Parallax, who uses it?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by PittsDriver, Sep 28, 2013.

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    PittsDriver

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    It doesn't make me sick, I just don't find it to be an interesting feature of iOS 7. Maybe I don't have the right wallpapers set to make good use of it? I am curious who actually keeps it enabled and why.
     
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    At first I had it enabled, then turned it off to see about battery issues. Now it's back on and no battery issues that I see.

    Otherwise, all I notice is the background moves a little. I don't know what else it really does.
     
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    I don't like wallpaper with patterns so I turned it off (currently using one of the stock gradients). My lock screen is currently a photo I took of a rose so I don't think it would look interesting with parallax enabled. However, it is an interesting feature and I can see lots of people using and enjoying it.
     
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    IMO, it's not really noticeable unless you are "looking" for the effect.
     
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    PittsDriver

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    I guess I don't know what else it really does either. To me the background moving a bit is just more of an annoyance than anything. I guess I don't get it.
     
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    firstapple

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    I don't see it being a "feature" but rather a gimmick. I have it turned on with all of my iOS 7 gadgets, but I wouldn't miss it if I were to turn it off.
     
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    iOS 6..1, jailbroken with the DeepEnd tweak. So, yeah, using Parallax before iOS 7 was released to the public. :D
     
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    acfusion29

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    I'm using it.

    The background and icons both move actually.
     
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    Turned it off.

    I'm not big on visual candy effects, especially if they reduce battery life.
     
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    Is parallax supposed to work on the 4S? Because it seems to have been switched off by the 7.0.2 update.
     
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    I have it on, battery life easily lasts through a day of work. It's not really noticeable though unless you are really looking for it.
     
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    Can someone tell me where parallax is on the settings menu? Thanks.
     
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    Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion (on or off)
     
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    Doh! No wonder I couldn't find it, I was looking for "parallax" on the menu! Thanks.
     
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    Gav2k

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    You guys are all using the wrong background. Try a panorama photo and then you'll really see it ;)
     
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    Go to Settings, General, Accessibility, turn on reduced motion. It doesn't refer to paralax specifically but turning on reduced motion turns off the paralax effect.

    Personally though I prefer it. It doesn't seem to effect my battery life so why not.
     
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    L T

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    Who actually stares at their homescreen long enough to feel sick?

    Anyway, I have it off
     
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    It's lovely when I notice it, but I rarely do. I don't see how it could make anyone sick, it's not that obvious unless you're trying to see it.
     
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    photodesign

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    I'm not sure what difference a different aspect ratio or resolution would make. Doesn't it still ask you to position and crop the photo before saving?
     
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    Gav2k

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    Nope. Try and see
     
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    sulpfiction

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    Here's a link an article about people experiencing vertigo and motion sickness after updating to iOS 7. IMO, it's crazy. But to each his own.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3995898

    I do have parallax enabled and I guess I enjoy it. It's very subtle, but also pretty cool.

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    Ha! I was pretty disappointed that they pulled it from the GM. I don't know why... Cause those features get old quick. But i still wanted to try it. That being said, it'll be back in a future update. Apparently it caused performance problems when enabled.
     
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    Gav2k

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    Pulled? Still works on my 4s running 7.0.2
     
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    Tried it...didn't particularly like it...turned it off.
     
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    Sir Ruben

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    I like it, something I've noticed though, the parallax effect is far more prominent (and effective) on the iPad. Looks really good with the default wallpaper.
     
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    I have sold my iPhone but my wife turned it off after about 30 seconds in her 4s.
     

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