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Tips to Speed up iOS 9 Performance on iPhone & iPad



Apple iOS 9 has been officially made available to the public on September 16th, and in a short span it is now running on more than 50% of Apple devices. The latest iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad Pro, and iPad Mini 4 comes out-of-the-box with iOS9, and the rest of the devices will receive it through an OTA update. Apart from iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; the users of iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 4S might feel more uncomfortable using iOS 9 on their devices.

Few comparisons also show that the iOS9 was slightly on the slower side when compared to iOS 8.4.1.

These performance lags can be solved with few changes in the settings. Here is the list of default settings that need to be changed on your devices running iOS 9.

Disable Motion

Open the ‘Settings’ and then tap on ‘General’, here you choose ‘Accessibility’ and tap on ‘Increase Contrast.’ There you find the ‘Reduce transparency’ option, toggle that to ON. Then again go to ‘Accessibility’ and there you will find ‘Reduce Motion’ option, toggle that ON.

How to Reduce Motion on iOS 9

How to Reduce Motion on iOS 9

Disable Transparency

Follow the same procedure as you disabled the Motion, In the Accessibility, instead of opening ‘Reduce Motion’ tap on ‘Increase Contrast’ and toggle ON the ‘Reduce Transparency’ option.

How to Reduce Transparency on iOS 9

How to Reduce Transparency on iOS 9

Disable Background App Refresh

Open the ‘Settings’ and then ‘General’, you will the ‘Background App Refresh’ option, tap on it and toggle it OFF.

Background App Refresh

How to Background App Refresh on iOS 9

Disable Siri Suggestions

Just like before, go to the ‘Settings’ and tap on ‘General.’ There Search for ‘Spotlight Suggestions’ option and tap on it. In that, toggle OFF the ‘Siri Suggestions’ to further speed up the device.

Spotlight Search

How to Spotlight Search on iOS 9

If you feel uncomfortable with your device even after changing all these settings, you can downgrade your iDevice from the latest iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1. Or else post your questions in the comments section below (or tweet @PhoneradarBlog) and we will try to respond with a quick solution.


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