iPhone lagging issue: Here is the fix

Experiencing lags on your iPhone? Just like other mobile phones, you may experience jitters or lags sometimes on your iPhone. But, if the iPhone starts to lag all the time and shows signs of jitters irrespective of the apps you use, you should not neglect it further. Instead of ignoring the issue, you should just follow these easy solutions to fix that.

Fix 1 – Turn off the Low Power mode

Using the Low Power mode on your iPhone can restrict several features to save the iPhone’s battery life.

Step 1 – You can disable the Low Power mode directly from the Control Center.

Step 2 – So, just swipe down once and turn off the Low Power mode from there.


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Step 3 – Later, go to the “Battery” settings.


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Step 4 – In the same page, you will find the “Low Power Mode” feature.

Step 5 – Disable the “Low Power Mode” in there.


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After disabling the Low Power mode on your iPhone, your iPhone will start to behave normally. You won’t face the lag or jitters.


Fix 2 – Close all the apps in the background

Running too many instances of resource-hungry applications can slow down your iPhone considerably.

Step 1 – You have to close all the background apps running on your iPhone.

Step 2 – Just swipe up across the iPhone surface, terminate all the apps running on there.


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After closing all the heavy applications from your iPhone, do something on your iPhone and test this.

You won’t find any sign of lag on your phone.


Fix 3 – Cleanup Safari web history and data

The accumulated web history data in the Safari web browser can make your iPhone stutter.

Step 1 – To clean up the Safari web browser, open the Settings.

Step 2 – Find out the “Safari” browser and open that up.


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Step 3 – Next, scroll down a lot and tap the “Clear History and Website Data” option.

Step 4 – Set the ‘Clear Timerange’ to “All history“.

Step 5 – Then, tap the “Clear History” option to start clearing all the entire history of the Safari browser.


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After cleaning up the Safari data, check if the lag effect has gone down or not.


Fix 4 – Turn off the background app refresh option

Your iPhone will start to lag if the unnecessary apps start to refresh in the background.

Step 1 – Go to your iPhone Settings.

Step 2 – There, you need to open the “General” tab.


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Step 3 – Open the “Background App Refresh” settings.


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Now, here you have a choice to make. Either, you can disable the ‘Background App Refresh’ option or, let the feature remain On and selectively disable the apps that you don’t want to refresh.

Step 4 – If you want to disable this, open the “Background App Refresh” button.


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Step 5 – Set it to the “Off” mode.


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Step 6 – But, if you don’t want to disable the Background App Refresh feature, just disable the apps that you don’t want to get refreshed automatically.


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Quit iPhone Settings. Continue using the iPhone as you normally do.

You will see a definite decrease in the lag, stutter effect.


Fix 5 – Disable auto-update policy of apps

The auto update policy of the applications on your iPhone can hamper the normal iPhone processes.

Step 1 – This time, go to the “App Store” settings.


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Step 2 – In there, go to the ‘Automatic Downloads’ section.

Step 3 – Disable both the “App Downloads” and “App Updates” options.


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Once you have turned off the automatic app downloads features, open a random app on your iPhone and test.

Jump on to the next solution if this one doesn’t work.


Fix 6 – Clean up the iPhone

The lack of proper storage space can be another reason why iPhone is feeling laggy.

Step 1 – Check the storage situation of your iPhone. You can start this by going to the Settings.

Step 2 – In your iPhone Settings, tab go this way –

General > iPhone Storage


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Step 3 – Now, once you have opened the iPhone Storage, you can get information on the current storage condition of your device.

Step 4 – If you see the iPhone storage is too full or lacks decent amount of free space, you have to step in and clean up unnecessary files, folders and apps.


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Once you have freed up enough storage, your iPhone will function normally once again.

You will find the iPhone less buggy and laggy. Just swipe through a few pages to check this.


Fix 7 – Use the latest version of iOS

Sometimes, the bugs in the iOS can cause this issue with your iPhone.

Step 1 – In your iPhone Settings, open the “General” tab.

Step 2 – Later, tap to open the “Software Update” item.


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Step 3 – Grant a few seconds to the iPhone to retrieve the information on the iOS.

Step 4 – If there is an update, tap “Update Now“.


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After updating the iOS to the latest version, your experience with the iPhone will improve for sure.

Check if this works.