This Weirdly Simple Glitch Will Make Your iPhone Feel Much Faster

This Weirdly Simple Glitch Will Make Your iPhone Feel Much Faster

The iPhone, especially the latest and greatest iPhone 6s, is an incredibly fast machine. But unless you jailbreak your iPhone, you don't really understand just how fast it can be. That's largely because Apple prettied up iOS with springboard animations, those annoying slow zoom motions when you launch any app. Luckily, an iOS glitch discovered by 9to5Mac kills off those animations entirely.

The way you get rid of these animations is sort of strange. First go into Settings and then General > Accessibility. Under the Interaction heading click on Assistive Touch.

Now, for the weird part. You're going to drag the transparent icon that pops up to the very bottom right corner. Then, from the home screen, quickly swipe down and summon Spotlight. As soon as the chat icon reorientates above the keyboard, tap Spotlight closed. Repeat this over and over and over, until you see that Spotlight is significantly faster. Like magic, springboard animations are gone completely.

In my experience on iOS 9.2.1, trying to activate the glitch can be somewhat tricky, and it goes away as soon as you power cycle your iPhone. Just keep at it, though. You'll most likely see a noticeable performance hiccup once the glitch works. Neat!

[9to5Mac via Michael Hession]


Comments

    I'm finding it hard to tell if the app is actually launching any faster. Often animations like these are added to hide processing time, like an app loading, and removing them makes no difference to how quickly you can start using an app.

    I'm not sure if this is the case here or not, I don't have an iPhone and stopwatch handy, but based on the video the time difference appears minimal. You would have to ensure the apps are closed between openings as well to get a fair comparison, rather than just suspended.

      You're right, it doesn't make a phone faster. But what it does do is make switching to an app a lot faster if that app is already in memory. Loading an app into memory will still take the same amount of time.

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