In this post, we will be examining performance issues that iOS 11 users have experienced. Performance issues can be really frustrating as it makes the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch almost useless. You can’t get things done efficiently; you’re worried about battery issues, or your iPhone simply doesn’t function as you’re used to. If you don’t want to downgrade your device to iOS 9, but want to learn how to improve performance on your iOS 11 device, then this post is for you.
Issue 1 Drains battery too fast
The expectation of most iPhone, iPad and iPod users is for each release to help preserve battery life better. However, that isn’t the testimony of most people with iOS 11. In fact, the battery drain is worse than before upgrade. That said, battery issues are a recurring theme after major iOS updates (like iOS 10 to iOS 11).
If you just updated your device, it is recommended to wait for some couple of days for the update to regulate itself. Usually, new operating systems tend to use loads of resources in the first few days. Like someone trying to settle into a new environment. If after a few days of waiting, the problem persists, try the following fix:
1. Check Battery Usage
Battery draining very fast can be as a result of a rogue app running in the background. If you can figure out which app has gone rogue, you can close the app and observe changes in the battery performance.
To do this, go into Settings > Battery > wait for “Battery Usage” to load > tap the clock icon to display the time. Watch out for apps running in the background. Apps like Facebook and Pokémon Go are notable culprits in this regard. However, iOS 11 users have also complained of the “Feedback” app and “Photos” app draining resources. So you might want to close those apps showing a high background activity.
2. Reset All Settings
Making settings reset has worked for a handful of iOS 11 users, and it’s worth a try to improve battery life. To do this, tap Settings > select General > tap Reset > tap “Reset All Settings”.
3. Restore from An iCloud Backup
Restoring your device from a backup (if you had one) can also do the battery life trick. If you have different backups, you can confirm which of the backups is the most recent one by, going into Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, select your device from the list to see the different backups and their information. To perform the restore, take the following steps:
- Erase all contents and settings by going into Settings > tap General > Reset and select “Erase all content and settings”.
- From “Apps & Data” tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” and proceed by providing your iCloud details.
- Select the recent backup on iCloud by selecting “Choose backup”.
When you’ve done any or all of the above, you should charge your device fully. There should be marked improvement in the battery life of your device.
Issue 2 Frozen or Slow Touch Screen and Keyboard
There’s a likelihood your touch screen stops responding to your swipes and taps after upgrading to iOS 11. Fret not; it’s usually nothing major as you’ll see in a bit, at least most times. I can’t even fathom not being able to swipe or tap my iPhone. It means no access to your apps, media, calls and documents. It’s just unthinkable.
To fix this issue, you should perform a hard reset by holding down the “Home” and “Sleep/Wake” button simultaneously for about 10 seconds till you see the Apple logo appear on your screen. When the reboot is done, attempt to swipe your phone. If the problem persists, do the hard reset again and again. Maybe five times max. If the problem persists after this, perhaps it time to contact Apple Support.
Issue 3 Phone iPad is slow after update to iOS 11
Having an iPhone or iPad that lags behind with performance can be frustrating to say the least, and irritating in the worst. iOS 11 should make your phone faster, not slower, has been the many utterances from iPhone iPad users. If your device falls in this category, try the following tips to make it faster.
- Try a hard reset.
- Reset your settings: Go to Settings > tap General > tap Reset > tap “Reset All Settings” > enter your Passcode to complete the reset.
- Restore your device as explained earlier if you have a backup stored on iCloud or iTunes.
- If you can live without motion effects and background app refresh, then you can disable both to boost performance. Disable them by going into Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion or Background App Refresh.
- If the performance lag is still unbearable after trying the above, then you should downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10 .