iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a great experience to its users. But, like every other phone, it may slow down after a few months. If you are using this model for a while now, and if you noticed it is a bit sluggish, you will find some ideas here on how to speed up iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Tips to speed up iPhone 12 Pro Max
Restart the iPhone
You can give your device a quick restart to see whether the problem is gone or not. Sometimes, restarting the device increases the phone’s performance. It is because it will close all the apps and processes that are running in the background.
Press and hold ‘Power button’ together with any of the volume buttons for a few seconds until you see the power of slider. Drag this ladder from left to right to turn off your iPhone.
Update your phone
To improve the speed of your iPhone 12 Pro Max, check for a iOS update. Here is how:
Go to the iPhone’s ‘Setting’.
Look for general. Click on that.
Then go to software Update
If an update is available, tap download and install.
Next, check the apps’ update status as well.
Go to App Store
Tap on your profile
Check whether any new update is available for the apps you are using. For a single update tap on ‘Update’. For more than one update, tap on ‘Update all’.
Enable Reduce Motion
iOS 14 has a bunch of new animations. And for some users, they can feel slower, especially on a new device like the iPhone 12 12 Pro Max. Try disabling animations to see if it makes a difference for you.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Motion and turn on Reduce Motion. All animations for unlocking the device, opening apps, and accessing folders are now gone.
Free Up Storage Space
If your iPhone does not have enough storage then the phone will be very slow. So, check the storage and clear data if needed. Also, if you already have a backup of your videos, files, and photos, then you can easily delete those from your iPhone.
Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage to see a breakdown of how exactly your device is using up the available storage. If you see apps using too much space, delete them. Do the same for music you don’t listen to.
At the top of the iPhone Storage section, you’ll see recommendations for things to get rid off. You can enable the Offload Unused Apps feature to automatically delete apps you haven’t used in a while.
Hard Reset isn’t as scary as it sounds. It’s more like a hard reboot. A more advanced reboot feature, if you will. If your iPhone is stuck, an app is misbehaving, or there’s just some funny business going on, you should do a hard reset. It resets the settings and cache behind the scenes and doesn’t do anything to your data or apps.
All you have to do is press and hold a couple of buttons. Then wait for the Apple logo to show up. The reboot will take a while but once it does happen, your iPhone 12 promax should run faster and fresher.
Press the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button and then quickly press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo show up.
Disable Background App Refresh
If you’re an appaholic and you like using apps that work in the background (like Dropbox, or Google Photos), it might be time to consider turning off Background App Refresh (at least for some apps).
Go to Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh and turn off the toggle next to the apps you want to disable background data for. We recommend you do this for social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, and for location sharing apps like Uber and Google Maps.
Reset Your iOS Device
This is the last and final option. If nothing you did above worked, it’s best to reset the iPhone and to begin again. First of all, take a full encrypted backup using iTunes. If possible don’t restore for the backup. Set up your device as new. This way, you’ll be more mindful of the apps you download and you won’t bring over any bugs or issues for the older versions of iOS.
To reset your iOS device, go to Settings -> General -> Reset. From here, select Erase All Content & Settings.
Has Your iPhone 12 Pro Max become Slow After iOS 14 Update?
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