How To Fix An Apple iPhone 12 Mini That Keeps Lagging

In this troubleshooting guide, we will show you how to fix an iPhone 12 Mini that keeps lagging after the iOS 14.4 update. It’s easier to fix performance issues on an iPhone than any other issues. You may only need to do a couple of easy procedures to do it. Continue reading to learn more. 

Lags and freezes are among the most common performance-related issues. They greatly affect how you use your iPhone and thus, they’re pretty annoying. But most of the time, they’re not really that hard to fix. As a matter of fact, you may be able to fix them by doing a couple of procedures. So if you’re one of the iPhone 12 Mini users who encountered the lags, here’s what you should do: 

First solution: Close background apps and force restart your iPhone

In fixing performance related problems, the first thing you should do before anything else, is to refresh your phone’s memory and reload all its apps and services. In the case of your iPhone 12 Mini, it’s better to close the apps that are left running in the background, and then do the forced restart. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle to view the apps that are still running. 
  2. Swipe up on each app preview to close them one after another. 
  3. To force restart your device, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. 
  4. Immediately after that, press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds. This will trigger your iPhone to shut down and power back up. 
  5. When the Apple logo shows, release the Power key and allow the device to continue the boot process. 

After doing that, try to see if the lags are gone. 

Second solution: Reset all the settings on your iPhone

If the first solution failed to fix the problem, then what you have to do next is to reset the settings on your device. It is possible that such a problem is caused by some inappropriate settings. Doing so will bring all the settings back to their default values without deleting any of your files. Here’s how you do that: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Touch Reset All Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset All Settings at the bottom of the screen, and then tap Reset All Settings again to confirm. 

Your iPhone will reboot after this, once it has finished rebooting, try to see if your iPhone 12 Mini is now running smoothly. 

Third solution: Factory reset your iPhone

At this point, if your iPhone still lags and is not working properly, you have no other choice but to reset it. A factory reset will fix any performance-related problem. However, you have to spend a little time creating a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted. 

Once you’re ready, follow these steps to reset your iPhone 12 Mini: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed.  
  9. Now enter your Apple ID password, and then tap Erase to proceed with the reset. 

Wait until your iPhone has finished the reset, and then set it up as a new device. The lags and freezes should be gone after that.

And that’s how you fix an iPhone 12 Mini that keeps lagging. We hope that this simple troubleshooting guide has been helpful. 

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