Speed Up iPhone 6S, 7, SE and Older iPads Performance on iOS 13


Though Apple released iOS 13 for older devices like iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S Plus, 6S and SE as well, the performance might be very slow for some users. In this post, you will find some tips to speed up your older iPhone and iPad performance on latest iOS 13.

According to Apple, lot of improvements regarding performance are made in iOS 13 and that is true to some extent. But with older iPhone and iPad, though they are supported, this may not seem true. So in that case, you have to tweak yourself in order to optimize your iPhone performance for smooth iOS 13 experience.

Tips to Improve iPhone 6S, 7, SE and Older iPads Performance on iOS 13

Below we will go through some of the proven methods and tips, that will not only help you improve your older supported iPhone and iPad performance on iOS 13, but will also improve the battery life.


Tip # 01: Check Battery Health

One of the reason your iPhone is performing slow on iOS 13 might be due to the fact that its battery require replacement.

To check battery health, go to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health and see its current percentage.

If it is below 80%, then your iPhone or iPad definitely needs replacement in order for performance improvement.

Tip # 02: Reduce Animations

There are lot of animations in iOS 13. Disabling few of them will most likely improve your iPhone iOS 13 performance. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Go to General -> Accessibility and then turn of Reduce Motion.

This will reduce the animations for opening apps etc.

Tip # 03: Update Again Manually After Reset

If none of the above tip work in your iPhone case to improve iOS 13 performance, I would suggest to first reset your iDevice and then install the iOS 13 update again. It is strictly advised to back up your data using iTunes before resetting your iPhone.

Once reset is done, download iOS 13 .ipsw and install it manually using iTunes. It is because the OTA update tend to slow down the older iDevices, so manual update through iTunes is suggested.

Let us know how much performance improvement you observed on your older iPhones like 7 Plus, 6S, SE, iPad Air or Mini after implementing the above tips.

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