You think your Apple Watch is getting slow? You are probably right. With any technology devices, as the usage increase and more applications running, it inevitably will slow down. But that’s not an end to it.

There is no doubt that the recently introduced Apple Watch Series 2 has a lot of selling points. These include water-resistant, better hardware, and several other changes.


However, if you’re on a tight budget and won’t take full advantage of all the features the new watch has to offer, learn how to speed up your current Apple Watch instead.

How to Make Apple Watch Run Faster?

Every single device from Apple comes with a variety of applications, fantastic animations, and offer you better access to information whenever you needed it. Just like an iPhone or a Macbook, your Apple Watch will sometimes lag due to these factors.

The two most important causes are graphics and animations that exist on the screen and throughout the system. Not to mention that if you’re running watchOS 3, add the Dock feature to the list as well.


But don’t worry…

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to speed up your Apple Watch by disabling features that are not necessary as well as turning on functionalities that could preserve battery.

Disable animations

  1. From your iPhone screen, open up the Apple Watch app
  2. My Watch > General > Accessibility
  3. Choose Reduce Motion from the Settings
  4. Toggle the switch to On for Reduce Motion

This will help Apple Watch launch your applications faster and decrease lagging.

You can also perform this action directly on your watch if you don’t have access to the iPhone.

  1. Tap on the Settings icon
  2. Go to General > Accessibility
  3. Then turn on Reduce Motion from there

It might be faster and easier for some people if you activate this feature from the watch because you won’t be confused by too many items from the Settings page.


This is our favorite because you don’t have to play around with any options.

When the device slows down, try restarting it. Press and hold the Digital Crown and side buttons for at least 10 seconds then let them go. This method can also fix some crashing problems on your watchOS as well.

Close Apps from the Dock

As we mentioned earlier, in watchOS 3, Apple introduced a new feature called Dock. This is similar to the App Switcher on your iOS device. It allows you to manage applications that you’ve launched.


If you think certain apps shouldn’t be there, close them. This not only speeds up the Apple Watch but can also extend some battery life.

Here’s a good thing:

The Apple Watch is less complicated than your iPhone or iPad. As long as you follow the tips above, you should see noticeable improvements.