How To Fix Apple Watch Responding Slowly?

How To Fix Apple Watch Responding Slowly?


Apple watches are a great invention. These watches are loved by tech-savvy people and iPhone users. They are easy to use and offer a lot of great features. Also, they make you look very stylish.

Sometimes, like any other electronic gadget, these watches start to respond in a sluggish manner. And we know how frustrating it can be. But it would help if you calmed down because this blog will help you find various solutions to this problem. Keep reading below to find out how to fix your Apple watch responding slowly.

Turning Off Animations:

In order to enable your Apple watch to perform better and faster, you can use your iPhone to turn off animations. Here is how:

  • Firstly, launch Apple Watch on your iPhone
  • Now, tap on My Watch
  • Once you have done that, tap on the option that says ‘General’
  • Tap on the Accessibility option
  • Select Reduce Motion option
  • Lastly, you need to toggle the switch beside Reduce Motion in order to enable it

If you want to do the same using your Apple Watch, follow the below-mentioned instructions:

  • Firstly, go to Settings on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap on ‘General’
  • Tap on ‘Accessibility’
  • Toggle Reduce Motion to enable it


Another option that can also enable your Apple watch to perform more efficiently is to reboot it. For a minimum of ten seconds, hold your side buttons and digital crown, then let go. Doing this will restart your Apple Watch and increase its speed.

Closing Unnecessary Applications:

Open your dock on the Apple watch you have and find out if there are any apps you do not use or need right now to use/run in the background. If you find any such apps, close them. This is expected to increase the response speed of your Apple watch.

Update to OS3:

Do you own an older version of the Apple watch? You can try updating it to watchOS3. Watch OS3 is reported to speed up animations and make apps work much faster.

To do so, you need to update the software of your Apple watch and see if it increases its speed and responding efficiency. A software update might take some time (an hour or more) but is eventually worth it.


Apple watches are trending in the modern world. People love them for their features and specifications. This blog presented a complete guide on fixing any ‘speed-related’ issues you might be facing with your Apple watch.

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