Problems Can Be Solved After iOS 10 Installation

By Lois Green, Friday, July 15, 2016

Note: These solutions also work for the newest iOS 11.

iOS 10 beta is just available, and exciting Apple fans already can't wait to have their first bite of the new system. Upgrading to iOS 10 is supposed to make iDevices smarter and faster, however, some users reported problems such as slow performance, faster battery consumption after installing iOS 10 on their iPhone/iPad. Actually, these problems can be solved. Follow this tutorial and enjoy iOS 10 as you wish on your iPhone 5, iPhone5s, iPhone5C, iPhone6/6 Plus, iPhone6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro and more.

iOS 10 Upgrade


Problem 1: Slow Performance after iOS 10 Installation

After upgrading to iOS 10, iPhone or iPad lags when opening apps, responses slowly from the user interface, and is troubled by choppiness in interactions. It is so annoying that you wish you haven't updated the system. If this is the case, here are some tweaks that you can use to speed up your iOS device.

  • Restart iOS Device

    Restarting your device can close some apps and thus free up the storage.

    1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.

    2. Drag the slider to turn your device completely off.

    3. After the device turns off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.

Restart iPhone 6


  • Reset All Settings

    This option will reset some of your Settings to factory default, including your preferences for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do No Disturb, Notifications, General, Sounds, Brightness & Wallpaper and Privacy. It does no harm to the existing files on your iPhone/iPad, such as photos, music files on the device.

    Go Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings > Enter phone passcode and click reset settings. After that, the iOS device will reboot.

  • Reset All Settings


  • Erase All Settings and Content

    The option will restore your device to default factory state, which means that it will erase everything on your iPhone or iPad, including all settings, media files, emails, and even some of your apps. Please notice that your iPhone/iPad will still be restored to the iOS 10 update. A factory restore won't downgrade your iOS device.

    Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. You will need your passcode and Apple ID. And it will take a while erase all data on your device, so just wait patiently.

  • Disable Motion Effects and Background App Refresh

    Apple applies parallax effect on its iOS system, for example screen zooms when users open folders or apps, photos used as wallpaper are zoomed in to fit the screen. You can reduce these motions to fasten your device. And turning off Background App Refresh option can also help. By Background App Refresh, the apps download data previously before you use them, therefore, you can access the apps faster. For the unfrequently used apps, you can turn off the Background App Refresh.

    To disable Motion Effects, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion> Toggle on Reduce Motion. To turn off Background App Refresh, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh, you neither turn off the whole Background App Refresh function or close the Background App Refresh feature of some apps.

Reduce Motion Background App Refresh


Problem 2: Battery Life Issue after iOS 10 Update

Some users suffer a faster battery consumption issue after their iOS devices have updated to the new iOS version. You don't want to recharge the device frequently. So go through the following tips to improve the battery life of your iPhone/iPad.

  • Monitor Your Battery Usage

    The feature that came with iOS 8 is to be your good helper. Go Settings > Usage > Battery Usage, there will be apps (or services) you've used in the last 24 hours or 7 days listed with the percentage of power drain they've been responsible for. If the apps that you use less often are on the top of the consumption list, you should uninstall the misbehaved apps or reboot the device.

  • Battery Usage


  • Turn off iCloud Keychain

    The iCloud Keychain is a management feature that keeps your account names, passwords, and even credit card numbers stored behind 256-bit AES encryption on Apple's iCloud servers. Then that data is synced between authorized iOS 7 devices and Mac. If you don't need it, turn it off to save power.

    Click Settings > iCloud> Keychain option > Turn iCloud Keychain on and off. Then reboot the iOS device.

iCloud Keychain


Moreover, resetting all settings and turning off background app refresh function can also help with battery consumption problem after iOS installation.

Problem 3: Cellular Data Usage Problem

One common iOS 10 update problem is to do with cellular data: users can't turn cellular data on, cellular can't be connected, etc. To tackle cellular data problems, try these simple methods:

  •  Reset your Network Settings. Tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will resets Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings on your devices.

  • Switch your device on Airplane mode for 30 seconds and then turn it off again.

  • Turn cellular data off and on: Open your device, go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data > Toggle the button off and then toggle it back on.

Cellular Data


Have these solutions solved your iOS 10 upgrade problems? If you come across any problem that isn’t mentioned above, feel free to leave a comment below and let's work it out together!

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