iOS: The animations in iOS 9 make for a nice, smooth experience, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s a fan of them. Over on 9to5Mac, they point to a glitch found by a Redditor that will let you disable animations completely, which makes apps feel like they’re starting up super fast. We’ve mentioned before that setting the Reduce Motion toggle to On can get rid of animations and speed things up a bit, but this glitch takes that to the next level. You can see it demonstrated in the video above, but here are the steps to enable if you don’t want to follow along:
- Open Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch and enable Assistive Touch.
- Return to the home screen and drag the Assistive Touch square to the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
- Pull up Spotlight by swiping down on the home screen. The Assistive Touch square will pop up above the keyboard. Tap the screen to dismiss Spotlight. If timed right, the glitch is now enabled.
- Try launching an app to see if the animations are gone. If they’re not, repeat step three a few times until it works.
Once you get it turned on, you can go back into your Settings and disable Assistive Touch. The glitch will stay active until you reset your device. It took me a bunch of tries to get the timing right, but I knew it worked when the Assistive Touch button locked in place above the keyboard.