Here’s How To Activate The iOS9 Glitch That Can Make Your Phone Run Faster


The iPhone 6s is fast. In comparison to its predecessors, it runs a marathon in the time it takes them to lace up their shoes and start loading even the most lightweight of apps. But there’s no denying it could be faster. And if you can’t wait for the next iteration of phones to make your dreams of loading and closing apps at lightning speed a reality, there’s now a glitch you can utilize to make your phone run faster than before. The best part? There’s no “hacking” required. You don’t even need to connect your phone to a computer. Jail-breaking? What’s that?

In the video below, 9to5Mac explains exactly what you need to do to make your phone run faster than Speedy Gonzalez racing The Roadrunner. Don’t want to venture into glitch territory? That’s fine (The Matrix is scary) and you can already make your phone go faster by reducing animations in the accessibility settings. But if you’re truly ready to turn your phone into a machine more powerful than you’ve ever imagined, check this out:

Here are the actual instructions on how to make this work, via 9to5Mac:

How to do disable animations without jailbreaking:

Step 1: Open Settings → General → Accessibility → Assistive Touch and enable the Assistive Touch switch.
Step 2: Go to the Home screen and drag the Assistive Touch nub to the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Step 3: Invoke Spotlight search by swiping down on the Home screen. When the Assistive Touch nub rests above the keyboard, tap the screen to dismiss Spotlight. If you time Spotlight to dismiss as soon as the nub goes above the keyboard, you’ll notice Spotlight’s interface speed up, indicating that the glitch is now active.
Step 4: Try launching any app to see if the animations are gone. If not, repeat Step 3 until it works. Some suggest that you should try ~20 times, but I was able to make it work almost immediately.
Step 5: Disable the Assistive Touch switch enabled in Step 1.

It may seem like a lot of work (and possibly an adjustment period), but let’s be real: how often are you aimlessly playing around with your phone anyway? And, according to Bro Bible, there are definite benefits to making the transition from having your phone use springboard animations to going feature-free:

I tried this myself and my phone is speedy as hell. I feel as if a curtain has been lifted and I’m seeing for the very first time just how fast my iPhone is. It’s astonishing how sluggish those animations make your iPhone appear and how fast it comes when you remove them. Don’t believe me? Start by just turning on ‘reduce motion’ under the ‘Accessibility’ tab in your iPhone’s ‘Settings’, and then you’ll begin to unlock your phone’s potential.

Great! More time to switch between apps without actually using any for an extended period of time! (Still doing it, though.)