How to fix an Apple iPhone 11 that keeps lagging after iOS 13.2

It is expected that even high end smartphones like the Apple iPhone 11 can encounter performance issues every now and then. The performance is often the first thing to deteriorate but it does not necessarily mean your device is already defective. Some owners of the said device reported that shortly after the iOS 13.2, they started having performance problems. One of our readers said here iPhone keeps lagging regardless of what she’s doing on it. The lags are pretty annoying because it affects how you usually use your phone. 

But the fact is that you can always make your device work perfectly again. You don’t need to do some very complicated procedures to do it. That’s why in this post, I will guide you in troubleshooting your iPhone 11 that keeps lagging or started to stutter after the iOS 13.2 update. We will look into all possibilities and rule them out one after another until we can determine the cause of the problem and hopefully be able to fix it. If you’re an owner of this device, make sure to continue reading, as this post may be able to help you one way or the other. 

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our iPhone 11 Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

What to do if your iPhone 11 keeps lagging

There’s always something you can do when it comes to performance-related problems. For iPhone 11 users whose devices started to keep on lagging after the iOS 13.2 update, here’s what you need to do: 

First solution: Perform the Forced restart

The forced restart must be the first thing that you have to do is your iPhone 11 keeps lagging. It’s because the problem can be due to a pretty minor firmware glitch or you may have some applications that don’t work properly. This procedure will refresh your iPhone’s memory as well as reload all applications and services. If it’s indeed just a minor problem with the firmware or apps, then you should be able to fix it by doing this: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key for 15 seconds or until the Apple logo shows on the screen. 

Once your iPhone 11 has finished rebooting, try to see if it still keeps lagging or not. If it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Check and manage iPhone storage.

You need to make sure that you iPhone 11 still has enough storage memory left. If there’s only less than a Gigabyte, then you have to delete some of your files or uninstall some of the apps you don’t use anymore. Apparently, if your device is running low on storage, performance issues will always occur because the firmware and most of the apps create new files when used. 

  1. To check if your iPhone still has enough storage memory left, open Settings
  2. Find and then tap on General
  3. Now, touch iPhone Storage

In this screen, you will be able to determine how much space is left. If you still have enough storage left, then this problem is not caused by storage shortage. Move on to the next solution. 

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Third solution: Reset all the settings on your iPhone 11

This procedure will bring your iPhone 11 back to its factory settings without deleting your files and data. You must do this if it still keeps lagging even after the first two procedures. We have also encountered similar issues in the past that were fixed by this very solution. Here’s how you do it: 

  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 it still keeps lagging. If it does, then you have to do the next procedure. 

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Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone that keeps lagging

At this point, a factory reset is a must. It will fix this problem as long as the issue has not been caused by tampering the firmware. However, prior to the reset, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data as they will be deleted. When ready, follow these steps to reset your iPhone 11 that keeps lagging: 

  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 troubleshooting guide has been able to help you fix your Apple iPhone 11 that keeps lagging after the iOS 13.2 update. If you find this post helpful, please share it with your friends or with someone that might need help. 

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