Speed Up Slow iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3/11.4 on iPhone iPad and iPod touch

How to speed up iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch? This guide will tell you 7 methods to fix iOS 11 slow problem.

By Joy Taylor | Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

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iOS 11 was announced on June 5, 2017, at Apple’s 28th WWDC the first time, and the stable version was available on September 19. Now the iOS 11.4, another major update to iOS 11 just comes out. Although iOS 11 makes iDevices better than before, some users also complain about the issues they meet including iOS 11 slow on iPhone and iPad.

What if you also meet iOS 11 slow problem after the update? Is there any solution to make iOS 11 faster? Don’t worry, here in this guide we collect some basic solutions to help you speed up iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3/11.4 on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/SE, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad Air/Pro, and iPod touch.

1. Free Up Space on Your iDevice

If your device has almost no storage, please try to free up space on your iPhone/iPad to make it perform better. You can remove useless apps, delete photos, videos and songs, delete old messages, clear app documents and data. For more info, please go to How to Clean Up iPhone/iPad After iOS 11 Update >

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How to Make iOS 11 Faster – Free Up Space with PhoneClean

How to Make iOS 11 Faster – Free Up Space with PhoneClean

2. Hard Reboot Your iDevice

You can power off your iPhone or iPad to let the device take a rest. If it does not work, you can force reboot your device. Press and hold on the Home button and wake/sleep button until the Apple logo appears. For iPhone 7 users, please press the Home button and Volume down button to make it.

3. Disable Nonessential Functions

If you are using an old iPhone or iPad, you can choose to give up some visual or operating experience like “Motion” and “Location Services” to speed up iPhone 6/6s/5s running iOS 11.

Disable Motion: Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > Turn it on.

Reduce Transparency: Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Transparency > Turn it on.

Turn off Background App Refresh: Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Disable it.

Turn off Location Services: Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Disable it.

Turn off Automatic Downloads: Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Turn off Updates.

4. Update Apps to the Newest Version

Now your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 11, but some of the apps may not run properly on new iOS version. Just update the apps to the latest version to make them run smoothly. Open App Store and tap Updates to make it.

How to Speed Up iOS 11 – Update Apps to the Newest

How to Speed Up iOS 11 – Update Apps to the Newest

5. Reset All Settings on iDevice

It will reset your iPhone, iPad to factory settings, but will not erase any existed data. You can try this method to speed up iOS 11 on iPhone iPad. Go to Settings app > Tap General > Tap Reset > Choose Reset All Settings > Enter your passcode > Confirm on the pop-up window.

6. Other Tips to Fix iOS 11 Slow Problem

Restore Your Device

If all the above methods cannot help you speed up iOS 11 on iPhone iPad, then you can restore your device to fix the iOS 11 slow issue: How to Backup & Restore iPhone via iTunes >

Wait for the Next iOS Update

You can report the iOS 11 slow problems to Apple support and wait to see if it will release a new version to fix the bugs.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to speed up iOS 11 on iPhone 7/6s/6/SE/5s, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad Air/Pro and iPod touch. If you also meet other annoying issues after iOS 11 update, you can refer to this guide for help: The Most Common iOS 11 Update Problems and Solutions.

If you have any other tips about how to fix iOS 11 slow problems or how to make iOS 11 faster, just share it in the comment section, and your ideas may be helpful for other readers here.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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