iPhone or iPad Slow After Updating to iOS 9

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// December 10, 2015
iPhone or iPad Slow After Updating to iOS 9

iOS 9 is Apple’s up-to-date and apparently the best version of iOS yet. It has been claimed by Apple Inc. that almost fifty percent of iOS users have already installed the update. However, it has managed to gather different opinions. No doubt there are success stories but on the other hand there are already an unignorably large number of users who are complaining about the performance as well.

It has been reported by some users that iOS 9 has made their hardware more approachable and provided further storage but unfortunately some users are not on the same page about it. They have complained that app performance is slow which affects the battery life.

If you fall into the category of users who are regretting updating their iDevices, check out the options mentioned.


The transparency and blur are worthwhile to deliver complexity, but can consume battery, so to reduce the transparency in the notification center, Keyboard and a number of other places:

iPhone or iPad Slow After Updating to iOS 9

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and navigate to General > Accessibility.
  • Scroll down and tap on Increase Contrast.
  • Tap on the Reduce Transparencytoggle to enable it.


iOS comprises of a number of simulations and motions associated with special effects like parallax that are of no good use if you’re facing performance concerns.

You can restrict these effects by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and turn on the toggle.


One of the multitasking features in iOS allows apps to bring content in the background; this level of functionality can have an impact on the performance and battery of the device.

iPhone or iPad Slow After Updating to iOS 9

Users can choose to allow or restrict Background App Refresh by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.


You may have noted that iOS 9 recommends people, locations, apps, and more when you go to the search tab, even before you type. This fresh feature is known as Siri Suggestions. If you’re facing the performance difficulty after upgrading to iOS 9, this could be one of the features that is causing the problem.

iPhone or iPad Slow After Updating to iOS 9

You can inactivate it and see if it helps by going to Settings > General > Spotlight Search and tapping on the Siri Suggestions toggle to disable it.


Spotlight lets the user search different types of content like contacts, applications, podcasts, mails, music, events when you might only use it for contacts, applications and music. So uncheck the apps you don’t want to explore by going to Settings > General > Spotlight Search.

Hopefully if you take care of all these areas, you might start loving iOS 9 for its overall performance.

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