iPhone 5S Parallax Wallpaper Glitch/Jump when exiting an App

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Peepo, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hi, I have been running IOS 7 betas since the beginning on my Iphone 5. Ran the GM/Final since it came out. Parallax wallpaper/icons on desktop has been perfect.

    Yesterday I updated both my Wifes' and my iPhone 5 to iPhone 5S.
    I did a restore on both.

    On the iPhone 5S:
    I noticed that sometimes when in an app and pressing the home button to close, the background wallpaper kinda jumps/movies vertically and resets its position. It's as if it is not tracking the image position correctly when in an app and it resets the picture. It does not happen all the time but happens frequently. I tried to reproduce this on my iPhone 5 and cannot.

    This happens on both our phones so I can rule out hardware problem or weird glitch on my particular phone.

    Does anyone else notice this?
  2. sn
    macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Same problem here. Seems like when an app is opened, the wallpaper stops responding to your movement. As soon as you come out of the app it starts responding again. Which would be fine except that your phone is obviously in a different position than it was when you opened the app, meaning the wallpaper has to 'jump' over to where it needs to be.

    edit: sorry, just read your post again, think that's exactly what you were trying to explain too so... nothing to add really except 'me too', ha
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2013
    Same on my iPhone 5. I'm on GM btw.
    It's not 5S problem, it's iOS 7 bug
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    Weird because I have been using ios 7 on my iphone 5 for a long time and never noticed this. I noticed right away on iphone 5s after a few minutes use. Maybe has to do with separate M7 chip in 5s?
  5. BD1
    macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Same issue here. I wonder if 7.0.1 introduced a bug.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I just started noticing this on my iPhone 5s. I never noticed the problem when I was using iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 or right after I got the 5s on launch day. It's just been in the past day or so and it seems to be happening more and more frequently.

    Is it a bug in iOS 7.01?
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Yes! I thought I was the only one! Never happened on my 4s but after upgrading to the 5s I get an annoying jump like the background repositions itself when coming in and out of apps and folders.

    Good to know its not just my phone. At the end of the day though, how could it be individual phones hardware anyways if everything else ran perfectly (which it does on mine)? If it was a hardware issue, wouldn't it affect performance all around?

    Anyways, hope apple fixes this. The 5s is most powerful, so you'd think this would only happen on older phones...
  8. macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    it's a software bug. not your phone.
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I had the GM on my iPhone 5, and since getting the 5S on launch day noticed the same crap, did a reset, restore, hoping that would solve it. Hoped iOS 7.01 and 7.02 would solve it, but nope. It's really annoying. iPhone 5 worked great on iOS 7, but jumpy on 5S. Soon as my two weeks are up for an exchange and no hope for a white iPhone 5S, I'll switch the iPhone at Apple.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    I have this too and also on the lockscreen. I was a bit miffed to see this happening on the 5s.

    Hopefully it's a bug and will be sorted in an update.

    Also this never happens on my iPad 3.
  11. bwb
    macrumors member

    May 25, 2004
    Same here on a 5S. I didn't notice on the 4S with iOS 7, but that may be because it was laggier in general that it didn't stand out.
  12. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    So glad I found this. I thought my product was defective!! This is annoying!!
  13. macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    I noticed this a couple of days ago on my 5S & only realised after reading this thread that it seems to be the 7.0.1 update that's done it. It's driving me CRAZY!
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2012
    Having the same issue on my ipad 3, where it's even worse because the screen is so big, it just hits me every time I close an app. Especially bad when I do the 5 finger close gesture on safari!!!
  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2003
    It seems to me that the glitch has to do with the selected background image, maybe because of its original size. So with some pictures the effect is more often visible, at least on my 5S.

  16. macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2002
    Sitting here with my iPhone 5 and 5S right next to each other, both running latest iOS 7.

    My 5S is jumpy, most noticeably when going back and forth to the Multitasking card view.

    My 5, is perfectly fine.

    Both have the same exact wallpaper loaded - exact same content too, the 5S is a restore from the 5.

    Definitely (in my case) a problem specific to the 5S, and it's unfortunately super annoying to my eyes.
  17. macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2006
    This has been driving me nuts. Based on what I'm reading on the Apple forums, it's a 5S issue, possibly something that shows up in the 64-bit code?
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    White trail when unlocking the phone?

    The other thing I notice is that sometimes when I unlock the phone, for a slit second I see a white trail in the animation when apps show up. Does anyone else notice this on their phone? Oh and then yes, the wall paper jumps..
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    Same here with 5S. I've had two 5S' and they both did it.

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