There’s a harmless glitch found in iOS9 that you can easily exploit to make your iPhone run faster.
The trick, found by Redditor vista980622 and reported by 9to5Mac, involves disabling the SpringBoard animations featured in iOS9, the iPhone’s latest operating system.
Previously, iOS9’s app loading animations could only be disabled through jailbreaking. Apple also offers users the ability to cut down on those animations through the Reduce Motion switch in the systems Accessibility settings.
Take these steps to speed up your iPhone:
- Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, and then scroll down to “Interaction” and switch on Assistive Touch
- Go to your home screen by clicking the home button, and then drag the Assistive Touch icon that appears to the bottom-right corner of the screen
- Swipe down on the home screen to open Spotlight search, and when the Assistive Touch icon moves above the keyboard, immediately tap the screen to close Spotlight.
- If you’ve timed step 3 correctly, there should no longer be any animations and your phone should work faster. If not, repeat step 3 until you’ve activated the glitch.
If you ever miss your animations and want to deactivate the glitch, simply reboot your phone.
The instructional video below provides a step-by-step walkthrough on how to activate the glitch.