Just like iPhone or iPad, Apple Watch has a feature called “Reduce Motion”. When you turn it on, it reduces the animation as well as automatic resizing of the user interface of Apple Watch on Home screen. Furthermore, Reduce Motion also limits the animation that takes place while launching or closing an app on the watch.

There could be three possible reasons why you would like to turn on Reduce Motion on your Watch:

How to Turn on Reduce Motion on Apple Watch

  • You are not charmed by the motion-based animation on your watch.
  • You want to save battery life on your watch.
  • You wish to make all the app icons on the Apple Watch of the same size in order to launch an app comfortably. I’m sure many folks would like to see all the apps having consistency with regard to their size. Due to the tiny screen size of the Apple Watch (38mm in particular), not many Watch users would be finding it too convenient to launch an app with small size.

Anyway, you have decided to turn on Reduce Motion on your Watch. Here is how you can do it.

How to Turn on Reduce Motion on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Apple Watch.

Step #2. Tap on General.

Step #3. Tap on Accessibility.

Step #4. Tap on Reduce Motion and then turn it on.

How to Turn on Reduce Motion via Apple Watch App from iPhone

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on My Watch tab at the bottom.

Step #3. Tap on General.

Step #4. Tap on Accessibility.

Step #5. Tap on Reduce Motion and toggle it on.

That’s done!

All the app icons on Home screen have become of the same size; making it a little easy for you to interact with them.

You will see a simple fade in and fade out while launching or closing an app. Just in case, you wish to bring back the sleek animation and also no longer want to see the all the apps having a big size on your watch, simply follow all these steps and turn off Reduce Motion in the end.