iPhone 12 Mini Keeps Lagging? Here are the solutions!

In this troubleshooting guide, we will show you what to do if your iPhone 12 Mini keeps lagging. To effectively troubleshoot it, you must consider all the factors that may have caused the problem and then rule them out one after another until it’s fixed. Continue reading to learn more.  

Performance-related problems may seem to occur when you least expect them. While they’re common, they’re not really that hard to fix. Most of them are due to app issues that affected the firmware. If you’re one of the users with this problem, here’s what you should do: 

First solution: Close all apps running in the background 

When it comes to fixing performance issues, you must always begin by closing any app that’s left running in the background. Even if you’re not using them, as long as they remain to run in the background, they’re still using your iPhone’s CPU and RAM. And if they’re a bunch of them, they may cause your device to slow down. 

  1. So swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle. This will show you all the apps that are left running in the background. 
  2. Swipe up on each preview to close them one by one. 

Once everything is closed, try to see if your iPhone is now running smoothly. 

Second solution: Force restart your iPhone

Most of the time, if the problem is minor, the first solution will be enough to fix it. However, if it still keeps lagging even when there are no apps running in the background, then you need to refresh your iPhone’s memory by doing the forced restart. 

  1. To do so, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. 
  2. Immediately after that, press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds. This will trigger your iPhone to shut down and power back up. 
  3. Once you see the logo, release the power key and wait until the reboot is finished. 

After doing the forced restart, observe your iPhone 12 Mini to see if it’s still lagging. 

Third solution: Reset all the settings on your iPhone

After doing the first and second solutions and your iPhone still keeps lagging, then it’s time you reset all the settings. It’s possible that such a problem is caused by inappropriate settings. This procedure has already been proven to be effective against minor firmware- and performance-related issues. Here’s 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

If your iPhone 12 Mini still keeps lagging even after doing the previous solutions, then you have no other choice but to reset it. A factory reset will be able to fix this issue, however, make sure to back up your important files and data as they will be deleted. When ready follow these steps to reset your device: 

  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. 

And that’s what you need to do if your iPhone 12 Mini keeps lagging. We hope that this simple troubleshooting guide has been helpful. 

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