This iPhone 13, iPhone 13 small, iPhone 13 Proand iPhone 13 Pro They come with the latest hardware from Apple, but they are not immune to performance issues.
As we enter 2022, we continue to receive feedback from people who have adopted these iPhone models. Most of the feedback is good, but we’ve also heard about various issues. These include performance issues such as random freezing, crashes, and lag.
If your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max freezes, hangs, or randomly reboots, you don’t need to contact Apple customer service yet. You can solve your problems in a few minutes.
This walkthrough will take you to solutions that have worked for us in the past. They will help you maintain a fast and efficient iPhone in the future.
Restart Your iPhone 13
If you’re experiencing performance issues on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, try restarting your device. Most of the time a quick reboot fixes the issues.
Turn off your phone, leave it off for 30 seconds, and then turn it back on and see if performance improves. If not, you’ll want to try the solutions below.
Update Your iPhone 13
Apple will continue to release new iOS software. Point updates (xxx) almost always focus on fixing bugs, while landmark upgrades (xx) typically offer a mix of new features and bug fixes.
Apple may not list performance fixes in an update’s changelog, but new software always has the potential to help (or hurt) the overall performance of your iPhone 13.
For more information on the latest version of iOS, check out our guide.
Update Your Apps
If you are experiencing performance issues, try updating your apps to the latest version if an update is available.
App developers are rolling out support updates and these can help stabilize the performance of the app and/or your iPhone.
Before installing the latest version of an app, be sure to review other iPhone 13 users’ reviews. If the reviews are mostly good, download the latest version.
Reset Your Settings
You can also try resetting your iPhone 13’s settings. This will restore your iPhone 13’s settings to their factory defaults, so make sure you have your Wi-Fi passwords handy. You will need to re-enter them when the process is complete.
This process may take a few seconds to complete, so be patient.
Clean Up Your Storage
If you transferred files from an old phone to your iPhone 13, you probably have a ton of clutter taking up space on your internal storage. Getting rid of these unused files and apps can help improve your iPhone’s performance.
If you decide to do some cleaning, you’ll want to check and see how much space you have left on your iPhone 13. Here’s how to do this:
If you’re getting close to reaching your device’s storage threshold, you’ll want to go back to General and navigate to where it says iPhone Storage. This will show you a detailed summary of your data.
Apple will make some recommendations based on your device’s storage usage, but you can go through each section to manually delete files you no longer need.
Clear Browser Cookies and Data
Clearing your browser’s cookies and data will free up memory which can have a positive impact on your phone’s overall performance.
If you’re using Apple’s Safari browser, you can clear them like this:
Tapping this removes your browsing history, cookies and other data from Safari. History will also be deleted from all devices signed into your iCloud account. If you’re ready for that, tap Clear History and Data again.
If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser on your iPhone 13, here’s what you need to do:
You can now choose what you want to delete. If you notice heavy lag, you may want to clean everything up and start from scratch.
Check Your SIM Card
If your iPhone 13 restarts randomly, try removing your SIM card. You’ll need a paperclip (or something like that) or a SIM eject tool to remove it.
If you no longer experience the problem when the SIM card is removed, insert it again and monitor your phone’s performance. If you encounter the problem again, try resetting your iPhone 13 with the SIM card removed and then reinsert the SIM card after the phone restarts.
If you have recently installed a new version of iOS on your iPhone 13 and started noticing problems soon, you can try to downgrade your iPhone 13 to the previous iOS version if the option is available.
If you don’t know how to downgrade an iPhone’s iOS software, have a look at our walkthrough.
If you can’t find a solution to your performance issue(s) and you want to avoid taking your phone to a store, you may want to restore your iPhone. This should only be used as a last resort.
You can do this through Finder, iTunes, or iCloud.