Apple iOS 10: How to fix slow performance and UI issues within legacy iPads after installation of new OS
Apple iOS 10: How to fix slow performance and UI issues within legacy iPads after installation of new OSREUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple's iOS 10, which is currently seeding to a host of devices including legacy iPads, could potentially result in a slow-down in the overall interface and multitasking within older devices especially iPads. This, considering the fact that they are used by a vast majority of the business class apart from general everyday home users. Therefore, it becomes imperative to prepare older iPads for iOS 10 by manually speeding up the performance.

If you are an owner of an older Apple iPad having recently upgraded to iOS 10, then check out the steps below in order to manually fine-tune the speed of performance with the new OS:

Step 1: Before you resort to actually fine-tuning performance, it is imperative that you clear-off some unwanted storage within your iPad. Free up space by deleting unused apps/files and even unwanted contacts.

Step 2: Identify apps that resort to automatic downloads in the background. Apple's iOS 10 supports this process fully. To identify apps that have initiated automatic download, navigate to SettingsUpdates to accordingly cancel automatic downloads in the background.

Step 3: If Step 1 and Step 2 do not work, then check the location service and widgets, and reduce these accordingly. Then switch-off and again switch-on your Apple iPads and then check performance of iOS 10. The performance should have automatically improved now.

Step 4: In case Step 4 does not work, then navigate to Settings and check for animations and effects and reduce these accordingly. Also toggle Reduce Motion.

Step 5: In case the above steps do not work, then resort to clean installation of iOS 10 after you reboot your device. This should solve slow performance and slow UI issues within your older iPad running iOS 10.

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