend your iOS device when its performance reduces. If you find other issues that need assistance, do not hesitate to contact Apple support. You can also browse our troubleshooting guides to find suitable solutions for any issues that arise with your device.