Maximizing iOS 11 performance on A7 devices

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by gobikerider, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. gobikerider Suspended

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    If you have a A7 iPad or iPhone you need to do the following to drastically increase the fluidity of using your device.

    1. Go through and delete any unused apps, music, photos, and message threads. Clean out the junk
    2. Turn off Siri and Spotlight Search Indexing (unfortunately this tasks has been made drastically less convenient in iOS 11) it may take awhile if you have 20+ apps so please minimize your apps to only what your going to use daily on your iPad.
    3. Backup your iPad to iCloud
    4. Go to Settings and "Reset All Settings" this will keep all your data while at the same time clearing out a bunch of old cache and crap, especially from any old unused apps you've just used.

    * Some of you may be doubting this will do anything but I did this on my friends iPad Mini 2 and it went from painlfully slow and stuttery, to really smooth but still slow due to the device being a A7 but still more then usable. If this makes that much of a difference I cant fathom the improvement that would come from doing a Restore tommorow and starting 100% fresh in iOS 11.
     
  2. panar macrumors member

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    So.."Reset All Settings" clears up the app cache??
     
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    Old cache yes as well as anything leftover from old apps that you've deleted.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Not disputing any of the above, however, I have one to add that's made an obvious difference in my older devices (iP6, Mini 2 - both LTE on VZW). Wait for apps recompiled in the official build (not the GM) of Xcode. I use a few apps that were recompiled using the GM build both from my own sideloading (my own company's) and from the App Store, and I find the difference palpably smoother and springs are gone in those recompiled apps. Cheers.
     
  5. Flopstar macrumors member

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    I'll try this on my Mini 2 and report back in a second :)
     
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    Waiting on the edge of my seat :p
     
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    Alright I've just finished it and right away unlocking the device it actually loaded an animation properly! It feels it hasn't done that since the iOS 9 days. I also noticed that Safari is much faster and scrolling is actually pretty smooth. Apps also consistently load faster. Overall, this worked for making the mini 2 a bit more usable. I've had it since April 2014, so there must have been some 3 y/o cache laying in there somewhere :p
     
  8. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    i don't think so, proof?
     
  9. gobikerider thread starter Suspended

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    FlopStars above post :p:D:cool:
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    Hah glad it worked for you, once you update to iOS 11 tommorow heck try it again :p
     
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    Yeah I probably will; the indexing of the update might be enough to set it back off :rolleyes:
     
  11. gobikerider thread starter Suspended

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    I hate indexing, even on my newer devices I keep it off. Unfortunately in iOS 11 they made this procces infuriating over complicated compared to flipping the switches on iOS 10. Now I will have to go into each app section then flip the switch. Apple turned 1 clicks into 2 clicks.
     
  12. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    ?

    How do you turn off indexing? Windows yes, iOS I didn't know it had an option.
     
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    Spotlight Search~ indexing on iOS
    in IOS 10: General > Spotlight Search
     

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