Just like every other iOS update, with iOS 11.3, lag issue is being experienced by users. There are various lag problems that have been reported by the users. You might get stuck wondering how to fix this peculiar problem, without much hassle. Here we will discuss the common lag problems and then explain a number of solutions, so that you can smoothly enjoy the features of iOS 11.3.

Various iOS 11.3 Lag Problems That Have Been Reported

There are different lag issues in iOS 11.3 according to feedbacks from different iOS users. We will mention some here, and we will not cover all. However, you can still try the solutions in the second part if the lag problem you met is not listed here.

1. Keyboard Lag

Some people suffer from a keyboard lag after updating to iOS 11.3. It happens when you are typing, or trying to edit the words you typed. For example, the words you typed are not displayed quickly. You might finish typing the text and you have to wait several seconds before the whole text is shown in the screen since the keabord doesn't react fast enough. Or sometimes you want to cut the words you typed, it still needs several seconds for the function to pop up.

iPhone keyboard

2. Touch ID Lag

While unlocking your iPhone, if you instantly hard press the home button, the touch ID experiences lags. Some users met this problem only after they update iOS to 11.3. The home button becomes less sensitive now. It does unlock the phone but not as fast as before.

touch ID of iPhone

3. Home Button Lag

Some people also find it slow to get back to the home page after pressing the home button. It will take a little longer then before to respond and go back to the home screenshot once you press the home button while using an app.

home button

4. Widgets Refreshing Lag

Your iPhone widget screen might freeze or lag while swiping right on the home screen due to iOS 11.3 update. It takes a few seconds for the widgets to refresh or swipe back to the home screen.

iPhone widgets

5. 3D Touch Lag

You have to press an app for a little bit longer before the options finally occur. Many people complained that they never got this problem before iOS 11.3.

3D touch

6 Solutions For These iOS 11.3 Lag Problems

1. Hard Reset iPhone

You can get rid of iOS 11.3 lag problem by force or hard resetting your phone. The process varies with iPhone models. Here is how to do it.

For iPhone 6 and Older

Press the 'Power' and 'Home' buttons until the iPhone screen turns black. Release the buttons when Apple logo shows up on screen.

For iPhone 7/7 plus

Press 'Power' and 'Volume Down' buttons simultaneously then release them upon seeing the Apple logo.

For iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone X

Push the 'Volume Up' button and instantly let go of it, and then do the same with 'Volume Down' button. Now push the 'Power' button until you see the Apple logo.

hard restart iPhone X

2. Delete Some Apps

The reason for iOS 11.3 lag problems might be due to space crunch in your iPhone. Too little space in your device prevents it from updating to a new version or running applications smoothly. Hence delete unwanted apps and make room for useful programs in your iPhone to fix the lag issues.

delete useless apps

3. Fix the iOS Lag Problems with a Tool

You might be facing the lag problems due to an improper firmware installation. Probably that's why the other fixes won't work. Here, a tool like iMyFone iOS System Recovery is much needed and recommended. This tool allows you to fix vital iOS issues such as iPhones being stuck in recovery mode/white screen, and iPhone being stuck on verifying update or iPhone keep restarting without any data loss. Here are the steps to fix iOS lag problems using iMyFone iOS System Recovery:

Step 1: Get your iPhone connected

Download iMyFone iOS System Recovery, install and launch it on your computer. Connect your iPhone and select 'Standard Mode' from the main screen.

Try It FreeTry It Free

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: Enter DFU Mode on your iPhone

Once you choose the 'Standard Mode', click 'Start' and follow the onscreen instructions to enter the DFU mode. Or switch to put your device into Recovery mode.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3: Download firmware

After your iPhone enters DFU mode or Recovery mode, the software will detect your device effortlessly and will provide the latest iPhone firmware for you. You need to click 'Download' and wait. You can also manually enter the device model, if it's not visible in the list.

download firmware

Step 4: Get the issue fixed

Click 'Start to Fix' as soon as the firmware gets downloaded for initiating the repair process. The iPhone will automatically restart after the fixing finishes. The iOS lag problems will be fixed.

fixing ios issues

4. Factory Restore iPhone with iTunes

You can try factory restoring your iPhone through iTunes easily and get hold of iOS 11.3 lag problem. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone.
  • Click on your iDevice icon, as soon as iTunes detects it.
  • Go to 'Summary' tab and click 'Restore iPhone' button. Tap the 'Restore' button to confirm.

restore iPhone with iTunes

5. Downgrade iOS

iMyFone iOS System Recovery can also be used to downgrade your iOS only if the iOS version is still supported by Apple. The tool is capable enough to help you in executing this too. Here is the tutorial.

To downgrade the iOS, you simply need to replace the Step 3 in the above solution with the mentioned step below. The rest process is absolutely same.

Step 3 – Once your iPhone enters the DFU mode iMyFone iOS System Recovery detects the latest firmware for you. You need to browse the list and select the preferred older version of iOS firmware and click 'Download'.

If you already have the iPSW file with you, then tap 'Select it' link at the bottom of the screen and browse it. After that you can downgrade your iOS instantly.

6. Wait For New iOS Update

One of the best solutions to resolve these weird lag problems is to wait for Apple's new iOS. We can only expect Apple will resolve this problem in the next version.