iPhone SE keeps lagging after the iOS 13.6 update

In this post, you will learn a few very effective solutions in fixing an iPhone SE 2020 that keeps lagging after the iOS 13.6 update. If it’s just an issue with the firmware, you won’t need a technician to fix your device.

Performance issues are somewhat common, but most of the time, they’re not hard to fix, especially if you have a high-end device. While the iPhone SE is considered a mid-range device in today’s standard, it packs a hardware that can compete with most flagships a couple of years ago. So you can expect it to perform without much of a problem. 

So if you’re one of the owners that have encountered having the device to lag or freeze, then here are the things you need to do to make your iPhone SE work perfectly again:

First solution: Close Apps and then Force Restart your iPhone

There are times when there are already a lot of applications running in the background that your iPhone’s performance drops. If this is the case with your iPhone, then you can fix it by simply closing all applications running in the background and refreshing the memory by doing the Forced Restart. Here’s how…

  1. Double press the home button to show you the app previews.  
  2. Now, swipe up on the previews to close them. 
  3. To force restart your iPhone, quickly press and release the Volume up button, and then do the same for the Volume down button. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Power key for 15 seconds or until the Apple logo shows. 

Now wait for your iPhone to finish restarting. 

Once the reboot is finished, try to see if your iPhone still keeps lagging and freezing. 

Second solution: Make sure there’s enough storage and the firmware is updated

If your device is running low on storage space, it will also affect its performance. But aside from that, the problem can also be with the firmware, so it’s better to also check for a new update and install it if possible. This is how you do those things…

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Touch iPhone Storage and check if there’s enough storage. If you only have around 2 GB, then delete some of your files to free up some space. 
  4. Go back to the previous screen, and then touch Software Update. If there’s an update available, then download and install it. 

After making sure that your iPhone has enough storage space and that it’s firmware is updated, and yet it’s performance is still poor, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone SE

If the first solution failed to fix the problem, then what you need to do is to reset all settings on your iPhone, to make sure the performance issue isn’t due to some inappropriate settings. This is how it’s done: 

  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 use the phone as you normally would to see if the performance has returned to normal.

Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone that keeps lagging

If the previous procedures failed to fix the problem, then you are most likely dealing with some major iOS flaw that requires a more advanced solution. In this case, your remaining options would be a factory reset and iOS restore.

  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. 
  10. Wait until your iPhone has finished the reset, and then set it up as a new device. 

I hope that this simple troubleshooting guide has been helpful. 

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