Apple has just released their brand new iOS 10.3 update this week. Normally, updates don’t offer any huge value and are more of a nuisance than anything for most users. However, this one is a bit different and you may have already taken notice if you’ve downloaded it onto your phone.

Users are noticing that the latest update has made their phones feel a lot snappier and quicker. Believe it or not, this actually has nothing to do with Apple speeding up their software. They have not optimized their code or done anything fancy in order to make users feel like their phone is working a lot faster. Instead, all they did was simply speed up or reduce the animations associated with actions on the device.

This small change has made it seem a lot faster when using the phone. The reduced animations won’t always result in apps loading up faster as they haven’t been changed at all, but there will be times when they will since the device doesn’t have to wait for the animations any longer.

Upgrading your phone to 10.3 will not only speed it up and feel more responsive, but there are other perks that go along with keeping your phone up to date with the newest operating system version. Many bugs have been worked out, including the Safari ransom bug that significantly slowed down the app’s browsing speed. Another cool update is the ability to track down AirPods that get lost so that you can avoid paying out a $69 fee for replacements – definitely worth the couple minutes of download time.