So the 11.3 update made my Series 2 feel like it got a generational bump in speed

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Aluminum213, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    I read a few things about 11.3 really speeding up the Apple Watch on previous models but I didn't think anything of it.

    Every app is opening significantly faster, most are instant at this point. Series 4 would have to blow me away to even think about upgrading now

    Bavo Apple Watch team
  2. 9512tacoma macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    I agree just switching watch faces is faster. No lag when I touch the screen now.
  3. BillGates1969 macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2008
    I agree. I have a S3 and a S2...Siri on the S2 is now as quick as the S3 and all the apps open really quick.

    Fixed my battery issues too on the S2.
  4. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    It works! Hurray! It feels at least twice as fast. Third party complications load properly in the background now, too.
  5. nikusak macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2014
    So I wasn’t imagining things. Seems faster indeed, but perhaps I need more time to say for sure. It wasn’t terrible earlier, but some occasional lag was present here and there.

    No idea about battery life yet, but it has always been really good on my Series 2, way exceeding my exceptations. I think I got three full days with some earlier version of Watch OS, now it’s been two days more or less comfortably.

    Anyway, seems like a nice update. Let’s hope watchOS 5 continues the same trend.
  6. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    My OG Watch still feels like the same juddery mess it's been since watchOS 4 first launched. Also still seems to draw way more power than wOS 3 did. I cannot go 2+ days without charging anymore, like I could with wOS 3 and prior.
  7. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    Even Series 3 is faster. The workout app would often be laggy switching between workout types for the first 10 or so seconds after launching the app. Smooth as butter now. Swiping between watch faces eliminated all lag too.
  8. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Agree. My S2 feels like a brand new watch now! I’ve really been bummed out that this second gen watch felt slow even before the S3 came out.

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