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    Useful Tips to Let iOS 12 Run Faster

    There are some tips allow you to speed up iOS 12 on iDevice as well. Here's how:

    1. Reboot or Hard Reboot iDevice

    Supposed that your device becomes clumsy after upgrading to iOS 12, you can first try to reboot the iPhone/iPad/iPod. If it does not work, then you can try a hard reboot. The methods are as below:

    - For iPhone 6S or earlier iPhone, you can press and hold the "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears.
    - For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, please press the "Power" and "Volume Down" keys simultaneously. And release them while the Apple logo appears.
    - For iPhone X/8/8 Plus and newer device, you need to quickly press and release the "Volume Up" button and then quickly hold down and release the "Volume Down" button. Next, press and hold the "Power" button till you see the Apple logo.

    2. Update Apps to Latest Version

    When the iDevice is updated to iOS 12, some applications in old version might not run properly on the new system. So to ensure the smooth running of the Apps and operating system, you need to update them to the newest version.

    3. Disable the Unnecessary Functions

    Provided that you are still using an old iPhone or iPad like iPhone 6S/6/5S, you can select to give up some functions, such as:

    - Background App Refresh: Go to "Settings > General > Background App Refresh" to turn it off.
    - Location Services: Navigate to "Settings > Privacy > Location Services" to disable the service.
    - Automatic Downloads: Visit "Settings > iTunes & App Store > turn off Updates".
    - Siri Lookup & Suggestions: Click on "Settings > Siri & Search > Suggestions in Search and Suggestions in Look Up" to turn them off.

    4. Reduce Motion & Transparency

    Reducing motion and transparency on iDevice can help to speed up the performance of the system as well, so you can make an attempt here:

    - Reduce Motion: Open "Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce motion" to turn on the function.
    - Reduce Transparency: Tap on "Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase contrast > enable Reduce transparency".

    5. Use Simple Wallpapers

    The wallpapers that you use would affect the running of iOS 12 also. Hence, it is advisable for you to use a simple and small picture as your wallpaper. To change the wallpaper, you can go to "Settings" and find the "Wallpaper" option. Then you can elect some simple images and put them on the Home screen.

    6. Throw Away Useless Apps

    Everyone knows that applications take up a lot of space of the system and device. Hence, if you wish to speed up the iOS and iOS device, you'd better give up some applications that you rarely use. Just simply find out the App on Home screen and long press its icon until an "X" appears. Then tap on the "X" icon to delete the application.

    7. Free Up the Space

    An optimal performance of iPhone or iPad requires sufficient free storage. In general, the device should have at least 10% free storage available. To confirm that, you can go to "Settings > General > Storage". If the free storage space is less than 10%, then you need to delete some less important or useless files on the device to free up the space.

    8. Reset System Settings

    One of the powerful methods to speed up the iOS performance is to reset system settings. This will remove all settings on your device and you need to configure the settings on your device again. If you have interested in it, you can have a try: click "Settings" and then choose "General" in the section. Then tap on "Reset > Reset All Settings".

    9. Backup & Restore iOS

    Another way you can try is to backup your device to iTunes or iCloud and then restore iOS. Here is the tutorial:

    - Back up your iOS files to iTunes or iCloud.
    - Connect your iDevice to computer and launch iTunes. On the primary interface of iTunes, you can tap on your device and choose "Summary". Then you can go on to choose the option "Restore Backup...".

    10. Downgrade iOS 12

    If iOS 12 still runs slowly after using the methods above, maybe your device is not compatible with the new system. Then in this case, you can attempt to downgrade iOS 12. But this must be your last option since it is risky.
    Last edited by Emily Baker; 10-12-2018 at 04:02 AM.

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