After downloading and installing iOS 9, many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have come up with complaints of slow performance of their devices. If you are also experiencing this problem, read this how-to and fix your problem.

The common problems among users were delayed response from user interface and overall performance decline. If you don’t have a developer account and have switched from iOS 8 to iOS 9 recently, this performance problem can irritate you because you would certainly compare the speed between the two softwares.

How to Speed Up iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

For some users, this was such a poor experience that they wanted to downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1. But if you want to stick to iOS 9, then you need to fix this issue by following some simple methods.

How to Fix iOS 9 Lagging and Slow Performance on iPhone and iPad

Disable Transparency & Motion

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on General.

Tap Settings Then General in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iOS 9 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Increase Contrast from the list.

Tap on Increase Contrast in iOS 9 Accessibility

Step #4. Toggle Reduce Transparency ON.

Turn ON Reduce Transparency in iOS 9 on iPhone

Now come back to Accessibility section; right below the Increase Contrast option, there is an option of Reduce Motion.

Step #5. Tap on Reduce Motion.

Tap on Reduce Motion in iOS 9 Accessibility Settings

Step #6. Toggle the Reduce Motion ON.

Turn ON Reduce Motion in iOS 9 on iPhone

Come out of Settings app and check the speed of your device; you will certainly notice some enhancement in the iOS 9 performance.

There is another way to boost performance of your iDevice running on iOS 9. You can disable background apps refresh option and improve the performance.

Disable Background Apps Refresh on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on General.

Tap Settings Then General in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle the Background App Refresh OFF.

Turn Off Background App Refresh on iPhone and iPad

Turning this option off can also save battery life of your iDevice. This feature allows apps to refresh their content when your device is using Wi-fi or Cellular data.

Disabling Siri Suggestions is yet another option to improve the performance of your iPhone/iPad on iOS 9.

Disable Siri Suggestions on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on General.

Tap Settings Then General in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on Spotlight Search below the Siri.

Tap on Spotlight Search in iOS 9 on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle Siri Suggestions OFF.

Turn off Siri Suggestions from iOS 9 Spotlight Search

Siri uses either the Wi-fi internet or your mobile data to search your suggestions, and this reduces the performance of your smartphone running on iOS 9.

Apple always takes a serious note of all such bugs and issues, and therefore, in its next version, the company introduces improvements. So, you can also wait for the launch of iOS 9.1, which is expected next month.

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  • Mike

    Very Helpful thanks!

  • JohnO

    Thank you for your efforts. That was very helpful